Cat Rescue Stories

We're always delighted when our dogs and cats find new homes, and we love to receive letters and emails describing cat rescue stories and telling us how they are getting on. Reading through these rescue stories, you will discover why people choose to own a pet and how is their life with their cats. You will find out great anecdotes about cats’ unique temperament as a human companion. If you have a Happy ending please email it to [email protected]. We'd like to share just a few of our rescue stories with you. 

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    • Daisy

    • 01 Apr 2014
    • Daisy

      We rehomed Jelly, a female tabby from Old Windsor two weeks ago. She is now renamed Daisy!

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    • Simba & Nala

    • 01 Apr 2014
    • Simba & Nala

      We adopted our darling cats, Petra (who we renamed Nala) and Sheldon (renamed Simba) in December 2010 from Battersea Old Windsor. We took them as they were struggling to find homes; being twelve years old, a pair and with Simba having a history of toiletting around the house.

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    • Colin

    • 01 Apr 2014
    • Colin

      We first met Colin, then called Duffy, when he had been rescued by you in a poor state (possibly poisoned) in 2000.

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    • Casper

    • 25 Mar 2014
    • Casper

      I thought you’d like to see how big Casper has grown, he’s now almost 8 months old and is spoilt rotten but a very happy little boy. He has a rather expensive cat bed but he prefers the floor or my bed..... hmmm!

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    • Dolly Lolly

    • 13 Mar 2014
    • Dolly Lolly

      Dolly Lolly (formally Bridget) been with me for just over a month now and I am sure you wouldn't recognise the happy, playful, chirripy, purry puss she has become.

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    • Lucy

    • 13 Mar 2014
    • Lucy

      We rehomed Lucy (then Daisy) back in April last year - she was quite a jumpy one-year-old when she came to us but settled into life in a house with two small children unbelievably fast.

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    • Bella

    • 04 Mar 2014
    • Bella

      I got Bella, a four-year-old year DSH cat, from Battersea on 16 February. I've never had a cat settle so quickly and be so happy in a new home.

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    • Blue

    • 03 Mar 2014
    • Blue

      Blue is still a house cat and even though the girls have tried encouraging her to go in the garden she likes to stay firmly in the doorway watching.

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    • Jill

    • 28 Feb 2014
    • Jill

      My name is Jill and maybe you remember me when I was rescued from a hard life on the streets along with my ‘brother’ Jack.

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    • Liquorice

    • 28 Feb 2014
    • Liquorice

      We adopted Liquorice on 18 January, since then he has been spoilt rotten and much loved.

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    • Tiny & Faith

    • 27 Feb 2014
    • Tiny & Faith

      Our two newly adopted cats Tiny and Faith have been adorable, feisty, and a joy to live with.

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    • Lilly

    • 24 Feb 2014
    • Lilly

      We have had our little girl Lilly a year today. She is the most mischievous and nosey cat. Any open drawer, box or cupboard and she'll be there.

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    • Molly

    • 18 Feb 2014
    • Molly

      Molly is the nine-year-old cat we rehomed in January, she had been with you for nine months.

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    • Lily-Rose

    • 13 Feb 2014
    • Lily-Rose

      I adopted Lily-Rose (was Toffee) in September 2013 and I feel blessed to have chosen her. Well actually her little face spoke to me from your website so I had no choice.

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    • Louie

    • 11 Feb 2014
    • Louie

      Thank you Battersea for such a wonderful cat. You probably knew him as Tiny but we have renamed him Louie.

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    • Summer

    • 09 Feb 2014
    • Summer

      Hey guys, It's Summer! After being rehomed last Sunday by my lovely new owners, I have settled in very well. As soon as I got to my new home, I explored the house immediately by checking out all of the rooms, including the bathrooms.

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    • Maude

    • 29 Jan 2014
    • Maude

      Maude is a calico/tortoiseshell who was gifted by her previous owners to Battersea at the end of October. My wife Alison and I came along to Battersea with no real expectation of finding a cat on the day. Having looked at all the gorgeous cats waiting for a rehome we came to the second last cubicle on the first floor.

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    • Rhaegar

    • 29 Jan 2014
    • Rhaegar

      Rhaegar (formerly Mow Mow) seems to be adjusting to his new life very well and likes to spend as much time as possible on someone's lap.

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    • Walnut

    • 29 Jan 2014
    • Walnut

      We adopted Walnut (nee Megan) back in November and since then she has settled in really well. She is one of the family and we couldn’t imagine our home without her.

