The world famous rescue centre has come a long way since 1860, when the temporary home for ‘Lost and Starving Dogs’ was established by Mary Tealby, in Holloway, North London. Eleven years later it moved to Battersea and in 1883 it started taking in cats as well.
Now every year the home takes in approximately 12,000 dogs and cats, and in addition to the main home in Battersea, it also has two other centres in Kent and Berkshire; Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Brands Hatch and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Old Windsor.
‘We aim never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help’ – that’s the simple message of the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, and one hundred and fifty years since its formation, it remains true to its word. From their homes they reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners through their Lost Dogs & Cats Line, or care for them until new homes can be found, giving them shelter and the highest standards of kennelling and veterinary care.
2. Domestic short-hair cross
4. Domestic short-hair cross
5. Border Collie
6. Bulldog cross
8. Domestic short-hair cross tabby
9. Jack Russell cross
10. Terrier cross
Title: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home 150th Anniversary
Date of Issue: 11 March 2010
Country: Great Britain
Denominations: 1st x 10