It’s that time of year again - preparations are now underway for this year’s Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar .
So far 30 animal welfare groups have accepted invitations to attend the event and the number is growing. This is an advance notice to put the date in your diary – Saturday March 1 at Hanwell Methodist Church, Church Rd, W7 1DJ. It's open from 10.30am – 4.00pm. Admission is free. More details are available at www.animalwelfarebazaar.info .
Two new societies to have a stall there this year are National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) and Humane Society International (HSI). Caring for over 300 animals, the NAWT rehoming centre at Watford constantly operates at full capacity with money needed for refurbishment and modernisation. HSI will also be there for the first time – they are one of the charities who did so much for animals during the recent typhoon disaster in the Philippines. Other campaigns in which they are engaged are urging the UK Parliament to ban the keeping of primates as pets and asking the European Parliament to take stronger action on wildlife crime.
Nearer home, this week I have two gems for you - both from the RSPCA Cat Adoption Centre at Southall.
Firstly, Molly is a stunning 3 year old tortoiseshell cat who was given to the RSPCA last September when her owner could no longer keep her. She is very affectionate and friendly with lovely markings.
Secondly, if you’re looking for a cat with personality, take a look at how, over the past 6 months, RSPCA staff have described Fiji – “Sweet, sweetie pie, sweetheart, cute, adorable, affectionate, lovely, gorgeous, good as gold”.
What more could you hope for in a cat. Fiji is a beautiful 18 month old black cat who was found abandoned last June with just one new born kitten. Her kitten has been homed but this lovely Mum is still waiting. If you can offer either Molly or Fiji a home, call 0300 123 0746 - or go and see them at Burket Close, Southall UB2 4JS.