We were honoured to have been invited by the League Against Cruel Sports to form part of a coalition of 21 animal welfare charities - the coalition sent co-authored letters to all party leaders this month, urging them to defend and strengthen animal protection laws in the run up to the General Election.
The wide ranging topics – for all to see at www.animalprotection2017.org.uk - cover everything from hunting and shooting to animal experimentation, puppy farming and the trade in endangered species.
In January 2017 Open Paw for Cats launched at NAWT in our Watford Centre. The programme has already been a roaring success and meeting the feline residents at NAWT is becoming a very exciting experience.
Visitors are encouraged to feed the cats and, as a result, many of our residents are becoming more confident and welcoming to people entering the cattery. Two of our five centres have successfully introduced Open Paw for Cats, with our other centres to follow soon. Here are a couple of success stories from our pilot centre.
This past winter, two pregnant dogs found themselves in our care. 3-year-old Crossbreed Dora came to our Watford centre via the Dog Warden who had picked her up as a stray.
The new John Lewis advert has proven very popular with all the staff, volunteers and residents at NAWT! If you haven’t seen it, take a look here.
As much as we would love to have trampolines at all of our centres, we manage keep our dogs entertained in other ways.