A nine-week-old puppy was found sitting on the tube in North West London, with no lead or collar, in 25 degree heat.
The Chihuahua cross, named George Michael, was discovered by a member of the public who brought him into animal welfare charity, Mayhew. Despite being a little scared, George Michael was checked over by the charity’s Vet team and was in good health.
Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, Paul Grimes, said, “We don’t know how long poor George Michael had been left on the tube for in this hot weather. We can’t imagine how confusing it must have been for him.
“At Mayhew we are here to assist and advise on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is, we are here to help.”
During his assessments, Mayhew’s Vet team discovered that George Michael was not microchipped to anyone, and unfortunately, no one came forward to collect him.
Paul adds, “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.
“It is also important to keep details up to date on the microchipping database, and to notify the chip company if you change phone numbers, address or if your pet does go missing.”
He has been vaccinated and neutered and George Michael is now ready to find a new home.