Your pet could have the chance of fame if you enter the National Animal Welfare Trust’s Pets and Bluebells photographic competition. Have you been walking your dog in bluebells and taken a good picture? If so, email your entry to email@example.com. Best entries will be featured on their website. Details from www.nawt.org.uk .
If you want to be famous, don’t be a guinea pig. Can you think of a famous guinea pig or even a famous guinea pig owner? No, neither can I. But good news for Dexter, the guinea pig looking for a home this week, he may not become famous but he can still be loved.
Dexter is a young guinea pig given to the RSPCA as his owner could not afford to keep him. Guinea pigs can live for 4-8 years, so their care is a long-term commitment in terms of time and money. Owners need to be able to afford suitable, secure accommodation which is as large as possible. A hutch for two should be at least 1.2m long by 60cm wide. They also need an outdoor run accessible from the hutch so they can graze.
They need plenty of warm bedding which is safe to eat eg dust-free hay. Guinea pigs need the company of other friendly guinea pigs. If they are new to each other, they should be introduced gradually and under supervision, preferably somewhere new to both guinea pigs. Good combinations include neutered male with one or more females, two females, neutered brothers (if they’ve been reared together). Dexter will be neutered before he is homed. If you can home this beautiful boy call Hillingdon RSPCA on 01895 833417.
Hounslow Animal Welfare Society is amongst 100 charities having a stall at Richmond May Fair on Saturday May 10. Their stall will include delicious baked goods, hand-made soaps and good quality bric a brac. The Fair takes place on Richmond Green TW9 1LX between 9am and 6pm.
Good news about Carlos, the delightful 3-legged cat featured last week – he has been reserved.