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    • LC

    • 29 Jan 2014
    • LC

      We rehomed LC - short for Little Cat and pronounced Elsie - in September 2010. All we know is that she was found behind some bins in South London and was given the name Sooty by the staff at Battersea.

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    • Winnie

    • 29 Jan 2014
    • Winnie

      Firstly, I'd like to explain that I was called Daisy, but my new Dads thought Winnie of Windsor was more regal and appropriate, as a demanding girl, I can't disagree.

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    • Morales

    • 17 Jan 2014
    • Morales

      Morales, who I rehomed from Brands Hatch last week, is still coming to terms with my resident cat, but they are politely ignoring each other for the time being. We have, however, discovered that he has boundary issues...

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    • Thumper

    • 17 Jan 2014
    • Thumper

      Thumper is wonderful and happy and crazy. She doesn't really keep still enough long enough to take a photo!

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    • Conan

    • 17 Jan 2014
    • Conan

      Conan (formerly Enzo) has settled in really well over the past six weeks and really come out of his shell and into his own.

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    • Mia

    • 10 Jan 2014
    • Mia

      Dear Battersea, we brought Mia our little kitten (formerly known as Quinn) home from Battersea Brands Hatch on 6 November 2013 and she has settled in so well, we are all very happy together. Thank you so much for everything, you have been brilliant, more than words can say.

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    • Delilah

    • 10 Jan 2014
    • Delilah

      Hello everyone – you knew me as Lori but I am now called Delilah, well Delightful Delilah is my full name and I am often called DD for short.

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    • Mackie

    • 10 Jan 2014
    • Mackie

      It’s a week today since Mackie came to live with us. He came home with cat flu, which wasn’t the best start, but he’s almost over it now and is settling in well.

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    • Rosie

    • 09 Jan 2014
    • Rosie

      Thank you for letting us rehome Rosie. We really love her personality and think she is such a brilliant kitten.

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    • Freddy

    • 08 Jan 2014
    • Freddy

      I just wanted to let you know how Freddy (who was Phantom) is getting on. It's two years since we collected him from Battersea. He is so happy and healthy and he has us wrapped around his paw.

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    • Jarva and Maya

    • 08 Jan 2014
    • Jarva and Maya

      A few months ago we adopted Jarva and Inca (who we have renamed Maya) and we thought it would be nice to give you a little update on their progress.

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    • Aiko

    • 08 Jan 2014
    • Aiko

      Thanks again for all your help with rehousing Denny. We've changed her name to Aiko and she's all settled, she certainly wasn't shy!

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    • Figaro

    • 08 Jan 2014
    • Figaro

      I was adopted by Becca a year and a half ago from Battersea Old Windsor. It was love at first sight. I settled in quickly, and she soon came to understand that as a guest in my new house, she has to live by my rules!

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    • Chickpea

    • 08 Jan 2014
    • Chickpea

      Thank you Battersea for introducing us to Puma, now Chickpea!

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    • Lily

    • 03 Jan 2014
    • Lily

      We first met Lily at Battersea Brands Hatch. We had four and a half wonderful years with her and we know that have been very lucky to share our life with her.

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    • Eva

    • 03 Jan 2014
    • Eva

      I adopted Libby (now known as Eva) from Battersea about a month ago and I thought you might like an update.

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    • Tiki

    • 03 Jan 2014
    • Tiki

      Eventually we had to remove all the Christmas decorations, but we found a new one called Tiki ...

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    • Beatrice

    • 02 Jan 2014
    • Beatrice

      We got Beatrice from Battersea on January 31, 2012, and although we have only had for less than two years it seems like she has been with us for years.

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    • Bruce

    • 02 Jan 2014
    • Bruce

      Bruce joined us in 2005 from Battersea. He's an absolute darling ...

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    • Sheba

    • 31 Dec 2013
    • Sheba

      Hello everybody, miss you all. I have been gone from Battersea London since 27 August 2013.

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    • Jasper

    • 31 Dec 2013
    • Jasper

      Jasper is ex Battersea Old Windsor, now with us for two years.

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    • Millie Moo

    • 14 Dec 2013
    • Millie Moo

      Me and my husband Matt came to Brands Hatch for a kitten and we both fell in love with Miranda (now Milie) the minute we saw her.

