Mayhew is more than an animal rescue centre. We are working to improve animal welfare in the community and to support the people who live in it.
Mayhew is more than an animal rescue centre. We are working to improve animal welfare in the community and to support the people who live in it. Our team work with people in crisis or in need of support and protect the vital bond they share with their animal.
Mayhew has been a lifeline for people who are experiencing homelessness since 2000.
A dog is often a homeless person’s only companion, but the added expense of vet and food bills puts an extra burden on people who are already in a vulnerable situation. Our Community Animal Support Officers regularly visit those experiencing homelessness and their dogs and cats at centres and on the streets, where they build close and trusted relationships with them and provide free general health checks and microchipping.
We work with homeless centres across London and offer preventative vet care including neutering, vaccinations, defleaing and worming treatments. We give collars, tags and leads to keep their dogs safe and jackets to keep them warm in the cold winter months. We make sure all the dogs have plenty of food and our dedicated Community Animal Support Officers are always there to help, no matter how difficult the situation may be.
Many people believe that those who can’t support themselves financially but own a pet are irresponsible. We see first hand just how important the bond between a vulnerable person and their pet can be.
In 2018 we created a campaign to try and change these perceptions. These stories explore life of the streets of London for owner and dog.
We currently work to provide supplies to struggling pet owners in our community through food banks and directly.
We work hard to improve the lives of dogs, cats and people in our local communities. Our team go out to food banks within the five boroughs that we work (Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Ealing) in to give support to pet owners in need. Currently, we work directly with five food banks in our area and provide them with cat/dog food, supplies, and individual care packages. If you'd like to get in touch to receive our support, call us on 020 8962 8000 or email us on [email protected]Find out more
Collect & Care is our programme provide support to vulnerable pet owners and give them improved access to preventative veterinary care.
Our Collect & Care programme was created to provide support to vulnerable pet owners and give them improved access to preventative veterinary care. This service is available for dogs and cats.
Our "Collect & Care" service is currently paused, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Our team will collect the animals from the owners, take them to Mayhew’s Community Veterinary Clinic for treatment and then return them safe and sound. They also explain the benefits of neutering from a medical and behavioural perspective, what procedures will be carried out, what aftercare is required once their pet is returned to them and how to keep them happy and healthy in the future.
Collect & Care is one of our community programmes designed to help keep owners and their pets together.
By preventing potential health and welfare issues, we can stop these animals having to be given up into the shelter environment.
We offer our Collect & Care service in the following London boroughs:
Hammersmith & Fulham
Kensington and Chelsea
Please note, our service for collecting and neutering owned cats or dogs within our designated catchment area, known as "Collect & Care," is currently paused, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
With ever increasing numbers of cats and kittens coming into rehoming centres we have decided to focus on cats, however we do accept dogs as well (please call us to find out if you are eligible).
To find out more about our Collect & Care scheme please contact our Community Vet Clinic by email via [email protected] or call them on 020 8962 8017.
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