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    • 14 Mar, 2018

    Young Stray Cat Found Covered in 11 Ticks

    A six-month-old cat, found covered in 11 ticks and living in an outdoor cupboard, is now on the mend and looking for a new home.

    The black and white stray, named Victoria, was discovered by a member of the public near Brent Cross in North West London. They were concerned about the condition she was in, so brought her into Mayhew.

    Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, AJ Ford, said: “A member of the public had found friendly and affectionate Victoria and had taken her in overnight, but by the next morning they were worried about her health, so brought her into us.

    “She was covered in ticks and looked terrified, so we made sure she was immediately seen by our on-site Vet Team.

    “One of the first things we do when an animal is brought into us is check for a microchip so we can contact the owner as quickly as possible. Unfortunately Victoria was not microchipped or neutered.

    “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.”

    Victoria was given a thorough health check by our Vet Team at our on-site Community Vet Clinic, which offers affordable preventive treatment.

    Mayhew’s Vet, Dr. Emily Richardson, said: “Apart from having to remove 11 ticks in total, Victoria was in a good overall condition and she had no other health concerns.

    “She was treated with anti-parasite treatment and later neutered and vaccinated.”

    After receiving medical care and attention from our Vet Team and love and socialisation from the Cattery Team, Victoria was soon back to her sociable and good-natured self.

    As soon as she was ready, Victoria was put up for adoption and is now looking for the purrfect new home.

    If you are interested in adopting Victoria or any other cats in our care, please visit here or call 020 8962 8000.

    Our Animal Welfare Officers and Vet Team respond to hundreds of animals in need. Our Community Vet Clinic offer affordable preventive care that benefit the London community and individual pet owners long term. Find out more about our services by visiting here and please consider a donation to help us help even more animals like Victoria.

    We also offer low cost microchipping services at our Community Vet Clinic. Please call 020 8962 8017 or email vetclinic@mayhewanimalhome.org to book an appointment.

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