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Mayhew International works with governments, local communities and charitable groups to help improve animal welfare overseas.

We address issues around dog and cat populations in urban areas and changing attitudes towards animals.

We currently work in four countries – Afghanistan, Georgia, Russia and India.

Many of the places in which we work have large numbers of free-roaming animals living in their communities. Our teams are working to help both these animals and local pets and their owners.

Our goals

To improve animal welfare, to encourage people to treat animals with care and respect, and spread Mayhew’s ethos overseas

To control, contain and reduce free-roaming dog and cat populations in a humane way

To work towards eradicating rabies caught from dogs and other infectious diseases spread between animals and people

To improve veterinary standards through access to training

Our projects:

What we’ve achieved

106,495 animals neutered

132,868 dogs vaccinated against rabies

564 veterinary professionals trained

Completed the first ever Dog Population Survey in Kabul, Afghanistan

Landmark agreement signed with Kabul Municipality to stop dog culling

Delivering the first ever mass canine rabies vaccination programme in Kabul

Opened the first Animal Birth Control Centre in Afghanistan

Our Community Engagement and Education officer talks to hundreds of people across Kabul

Meet Dr Abdul-Jalil Mohammadzai

Veterinary surgeon, Mo, has been working with Mayhew for more than 15 years. He currently runs our Afghanistan branch and is working towards the eradication of canine rabies in Kabul, as well as managing and reducing the free-roaming dog population in a humane way.

Mo has achieved some incredible milestones since he began working with Mayhew. Our Afghanistan operation was given NGO status and our strategy on eliminating rabies in Kabul convinced the local municipality to stop culling dogs. Mo’s dedication has saved the lives of many humans and dogs in Kabul.
Thanks to his hard work, Mo was given the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) Special Recognition Award in 2017. They recognised his innovative work helping thousands of animals in both London and Afghanistan. In early 2019, Mo was listed on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons honours list for his ground-breaking work in Kabul.