The Mayhew Animal Home - Dog Rescue center in Kensal Green, London

The Mayhew Animal Home

The Mayhew Animal Home
Trenmar Gardens
Kensal Green
NW10 6BJ
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  • Animal Welfare organisation, london
  • Re-home with responsible & caring owners
  • Neutering initiative/community projects
  • To promote respect & compassion
  • Hands on work, campaigns & education
  • Over £3,400 a day to run The Mayhew

The Mayhew Animal Home was established in 1886 and is currently one of the busiest and most effective animalwelfare organisationsin London, helping thousands of dogs,cats,rabbits and other animals escapea life of abandonment,neglect and cruelty each year. More than just a rescue and re-homing centre,TheMayhewoffers free and low-cost veterinary services from our Community Veterinary Clinic, provides a range of Community Animal Care programmes through the work of our Animal Welfare Officers and has a growingMayhew Internationalarm improving animal welfare worldwide.

Key information

  • It costs over £3,400 a day to run The Mayhew Animal Home;

  • We areentirely funded by public donations;

  • The Mayhew can take inabout30dogs inourkennels, 150 cats and kittens and up to6 rabbits;

  • The Mayhew runs a Foster Care programmes for cats and dogs awaiting adoption;

  • The Mayhew hasthree Animal Welfare Officers,who work out and about in the communityproviding assistance and adviceto animals and their carers;

  • The Mayhew offerslow cost neutering, microchipping & vaccinations to all dogs,cats and rabbits and provides free neutering services for Bull breeds and cats that are eligible for the C4 scheme;

  • The Mayhew also runs a Pet Refuge programmefor pet ownersin crisis,allowing them toplace their animals in a caring foster home for a short period of time;

  • Our Animal Welfare Officerswork to contain and control the feral cat population in our capital, with Trap, Neuter and Return programme (TNR);

  • The Mayhew Animal Welfare Officers also work withlocal Councils, Housing Associations, RSPCA and Metropolitan Police to address the misuse and mistreatment of dogs in the community;

  • The Mayhew offersAnimal Care courses and qualifications in conjunction with the College of Animal Welfare;

  • The Mayhew Community Veterinary Clinic is an approved training centre for Veterinary Nurses.

  • Mayhew animals visit local residential care homes, help groups and childrens’ hospitals;

  • The Mayhew takes part in over 50 events every year, including store collections, local and National events and larger Mayhewfundraisers;

  • Our celebrity supporters includeRicky Gervais,Sophie Ellis Bextor, Neil Morrissey, Anthony Head and Doris Lessing;

  • The Mayhew supports animal welfare initiatives abroad asMayhew International. Mayhew International works in countries as far afield as Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Peru and Russia. Mayhew International also runs International Vet Training Programmes both on-site at The Mayhew’s Community Vet Clinic and in the countries where we work.

Our mission

  • To take in and care for unwanted and abused animals and re-home them with responsible and caring owners. We believe that animals, as living creatures, are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration, and have a value beyond economic measure.

  • To prevent unwanted animals through our neutering initiatives and community animal care projects.

  • To promote respect and compassion for animals through our hands on work, campaigns and education programmes.

  • To ensure that no healthy animal in our care is ever put to sleep*.

*Healthy encompasses both the physical and psychological well-being of the animals in our care. An animal with a severe untreatable physical ailment may be given a dignified end to its life in order to alleviate its suffering. We may also make the difficult decision to euthanise an animal that displays serious aggression or other unpredictable psychological behaviours making it a danger to itself, to other animals or to human beings. In all cases, a decision to euthanise an animal is taken only after making a thorough and professional assessment of an animal’s prospects for recovery and rehabilitation.

Core values

  • To offer the highest standard of companion animal care.

  • To re-home our animals to the best possible homes efficiently and provide ongoing support and advice for new owners.

  • To provide animal accommodation that is home-like, enriched, stimulating, stress free and comfortable.

  • To encourage a non-judgmental approach towards owners and their animals, whatever their circumstances, in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the animal.

  • To meet all requests for help with a prompt and professional response.

  • To raise awareness about the needs of companion animals to protect both the animals of today and the future.

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“Excellent services and care taken for the cats at the mayhew centre. We adopted a lovely young cat called Flora and she has instantly taken to her new home. The care and support throughout the process of adopting Flora was extremely good by the Mayhew centre and would thoroughly recommend them to anyone! ”

- Maggie Marsh

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