Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is one of the U.K.’s oldest, largest and leading animal shelter charities. Beyond animal shelter and rehoming, the charity commonly referred to as simply Battersea, provides animal welfare training. The Battersea Academy is an international centre of excellence specialising in educating animal welfare centres to do the best they can for cats and dogs with the resources that they have. In recognition of its efforts in supporting the less fortunate dogs and cats of this country, we dedicate this post to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

  • Battersea Dogs and Cats Home aims to not turn away a single cat or dog in need of shelter and care
  • Since its foundation in 1860, Battersea has rescued and either reunited or rehomed more than 3.1 million individual cats and dogs
  • Formerly known as Battersea Dogs Home, the animal shelter has admitted cats since 1885
  • On average, the shelter receives around 7-8000 cats and dogs each year
  • At Battersea’s three centres, a team of more than 1200 volunteers supports the shelter’s welfare provision services, while the charity employs approximately 300 staff members
  • Alongside the original shelter based in Battersea, there other two shelters which belong to the organisation are located in Old Windsor, Berkshire and Brands Hatch, Kent

  • Battersea welcome cats and dogs from across the U.K.
  • Battersea does not receive any funding from the central government and relies on the generosity of the public to continue its vital activities
  • The charity performs, on average, 70 medical procedures on animals per week. This adds up to more than 4000 each year
  • The charity also pledges to shelter and care for dogs and cats for as long as it takes to find them a new home. There is no time limit on how long an animal can stay at Battersea.