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We Urgently Need Foster Carers for Rescued Kittens

It’s kitten season at The Mayhew and there’s been a huge rise in the number of kittens coming through our doors. Our Animal Welfare Officers now have to respond daily to deal with the abandoned cats and kittens in London and so far we’ve received over 130 kittens that have been dumped. Become a Foster […]

The Mayhew holds fundraiser for Tbilisi animals

Dozens of people, including the Georgian Ambassador, gathered at The Mayhew on Saturday to raise money for the Tbilisi Hippo Fund following the recent flooding there. The flood devastated parts of Tbilisi and its zoo, taking with it the lives of at least twelve people and hundreds of animals. Many more are still missing. While some […]

National Microchipping Month: Jinks’ story

When Jinks’ owner had to go into hospital, she asked a friend to look after him for a couple of weeks and didn’t think anything of it. However, when Kym went to collect him she was absolutely devastated to hear that Jinks had been lost. Her friend explained that someone had come to visit, left […]

Summer Open Day

Former Mayhew resident and licenced sniffer dog, Jake, had his nose firmly to the ground when he found explosive scent at the annual Summer Open Day on June 14. However, Jake, an explosives search dog, was just showing off his skills by expertly sniffing out the scent which was planted on some police cadets and under a […]

National Microchipping Month: Troy’s story

When the Grover family from Clapham first noticed that their beautiful Burmilla cat Troy was missing just before the May bank holiday, initially they weren’t too worried. He often liked to explore outside so they assumed he would turn up once he got hungry. But by the evening time they were getting worried so they […]

Westminster and Wandsworth Mind Visit Us for National Volunteers Week

On 2 June, The Mayhew welcomed a group from Westminster and Wandsworth Mind (WWMind) as part of National Volunteers Week. The idea was to highlight the dedicated work volunteers do at the rescue centre and demonstrate the physical and mental benefits of volunteering with animals. More than a dozen people from WW Mind came along […]

Fun with Whiskas!

Huge thanks to Pets at Home’s VIP club members who recently awarded us a Lifelines voucher to spend in the store. We were able to purchase LOTS of cat food to keep our felines happy and, as you can see, nothing goes to waste here at The Mayhew… even the boxes get put to good […]

National Microchipping Month: Callie’s Story

Callie the cat was found as a stray local to us. When she came to us we discovered that she hadn’t been microchipped. Callie certainly wasn’t a stray that had been living on the London streets for a while. She was overweight, needing to shed a few pounds, very friendly and fully domesticated. Unfortunately for her, our Animal […]

Callie not microchipped cat

June is National Microchipping Month: Microchip Your Pet

June is National Microchipping Month and now is the time to microchip your pet if you haven’t already done so. Microchipping your pet is quick, cheap and harmless and can save stress and worry if your cat or dog go missing. During June, our vet and nurses clinics are offering a special discount for Microchipping Month […]

Hamsters Dumped Outside Our Reception

On Bank Holiday night (25 May), seven hamsters were dumped in a cardboard box in front of our reception. Night time staff at The Mayhew found a mum with her six babies chewing their way through the box. Some of the hamsters had escaped and had to be chased down the street before being brought back […]