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Fetch's charity champions

Animal welfare is hugely important to us here at Team Fetch. Ensuring animal welfare is a fundamental human responsibility that includes consideration for all aspects of animal well-being, including appropriate shelter, nutrition, disease prevention and treatment, responsible care, humane handling and, when necessary, humane euthanasia.

Fortunately today there are many animal charities that tirelessly advocate and support these key principles. Each month we will focus on an organisation which embodies these values and highlight the incredible work they are doing - taking in dogs and cats, ensuring their safety, and health, and finding them new forever homes.

Our first charity champion is Mayhew. Established in 1886 as 'The Home for Starving and Deserted Cats', it was subsequently rebranded in 1904 as the 'Mayhew Animal Home', acknowledging its first superintendent Anne Mayhew. With a long history of animal advocacy they also place value on the people who own them. As the second world war was destroying the city of London, the charity offered refuge to homeless people along with their beloved pets.

This compassion and devotion towards animal welfare continues today with Mayhew endeavouring to reduce the number of British animals in need through pro-active community engagement and preventative veterinary care. They have expanded across the globe from north London to Russia, India and Afghanistan with animal welfare education programs, and neutering and vaccination initiates. Their vision for the future is 'a society where people understand and value the importance of animal welfare'.

In January this year, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex became patron to Mayhew. Following her long standing support for animal rights, and previously supporting various rescue centres in Los Angeles, she is the ideal personality to further raise the profile of brand.

To donate to this outstanding cause or find information about volunteering visit the Mayhew site here.

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