Mayhew International works from the facilities of The Mayhew Animal Home in London, UK. The office responds to requests for information and advice and directs the running of our overseas projects.
Mayhew International works in the following countries.
The Mayhew has been working tirelessly in Afghanistan since 2001 to improve the welfare of dogs and cats and tackle the issue of stray and street animals in Kabul. In 2016 we became a registered NGO in Afghanistan with the strategic aim to implement a mass rabies vaccination programme to eliminate rabies and a Trap Vaccinate Neuter and Release (TVNR) programme. In 2015 we carried out Afghanistan’s first street dog population survey and in January 2017, we signed a landmark agreement with Kabul City authorities to halt the cruel practice of dog culling and in its place implement a long-term and humane dog population control and management approach.
Mayhew International provides extensive veterinary training for Kabul University Veterinary Faculty, Afghan Stray Animal League’s Tigger House facility and Nowzad in Kabul. We work with other government and non-government agencies to advise on companion animal welfare, rabies intervention and veterinary standards. We also provide veterinary care and surgery for the free-roaming dogs in Kabul.
We helped fund the construction of a new veterinary clinic for the Veterinary Science Faculty at Kabul University and continue to provide ongoing support for its operations. We support other companion animal welfare organisations working on the ground in Kabul.
Mayhew International also provides veterinary training in neutering techniques for Russian vets, both at The Mayhew’s Vet Clinic facilities in London and in the field.
We have been involved with companion animal welfare in Moscow since 2001. Presently we support 3 local charities in the capital.
Fond Dingo provides a free neutering service, funded by Mayhew International, for private apartment shelters, hoarding cases and for families on very limited income with pets.
Together with Ekologia Cheloveka, Mayhew International funds the vets that neuter cats for a Trap, Neuter, Release programme in Moscow and the surrounding regions.
We work with PetFund in Moscow. The project mirrors our own TheraPaws animal therapy programme and uses shelter dogs to visit the elderly, the sick and the disabled in hospitals and centres in Moscow. Mayhew International funds facilities where the dogs are rehabilitated, washed and groomed and socialised ready to take part in the programme – a brilliant way to both promote shelter dogs and benefits from the human animal bond.
Mayhew International is one of the few international animal welfare organisations with a presence in Georgia. Mayhew International provides veterinary training for Tbilisi City Council, the Municipal Shelter and local welfare groups working in the city. Together we are working to develop a humane stray animal control programme for the dog overpopulation in the city and raising the standards of small animal veterinary care and welfare, including workshops and seminars in animal welfare and small animal reproductive surgery for the Veterinary Faculty at the Agrarian University of Tbilisi.
In addition, Mayhew International supports spay and neuter programmes for shelter dogs and Trap, Vaccinate, Neuter, Release initiatives run by local charities including Dog Organisation Georgia (DOG) and Homeless Pets Help Organisation (HPHO).
In Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand state in eastern India, we are supporting the training and development of local organisation, HOPE & Animal Trust. This includes a Trap, Vaccinate, Neuter, Release programme and rabies vaccination project for Ranchi, combined with educational initiatives for schools and community groups to raise awareness about the benefits of neutering the street dogs, rabies prevention and how to behave around dogs. In addition, we provide veterinary training and assist in lobbying the local authorities on the importance of using humane methods to address the problems of the overpopulation of street dogs and the spread of rabies.
Ranchi is one of the focal points of Mission Rabies in India and Mayhew International is sponsoring the Rabies vaccination programme in Ranchi.
Mayhew International is also working with Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS) at the International Training Centre in Tamil Nadu, providing veterinary training in canine surgery.
Mayhew International supports Animal Nepal with core funding of surgical supplies and vaccines for their animal birth control projects in Kathmandu. In addition, we have partly funded their Mobile Response Team, enabling them to reach more animals in need. In 2011 Mayhew International provided veterinary training for Animal Nepal, HART and KAT bringing the welfare organisations together and initiating more collaboration between these groups that work to address the same issues. Following the Nepal earthquake, we raised urgent funds to repair the damage to the dog isolation unit at the shelter and purchase the solar electricity system and new fridge for their treatment centre.
If you have a special interest in the development of companion animal welfare in a particular country, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.