Everyone seems to be in a reflective mood as we mark the changes in our lives over the last year. How true is the adage ‘You don’t know what you will miss until it’s gone’, be it a person, a pet or the disrupted rhythm of life.
The current situation has bought home to us at SESAW just how much we miss the assistance and commitment received from local companies in the past. The occasional visits from their work parties gave us more time for the animals.
That said, we are still here, if a little bit scruffier, up to our ears in mud but, nevertheless, the animals are clean, warm in their heated kennels, well-fed and loved.
Good people carry on helping, including the Stowmarket branch of Argos. Our sincere thanks to the store for using its charity allowance on pet beds, bowls, towels and snugly covers for SESAW last month.
The photo shows our smallest resident, Kenny Chihuahua, as he dived into Liz’s car when she delivered the hoard of goodies.
So, what’s to moan about? Spring is on its way, it will soon get dryer and we look forward to releasing a buzzard that was bought into us starving. It is now eating well and waiting for better weather to go back to its territory. It is a similar scenario for a barn owl which will be taking wing soon.
If we can help, we are here, operating for nearly 30 years and facing the future with hope and compassion.
Maggie Jackaman, Chair of Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare,
Stoke Road, Leavenheath CO6 4PP / 01787 210888 / www.sesaw.co.uk.