Nine-week-old puppy found on the tube during heatwave

A nine-week-old Chihuahua cross was recently discovered on the London underground during the summer heatwave.

The puppy named George Michael, was found by a member of the public, sitting on the tube in North West London by himself with no lead or collar in the 25-degree heat.

The puppy was taken to London animal welfare charity, Mayhew where he was quickly checked over by the on-site vet team and given a clean bill of health.

During his assessments at the on-site vet clinic, the team discovered that George Michael was not microchipped to anyone, and unfortunately, no one came forward to collect him.

Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, Paul Grimes, said: “We don’t know how long poor George Micheal had been left on the tube for in his hot weather. We can’t imagine how confusing it must have been for him.

“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 stolen. It’s also important to keep your details up to date on the microchipping database, to notify the chip company if you change phone numbers or address if your pet does go missing.”

As soon as the young pup was fully vaccinated, neutered and received the care he needed from Mayhew’s vet team, he was put up for adoption and is now ready to find a new home.

If you think you could offer the right home to George Michael or any of the dogs in Mayhew’s care, you can visit www.themayhew.org/dogs or call 020 8962 8000.