A Christmas Day in the life of the National Animal Welfare Trust
It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Talk of mince pies and last minute shopping can be overheard in the staff room, presents are pouring in for the animals and we even had lots of snow to get everyone into the festive spirit.
With the popularity of Chinese lanterns increasing, especially during New Year's Eve celebrations, we must consider the danger these lanterns pose to wildlife and field animals, and the damage they can cause.
Although these lanterns are used to mark a moment in our life, and seem a wonderful way to celebrate, the potential for harm when they land can be horrific.
Hundreds of horses have suffered because of the potentially fatal consequences of these lanterns and at the NAWT we believe it's time to STOP using them.
Across our rescue and rehoming centres, we hear a lot of unique and usual pet names. However these are the stand out names as heard by NAWT staff in 2017!
The quirkiest pet names of 2017 (as heard by NAWT staff):
For almost four years, Rocco has waited. Waited for a home to call his own, and a family to whisk him away from our Somerset centre for good.
Rocco is a six-year-old crossbreed with glistening brown eyes, who hopes the search to find an owner will soon come to an end.
Although he is very excitable, Rocco loves training and has an array of tricks up his sleeve!
He’s mastered the basics and much more at his time at Heaven’s Gate.
Rocco is a large dog and would benefit from an owner with large dog experience.