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Published on 20th November, 2019

Grace, a young wiry-haired Jack Russel Terrier, arrived at NAWT in severe shock and terrible pain following a nasty attack from another dog. She was covered with several bite marks and puncture wounds, with the most severe one opening up her entire back from shoulder to shoulder.

Grace required emergency surgery if she was going to survive the attack and was immediately rushed to the vet. Thankfully, the vet was able to perform lifesaving surgery, which left her with many battle scars but a whole life ahead of her to enjoy.


Published on 18th November, 2019

Cherry was only 9 months old when she arrived at NAWT. A miniature Chihuahua crossed with a Yorkshire Terrier, she was a tiny little thing and super cute.

However, young Cherry had a problem; she was heavily pregnant with four extremely large puppies, in comparison to her size. There was absolutely no way Cherry or the puppies were going to survive the full pregnancy; it would have killed all five of them. Unfortunately, Cherry’s pregnancy had to be terminated in order to save at least one life.


Published on 14th November, 2019

Sonny the pony was born at the NAWT HULA centre in 1986 and for almost 33 years he happily grazed the fields, watching all the comings and goings at the centre, and spending time with his friends.

Anyone who has spent time at the HULA centre over the last three decades will associate the farm with a greeting from gentle Sonny, and many supporters would look forward to spending time with this lovely boy when they paid a visit to Glebe Farm.


Published on 13th November, 2019

Five-year-old Bulldog Minnie had been subjected to a lifetime of breeding litters as a money-making machine, before her owner took her to the vet with a leg complaint. After discovering how much it would cost to cure Minnie’s condition, her owner instructed the vet to put Minnie to sleep and left her there.

Shocked by the extreme decision to destroy an otherwise healthy young Bulldog, the vet got in touch with NAWT to see if anything could be done to save this beautiful girl’s life and cure her painful condition.


Published on 11th November, 2019

Poppy arrived at NAWT in July as a frightened, timid little stray cat after she was found and handed in by a caring member of the local community.

As a stray, we can only estimate Poppy’s age and believe her to be around 5 years old. During her first few weeks at NAWT, Poppy would often hide away at the back of her pen when people approached, very withdrawn and scared.


Published on 8th November, 2019

Emaciated and neglected, Inca arrived at NAWT following a life of maltreatment and hardship.

At 28 years old, Inca was removed from his owner by another rescue charity, when they found him so malnourished that he could barely stand.

Sadly, due to an ongoing court case with his owner and the fact that he wasn’t in a fit state to travel anywhere, Inca could not be responsibly rehomed to a loving family and was therefore destined to live out the rest of his life in rescue.


Published on 6th November, 2019

Robin arrived at NAWT earlier this year, when he and his three littermates were dumped outside the gate of our HULA centre and left to fend for themselves.

The animal care team made the distressing discovery of four incredibly sick puppies when they arrived to work that morning. It was clear to see all four puppies were fighting for their lives, and battling something very serious. An urgent vet check confirmed everyone’s worst fears; every puppy had parvovirus and they were so sick, there was a very big chance they may all die overnight.


Published on 4th November, 2019

Before she arrived at NAWT, Lulu was found wandering the streets, abandoned and alone in an awful condition.

An initial welfare assessment raised concerns about her matted fur, incredibly sore skin and a terrible flea infestation. There was no choice but to remove all the hair on her body so that her skin could be efficiently treated. At this stage, it also became clear that Lulu had mammary tumours that would need removing.


Published on 22nd October, 2019

If you were wondering which charity to choose for your upcoming fundraising event, have a read of some recent stories from our very own Rachel and James, who took part in long-distance runs to raise money for NAWT in October 2019.

First up was James, who started working for the charity in August this year as Marketing Assistant. He does the local Abbots Langley Tough Ten every year, where runners have to overcome steep hills as part of the 10k distance.


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