Kensal Green animal charity in dog adoption appeal

Mayhew is looking for someone to give Ruth a home

An animal charity is looking for people interested in adopting a dog in their care who had been horrifically abused by her former owner.

Ruth, a four year old Boxer cross, arrived at the Mayhew Animal Home in Trenmar Gardens. Kensal Green, as an emaciated, frail and terrified dog in July last year.

She was just days from death as her weak body tried to keep fighting to stay alive.

Following 10 months of tender, loving care from the charity’s vet and animal welfare teams she is now fighting fit and looking for a new home as the Mayhew had to wait for a court case against her previous owners to end.

Last week, Ruth’s previous owner was given a 12 month community service order, fined �1200 and banned from owning a dog for three years.

Carly Webber, the animal welfare officer involved in Ruth’s court case, said: “We are delighted that justice has been served for Ruth.

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“Too many animal abuse cases don’t make it through the courts but the treatment of this poor girl was too horrific to ignore. This poor dog literally came back from the brink of death and now, thankfully, has a second chance to have a happy life instead of one of perpetual misery.

“This kind of animal abuse goes on behind so many closed doors and is indicative of many problems in our current society and the ease as to which people can obtain an animal. I hope never to see an animal in her condition again.”

Caroline Yates, CEO of The Mayhew, said she was pleased with the sentences handed down.

She added: “Anyone seeing the documentation and images of Ruth on her arrival could not fail to reach the same conclusion.”

The Mayhew welcomes adoption enquiries from all over the country for their animals and anyone interested in giving Ruth a home should contact Lisa Guiney, the Mayhew’s dog adoption officer on 020 8969 0178 or email

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