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    • 26 Jul, 2018

    Nine-week-old puppy found on the tube during heatwave

    A tiny puppy was recently discovered on the London underground during the summer heatwave.

    The nine-week-old Chihuahua cross, named George Michael, was found by a member of the public, sitting on the tube in North West London by himself with no lead or collar on in 25 degree heat.

    The member of the public immediately brought him into Mayhew.

    Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, Paul Grimes, said: “We don’t know how long poor George Michael had been left on the tube for in this hot weather. We can’t imagine how confusing it must have been for him.

    “At Mayhew we are here to assist and advise on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is, we are here to help.”

    George Michael was quickly seen by our experienced Vet team at our on-site Community Vet Clinic and was given a thorough health check. Luckily he was in good health, just a little scared.

    During his assessments, our Vet team discovered that George Michael was not microchipped to anyone, and unfortunately, no one came forward to collect him.

    Animal Welfare Officer, Paul Grimes, said: “We strongly advise all pet owners to have their animal microchipped to significantly increase your chances of being reunited should the unthinkable happen and your pet becomes lost or is stolen.

    “It is also important to keep details up to date on the microchipping database, and to notify the chip company if you change phone numbers, address or if your pet does go missing.”

    As soon as George Michael was fully vaccinated, neutered and received the care he needed from our Vet team and the love and socialisation from our Kennels team, he was up for adoption and now ready to find a new home.

    If you are interested in adopting George Michael or any dogs 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. Please consider a donation so we can continue our vital work helping more animals like George Michael.

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