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As The Scottish Government Announces Plans To Tackle Animal Cruelty, Now's The Time For England And Wales To Step Up

Claire Horton | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK
Claire Horton

Close to 60,000 people have backed Battersea so far when we say this needs to change, and we know they will be behind us all the way, as we continue to use our influence so politicians will make this happen. If you are one of the 60,000 I want to thank you for your support. If you haven't yet joined us in our stance against such shocking cases of animal cruelty, I hope you soon will.

Animal Cruelty Sentencing: Reasons For Optimism

Claire Horton | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Claire Horton

There are times in my seven years as chief executive of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home when you can really sense that positive change in important animal ...

Shattered Lives, Broken Spirits: We Must Be Their Voice

Claire Horton | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Claire Horton

If you were beaten, hurt and abused, you'd expect the person responsible to be properly punished. If you were kept in a shed for weeks or months and ...

Changing The Lives Of Tomorrow's Dogs

Claire Horton | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Claire Horton

A ground-breaking report was released by a key Westminster Committee last week - one that could make a huge difference to the lives of dogs and cats in England and Wales - but it didn't get its chance to make the impact it deserved.

These Long-Serving Rescue Dogs Need Your Help

SWNS | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Britain’s largest animal sanctuary is trying to rehome the longest-serving members of its rescue centre who, between them, have watched as more than...

How The Unregulated Dog Breeding Industry Is Putting Lives At Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

More than half a million puppies are born in England each year, but a new report from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home reveals that the poorly unregulated...

People Are Abandoning Their Dogs So They Can Go On Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

Pet owners are abandoning their dogs to jet off on holiday, according to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The pets home said that they have seen a hug...

The Fire at Manchester's Dogs' Home

Karin Sieger | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

I heard the news about the fire at Manchester's Dogs' Home on the radio this morning - and I felt transformed. A mix between disbelief, deep upset and sorrow felt like a heavy load in my stomach and lump in my throat. I wanted to know more, yet I didn't.

Street Collections to Slacktivism, a Conversation With Ben Carter of Response One

Hannah Gal | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Hannah Gal

Times of austerity and highly savvy consumers mean challenging times for charities. In order to keep existing supporters and attract new ones, charities need a sound understanding of customers' buying behaviour, attitudes and habits. This is where Response One comes in.

New Year's Resolution? Adopt a Rescue Pet Of Course!

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

Season's greetings hope you're all enjoying some well-earned time off with your pets and thinking up some New Year's Resolutions - and if I may suggest one - adopt a rescue pet! Sure, puppies and kittens (which incidentally can also be found in rescue) maybe more cute, but older animals need loving homes too...

Mind The Cat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

There was an unusual sight on the London Underground this week - not only did a cat board at rush hour, he also miraculously managed to find a seat. ...

David Cameron Nearly Drops A Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics

The prime minister was pictured playfully pawing a pampered pet but was perturbed when the prettified pooch proved perilously precarious, punishing h...

PHOTOS: Stray Puppy And Kitten Are Best Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Comedy

And they called it puppy love... Yes, say hello to Buttons the dog and Kitty the cat - who were both abandoned at a very young age and are now bein...

Pets On The Podium: Meet The Cats And Dogs Named After Britain's Olympic Gold Medallists (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

We've had London 2012 gold post boxes, stamps and now an animal charity has named 16 of its dogs and cats after Britain's Olympic gold medallists. ...

Foster Care Appeal for Battersea's Stigmatised 'Staffies'

Ros Satar | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK
Ros Satar

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is appealing for short-term foster carers, as it prepares for the traditional surge of unwanted dogs in March. The Home ...

Abandoning Pets Is 'Not Like Throwing Out An Old Telly"

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK

Christmas can be a tough time for pets, but this year animals are particularly vulnerable. Household finances are tight resulting in many pets being a...