There can’t be many life events that Du Cane Road W12 hasn’t witnessed. With Wormwood Scrubs Prison rubbing shoulders with the Hammersmith Hospital next door, the dramas of birth, death and captivity unfolding in this tiny area of London would be worthy of a television series.
At present, in order to visit my husband, I’m travelling Du Cane Road frequently and one of the highlights for me is going round the back and walking on the Scrubs open ground.
The nearby Mayhew Animal Home exercise their dogs there and with any luck I may see them.
In her promotional video, you can see Kira being exercised on the Scrubs.
Kira is a polite, well-behaved and affectionate Bullmastiff crossbreed who was found on the streets. She is suitable for a first time owner and can live with children aged eight and older providing they are used to being around dogs.
If you would like to home this beautiful girl, contact The Mayhew on 020 8962 8000 or see themayhew.org.
Bear cub rescue
The Mayhew’s often involved in dramas of its own – dealing with animal crises both in this country and abroad. They have recently been instrumental in the rescue of three orphaned bear cubs found on the streets of Georgia, after severe flooding.
One bear cub was found in a rubbish bin. The bears had to be taken to a local dog shelter as there was nowhere else for them to go.
Since their finding, The Mayhew has worked with government agencies and others including the Born Free Foundation to care for the bears and to arrange for them to go to a sanctuary.
This culminated on May 13 when they were taken to Tbilisi Airport ready to begin their journey to their new home.
Thanks to The Mayhew and those they have worked with, instead of living a life in captivity, these bears are now living semi-wild in the Bear and Wolf Arcturos Sanctuary in Greece.