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    • Ed

    • 14 Dec 2013
    • Ed

      Ed has settled in amazingly, He had the first night on his own with a baby gate up so he could see Jack, our Battersea Staffie... and by the morning he was so keen to explore I let him out and let him roam with Jack out of the way.

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    • Hofdi and Minton

    • 14 Dec 2013
    • Hofdi and Minton

      We adopted Hofdi and Minton (formerly called Georgy and Horace) in December 2011. We initially only came looking for one older cat but my husband fell for these two brothers (who were 8 and 9 years old at the time) so we came home with two.

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    • Mimi

    • 03 Dec 2013
    • Mimi

      Thank you Battersea for bringing this little madam into my life.

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    • Arusha

    • 23 Nov 2013
    • Arusha

      We visited Battersea and fell in love with the beautiful Peaches - Loana was very helpful and made our weekend by agreeing to let us rehome this beautiful girl.

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    • Nico

    • 21 Nov 2013
    • Nico

      I just wanted to thank you all for your help in matching KitKat with us.

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    • Lucky

    • 21 Nov 2013
    • Lucky

      This is Lucky, who has now been with us for ten years. She has been a wonderful, affectionate puss who loves company, and also loves the garden, where she sits for hours in the summer, watching buzzy things fly by.

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    • Ella

    • 21 Nov 2013
    • Ella

      I decided to rehome a cat after my family cat one day just vanished. It left us all heartbroken and I needed to fill the void.

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    • Tiki and Theo

    • 20 Nov 2013
    • Tiki and Theo

      Those lovely kittens have only been with us for two weeks but they are already feeling very comfortable helping my son with his homework.

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    • Sooty

    • 20 Nov 2013
    • Sooty

      On 24 August 2013 we were very lucky to be able to take Sooty to his new forever home. He was in Battersea after having an operation on his hip which means he has a very, very slightly shorter right rear leg - but this has not stopped him from running around the house like the young little fella that he is.

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    • Princess Patch

    • 20 Nov 2013
    • Princess Patch

      It's been a little over two months since Crystal chose us at Battersea London, it was totally love at first sign. That's right, she chose us, not the other way around.

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    • Daisy

    • 20 Nov 2013
    • Daisy

      Well it's been six months and more since I left Battersea in Brands Hatch on 1 April so I thought I should let you know that I'm very much enjoying life in my new home in Surrey.

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    • Sheba

    • 20 Nov 2013
    • Sheba

      I am a very lucky guy. I lost my cat Tango in August 2013 - he was a rescue cat from Battersea. Well since I took Sheba home we have formed a very close bond.

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    • Tamira

    • 20 Nov 2013
    • Tamira

      We visited Battersea in October and within about five minutes saw Tamira and knew that she was the one.

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    • Balthazar

    • 20 Nov 2013
    • Balthazar

      Balthazar the Snow Bear (Khan) is a lovely boy, and has really settled very well, he walks into every room with purpose and doesn't stay close to the walls or ground, he has most definitely taken ownership over his new home!

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    • Tiggy

    • 07 Nov 2013
    • Tiggy

      When you kindly used to look after me, my name was Tigger, but my new family has since named me Tiggy.

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    • Wool

    • 06 Nov 2013
    • Wool

      This is Wool, our new cat. Wool came with two wool blankets, a W (okay an M) on her head and a woolly knitted mouse. She's very soft, and warm and we assume she doesn't like getting wet, so we decided to call her Wool.

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    • Chelsea

    • 01 Nov 2013
    • Chelsea

      Chelsea, who joined me four weeks ago, was initially a bit shy.

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    • Parker

    • 30 Oct 2013
    • Parker

      Having given up on our long time preference for a tabby, we originally came to see Peach and Bowser, (who have since, happily, been re-homed), when our attention was grabbed by the tabby in the next unit, who was mewing and scratching at the glass divider.

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    • Ellie

    • 30 Oct 2013
    • Ellie

      We adopted Ellie back in April and we just wanted to let you know how she was getting on.

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    • Tyrone

    • 24 Oct 2013
    • Tyrone

      Tyrone has been with us just about a month now, and he's settled in really well.

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    • Minnie-May

    • 24 Oct 2013
    • Minnie-May

      My little Manx cat Minnie-May, who was a grand old lady of ten when I got her from Battersea in 2005, sadly died last month after eight wonderful years of us being together.

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    • Kishmish

    • 24 Oct 2013
    • Kishmish

      Kishmish has been with me since 2009. His name was Kishmish when he was left with you at five months old. I was told his owners had left the country.

