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Rob Mitchell
Published on March 30, 2021 by James Lindsay

The Trustees of National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) are delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Mitchell as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Rob joins the charity following a successful career in retail - starting out at B&Q and rising through the ranks, latterly working as General Manager, shop operations with the John Lewis Partnership.


Guinea Pig - Woody
Published on March 22, 2021 by James Lindsay

This is an important time for our small fluffy friends, from Monday 22nd March until Sunday 28th March 2021 is the first ever Guinea Pig Awareness Week!

It’s a great time to brush up on your knowledge of caring for guinea pigs, which is why we have created the below handy infographic. It’s loaded with useful advice such as enrichment, grooming, and bedding.


Rabbits - Cola and Charlie
Published on March 18, 2021 by James Lindsay

Until recently, it was thought that rabbits were introduced to Britain from France, after the Norman Conquest around the 11th Century.

Whilst they were farmed for their fur and meat, many sources suggest that some of the medieval gentry women started to keep rabbits as pets.


Dog - Socks
Published on March 15, 2021 by James Lindsay

Socks is an English springer spaniel, who came to our Hertfordshire centre in early January 2021 as a stray.

During his initial assessment on arrival, Socks showed little to no interest in toys or food, and was shrinking away from human contact.

However, he showed a flicker of interest in Shelley, a Junior Animal Care Leader, and herself an experienced Spaniel owner. Shelley was allocated to work with Socks for his first few days to help him settle.


Cat - Casey
Published on March 10, 2021 by James Lindsay

Casey came into the care of NAWT Hertfordshire in October 2020 as a pregnant stray. The team were told she was feral/semi feral, and her behaviour at the time suggested that this was indeed accurate.

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.


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