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    • 31 Aug, 2017

    Starving Kitten Found Abandoned on the Streets

    A tiny starving kitten, who was found abandoned on the streets all by himself, has now found his happily ever after.

    The five-week-old brave, tabby kitten, named Simba by Mayhew staff, was discovered by a member of the public after they spotted the cute feline roaming the streets in Wembley, North West London.

    Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, AJ Ford, said: “Luckily we had been in the Wembley area, when the member of public spotted our animal ambulance and immediately came over and told us they had found a kitten wandering the streets.”

    “We don’t know how long poor Simba had been on the streets fending for himself, but he was extremely hungry. We immediately fed him in the ambulance and he quickly lapped it all up. He was so friendly and tame.”

    Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, AJ Ford, with Simba

    “At Mayhew we are dedicated to helping people in crisis situations. We are here to assist and advice on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is.”

    Our Animal Welfare Officers immediately took Simba back to Mayhew, so our Vet Team could check him over and make sure he was in good health.

    After being de-wormed and de-fleaed, Simba was put on foster care with one of our experienced foster carers and was soon growing in confidence and showing off his playful and affectionate character.

    AJ added: “We are in the midst of kitten season and bringing in more and more unwanted kittens every day. Simba’s story highlights how important it is to get your pet neutered. At Mayhew we offer low cost and affordable neutering for cats and dogs at our Vet Clinic. We offer free neutering for bull breed dogs and for cats under the C4 scheme.”

    “We also run a Pick and Snip initiative, which offers free neutering for cats and kittens for some owners who have been unable to neuter their cat or kitten due to cost, disability, apathy or transport availability.”

    As soon as Simba was vaccinated and neutered, he was ready for adoption and quickly found a new forever home, along with another Mayhew cat called Lady Bella who was discovered in a bin by bin men after they noticed the bag moving.

    Our Animal Welfare Officers are bringing in more and more furry felines every day and we urgently need more kitten food. Please help by either buying wet kitten food from our Amazon Wishlist or drop off any that you have spare. Anything you could donate will help us to continue to care for these kittens throughout kitten season.

    If you are interested in adopting any of our cats, please visit our website or call 020 8962 8009.

    You can find out more about our Animal Welfare Officers work on our website and please consider a donation to help them help more cats and kittens like Simba. Alternatively, you can make an instant donation by texting “CATS27 £5” or your chosen amount up to £10 to 70070.

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