Supporters raise the roof at Kensal Green animal charity

The Mayhew Animal Home celebrates its new �250,000 cattery roof

Most celebrations are deemed a success if they blow the roof off but a group of animal lovers were toasting the success of keeping it on.

The Mayhew Animal Home in Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green, toasted the installation of a new roof for its cattery after a concerted campaign of fund-raising.

The Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, Cllr Belinda Donovan, was among those in attendance marking the opening of the �125,000 roof.

The money was raised through various events including a charity grant from Pets at Home – the UK’s largest pet shop.

Caroline Yates, chief executive of The Mayhew, said: “We were very excited to welcome people to take a first look at the brand new cattery roof.

“We wouldn’t have been able to build this much needed renovation without the generosity of our supporters and we are incredibly grateful.

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“We also wish to thank all the Mayhew foster carers, who have taken our cats into their own homes temporarily while all the building work was being completed. We now have a fantastic new environment for our cats, staff and volunteers alike.”

Public tours of the new cattery run every weekday from 2pm and any potential adopters of cats should visit