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10 Facts about Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

We're delighted to be supporting Battersea Dogs & Cats Home with the launch of six Christmas card designs featuring mans best friend. The collection has been designed exclusively by Lucy Collins in her trademark watercolour style.

We're delighted to be supporting Battersea Dogs & Cats Home with the launch of six Christmas card designs featuring mans best friend. The collection has been designed exclusively by Lucy Collins in her trademark watercolour style.

We will make a donation from the sale of each card which will allow the Home to continue it's efforts rescuing, reuniting and rehoming dogs & cats. We've guranteed a minimum donation of £1,000 but hope to raise much more.

10 QUICK FACTS

  • Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help, caring for them until their owners or loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes. We are champions for, and supporters of, vulnerable dogs and cats, determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society.
  • Since it was founded, Battersea has rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats.
  • In 2015 the Home cared for over 8000 dogs and cats.
  • Battersea cares for an average of 260 dogs and 220 cats across its three centres at any one time.
  • There is no time limit on how long an animal can stay at the charity but the average stay for a dog is 30 days and 22 days for a cat.
  • In 2015 27% of dogs and 30% of cats arrived as strays.
  • A team of over 1200 volunteers help at Battersea’s three centres, in roles including dog and cat socialising, gardening, admin support and giving talks in the community.
  • In addition to the site in South West London, the Home also has two other centres based at Old Windsor, Berkshire and Brands Hatch, Kent.
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home rehomes dogs and cats all over the UK.
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home receives no central government funding towards the care of its dogs and cats and relies on the generosity and support of the public to help care for lost and abandoned dogs & cats.