The Mayhew Animal Home Tinsel & Tails 2017

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The Mayhew Animal Home, based in north London is one of the UK’s leading charities helping to save and rehome abandoned and lost pets each year.

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They are also known for there beautiful annual Christmas ‘dog ball’ The Mayhew Tinsel and Tails event attracting suited and booted pooches from all corners of the UK with their equally glamorous humans in tow.

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S Club 7’s Hannah Spearritt with actress Carla Fraser / Photo by Rowan Williams

This year, The Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn was host to the evening, a beautiful opulent venue with chandeliers and a red carpet fit for royal corgis.

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If you hadn’t already noticed, The Mayhew has re-branded this year changing its logo and colour – now a classic purple which really stands out. Many of the evening’s guests opted to reflect this festive colour with purple dresses awash on the red carpet.

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Animal loving celebrities attended including television personality Stephanie Pratt, Towie’s Pete Wicks, S Club 7’s Hannah Spearritt, EastEnder’s Harry Reid, Love Island’s Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen, Actress Ali Bastian and Poldark’s Beatie Edney.

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Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen with their dog Reggie – Photo by Rowan Williams

Kiss FM DJ Pandora Christie hosted the live event, while TV Presenter Anneka Svenska and actress Carla Fraser hosted the red carpet arrivals.

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Anneka Svenska speaks with Towie’s Pete Wicks

Mayhew CEO Caroline Yates spoke to the audience about some of The Mayhew’s achievements this year followed by some extremely moving films.

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Comedian Vikki Stone sang some wonderfully hilarious, and a little rude, songs to the giggling audience.

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Vikki Stone with her dog Bert – Photo by Rowan Williams

The Therapaws dogs were out to meet and greet the guests – all belonging to a wonderful programme where these therapy dogs visit hospices and care homes to provide some comfort to the sick and elderly.

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Luke Balsam and The Therapaws dogs with Carla Fraser, Anneka Svenska and Wendy Turner Webster

More than just a rescue and rehoming centre, The Mayhew strives to tackle the companion animal welfare crisis through the delivery of a number of community-based outreach programmes.

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Stephanie Pratt with her dog Max Photo by Rowan Williams

They recognise that education is key, not only to achieve a reduction in the number of unwanted dogs and cats, but also to ensure that all animals receive appropriate care.

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The Mayhew has a team of Animal Welfare Officers who provide ongoing support to carers and pet owners in difficulty, respond to animal welfare issues out in the community, deliver a range of initiatives, (including a Trap, Neuter, Return programme for London’s feral cats), and collaborate with government and non-government agencies to address the challenges of irresponsible ownership.

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EastEnder’s Harry Reid Photo by Rowan Williams

The Mayhew has a growing International presence to further promote The Mayhew’s message of empathetic companion animal welfare through a network of community based animal care initiatives.

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To find out more about how you can help the Mayhew, whether it is by becoming a fosterer, adopter or simply to send a donation, then please visit: www.themayhew.org

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Photos kindly provided by Ian Morrison / DogstarPhoto.co.uk and Rowan Williams / www.rophotographs.com

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