In October 2021, they will take on the epic challenge of running 26 miles. They have been training hard whilst also fundraising for NAWT, aiming to raise £3,000 between them before the big run.
We caught up with the girls recently to find out what motivates them to run, as well as how they are getting on with raising money and getting themselves ready to go conquer all those miles!
Pet ownership is soaring in popularity, as we treasure the joy and comfort our furry pals bring. Looking to the future, we anticipate that animal welfare charities like ours will be doing more community work, which is why we’re looking to raise £50,000 for a Pet Care in the Community scheme.
This adorable pair are Mwlsen (pronounced Mulsen) and her son Tyson. They are 10 and 8 years old, and are both Staffordshire bull terrier crosses, who found themselves under the care of NAWT after their owner sadly passed away.
Mwlsen and Tyson are gentle, cheerful, love to cuddle, and are usually seen laying across the laps of the staff at our Berkshire centre, who just can’t get enough of their affection.
Many animals, like me, arrive at a NAWT centre in urgent need of veterinary treatment, and then require extensive on-going care before we can be rehomed. The lovely folk at NAWT always put our welfare first, but medical treatment can be very expensive.
So they made sure that Casey was comfortable by keeping handling to a minimum, as otherwise she would get very stressed, and would hiss and swipe at anyone who approached.
Once Casey had her kittens, the plan was to neuter and release her back to her colony. But although Casey was scared, as time went on, it became clear that she wasn’t actually behaving like a typical feral.
I didn’t have the best start in life, and found it very difficult to trust humans when I first came into the centre; I especially didn’t enjoy anyone touching me.
Whether you’re a cat lover, dog lover, rabbit lover or general animal lover, this day is another excuse to spoil them even more than you normally do and show them how much they mean to you!
Apparently 20th January is “Blue Monday”, dubbed the most depressing day of the year. With no evidence to support one particular day as the most depressing in the year, we would much prefer, “Do Something Good Monday”, and make the day much more positive and exciting.
“How?” I hear you ask? Well, let me tell you…
It’s the time of year to treat yourself and your loved ones, and we know your newest member of the family definitely won’t be left out! So we’ve compiled four simple and effective tips to help you maintain your beloved pet’s wellbeing throughout the festive season.
1. Resist the temptation to indulge your pet
Zen had previously been living with a local family, but sadly they had to say goodbye to him because their young child developed an allergy to this delightful dog.
However, it was soon clear that Zen was going through some stress, when it was discovered by the animal care team that he was eating his way through the pen doors and walls (which are made of wood in the Berkshire centre).