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Surrey is biggest Battersea adopter this year

Surrey residents are true animal lovers. The county is the top destination for the homeless dogs and cats from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, with residents giving a second chance in life to over 350 unwanted dogs and cats in the first half of the year.

Kaye Mughal, Centre Manager at Battersea Old Windsor said: “We’re so thankful to residents in Surrey who have decided to rehome a dog or cat from Battersea. Last year, the Home took in over 7000 unwanted dogs and cats across its three centres so we’re always in need of more people coming forward to provide a loving permanent home.

“One of the dogs to benefit from a resident living in Epsom, Surrey, is Princess, an adorable Yorkshire Terrier who spent 19 days at Battersea before being whisked away to her new fairy-tale kingdom”.

The Home cares for an average of 270 dogs and 200 cats across its three centres at any one time and is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who awarded Battersea a total of £650,000 in 2016. This award helps to fund Battersea’s Volunteering & Fostering programme.

Kaye adds, “We encourage more people to come forward and rehome a dog or cat from Battersea. Whilst in our care, all animals will receive a full veterinary assessment, this includes worming, flea treatment and initial vaccinations. We try our best to find you a suitable companion and our expert staff will always be on hand to offer you advice.”


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