Mayhew runs a Pet Refuge programme, which provides support for pet owners facing a personal crisis including hospitalisation, rehab, detox for alcohol and drug addiction, or even those sent to prison.
Pet Refuge involves our Animal Welfare Officers ensuring that the animal receives the best possible care and is placed in a safe environment for the duration of the crisis period. For many people facing a personal crisis, our service is a lifeline.
For Elizabeth who frequently has to visit hospital for treatment, often at only a moment’s notice, the Pet Refuge Scheme was the only place she could turn to for help with looking after her beloved dog. She explains:
‘It is so satisfying for someone who loves their animal to know that they are being well cared for. My dog always comes home relaxed and calm, and the foster carer assures me that he settles in quickly. Ultimately, knowing that my dog is being treated well gives me one less thing to worry about. Mayhew have been so flexible in looking after my pet, especially when I have had to receive emergency treatment – I don’t know what I would have done without Pet Refuge.’