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Battersea Dogs and Cats Home given ?a real boost? by £200k funding

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home given ?a real boost? by £200k funding

Tara O'Connor

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home given ?a real boost? by £200k funding

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (BDCH) will benefit from £200,000 in funding.

The money has been awarded by the People’s Postcode Lottery and will help the charity’s work across its three sites, including Old Windsor’s Priest Hill centre.

Battersea said the money would help recruit a further 650 volunteers, benefitting all areas of the home – from socialising our animals in their kennels and cat pens, to walking our dogs and helping visitors interested in rehoming a dog or cat.

Head of volunteering, Charlotte Fielder, said: “This incredible funding will give our volunteering and fostering work a real boost and will allow Battersea to continue its dedicated work helping thousands of dogs and cats that come through the home’s doors every year.

“We encourage our volunteers to get involved in all that we do here at Battersea and we truly value their breathtaking commitment in the extraordinary things they do for us. We simply couldn't do what we do without them.”

The funding will help the charity continue to care for dogs like Husky Storm (pictured above), who has been at the home for 113 days after his owners could no longer take care of him.

He would love a home with his own garden and would benefit from ideally having active owners with some previous experience of owning Huskies.

To learn more about Storm, contact the home on 0843 509 4444 or visit www.battersea.org.uk.

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