The Mayhew Animal Home
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
improving animal welfare worldwide.
costs over £3,400 a day to run The Mayhew Animal Home;
areentirely funded by public donations;
Mayhew can take inabout30dogs inourkennels,
150 cats and kittens and up to6 rabbits;
Mayhew runs a Foster Care programmes for cats and dogs awaiting
Mayhew hasthree Animal Welfare Officers,who work out
and about in the communityproviding assistance and adviceto
animals and their carers;
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;
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;
Animal Welfare Officerswork to contain and control the feral
cat population in our capital, with Trap, Neuter and Return
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;
Mayhew offersAnimal Care courses and qualifications in
conjunction with the College of Animal Welfare;
Mayhew Community Veterinary Clinic is an approved training centre
for Veterinary Nurses.
animals visit local residential care homes, help groups and
Mayhew takes part in over 50 events every year, including store
collections, local and National events and larger
celebrity supporters includeRicky Gervais,Sophie Ellis
Bextor, Neil Morrissey, Anthony Head and Doris Lessing;
Mayhew supports animal welfare initiatives abroad asMayhew
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.
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.
prevent unwanted animals through our neutering initiatives and
community animal care projects.
promote respect and compassion for animals through our hands on
work, campaigns and education programmes.
ensure that no healthy animal in our care is ever put to sleep*.
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
offer the highest standard of companion animal care.
re-home our animals to the best possible homes efficiently and
provide ongoing support and advice for new owners.
provide animal accommodation that is home-like, enriched,
stimulating, stress free and comfortable.
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.
meet all requests for help with a prompt and professional response.
raise awareness about the needs of companion animals to protect
both the animals of today and the future.