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Co-ordinator for small animals wanted

Volunteer Position Available Are you experienced with keeping rabbits, guinea pigs or other small animals? Hounslow Animal Welfare Society is looking for a ‘Small Animal Co-ordinator’. This voluntary (unpaid) role involves managing animals coming in to rescue, supporting foster homes and processing enquiries for rehoming. It would suit someone with […]

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Pedal for Paws results

Thank you to Pets at Home We have been very lucky to have continued as the ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2021 in both the Brentford and Richmond branches of Pets at Home. We were thrilled to receive just over £1,000 from the Pets at Home Foundation as a result of […]

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Cookie

Cats supposedly have nine lives but Cookie has recently used up a few. Cookie is in a foster home on a quiet road but he’d taken a walk and been hit by a car on an adjacent road. He was found by a member of the public who contacted a […]

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A busy few months

Cat trapper’s diary The life of a volunteer trapper is certainly never dull and the last few months have been pretty full-on. Cats seem to do the most random things. One day I went to take a look at a colony of feral cats living near an electricity sub-station. In the scrub surrounding […]

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Feline Pancytopenia

Information from The Royal Veterinary College (RVC): The RVC is investigating the sudden increase in feline pancytopenia in cats in the UK. After noticing an increase in cats presenting with pancytopenia (a severe reduction in all major types of blood cells) in May, we started gathering data from UK vets. […]

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Do gooders and B&Q cats

A number of years ago a member of the public alerted us to stray kittens on the scrubland near the B&Q store by the Chiswick roundabout. In a joint venture with the Ealing branch of Cats Protection (CP) a trapping operation was mounted. It was incredibly difficult as the site […]

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Valentine’s surprise

Hot on the heels of their very generous donation to us from their Christmas fundraising, the charitable arm of Pets at Home, “Support Adoption for Pets”, made us another surprise gift for Valentine’s Day.  You can imagine how thrilled we were to receive £2,000 and we extend our thanks to […]

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Dustbin babies

Late one Friday evening recently we had a call that a lady had found a litter of kittens under a bin in the communal bin store. It was dark and pretty wet so she had picked them up and taken them indoors in a box. One of our volunteers stepped straight up […]

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