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Published on December 23, 2019 by Anonymous

I started volunteering at NAWT Watford in March 2018 and Evie arrived in May 2018, she was an extremely nervous cat and wouldn’t let you go near to her without hissing and going for you, she was very short tempered. I used to avoid her because I was frightened too. However, after a very long time, Evie started to come out of her shell, but always stayed in her bed and very seldom walked around as the other cats did.

Published on December 18, 2019 by Rachel Mattioni

It’s the time of year to treat yourself and your loved ones, and we know your newest member of the family definitely won’t be left out! So we’ve compiled four simple and effective tips to help you maintain your beloved pet’s wellbeing throughout the festive season.

1. Resist the temptation to indulge your pet

Dog - Zen
Published on November 29, 2019 by James Lindsay

This is the story of ‘Britain’s Unluckiest Dog’, which starts in 2016 when Zen arrived at the Trindledown centre in Berkshire.

Zen had previously been living with a local family, but sadly they had to say goodbye to him because their young child developed an allergy to this delightful dog.

However, it was soon clear that Zen was going through some stress, when it was discovered by the animal care team that he was eating his way through the pen doors and walls (which are made of wood in the Berkshire centre).

Dog - Bernie
Published on November 27, 2019 by James Lindsay

Many of you will remember Bernie’s story from our Christmas Challenge appeal last year. He had been at NAWT for a year, gradually learning to trust people again after a lifetime of neglect.

During his first year in rescue, your donations transformed his future. You gave him the time and understanding that he so desperately needed to cure his deep mistrust of people. You provided the training that would change his mind-set and subsequently transform his future!

Dog - Smith
Published on November 25, 2019 by James Lindsay

Sadly, some dogs arrive at NAWT after traumatic experiences with very cruel people. One of those unlucky pooches is Smith, who was treated so poorly in the past.

The animal care team in Cornwall will never forget when Smith arrived at the centre. He came from a local dog warden and was in a terrible state, completely starving and very scared to step outside into the big wide world again, as his experience of it so far, was a horrific one.


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