Mayhew is a London based charity which helps dogs and cats through rescue, rehoming, veterinary care and animal welfare initiatives, as well as providing support for both local and international communities. They provide all round care for animals who have been neglected, abused and abandoned, helping them to start new lives in forever homes; and try to tackle the ongoing animal welfare crisis through providing education and support to the public.
Their animal welfare officers rescue many animals whom have been abandoned and neglected, and work alongside London councils to rescue stray cats and dogs, often reuniting them with their owners. They encourage and educate people on how to care for their companion animals, as well as running many animal welfare initiatives such as the Trap, Neuter, Return programme for feral cats in London.
Their shelter and rescue centre is based in North West London, where they provide a huge range of great services and help for owners including free advice, veterinary care, coats, leads and free neutering for animals in need, as well as reduced microchipping, neutering and vaccinations for all dogs, cats and rabbits. They also fun a fostering programme for animals awaiting adoption, as well as Animal Therapy programme called Therapaws, where their volunteers take some of the dogs to hospitals, hospices and homes to engage and bring comfort to many people.
Not only do they care for animals and owners who need it locally, but they also work with communities abroad as Mayhew International, and run initiatives in places such as Afghanistan, Russia, Georgia and India to help improve animal’s welfare. They advocate for and assist in neutering animals in places where there are a lot of stray animals and there are overpopulation issues, impacting on the animals welfare as well as the communities, and they also offer training for veterinary personnel abroad and working with the local authorities to improve animal welfare laws.
They are funded entirely by public donations, and it costs approximately £6,000 a day to run the home and care for all of the animals. With your support, they can continue to help animals around the world with vital animal welfare initiatives, affordable and accessible veterinary care and support and education for owners.
To find out more please visit the Mayhew website.