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Nine-week-old puppy, "George Michael", found alone on tube during summer heatwave

Written by Samantha Lade, Donr

Published on Thursday, 26th July 2018

Nine-week-old puppy "George Michael" found on tube during heatwave

A tiny, nine-week-old Chihuahua cross was recently discovered on the London underground during the summer heatwave.

The puppy was found by a member of the public sitting on the tube in North West London by himself with no lead or collar in the 25 degree heat.

The member of the public immediately brought him into animal welfare charity, Mayhew, who re-named the pup George Michael, after the 'Wham' pop superstar.

Mayhew's Animal Welfare Officer, Paul Grimes, said: 'We don't know 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.'

George Michael was quickly seen by Mayhew's experienced Vet team at their on-site Community Vet Clinic and was given a thorough health check. Luckily he was in good health, just a little scared.

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 continued: '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 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.'

As soon as George was fully vaccinated, neutered and received the love and care he needed from Mayhew's Vet team, he was put up for adoption.

George is now ready to find his forever home.

If you are interested in adopting George Michael, or any of the dogs in Mayhew's care, please visit their website for more information.