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Working with the Public

The Mayhew collaborates with other organisations to improve animal welfare around London. Our key collaboration is BARK (Brent Action for Responsible K9s), a forum established in 2007 in order to tackle the issues surrounding the irresponsible use and maltreatment of dogs.

Brent BARK was the first collaborative project of its kind and now several other London boroughs have followed suit and recognised the successes to be gained by working together and sharing information.

Brent BARK consists of The Mayhew, Brent Council, the Metropolitan Police Service, the RSPCA and Brent Housing Partnership.

The Brent BARK project meets regularly and undertakes regular patrols of the local borough and visits addresses and known problem areas where there have been concerns about a dog’s welfare.

The Mayhew’s charity ethos is to help ‘both the animals and their carers’ and our Animal Welfare Officers (AWOs) are there to provide information, reassurance and advice. Often on these patrols, and at BARK community events, our AWOs are able to chat with many dog owners and community representatives, providing them with the opportunity to make use of The Mayhew’s services to ensure responsible pet ownership. You can find out about the Bark in the Park events with free microchipping here:

Our AWOs provide free microchipping for anyone they meet on their patrols who would like to ensure that their dog is permanently identified.

This forum ensures that, whatever the issue, there is the combined experience and knowledge of several agencies to deal successfully with many animal welfare issues.

For more information email awo@mayhewanimalhome.org.