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    • Barley

    • 19 Oct 2013
    • Barley

      It was one year ago today that we adopted Barley and we thought we would get in touch to let you know how she is doing.

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    • Monty

    • 18 Oct 2013
    • Monty

      We went to Battersea in September to 'have a look' and couldn’t resist Monty!

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    • LouLou

    • 18 Oct 2013
    • LouLou

      I just wanted to say a BIG thank you from my mummy, Psyche, and me, now named Loulou, for taking care of me until my new mum found me.

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    • Willow and Maple

    • 17 Oct 2013
    • Willow and Maple

      We were lucky enough to get Willow and Maple from Battersea in February 2013, when they were nine weeks old. They had been born in a foster home and actually only spent one day in Battersea before we picked them up!

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    • Jaguar

    • 17 Oct 2013
    • Jaguar

      Jaguar found us in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in the summer of 2010 (and has not been renamed despite looking more like a puma).

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    • Merry

    • 17 Oct 2013
    • Merry

      On 13 October we rehomed Squirrel (now named Merry) from the Battersea Cattery.

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    • Wizz

    • 17 Oct 2013
    • Wizz

      I collected this darling from Old Windsor on Friday, 23 August.

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    • Rocky

    • 16 Oct 2013
    • Rocky

      Here's a picture of Rocky, previously called Purr, who we adopted in February 2007 when she was 18 months old.

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    • Leo

    • 16 Oct 2013
    • Leo

      Just thought you may like to see our little Leo (aged 14, who we homed from you in October 2012) on his holiday on the Isle of Wight in a 1973 camper van.

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    • Peaches and Rose

    • 16 Oct 2013
    • Peaches and Rose

      We adopted these kittens just three weeks ago - they were in a litter of seven, and they were extremely timid when we got them.

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    • Pickle

    • 12 Oct 2013
    • Pickle

      In Spring 2000 my then husband and I adopted Petal the cat (who was renamed Pickle). We adored her immediately. Maybe because we were unable to have children, she became especially important to us. She was sociable, gentle, and averse to killing things!

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    • Tilly & Roxy

    • 12 Oct 2013
    • Tilly & Roxy

      Our names are Tilly and Roxy, we are sisters, rehomed on 1 April 2013 from Battersea Brands Hatch.

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    • Nigel

    • 10 Oct 2013
    • Nigel

      Thank you so much for our amazing kitten, Nigel, we love him to bits.

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    • Jacky

    • 03 Oct 2013
    • Jacky

      Here's our baby. He came to us from the Home on 7 April 2013.

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    • Marmite

    • 03 Oct 2013
    • Marmite

      This is a picture of our family cat, Marmite, originally named Tara when we rehomed her in September 2010. She is a very playful cat and she loves to be tickled under her chin.

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    • Lego

    • 17 Sep 2013
    • Lego

      This is Lego, who will be two on 24 November.

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    • Marley

    • 11 Sep 2013
    • Marley

      It's been three weeks since I was taken to my forever-after home and I gotta say it's lovely here!

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    • Vinnie

    • 11 Sep 2013
    • Vinnie

      We just wanted to give you a quick update on Fudge's progress since we rehomed him in July 2013.

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    • Luna

    • 03 Sep 2013
    • Luna

      We adopted Luna! She's been great so far, she doesn't really sit on your lap but she loves being picked up and goes all floppy. We bought her a laser toy and a new collar, she loves them both.

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    • Molly

    • 02 Sep 2013
    • Molly

      Molly is getting along fantastically well in her new home. We adopted Molly from your cattery at Brands Hatch just over three months ago now. She was described as a very affectionate but nervous cat and her personality shone through immediately. It didn't take long for us to know that wanted to take her home and give her a new start.

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    • Tilly

    • 02 Sep 2013
    • Tilly

      To My Lovely Friends at Battersea and Other Cats & Kittens ...

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    • Poppy

    • 02 Sep 2013
    • Poppy

      Just to let you know about Poppy who I adopted from you on 21 June...

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    • Hugo

    • 02 Sep 2013
    • Hugo

      My fiance and I adopted our cat back in February 2011 - he was known as Tobias at Battersea but we re-named him Hugo.

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    • Piccolo

    • 02 Sep 2013
    • Piccolo

      As you can see from the picture Piccolo has settled right in (this was taken on the first day!)

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    • Tu Tu

    • 02 Sep 2013
    • Tu Tu

      We came a to Brands Hatch in early September 2012 to look for a little friend to share our home.

