The Mayhew Animal Home is marking this year’s World Stray Animal Day on 4 April.
As well as helping hundreds of stray dogs and cats every year in the UK, The charity also has a growing international presence to help make a difference to stray communities abroad too.
Mayhew International work to promote animal welfare and the humane management of cats and dogs through vet-training programmes, rabies vaccination programmes to eliminate rabies in dogs and communities, and a network of long term community animal care initiatives in Afghanistan, Russia, Georgia, and India.
Recently in Afghanistan, The Mayhew signed a landmark agreement with Kabul City authorities this year to halt dog culling in the city and introduce an animal welfare strategy incorporating a sustainable and planned rabies vaccination programme combined with a humane dog population control programme.
Mayhew International has been working to address the issues around free-roaming dog populations for more than 15 years.
For several years we have funded a neutering and rabies vaccination programme in Ranchi, India, that has so far vaccinated over 50,000 dogs in eight years to help control the huge stray population in a humane way.
To find out more information visit www.themayhew.org