An abandoned Chihuahua puppy, found wrapped in a towel last month, has settled into his new home following his ordeal.

The three-month-old was discovered by a member of the public late at night, shivering and cold, under a hedge in Roundwood Park in Willesden, North West London. He was brought into London-based animal welfare charity, Mayhew, and was named Tiny.

Tiny when he first arrived. Credit: Mayhew

Tiny was dehydrated and was seen by the charity’s vet team straight away.

Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, AJ Ford, said, “Poor Tiny was wrapped up in a towel and looked terrified.

“He was seen by our experienced Vet Team straight away at our on-site community vet clinic so he could receive the treatment that he needed.

“We wish whoever had abandoned Tiny had called us first. At Mayhew we are dedicated to helping people is crisis situations. We do not judge and we are here to assist and advise on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is.”

Tiny with Mayhews Kennels Assistant Eric. Credit: Mayhew

Mayhew’s Vet, Dr Emily Richardson, said, “When Tiny first arrived he was dehydrated and very nervous. We monitored him throughout the night, but thankfully he had no health problems that were of concern.

“We gave him worm and flea treatment and he was later vaccinated and neutered.”

Once Tiny was back on his paws it took him no time at all to find a new suitable home. He will now be living with Mayhew’s Vet Clinic receptionist, Melissa.

Tiny has now moved into his new home. Credit: Mayhew

Says Melissa, “Tiny is such a gorgeous boy and I fell in love with him instantly. What he may lack in size, he certainly makes up for in character and has had us all laughing with his antics from the moment we brought him home.

“He adores cuddles and loves nothing more than curling up with you for a snooze. He’s settled in to our home so well and we absolutely adore him to bits.”


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