Thursday, February 26, 2015


Found Dogs: This morning along Aberdeen Rd, Avondale 5 dogs found. 2 German Shepherds and three small white Maltese cross dogs.  No collars. Taken to 24hour vet on Upper East. Call Chrystal 0712 201 553


Found on Northolt Drive in Bluff Hill on 19/02/2015 a male black and white medium sized dog .  Black face with a white stripe down the forehead onto the nose and white around the muzzle.  Mostly black on the top of the body and white underneath. Very sweet friendly male, a little timid at first and then just wanted love.  Seemed fine in my car apart from wanting to sit on my lap J. Has been taken to Friends Foundation.  Please help find this dog’s home he was not skinny and looked in good condition so he belongs to someone.  For more information contact Pauline 0772 404 405


Found - large mastiff-type male dog, mature, pale fawn
short stumpy tail, green stain on head and ears (possibly medication for wound?) . With leather collar (without name tag). In healthy condition, obviously well-loved family dog, well behaved, stays outside of his own accord and sits when told. Found him wandering early Tuesday morning along Anzac Drive, Meyrick Park. I'm looking after him. Call Jan on 0772-252759.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Staffy Bitch “ZARA”, 2 years old needing a very special home. She is pied in colors (white with black/brindle markings) so very pretty and so very sweet. Absolutely adorable, loves playing with children and good with other dogs but not cats. Typical terrier trait I’m afraid. She is spayed and all her vaccinations are up to date. Her owners have left the country and gone to the cape and sadly could not take her due to the cost. If you are interested in her and can offer her the perfect forever home contact Michelle (Terrier Rescue) at


Jack Russell lovers. Sweet little wire haired tri color girl looking for a loving home. Approx 5 years old. Also contact Michelle (Terrier Rescue) at

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Needing homes

'Male Jack Russell x Staffie. He is 4 years old and neutered. Female Golden retriever x. She was adopted from Byo SPCA. She is roughly 7 years old and spayed. I am looking for decent homes for my 2 dogs as I am leaving the country and my new position does not allow for any pets unfortunately. Any assistance would be much appreciated. Contact Ben on 0774 681 422'

Needing Home

English Bull Terrier Lovers: I am looking for a kind and loving home for ‘THOR’ a stunning, White English bull terrier. 5 years old, imported from South Africa as a puppy. Owners relocating to the UK and are heartbroken to leave him behind. He is wonderful with children and good with a bitch but not used to cats. He is devoted companion, just loves to be loved and cuddles but is also an amazing protector. Please will someone give him the home he deserves so he isn’t put to sleep as they would rather that than leave him in kennel. Email Michelle (Terrier Rescue) at

Monday, February 16, 2015

Found and missing

Large tortoise found on Sunday walking along the Arcturus Rd (Enterprise Rd end). Please call Bibi on 0775649908 if you think he or she could be yours. 


Missing Dogs:  We lost our two much loved dogs on Saturday morning around 6:30am around the Hillside area (Ok Mart/ Mukuvisi area). They are pit bulls. Male & Female •Brown •Six Months Old• Timid and very gentle. They have black collars on and respond to the names -  Roxie  & Cordy. If anyone has seen them anywhere.... Please help -  call Marcus contact cell number 0772594158  /0775237748 or email

Blonde Toy Pom with a  blue collar, picked up on Friday night on Leamington Road in Greystone Park. Very friendly. Taken to 24 hour vet. Will be taken to SPCA if not claimed.


Missing from Hindhead Avenue, Chisipite since midnight 30th January. Cindy. She is a female brown and white Jack Russell. She is wearing a brown collar with a tag with her home number, but unfortunately the landline is down. Her owners are away at the moment.  Please call Jacquie on 0772 274 163.


Missing Dog: One of our dogs has been missing from Worpleston Way, Glen Lorne since the storm  last night. Hugo is a fawn coloured four year old Boerbull. If anybody has seen him, please call James on 0772276110 or email me on  Many thanks.


Looking for a home and missing cat


Looking For A Home For A 3 Year Old Boerbull Cross.  Due to a circumstance change at home we are looking to rehome one of our beloved dogs.  Medium sized, neutered, brindle in colour needs lots of space to run loves going for walks cannot get enough affection and loves company, well behaved fine with children but may not get on with other dogs or timid cats. Please call 0772 727 834


Missing Black Cat  in Ballantyne Park area , off Drew road. Large friendly black  male cat named Boots. Please contact Zana 0772361956


Parrot behavior consultant: The home of the happy parrot is ready for boarding! Fab food, cages cleaned and open every day,music therapy and toy time . Book now! Already booking for April/may  cell no 0773473849.

Missing and found

Found Dogs: 1 Alsatian cross and 2 Staffies, a male and a female, all not micro chipped. All in good condition and running together so I’m assuming all from the same house and got out somehow. I have taken them to the 24hr vet on second street who told me they would be taken to the SPCA this morning. Please phone Danny on 0774 069133 for more info.


Jack Russell, Toby, Found and Safely home.  Thank you so much Nadia for phoning VAWZ.  Thank you so much VAWZ for responding to the call so efficiently.  Thank you Chisipite Vets for looking after him.  Thank you Bambazonke for getting the message out.  We have a great community.  It has been truly amazing to witness how many caring and thoughtful people there are who have phoned, emailed, texted.  Thank you for your warmth, concern and support.