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    • Gasper

    • 30 Aug 2013
    • Gasper

      Gasper is exactly 16 months with us. He is such a nice boy, some months ago he had an operation in his mouth and he lost six teeth, but now he is perfectly recovered and the vet told us that he is really well.

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    • CoCo

    • 30 Aug 2013
    • CoCo

      My husband and I brought CoCo (formerly Poppy) home from Battersea in November 2012. Having recently experienced the death of our beloved Zoe at the grand age of 21 years we were initially unsure as to whether we were completely ready for another precious pussycat.

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    • April & May

    • 30 Aug 2013
    • April & May

      It is just two weeks since we brought April and May home from Old Windsor, where they had been known as Nancy and Mary.

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    • Cleo

    • 30 Aug 2013
    • Cleo

      We collected Cleo from Battersea London and once we arrived home, she spent most of the first couple of hours tucked away under the couch, only briefly making an appearance to have a little bit of food and water and a quick look around the sitting room, then she'd disappear back under the sofa again.

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    • Rufus

    • 30 Aug 2013
    • Rufus

      Well are totally smitten and delighted with our gorgeous boy. More importantly Rufus has settled in remarkably quickly and quite honestly was very much at home within an hour of arriving.

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    • Stella

    • 30 Aug 2013
    • Stella

      Stella has been with us for just about a month now and she has settled in really well. It is almost as though she has always been here.

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    • Sid & Lulu

    • 30 Aug 2013
    • Sid & Lulu

      Just a quick update on ex-resident Sid (front in the picture), who I adopted in August 2011 from Battersea. He came to live with my existing cat Lulu. It was not always an easy process, encouraging the cats to get along, but we were persistent, and with Sid's loving nature, they learnt to live together without *too* many arguments!

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    • Tiger

    • 29 Aug 2013
    • Tiger

      As soon as we met Tiger we knew she was the cat for us even though she was very shy and timid in Battersea.

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    • Kiki

    • 19 Aug 2013
    • Kiki

      Frankie (now renamed Kiki) is only one year old and was found in a garden with her kittens. We call her a teen mum!

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    • Freya

    • 16 Aug 2013
    • Freya

      The cat we adopted from you, Freya, has settled in to our family very well. She was a joy to have in our home from the minute she came out of her carrier basket. It has been nearly five months and she is lovely.

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    • Big Cat

    • 15 Aug 2013
    • Big Cat

      We rehomed a cat called Sooty from Battersea in April. He’d only been in the Home for two weeks.

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    • Matilda

    • 15 Aug 2013
    • Matilda

      Matilda is settling in very well and had made herself at home within an hour of getting to Wimbledon.

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    • Billy

    • 09 Aug 2013
    • Billy

      We rehomed Song in February and rechristened him Billy. We now understand his old name though - he likes the sound of his own voice.

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    • Delphine

    • 03 Aug 2013
    • Delphine

      When our lovely old rescue cat Pablo died last May aged 20, I thought I would never have another cat as it really broke my heart, but saying that he had a great life and was so loved.

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    • Boris

    • 03 Aug 2013
    • Boris

      Boris joined me in February and has settled in so well and is loving country life.

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    • Lexie

    • 03 Aug 2013
    • Lexie

      It feels like Lexie has always been with us and we can't imagine life without her now.

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    • Twinkle

    • 01 Aug 2013
    • Twinkle

      We wanted to let you know how Twinkle is getting on. We adopted her in January from Battersea's London centre and she is a very entertaining and loveable cat.

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    • Mia

    • 01 Aug 2013
    • Mia

      Little Mia came with a reputation as a picky eater but a keen hunter.

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    • Albert

    • 22 May 2013
    • Albert

      Albert has settled in really well, after an initial afternoon under the bed.

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    • Bertie

    • 22 May 2013
    • Bertie

      We just wanted to update you on how Bertie has been getting on since we adopted him almost six weeks ago.

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    • Dinky

    • 17 May 2013
    • Dinky

      Dinky is doing fine and we absolutely adore her. Thank you so much for choosing us as her new family. She is an absolute delight!

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    • Reffie

    • 17 May 2013
    • Reffie

      We rehomed Reffie in July 2010 after a very long stay with you during which he gained a bad boy reputation!

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    • Flo

    • 17 May 2013
    • Flo

      Just wanted to drop you an email to let you know how Florence (now known as Flo, or Flo-bean!) is doing.

