A young stray cat is looking for a new home after previously being found covered in ticks and living in an outdoor cupboard. The black and white cat, named Victoria, was found by a member of the public near Brent Cross in North West London and took her to animal charity Mayhew as they were concerned for her welfare.
Mayhew’s animal welfare officer AJ Ford said: “A member of the public had found friendly and affectionate Victoria and had taken her in overnight, but by the next morning they were worried about her health, so brought her into us.
“She was covered in ticks and looked terrified, so we made sure she was immediately seen by our onsite Vet-Team. One of the first things we do when an animal is brought to us is check for a microchip so we can contact the owner as quickly as possible. Unfortunately Victoria was not microchipped or neutered.
“We strongly advise all pet owners to have their animal microchipped to significantly increase your chances of being reunited should the unthinkable happen and your pet becomes lost or is stolen.”
Mayhew’s vet, Dr. Emily Richardson, said: “Apart from having to remove 11 ticks in total, Victoria was in a good overall condition and she had no other health concerns. She was treated with anti-parasite treatment and later neutered and vaccinated.”
Victoria is now ready to be re-homed and is available for adoption. If you are interested in re-homing Victoria or any of the other animals in their care, please contact Mayhew on 020 8962 8000 or visit their website.