My Toypom cross Jack Russel dog went missing on Sunday Night. He answers to the name Hercules .He has a light brown face with a patch on his back that is black/brown and white legs and tail(long white Tail like a toypoms) his one back leg he keeps it up when it gets sore. if you have seen him please phone me (Geraldine on 0773099960 or work (04) 480774,he talks to me and we missing him. the area he went missing from is New Strathaven.

Looking for a Staffy puppy

Looking for a Staffy puppy for loving & caring home. Contact 0772358429 / 0776634810

Friday, February 13, 2015


Missing From New Strathaven near OH's sport club,my Tony Pom cross Jack Russel,he is 5 years old and is microchip. he has a light brown face a brown/black patch on his back  four white legs under body white and a white tail like a toy pom. he sometime picks up his right back leg when he is sore. missing from Sunday night. we are very worried about him. if you have see him please contact me on 0773099960.

Missing Dogs:  We lost our two much loved dogs on Saturday morning around 6:30am around the Hillside area (Ok Mart/ Mukuvisi area). They are pit bulls. Male & Female •Brown •Six Months Old• Timid and very gentle. They have black collars on and respond to the names -  Roxie  & Cordy. If anyone has seen them anywhere.... Please help -  call Marcus contact cell number 0772594158  /0775237748 or email


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thank you anda warning

Grateful thanks for my rescued dogs: My two Jack Russells were going for their usual walk with my gardener at about 0830 this morning on their usual route which takes them past the Chinese who are on the corner of Mt Pleasant Drive and College / Teviotdale Rds. The Chinese opened their gates as the walkers were going past, two large dogs ran out and attacked mine. Thanks to my gardener and people who stopped to help him, one slipped his collar, and ran back to my gate, and the other ran down Mt. Pleasant Drive. I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to a man who rang our buzzer and a lady who picked up my gardener, found the other dog, and returned them all to my house. We were out searching for them, so unfortunately no contact numbers were left. Rosemary 744393 

Missing Jack Russel

Missing Jack Russel: Our dog, Toby, went missing on 9th February 2015 from Breach Road.  He runs on three legs with one of his hind legs lifted. Please if you have any information or have seen him call Tara on 0773 169 943 or Ryan on 0773 821 135

Meryl Harrison

Winter has really come to Surrey with a vengeance - one night last week the temperature here dropped to minus 9 degrees. I am sure I was not the only villager who was longing for some warm Zimbabwean sunshine. 

Surprisingly the cold weather does not seem to bother the flock of Ring necked or Rose necked Parakeets that we have in large numbers here in Whiteley Village. Though originally from the Himalayas, there are now estimated to be over 50,000 living in the UK, mostly in the Thames area. It is thought that originally a single pair of breeding parakeets were released or escaped in the mid 1990s - a more exotic theory is that Jimi Hendrix released a pair in Carnaby Street in the 1960s.

The now feral birds are often seen hanging upside down on our bird feeders comically screeching at the other wild birds as they compete for the peanuts & sunflower seeds.

However in a local pet shop here, one would have to pay upwards of £185 for a captive bred Ring necked Parakeet! 


On receiving Christmas cards in December from friends in Zimbabwe, I couldn't help noticing that one set of Zimbabwean stamps for 2014 depicted donkeys with wooden yokes on their necks pulling a "sledge" - possibly the powers that be, did not realise that both are against the law in Zimbabwe?.


Recently VAWZ veterinarians in Zimbabwe had asked VAWZ UK if we could source some Artery Forceps for their current spaying campaign in the rural areas.

One of our Trustees ex Zimbabwean vet Rob Reynolds, contacted me to say that he would donate some as a "Christmas present" to VAWZ. 

He has now generously donated 30 pairs of these forceps, so I am trying to find someone returning to Zimbabwe who could take the parcel back for us, or even just a few forceps at a time? - please contact me if you know someone coming back  who could help as they are urgently needed - (they will take up very little room in a suitcase!).


Thank you to Margaret Cavill & Sharron Tiffen, both whom have taken items for VAWZ back to Zimbabwe for us - much appreciated.


VAWZ UK has also recently received donations from John & Leonie Cullen, John is a vet from South Africa now living in the UK, & has recently retired from working with Defra here, & also from Sarah Blunden - donations such as these, ensure that the lives of animals in Zimbabwe are improved & that the important work of VAWZ continues.

Whilst on that subject Mel Hood who heads VAWZ, has asked me to remind the public that cases of cruelty or abuse of animals should be reported to them.


Two more ex Zim folk living here in Whiteley Village are, Eric & Lorraine Litster who left Zimbabwe in 2007. For many years Eric taught Engineering Drawing & other allied building subjects at several schools including Fletcher High in Gweru, Mzingwane in Essexvale, Prince Edward School & finally at the Polytechnic in Harare. 

His favourite pastimes were Ballroom Dancing at the Joan Turner School of Dancing where he apparently excelled, winning many medals, & also bowls which he played at Milton Park Bowling Club.

Lorraine (nee Emmanuel) also a teacher, taught at Nettleton School in Cranborne, was Headmistress of Waterfalls Infant School, then Headmistress at John McChlery in Hillside, finally I am sure many Harare residents will remember her as the Head of St Giles School for the Disabled.

Lorraine also played bowls in Zimbabwe for over 40 years, representing the club at District & National level  - she says she hopes that some of the "old" bowlers may still remember her?

Not prepared to totally retire yet, Lorraine does a sterling job as the Librarian for the Village Library. 


The friends that we left behind, some of them lifelong, are never very far from our thoughts, and as another year begins we hope and pray for some really meaningful changes for our beloved Zimbabwe. 


Meryl Harrison