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People’s Choice Award 2023 £2-£5 million turnover
Judges’ Award 2023 £2-£5 million turnover

"Five Star" review


Established in 1886, Mayhew is one of the most effective animal welfare charities in London. We help thousands of animals in need gain a better quality of life by delivering a broad range of community-based veterinary, social and education services in the UK and overseas.

Our team of Animal Welfare Officers work extensively with vulnerable pet owners across society, including the elderly, disabled, homeless and those facing a personal crisis, whether housing or health related. They offer a range of services including temporary foster care, a free pick up and return neutering service, free or low cost preventative veterinary care and extensive animal behaviour and welfare advice.

We also work closely with local authorities to address pet ownership issues and collaborate with government and non-government agencies to address the challenges of misuse and mistreatment of companion animals.

Our animal therapy programme, TheraPaws, has 60 teams of humans and dogs who visit care homes, hospitals and hospices in 14 London boroughs promoting the human and animal bond and bringing well-being and joy to residents and patients.

In 2019 we:

• Rehomed 380 cats and 98 dogs

• Helped 1846 animals in the community

• Made 704 visits to elderly, unwell and vunerable people through TheraPaws

• Vaccinated 1793 animals in the UK

• Trained 24 vet students, including 7 on our International Training Programme

To find out more about Mayhew’s work, visit

For adoption, clinic and general enquiries, call: 020 8962 8000. To donate, call: 020 8206 5870.