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    • 23 May, 2018

    Young terrified cat discovered hiding in garage

    A young cat, who was found hiding in a garage, is now safe and has found a new forever home.

    Mechanics working in a garage near Wembley in North West London had discovered the one-year-old tortoiseshell, named Jamillah, on the premises and immediately called Mayhew for help.

    Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, Paul Grimes, said: “When we collected Jamillah from the garage, she was covered in dirt and looked frightened. We immediately brought her back to Mayhew to be seen by our Vet team.

    “She was ever so friendly, enjoying lots of fuss and strokes. From the state of Jamillah, it looked like she had been hiding in the garage for a couple of weeks. We can’t imagine how terrifying it must have been for her.”

    Jamillah was quickly seen by our experienced Vet team at our on-site Community Vet Clinic and was given a thorough health check.

    During her assessments our Vet team discovered that Jamillah was not microchipped to anyone, and unfortunately, no one came forward to collect her.

    Mayhew’s Vet, Dr Emily Richardson, said: “When Jamillah arrived she was very dirty, but had no other specific health concerns.

    “We gave her flea and worming treatment and she was microchipped and later fully vaccinated and neutered.”

    Animal Welfare Officer, Paul Grimes, added: “A young female cat like Jamillah is likely to become lost or stray due to not being neutered. Female cats can be chased away from their local area by un-neutered male cats trying to mate with them and female cats are just as likely as the males to stray looking for a mate.

    “At Mayhew we provide low-cost neutering at our Community Vet Clinic and also deliver a free Pick & Snip service to help and encourage people who have been unable to neuter their cat due to cost, disability, apathy or transport availability.”

    After receiving medical attention and care from our Vet team and love and socialisation from our Cattery team, friendly and affectionate Jamillah was soon back on her paws.

    Jamillah was put up for adoption and has now found a new home and her happily ever after.

    Jamillah, now called Piper, in her new home

    Jamillah has since been renamed Piper and is enjoying her new life with the Dwek family, who said: “Our beautiful Piper has flourished and completely come out of her shell since arriving.

    “She loves staring outside the windows gawping at the birds and has thoroughly enjoyed exploring the garden.”

    If you are interested in adopting 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. Find out more about our services including affordable preventive care and community outreach projects by visiting here and please consider a donation to help us help even more animals like Jamillah.

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