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    • 21 Oct, 2015

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    When we found Ruth and brought her to The Mayhew she was emaciated, terrified and close to death. She was trapped on a roof and had been starved to the brink of organ failure. It is extremely lucky that we got to her when we did as she would not have survived much longer – she was only days from death as her weak body desperately fought to stay alive.

    Last photo shoot at the Mayhew Animal Home.


    Our Animal Welfare Officers were alerted to her situation by a member of the public who had seen her trapped on a roof. On arrival, our officers discovered that she had been locked on the roof and was in a very poor state of health.

    Ruth on chair

    The Mayhew’s vet and animal welfare teams gave Ruth, a four year old Boxer cross, round the clock care to get her back up to full health and strength. She remained at the rescue centre for nearly a year while her abuse case was involved in court proceedings. But once the owner had been prosecuted and sentenced, she was finally able to go up for adoption.

    Carly Webber, the Animal Welfare Officer involved in Ruth’s court case, said: “We are delighted that justice has been served for Ruth. Too many animal abuse cases don’t make it through the courts but the treatment of this poor girl was too horrific to ignore. This poor dog literally came back from the brink of death and now, thankfully, has a second chance to have a happy life instead of one of perpetual misery. This kind of animal abuse goes on behind so many closed doors and is indicative of many problems in our current society and the ease as to which people can obtain an animal. I hope never to see an animal in her condition again.”

    Thankfully, we’ve now been able to give her a second chance at a happy life with her new loving owner in Norfolk.

    Ruth after

    Ruth is now back to full health and enjoying life

    We are working hard to put an end to animal abuse and neglect, but we can’t continue our work without support from kind animal lovers like you.

    Please help us today so that we can be there for an animal like Ruth when they need it most.

    £50 could help provide vital surgical supplies for our Vet Clinic
    £25 could help fund our Animal Welfare Officers’ van so they can reach more animals in need
    £10 could help provide healthy, nutritious food for a dog for a week
    £5 could provide towels and bedding for a new arrival

    You can make a donation quickly and easily using the buttons below or by calling us on 020 8206 5870.

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    Thank you

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    Gillian Notton, Head of Animal Welfare


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