- About us
- Get involved
- Help & advice
- Fun & Learning
Meet some of the cast...
Find out more about our Battersea team who became stars of the show...
Meet the Team
The dogs and cats of Battersea are cared for by 300 staff and more than 800 volunteers. We’d like to introduce you to some of them.
Head of Canine Welfare Training
Ali had her work cut out keeping Paul O’Grady in line, but 20 years at Battersea is a great help! Our Head of Canine Welfare Training travelled the world before making Battersea her home, but beware if she invites you for lunch – her other ideal guests would be Hannibal Lecter and Gnasher the Dog.
Canine Welfare Trainer
How did Brian Brady make the trip from digital media consultant to Battersea Canine Welfare Trainer? Well, The Tweenies, Bruce Springsteen and a huge capacity for falling in love had a fair bit to do with the journey.
Horses, chickens, donkeys, bears, lambs and now dogs and cats – Canine Welfare Trainer Helen Stone has lived a life in animals. Now all she needs is a happy ending from Dawn French.
After 20 years at Battersea, Head Vet Shaun Opperman is still awed by the passionate and committed people he works with, and all the wonderful owners who give our dogs and cats loving new homes. And in the film of his life, he’d like to be played by Hugh Laurie.
Phil Robinson fancies running his own farm, but our Veterinary Surgeon needs some tips from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall first. Especially when it comes to tomatoes.