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    • Romeo

    • 17 May 2013
    • Romeo

      I wanted to give you an update on Romeo (who was called Rome). He has been with me and his big brother Cal for the last two months.

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    • Claus

    • 17 May 2013
    • Claus

      We would just like to thank everyone at Battersea for all their help and guidance whilst rehoming Claus. A special thanks for Gemma who felt like our personal adoption agent, she was really thorough and made rehoming Claus go as smoothly as possible!

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    • China

    • 17 May 2013
    • China

      China has settled in well and is enjoying her new surroundings - she loves to survey the quiet street from the upstairs bedroom window during the day, is eating well and getting used to all the new sounds.

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    • Charlotte

    • 17 May 2013
    • Charlotte

      We found Charlotte, then aged around 14, at Brands Hatch last summer.

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    • Moggy

    • 17 May 2013
    • Moggy

      We thought we'd update you with further progress of our very much loved Mog, previously known as Jazzie, who we met at Battersea in March 2009.

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    • Mitzy

    • 15 May 2013
    • Mitzy

      We wanted to let you know that one month in Mitzy has settled in very well and the house is now clearly hers.

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    • Paul

    • 15 May 2013
    • Paul

      We rehomed Scholes (or Paul as he's now called) in early January and he's settled in straight away, such a sweet chatty cat with a cheeky side too.

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    • Paska

    • 15 May 2013
    • Paska

      Have taken over the house with my speed, know how to choose clean washing to sleep on, or a sofa, and just climb the legs for the laps.

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    • Phoebe

    • 11 May 2013
    • Phoebe

      Phoebe has been with us for a couple of weeks although it feels much longer.

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    • Smudge

    • 11 May 2013
    • Smudge

      One year I'm so happy in my new home, I have a lovely big garden to play in and everyone loves me.

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    • Jasper & Jasmine

    • 09 May 2013
    • Jasper & Jasmine

      Monty & Mopsey (now known as Jasper and Jasmine) came home with me in January, and have been such a source of fun and amusement ever since.

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    • Alfie

    • 07 May 2013
    • Alfie

      Dear Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor, I just wanted to let you know that I am safe and very happy in my new home.

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    • Polly

    • 16 Apr 2013
    • Polly

      Hi Battersea. Thought I’d let you know how I’m getting on in my new home. It’s super so far – this is me on my first day – nice and snug on the sofa! I’ve been re-named Polly as I wasn’t answering to my previous name of Banuk!

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    • Thelma and Louise

    • 13 Apr 2013
    • Thelma and Louise

      It's been almost a week since I came to the London branch to find a new addition to my home, so I thought I'd send you a quick update on the progress of Pickle & Peewee (now affectionately known as Thelma & Louise!).

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    • Mitzy & Bess

    • 12 Apr 2013
    • Mitzy & Bess

      We have had Mitzy and Bess for four weeks and wanted to give you an update on how they are getting on ...

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    • Newman

    • 10 Apr 2013
    • Newman

      I adopted Spikey (renamed to Newman after Paul Newman!) in June 2010 and I thought you might like to know how he is getting on.

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    • Blakey

    • 10 Apr 2013
    • Blakey

      It’s me, Blakey (nee Shadow). I adopted this lovely couple earlier this year, and have been happy ever since.

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    • Albert

    • 09 Apr 2013
    • Albert

      We picked Albert up from you just over three weeks ago. He has settled in very well and made himself right at home.

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    • Fudge

    • 09 Apr 2013
    • Fudge

      We re-homed Fudge on the 26th July 2009 from Battersea at Brands Hatch and he has us all wrapped around his little white paws.

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    • Daisy

    • 08 Apr 2013
    • Daisy

      Remember me, little Miss Daisy? My new family came to pick me up two weeks ago - a very shy white bundle of fluff with black patches on both ears who wouldn't come out of her box.

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    • Jazz

    • 05 Apr 2013
    • Jazz

      My partner and I recently adopted a cat called Jazz from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

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    • Billy-Bob Junior

    • 02 Apr 2013
    • Billy-Bob Junior

      I wanted to send you a picture to show you how well and happy I am now I've fully settled into my new life. I was adopted by James and Julia on 25 September 2011 and I've been spoilt with them.

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    • Chloe

    • 27 Mar 2013
    • Chloe

      Thank you for letting Chloe come home with me two weeks ago - the minute I got her home she was out of the carrier and inspecting her new home.

