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Published on October 19, 2020 by Alex Spurgeon

Do you read every issue of our supporter magazine Animate when it comes through your door twice a year?

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Your feedback will help shape future issues and enable to us to bring you the stories and features you most want to hear about.

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Autumn at NAWT
Published on October 16, 2020 by Alex Spurgeon

There are plenty of virtual activities occurring across the NAWT centres during October and November! See below for full details from your local centre.

Berkshire (Trindledown):

The Great Virtual Bake Off:

Take part in an online baking competition, where there are over £100 worth of prizes to be won!

There are 3 categories; Round Bake, 6 Small Bakes, and Junior Bake (under 15s).

Published on October 09, 2020 by Alex Spurgeon

What drives our love for animals? Cat owner and psychotherapist Naz Altinok gives us a psychological perspective.

I felt close to animals all my life but didn’t think about why, until I started my training to become a psychotherapist. I found the psychological understanding of the human-pet bond so fascinating, that I wrote half of my graduate thesis on the role of pets in our lives.

Published on October 08, 2020 by Alex Spurgeon

For this year’s World Mental Health Day (Saturday 10th October 2020), we want to share some of your touching stories about how your pets have helped you with mental challenges and illness.

1) Rebecca and Piglet

When Piglet the guinea pig first came to NAWT Watford, she was called Marmalade. Rebecca, one of our animal care assistants, recalls when she came into her life:

Published on September 24, 2020 by Alex Spurgeon

Little Elsa came to NAWT Clacton as a struggling stray just before Christmas of 2019, battling various health problems. She had been of no fixed abode for a couple of years, but had been neutered thanks to another local animal charity’s neuter and release scheme, with caring locals keeping a regular eye on her. When they noticed Elsa wasn’t thriving, she came into our care.


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