A black and white cat was recently abandoned in a box outside Mayhew after her previous owner could no longer look after her.
The four-year-old, named Dixie, was discovered in a taped up cardboard box outside the Home at the beginning of December last year.
Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, AJ Ford, said: “We found poor Dixie in a taped up cardboard box outside the Home. There was a note attached to the box from her previous owner that asked us to rehome Dixie.”
“We can’t imagine how terrifying it must have been for her to be left in a box, we wish whoever had abandoned Dixie had called us first. At Mayhew we are dedicated to helping people in crisis situations. We do not judge and we are here to assist and advise on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is.”
Dixie was quickly seen to by our Vet Team at our on-site Community Vet Clinic and was given a thorough health check.
Our Cat Welfare Coordinator, Georgina Disney, said: “Apart from being very confused and scared, Dixie was in good condition when she first arrived.”
“However, she was very shy and clearly wasn’t happy in our cattery, so we decided to put Dixie in foster care with one of our experienced carers, so she could enjoy a loving home environment until she was ready to find a new home.”
As soon as Dixie was ready, she was put up for adoption and soon found a new home to spend the rest of her years in.
Dixie’s new owner, Lynn, said: “We are so happy to have Dixie with us – she makes our house a home. She had spent time with a lovely foster carer before she came to us as she had been stressed. She is still very timid and shy, but we are doing our best to give her plenty of encouragement and lots of cuddles.
“She loves a tummy rub of all things – like a dog – and chases her toys around at great speed! She is proving to be a sweet and affectionate girl and is getting more confident with every passing day.”
If you are interested in adopting any other cats in our care, please visit here or call 020 8962 8000.
Our Animal Welfare Officers and Vet Team respond to hundreds of abandoned, neglected and abused animals every year and provide ongoing support to carers and pet owners in vulnerable situations. Find out more about our work here and please consider a donation to help us help even more animals like Dixie.
We are also looking for more dedicated foster carers to help us care for our animals. To find out more about fostering a Mayhew animal and to apply to become a foster carer, please visit here.
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