The Mayhew Animal Home was established in 1886 and is currently one of the busiest and most effective animal welfare organisations in London, helping thousands of animals escape a life of abandonment, neglect and cruelty each year. More than just a rescue and re-homing centre,
The Mayhew offers free and low-cost veterinary services, provides a range of Community Animal Care programmes through the work of the Animal Welfare team and has a growing Mayhew International arm improving animal welfare worldwide.
On average, the charity rehomes over 500 cats, dogs and rabbits every year and helps thousands more through their veterinary and welfare initiatives.
It costs £3400 a day to keep the rescue centre operational and able to open their doors to countless animals in need.
The Mayhew recognises that animal welfare issues and social welfare issues are intrinsically linked and initiates preventative initiatives for a better chance of preventing cases of ignorance and neglect escalating into abandonment and cruelty.
Therefore, as well as providing rescue and re-homing services and veterinary provision, The Mayhew also offers a broad range of programmes including:
– Educational visits to schools and colleges – including dog safety talks
– Homeless community support
– Pet Refuge- Trap, Neuter and Return programme for feral cats (TNR)
– TheraPaws –a dedicated scheme to enrich the lives of the elderly
The Mayhew additionally offers a range of training programmes at the charity’s onsite Community Veterinary Clinic, which is an approved training centre for Veterinary Nurses. Also working in conjunction with The College of Animal Welfare (CAW), the charity offers course based qualifications in Animal Care.
The Community Vet Clinic provides low cost neutering (including free neutering for all bull breeds), low cost vaccination appointments and weekly Nurses clinics where pet owners can receive basic health and welfare treatment and advice.
The International arm of the charity supports animal welfare projects in countries such as Afghanistan, Peru, India, Nepal and Russia to promote best practice for companion animals globally. Mayhew International also offers training courses for vets from other countries at the London vet clinic as well as assisting with field clinics in welfare hotspots abroad.