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Olympic Torch makes special visit to Battersea
The Olympic Torch and former England striker Michael Owen get a special doggy welcome at Battersea
- 22 July 2012
- Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
At 12.49 on Monday 23 July the Olympic Torch and former England football striker Michael Owen will be given a spectacular waggy tailed, wet nosed welcome by our Battersea dogs. Over the course of its journey the Torch has travelled all over Great Britain cheered on by thousands of spectators but this is the first time it will be greeted by an enthusiastic audience of dogs.
Around 50 of our dogs will be making a special appearance and coming out of their kennels to line a route around our iconic South London site. The dogs are already wagging their tails in anticipation of this moment and Mongrels, Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers will be donning their best collars and coats with pride to see the Torchbearer run past with the Olympic torch.
Against a spectacular backdrop of the iconic Battersea Power Station, this will be an unforgettable moment in the journey of the Olympic Torch. Battersea is incredibly proud and honoured to be taking its place amidst some of the UK’s leading landmarks and top athletes to join in the Olympic celebrations.
Michael Owen is a dog owner and Staffordshire Bull Terrier fan so Battersea is the perfect place for the football star to carry the Flame.
Please note we will be open to the public for the Olympic Torch event but only have limited capacity for spectators on our site.