A Poodle found roaming the streets after being dumped on a busy London road in the middle of the night has undergone a transformation to rid him of his severely matted fur.

A member of the public noticed the 10-year-old wandering into the North Circular road and almost getting hit by traffic in Dollis Hill, North West London. The police were called and at 4am, the Poodle – named Brian – arrived at animal welfare charity, Mayhew.

Brian when he first arrived at Mayhew


Brian when he first arrived

Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, Tania Mazzoni, said, “When Brian first arrived he was so matted that he kept bumping into walls because he couldn’t see properly. The poor poodle even had excrement caught up in his fur and was filthy.

“We don’t know how long he’d been walking the streets of North West London for, but he was so exhausted, and finally feeling safe, he fell asleep while our Kennels team were clipping him.

“We can’t imagine how terrifying it must have been for Brian to be left like that and we wish whoever had abandoned him had called us first. At Mayhew we are here to assist and advise on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is.”

Brian being shaved by Mayhew’s Kennels team

After being clipped, Brian was given a thorough health check by Mayhew’s Vet team at their on-site Community Vet Clinic.

Mayhew’s Kennels Assistant, Josh, with Brian

Mayhew’s Vet, Dr Emma Robinson, said, “When Brian first arrived he was very matted and dirty, so he had to be clipped and bathed. He had a vaccination and flea and worming treatment. He also has some problems with his eyes, which still need further investigation.”

Staff hope that with their help Brian will recover from his ordeal

Staff at the Mayhew hope that with their help Brian will recover and find the happy ending he deserves.


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