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    • Mimi

    • 26 Mar 2013
    • Mimi

      This is a photo of our cat, Mimi, who we took home from Battersea ten years ago.

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    • Dennis

    • 25 Mar 2013
    • Dennis

      We picked Dennis up on 5 October, and he settled in really quickly.

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    • Archie

    • 25 Mar 2013
    • Archie

      Just thought we’d give you an update on Archie, the lovely boy we adopted in October 2012.

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    • Isabelle

    • 25 Mar 2013
    • Isabelle

      Isabelle (who was called Fizz during her long stay at Battersea's Brands Hatch centre) has settled in so well.

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    • Pud

    • 25 Mar 2013
    • Pud

      We rehomed Pudding back in September 2012. We had just lost our previous cat after 19 years and were still very sad but Pud has come into our home and become a real, loved and cherished member of the family.

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    • Lily-Rose

    • 25 Mar 2013
    • Lily-Rose

      Back in August 2011 we rehomed a nervous little kitten from your Old Windsor centre. You named her Raven but we decided she needed a much prettier name for such a pretty little lady. So she became Lily-Rose.

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    • Miami & Jinx

    • 21 Mar 2013
    • Miami & Jinx

      We adopted Miami and Phoenix (now called Jinx) from you about three weeks ago.

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    • Leo

    • 21 Mar 2013
    • Leo

      We rehomed 14 year old Leo in October last year, he now enjoys living on a narrow boat and at weekends a house in Devon.

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    • Django

    • 20 Mar 2013
    • Django

      I thought you might like to see this picture of Humphrey, now renamed Django, who we rehomed on 11 January.

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    • Tesla

    • 20 Mar 2013
    • Tesla

      We adopted Tesla (was called Fluffy) about a month ago. She was meant to be a shy cat, but now she's everything but shy!

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    • Foxy

    • 14 Mar 2013
    • Foxy

      I thought I'd send you an up to date photo of Foxy (aka Sundee) and how well she is settling in with her now big brother Marble.

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    • Munch

    • 14 Mar 2013
    • Munch

      Light of our lives!! I got Munch more than ten years ago - he was called Leon. He whirled around in his cage with his biggest cat smile.

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    • Truffles

    • 14 Mar 2013
    • Truffles

      We thought it was time to update you about Truffles who joined our family on 27 December 2012.

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    • Indy

    • 12 Mar 2013
    • Indy

      Indy was found as a stray and taken to Battersea's Old Windsor centre around five years ago.

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    • Bella & Ted

    • 12 Mar 2013
    • Bella & Ted

      Ted and Bella are settling in really well, they love lots of stokes and cuddling up with us and each other.

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    • Micka and Meowgi

    • 11 Mar 2013
    • Micka and Meowgi

      We just wanted to give you an update regarding the two little terrors we adopted from you in January, Patch and Nibbles - now known as Micka and Meowgi.

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    • Biscuit

    • 20 Feb 2013
    • Biscuit

      Dear Battersea Home, I am not sure if you remember me, my name is Biscuit Sinclair (aka Phoebe).

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    • Geno

    • 20 Feb 2013
    • Geno

      Geno is a very nervous boy who we adopted last May. He has really come out of his shell and is such a wonderful boy - so loving and friendly.

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    • Maxwell

    • 20 Feb 2013
    • Maxwell

      It's a year since I brought my beautiful orange cat home from Old Windsor, and what a year it has been.

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    • Bethany

    • 08 Feb 2013
    • Bethany

      Hello to everyone at Battersea Brands Hatch. Bethany picked me as her new friend back in mid-November last year.

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    • Ace and Dolly

    • 08 Feb 2013
    • Ace and Dolly

      Twelve week-old kittens Ace and Dolly, who we picked up from you on 28 January, are doing exceedingly well.

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    • Ash

    • 08 Feb 2013
    • Ash

      We adopted Ash from Battersea on 4 February 2000, when he was 3-5 years old. He has grown up with all my children (the youngest being 16 now) and has given us all many years of joy.

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    • Minnie

    • 08 Feb 2013
    • Minnie

      We picked up Minnie (you named her Mala) two weeks ago from Battersea. She had been found in a local park and you thought she was about three months old.

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    • Toby

    • 07 Feb 2013
    • Toby

      A big thank you to all at Battersea Brands Hatch for Toby, especially from Angelina, our four-year-old daughter who adores him.

