The Mayhew Animal Home is one of the most effective animal welfare organisations in London, helping thousands of dogs and cats to escape a life of abandonment, cruelty and neglect each year.
A society where animals are treated and cared for with respect.
Dogs reunited with their owners
Animals helped in the community
Our Key Tasks
Mayhew established by Bell Family (people behind Vegetarian Society).
Home in disrepair – rescued by RSPCA.
RSPCA decided the Mayhew was too expensive to run – rescued by board of Trustees.
Registration completed as a separate charity.
Mayhew International established.
The Mayhew was named after Annie Mayhew who was the superintendent.
For nearly 60 years The Mayhew Home was part of the RSPCA, known as the North Middlesex Branch.
We recognise that education is key, not only to achieve a reduction in the number of unwanted dogs and cats, but also to ensure that all animals receive appropriate care.
The Mayhew has a team of Animal Welfare Officers who provide ongoing support to carers and pet owners in difficulty, respond to animal welfare issues out in the community, deliver a range of initiatives, (including a Trap, Neuter, Return programme for London’s feral cats), and collaborate with government and non-government agencies to address the challenges of irresponsible ownership.
The Mayhew has a growing International presence to further promote The Mayhew’s message of empathetic companion animal welfare through a network of community based animal care initiatives.