Charity shares stories about its residents to raise awareness
With thousands of cats being cared for by the leading animal welfare charity each year, the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home sees a wide variety of felines coming through its gates, some of which with more unique quirks than others.
This week saw the country celebrate International Cat Day. Battersea marked the event by sharing some of its most distinctive residents, including an image of Dinx which staff have come to love as he’s a ‘larger than life’ personality.
Dinx is much smaller than your typical cat but has a great fondness for playtime where he can chase toy mice and balls around his pen.
He also enjoys clambering onto the laps of Battersea’s dedicated staff for some well-earned chin scratches and a good snooze.
The team is looking for a home for him and are keen to find him somewhere with a secure garden where he can explore to his heart’s content.
‘Every cat is an individual with their own personality, and the cats at Battersea are no different,’ says Bradley Tovell, Cattery Team Leader at Battersea.
‘From felines with thumbs to kindles of kittens, we see cats of all shapes, sizes, and ages who are looking for their perfect homes.’
‘Here at Battersea, we hope that pet owners will join us in celebrating this International Cat Day by championing their own cats’ quirks.’
Caring for thousands of dogs and cats each year
In 2022, the Battersea Cats’ and Dogs’ Home directly cared for 2,278 dogs and 2,253 cats across its three centres which include its south west London site alongside one at Old Windsor (Berkshire) and another at Brands Hatch (Kent).
The charity run a communities programme, campaigning work and support other rescue centres alongside animal welfare advocates. They share knowledge and resources with rescue organisations around the world.
The team adds it offers expert care to dogs and cats who need us by rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals at our centres.
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