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Eating Happiness – the true nature of dog meat consumption in Asia

“Eating Happiness” is the first call-to-action documentary exposing the true nature of dog meat consumption in Asia, produced by World Dog Alliance. Director and Producer Genlin takes viewers through the backstreets and rural villages of Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea and China to uncover the brutal violence of the dog meat trade. View the trailer below […]

Animal Welfare Officer month: Rabbit found abandoned near a canal

Our Animal Welfare Officers were recently alerted to abandoned rabbit who had been dumped in a box near a canal in London. They immediately went to collect the rabbit and could see straightaway he was in a bad condition and suffering immensely. Hewie, as he was named, had very long overgrown nails, a huge flea […]

Animal Welfare Officer month: Mummy cat and kittens dumped

A mother cat and her four kittens were dumped on The Mayhew’s doorstep last month, crammed into a cat carrier. Our Animal Welfare Officers found them in the morning outside the building and brought them inside immediately. When we opened the carrier the mum and kittens, just a few weeks old, were clearly very distressed at […]

Farewell Brian Sewell

Brian Sewell, the famous art critic and dog lover, has died aged 84.  He was diagnosed with cancer last year. The Evening Standard critic was well known for his wit and humour. Brian adopted four dogs from The Mayhew including Staffie Cross Lottie, who was with him in his final moments, and a whippet Jack, […]

Animal Welfare Officer month: Kittens Born On A Building Site

Literally yawning with relief after giving birth to two kittens on a building site is Hi Vis, a cat who was rescued by animal welfare officers at The Mayhew. Hi Vis, a domestic cat, and her new born kittens Boots and Hard Hat are recovering well. Sadly two kittens from another litter Hi Vis had […]

Animal Welfare Officer month: Trapped and Alone – Jenny’s Story

Jenny was a beautiful German Shepherd but when our Animal Welfare Officers found her she was petrified and underweight. She had been left trapped in a house for four weeks alone following the death of her owner. The person entrusted to look after her had only visited Jenny once to leave food and water and […]

Jenny German Sheperd Rescued by The Mayhew

Disaronno Rocks on ITV This Morning

One of our kittens has been wowing ITV audiences with his appearance on This Morning with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. Three month old Disaronno and our Cat Welfare Co-ordinator Georgina Disney went along to shoot a dental hygiene segment at ITV South Bank studios. Celebrity vet Marc Abraham expertly showed how to brush a […]

Celebrity Supporters Adopt Two Dogs

Our celebrity supporters Sue Jameson and James Bolam have adopted two rescue dogs with health problems. The veteran actors took an instant shine to special pets Leonora, an 11-year-old Golden retriever with osteoarthritis and incontinence, and Yogi a 10-year-old Yorkie with a collapsed trachea. Leonora arrived at The Mayhew in July when her owner died. […]

Animal Welfare Officer month: A Puppy Fearing for His Life – Rupert’s Story

Rupert was an innocent puppy who didn’t go to the park or play with toys. He spent his early life fearing for his life, cowering and waiting for another beating from his abusive owner. His yelps and cries were so loud they were heard by neighbours. The abuse and neglect was reported to us and […]

Rupert Animal Welfare Officer Case The Mayhew

Chronic Rise in Older Cats Dumped and Given to Us

There is a sharp rise in the number of elderly cats coming into our care as people struggle to pay their vet bills and to take care of their pets. Our Animal Welfare Officers have been called out to pick up an increasing number of old cats who have been neglected and abandoned by their […]

Barbie Older Cat at The Mayhew