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    • 13 Jul, 2016

    The Mayhew helps Rescue Smokey the Cat

    At The Mayhew Animal Home we actively try to join forces and look out for our local community in any shape or form. We’re always responding to animal welfare issues, helping pet owners take care of their pets and delivering a range of initiatives.

    So when our Animal Welfare Officers noticed one of our neighbour’s cats stuck between a wall and a building; they jumped at the chance to help.

    Smokey, the 15 month old grey cat, had managed to get trapped in a gap between a building and a high, narrow wall near The Home in Kensal Green.



    When our Mayhew Officers were alerted to her sounding distressed and crying, they immediately tried to help.

    Our Animal Welfare Officer, Alisa Ford, said; “At The Mayhew we are always on hand to help our neighbours. We know Smokey well and she’s such a friendly, outgoing cat.”

    “I don’t know how she managed to get trapped, but she’s very inquisitive and likes to explore. We could hear Smokey, but we just couldn’t reach her.”

    “The wall was so high that you needed two ladders to get to her, the only thing we could do was call for reinforcements.”

    After Willesden Fire Brigade arrived and had set up their equipment, Smokey was carefully rescued. Apart from being a little shaken up, she was absolutely fine and was soon reunited with her owner.




    Smokey’s owner, Andrea Halliburton, said; “The first time I heard about Smokey being trapped was when one of my neighbours knocked on my door and told me. I couldn’t believe it. I don’t know how she got stuck, but I’m so thankful that she’s ok.”

    “I’m so grateful that The Mayhew and Willesden Fire Brigade were able to help rescue her. The Mayhew are Smokey’s guardian angels!”


    Our Animal Welfare Officers rescue and help hundreds of animals in need every year. Find out about their work here and please consider a donation to help them help even more cats like Smokey.

    Thanks to the Mayhew, Smokey found her purrfect happy ending!

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