This year has been difficult for so many people across the UK. We’ve experienced separation, worry and even loss at a level most of us have never known. For many of us, our four-legged friends have seen us through these uncertain times with companionship and unwavering devotion.
The demand for our services is high – a lot of people adopted pets during the pandemic and are now realising they may not be able to look after them. This means we’ll be doing all we can to find these animals loving new homes, but the increase in need means we’re struggling to keep up. We’re asking for your help this Christmas so we can care for more animals in need – like Krusty, Dolly, and Chocy below...
Make a difference to an animal in need!
This summer, our Animal Welfare Officers came to the rescue of a two-year-old stray cat, who was cowering under a car by the side of a busy road. It’s very lucky we found him when we did, as poor Krusty was suffering from a severe flea infestation as well as being dangerously anemic and missing large patches of fur.
Earlier this year, 18-month-old French bulldog Dolly found herself without a family, and was brought into Mayhew for rehoming. Born deaf, vulnerable Dolly had already faced big challenges in her short life. We helped her learn a new way of communicating and built up her confidence!
The lovely Chocy came to Mayhew at the grand old age of 15. His owner was unwell, and giving him up was a very hard decision. We took him in, and after an unsettling start, Chocy soon seemed happier and we put safety, comfort, and companionship on his wish list for his new retirement home.
Sadly, some dogs and cats weren’t so lucky as to have a family to be with last Christmas. At Mayhew, we kept our doors open to make sure as many as possible had love, care, and a place to call home. Thankfully, most of them will be spending this Christmas with their new forever families. But there’ll be more just like them over the coming weeks – abused, abandoned, or unable to be looked after by their owner anymore, and desperate to be loved. And we’ll be there for them once more. We're gearing up for a busy Christmas at Mayhew, with lots of dogs and cats in our care hoping for new homes.
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