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    We are an animal welfare charity working to improve the lives of dogs, cats and the people in our communities – at our Home in London and internationally.

    What does Mayhew offer?

    Community support - helping the people and their animals stay together in our local community.

    Dog and cat adoption - helping dogs and cats find forever homes.

    Community vet clinic - providing free and low cost veterinary services.

    International welfare - managing rabies and dog population as well as educating overseas.

    Did you know?

    We are entirely funded by public donations.

    It costs over £7,000 a day to run Mayhew.

    We can care for 15 dogs and 80 cats at any one time, plus many more in foster homes.

    We offer free and low-cost neutering, microchipping and vaccinations.

    Our Story So Far..


    We are founded as “The Home for Starving and Deserted Cats”

    1939 – 1945

    We remain open throughout World War II offering refuge to desperate homeless animals and owners.


    We expand our veterinary services and employ vets on-site.


    Mayhew International starts working in Moscow, and convinces the authorities to stop their ‘catch and kill’ policy for street dogs with a move towards spay and neuter projects.


    TheraPaws initiative launches. Volunteers and their dogs visit care homes and the elderly.


    Mayhew Afghanistan officially establishes as an NGO, and a year later, our team convinces the government to stop poisoning dogs in Kabul.


    Mayhew Georgia is established as an NGO in Tbilisi, Georgia


    We revealed our newly refurbished, state of the art kennels block


    Renamed ‘The Mayhew Animal Home’ in honour of our first superintendent, Anne Mayhew.


    Twelve Mayhew team members care for more than 13,000 in a single year.


    We develop the ‘Animal Welfare Officer’ concept to work out in the local communities providing support and advice to both animal and owner. This includes the London homeless.

    2005 - 2020

    Mayhew International worked with HOPE and Animal Trust in Ranchi, India, supporting an Animal Birth Control and Vaccination programme.


    Louis Theroux unveils our brand new veterinary clinic expansion.


    ‘The Mayhew Animal Home’ rebrands to ‘Mayhew’


    We welcome Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle as our Patron