Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is a world famous charity, with three sites in and around London. This Valentines Day I went to their ‘Feline Lonely’ event where the cattery was open to the public and armed with prosecco and Victoria sponge we were able to see the cats which were currently resident.
The cats each had their own little room with a glass door. The space allocated to each cat was very generous and much more than I had seen in typical catteries. They all seemed happy, healthy, and particularly interested in all the new visitors they were receiving that day. The staff had done a great job of decorating with Valentines Day hearts everywhere. The main drive seemed to be around rehoming the cats rather than raising money for the centre, which appeared well funded and modern.
A key feature was the area which previously homed Larry, the Downing Street cat which was adopted by former Prime Minister David Cameron. Now, probably the most famous cat in Britain, he has a following akin to a minor celebrity with his own ‘blue sign’ up in the cattery where he used to be resident.
It was very difficult to leave there without a cat, they all looked like happy, healthy and good companions for every home. I had to tear myself away!
Checkout the Battersea Dogs and Cats website for for information on rehoming. Or click on my ‘Ads for Good’ link at the bottom of the page and watch the advert for the advertiser to make a donation to Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.