Among staff, there’s no better feeling than when we see one of our long term residents find their perfect forever home. Sure, they become part of the furniture and we can become very attached to them, but it is so very rewarding when someone comes along and gives them the chance they deserve. So imagine how fantastic we’re feeling having waved goodbye to four of our longest residents at our Clacton cattery!
Both times I have experienced rehoming an animal from NAWT, the perfect pet found me.
The first rescue I rehomed was a gorgeous older staffie called Jack. I got the chance to get to know him well before rehoming him, having worked at the Berkshire centre as an Animal Care Assistant.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the reception of an animal welfare charity?
Wonder no more! We’re here to tell you exactly what the daily duties are for a receptionist here at NAWT.
Organising, planning and regime are key to running a successful reception – Jane has worked with us for seven years and has things ‘just so’.
But it’s much more than paper work, the Watford receptionists are part of the re-homing process from start to finish, and have all been involved in sad stories.
Every now and again someone connected with the media takes the decision to re-home a pet from an animal charity.
Like many people, their expectation is that with so many animals needing homes, rescue centres will be falling over themselves to thrust a lead or cat basket in their hand. However the reality proves somewhat different as they discover there are procedures to follow to a greater or lesser extent so they put pen to paper.
Animal lovers across Newbury and Berkshire are being called upon to help create a brand-new sensory garden for our Berkshire centre.
NAWT Berkshire needs volunteers to join the team and help create a large sensory garden, which will be packed with different plants, scents and shapes to keep dogs at the rehoming centre stimulated!
The centre is also appealing for items including plant pots, different textured materials such as wood chippings, astro turf and gravel, as well as spare fencing.