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Animal Welfare Officer month: Wully, Alice and Asbo – Pet Refuge Scheme

Ten years ago Wully Struthers found himself homeless on the streets of London with his dog after his girlfriend died. Drinking since he was 11 years old he is convinced he would not have survived much longer had staff at The Mayhew not persuaded him to put his dogs into the Pet Refuge programme and […]

Wully and Zoe Pet Refuge Scheme, The Mayhew Animal Home

Animal Welfare Officer month: Cat Found Giving Birth at the Side of Road

The police alerted Animal Welfare Officers at The Mayhew Animal Home to a female cat who was giving birth at the side of a busy road in Willesden, North West London on 10th March. When our welfare officers arrived on the scene brave Annie had given birth to two tiny kittens already, but she was […]

Animal Welfare Officer month: Crisis at Christmas and Our Animal Welfare Team

The Mayhew has been supporting Crisis at Christmas for the last few years and our Animal Welfare team were there in force last year. Last December our Animal Welfare Officer team, along with our vet team, were in Islington at one of the Crisis venues where homeless people can receive temporary shelter over the Christmas period. We have […]

Animal Welfare Officer month: Prince – Dumped and Left for Dead

We were all utterly horrified one October day in 2012 when our Animal Welfare Officer brought in an elderly German Shepherd to our rescue centre in North West London. The dog, Prince, had been dumped on a filthy mattress in a nearby park amongst a collection of rubbish. Our  Officer reported that poor Prince appeared dead, was far […]

Animal Welfare Officer month: End the Needless Suffering – Perry’s Story

This is Perry, a stray who was rushed to The Mayhew Animal Home with a horrific injury under his front leg. He was wearing a collar with a stretch rubber band and he’d managed to squeeze his left front leg through it but then couldn’t get it back out – he was stuck. Every time he took a step […]

Animal Welfare Officer month: Eight Kittens Dumped on a Doorstep

We received a call from a member of the public in June about a box of kittens that had been left on her doorstep. One of our Animal Welfare Officers, Tania, immediately attended the scene and found the plastic box full of eight very tiny kittens, barely having opened their eyes. Tania, our Animal Welfare […]

The Truth About Puppy Breeding – Nugget, Sheba and Sally

Earlier this year our Animal Welfare Officers found and removed 2 young dogs, Sheba and Nugget (pictured above), who were being used as breeding machines. Their owner was selling the puppies to pet shops as a money-making scheme. We also removed Sally, a 3 month old puppy that was the last of a litter that was being sold off. […]

Limited edition Mayhew T-shirts available now!

Searching for a new look for your wardrobe or a special gift for someone? Then look no further! The amazing Cat Rose Designs has created this unique limited edition t-shirt design especially for The Mayhew. Prices start from just £18 and Cat Rose are generously donating a whopping 50% of all the proceeds to helping our […]

Antonio the Hero

You may remember reading about Antonio in our Summer magazine – the superhero cat who is a blood donor with Village Vet. His owner Sandra was approached by the vet practice not long after she adopted Antonio from The Mayhew and it turned out that he was the perfect candidate to be a donor. Not only […]

Special Pet Gordon Adopted

Gordon, our deaf Staffie, has finally been adopted by a firefighter after being taught sign language during his long stay at The Mayhew.  Two-year-old Gordon was found abandoned, scared and confused on the streets of Brent in November 2014. He was one of our longest staying residents. Gordon was deaf Staff noticed that when they  […]

Gordon the Deaf dog is adopted