Battersea Media Coverage

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Press Office focuses on gaining animal rescue media coverage about the Home across a variety of publications, television programmes and radio shows.

Below you can read about some of the recent media stories focusing on Battersea. Should you need more information regarding Battersea’s activities you can find older Battersea media coverage at the ‘previous articles’ section. Our stories include homage to Mary Tealby as Battersea Dogs & Cats Home founder, 150 years anniversary celebrations, interviews of the Home’s Senior Management, TV and Radio programmes devoted to pets’ issues and other fantastic animal rescue media coverage

Sky Sports News visits Battersea

Sky Sports

To celebrate Team GB's gold-rush in the Olympics, Battersea named a dog or cat after each gold medal winner. Sky Sports News visited the charity to meet some of the lucky four-legged champions.  
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Battersea comments on compulsory microchipping


Battersea's Head of Animal Services Laura Jenkins appears on BBC Breakfast to give Battersea's response to the Government's new plans for compulsory microchipping.
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BBC News reports on Battersea's fostering scheme

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BBC London News reports on Battersea's campaign to recruit more foster carers to help its dogs that are struggling to cope in kennels.
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London Tonight investigate the impact of Dickens

London Tonight

London Tonight visits Battersea to find out how Charles Dickens helped the charity in its early years, as the country celebrates the 200th anniversary of the author's birth.
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Surrey Comet reports on bus-riding Dalmatian

surrey comet

The Surrey Comet reported on Annabelle, a Dalmatian who was seen wandering around Peckham, before boarding a bus on her own! She was brought to Battersea and has since been rehomed.
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The Sun: Lost dog found 120 miles from home

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The Sun were interested to hear about Fido the Staffie, who was found 120 miles away from home, but luckily was reunited with his owner thanks to Battersea.
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Hulk Hogan backs Staffie campaign

Wandsworth Guardian

Battersea's Staffies. They're Softer Than You Think campaign, received a boost when former WWF wrestler Hulk Hogan leant his support. The Wandsworth Guardian reported on the story, explaining how a meeting with Marcel the Staffie won him over.
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Battersea's Chief Executive on Comment is Free

Battersea's Chief Executive Claire Horton speaks out on responsible dog ownership on the Guardian's Comment is Free page.
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Battersea on CBBC Newsround


CBBC Newsround reports on the increase of Staffordshire Bull Terries coming into the home, due to misconceptions about the breed.
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Battersea on ITV Daybreak


Daybreak visits Battersea’s Cattery to meet some of our many cats needing new homes.
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Kent Messenger

Kent Messenger

The Kent Messenger and radio station KMFM reported on the increase in cats and kittens at Battersea Brands Hatch in July, including some who are being hand reared by staff.


Nancy the sheepherding Chihuahua

Nancy attracted worldwide media interest when her skills as a sheepherder were revealed.

ITV London interviewed Nancy’s owner Ali Taylor about the plucky pooch to found out how she learnt this amazing skill. 


The tiny Chihuahua also appeared in the Daily Mail, the BBC and The Sun.

You can see our story about Nancy and watch her in action here.

Battersea on ITV London Tonight

London Tonight

ITV London Tonight reports on a visit to the Home by London Fire Service’s Clapham crew.

The firefighters were visiting the Home to meet staff and animal residents that were safely evacuated following a fire in the Home’s laundry room.

'More dog-fighting casualties'

BBC London

Battersea issues wake up call to tackle severe cruelty cases against dogs.


The Telegraph spends a day at Battersea


The Telegraph looks at the unwanted of the pet world in the busy three month period after Christmas, when the novelty of a four-legged present often wears off.

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Larry joins No 10 Downing Street


Battersea cat Larry is chosen as Downing Street’s rat-catcher. Here are some of the media coverage

BBC News
Sky News
ITV News

Guardian (14 Feb)
Daily Telegraph (14 Feb)
Daily Mail
The Sun
The Times
The Times (29 Jan):

Tribute to Mary Tealby

On Thursday 30 September, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home laid flowers at the grave of Mary Tealby to say thank you to the lady who established one of the world’s most-loved animal charities almost 150 years ago.
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BBC’s Panorama programme “Britain’s unwanted pets tackles the issue of stray and unwanted dogs on a UK wide level.

TV & radio appearance for Battersea

Working Lunch

Battersea staff and residents star in BBC Two’s Working Lunch and on BBC Radio Four’s You & Yours.

Battersea stars on BBC Breakfast News

BBC London

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home featured on BBC Breakfast News on 24 June 2010.

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