05:00PM, Sunday 11 February 2018
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, which has a base in Old Windsor, was awarded £800,000 in 2017 through players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
The money was used to open a Volunteering and Fostering Resource Centre in November, providing volunteers with a space to socialise and learn about animal welfare.
The expansion will allow Battersea to take in even more than the 7,000 dogs and cats it already takes in each year.
Trusts manager Amy Metcalf-McQueeney said: “Without this money, we wouldn’t have been able to support the dedicated volunteers and foster carers who spent over 83,000 hours helping Battersea last year. We’re so grateful for the continued support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.”
Battersea celebrated the award at a charity gala in Edinburgh on January 24
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