A tiny Pomeranian was found wandering the streets of Wembley covered in urine, dirt and faeces.
A concerned member of the public spotted the tiny dog wandering the streets late at night and quickly stopped their car to take a closer look.
The three-year old dog, called Summer was in obvious and significant distress, and her fur was matted and covered in urine, dirt and faeces. She had no collar or lead and seemed to be lost.
The man who found her carefully picked her up and drove her straight to Mayhew’s centre, where the emergency night staff admitted her and checked her over.
The team discovered that in addition to her dirty and matted fur, poor Summer was riddled with fleas, and could not stop scratching. During her intake examination, the tiny dog displayed nervous and scared behaviour, including whining and cowering away.
To make her comfier, Head of Kennels at Mayhew gently clipped away her smelly, matted fur to remove every trace of urine, dirt and faeces. The team then gave Summer flea and worm treatment and settled her back down in a cosy warm kennel.
The kennels team soon noticed that Sumer as suffering from severe diarrhoea and seemed reluctant to eat. Mayhew’s vets are currently conducting ongoing tests to try and pinpoint the cause of her upset, and we hope to have the results back shortly.
A member of Mayhew’s night staff said: “When I first went into Summer’s kennel she hid behind her bed. I went right over to the opposite side and just sat down, and after a while, Summer slowly started crawling towards me. I told her she was a good girl, and she instantly seemed to calm down – she waggled her tail at me, and so I gave her some biscuits. She then became comfortable around me and laid down next to me. When I started stroking her, she snuggled right into my leg.”
Mayhew hope that Summer will one day be ready to find a safe and stable home, with a loving forever family who will help her put her troubled past behind her.
For now, the team will continue to look after Summer and ensure she is a comfortable as possible whilst we investigate her ongoing medical issues.