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    • Myrtle and Molly

    • 07 Feb 2013
    • Myrtle and Molly

      We adopted Molly and Myrtle in 1998. Molly is the one with the white socks and was originally called Blossom, she was 12 weeks old when we got her. We adopted Myrtle about six months later, she was also around 12 weeks old at the time. Myrtle was originally called Cherry.

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    • Ford and Zaphod

    • 07 Feb 2013
    • Ford and Zaphod

      We rehomed Ford and Zaphod at the end of December and they were both very quick to settle. They both have so much personality.

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    • Leo and Lexi

    • 06 Feb 2013
    • Leo and Lexi

      Myself and my fiance were lucky enough to rehome two of your beautiful Bengal kittens from Old Windsor last year.

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    • Stoli

    • 01 Feb 2013
    • Stoli

      Two years on from adopting Stoli (was called Poppy) from your London centre, and I'm glad to say that she is still loving home life here with me.

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    • Forest

    • 24 Jan 2013
    • Forest

      Thankyou so much for our cat Forest, who was called Prancer at Battersea.

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    • Tweeny

    • 24 Jan 2013
    • Tweeny

      I'm writing to let you know how well our cat Tweeny has settled in since we got her from Old Windsor in mid-December.

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    • Ted

    • 22 Jan 2013
    • Luther

    • 15 Jan 2013
    • Luther

      My name is Luther and I was adopted on 2 December 2012. I wasn't at Battersea for very long but the staff were really kind to me.

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    • Mittens

    • 15 Jan 2013
    • Mittens

      Victoria (or Mittens, as we have renamed her!) has been getting on great with us. She has been charging around the house, and sleeping between us on our bed at night!

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    • Teddington

    • 15 Jan 2013
    • Teddington

      In October 2012, we adopted Teddington, a characterful, 1-2 year old silver-grey and white tomcat. In the short three months that he has been with us, Teddington has made a remarkable turnaround.

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    • Polk

    • 09 Jan 2013
    • Polk

      My beloved Battersea cat came to live with me over three years ago now. She was a stray who you had named Cherry. Well, she ended up being renamed Polk, and she's been the best little cat ever.

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    • Mork

    • 04 Jan 2013
    • Mork

      I just wanted to give you an update on Mork who we rehomed from Battersea's London centre several months ago.

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    • Lola

    • 04 Jan 2013
    • Lola

      It is a year ago today that we brought Lola home to live with us. When we first saw Lola she was hiding underneath her blankets and wouldn’t come out.

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    • Felicity

    • 02 Jan 2013
    • Felicity

      In mid September we visited you and needless to say we didn't leave empty handed. We met a tiny ginger female cat called Eva and just couldn't imagine not bringing her home.

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    • Molly

    • 31 Dec 2012
    • Molly

      My husband and I came to Battersea on 23 October this year and took Strawberry the cat home with us.

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    • Holly

    • 31 Dec 2012
    • Holly

      Just had to put paws to paper to let you know what kind of year I’ve had. I got a new home in January – on my birthday as it happens but my new parents didn’t know that at the time, until they read my paperwork at home.

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    • Georgia & Gus

    • 31 Dec 2012
    • Georgia & Gus

      We got the kittens on 13 June, 2012, from Battersea's London centre. When they got back home we decided to leave them to settle in for a while, and they dashed behind the sofa straight away. They were about nine weeks old then.

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    • Polly

    • 31 Dec 2012
    • Polly

      Polly came to me in 2005 as a cat with "behavioural problems". We lived a quiet life by the canal for seven years, and she loved watching the birds from the balcony.

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    • Ray

    • 27 Dec 2012
    • Ray

      It is just over 18 months since (blind) Ray came back to Shropshire with me. He has become a very loving cat who follows me everywhere. He has the run of the garden and I can leave him unsupervised out there.

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    • Jet, Shadow and Midnight

    • 27 Dec 2012
    • Jet, Shadow and Midnight

      It is exactly two years ago that Alison and Neil picked us up and we thought that it was time that we dropped you an update.

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    • Channing

    • 27 Dec 2012
    • Channing

      My new mummy and daddy who renamed me from Chalky to Channing took me home on 8 December.

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    • Ambrose

    • 26 Dec 2012
    • Ambrose

      Dear All. Just a short note to let you know how happy I am in my new home!

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    • Peanut

    • 13 Dec 2012
    • Peanut

      We adopted Peanut in August . Well, in short, she has been perfect!

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    • Honey

    • 13 Dec 2012
    • Honey

      Another year in my new home and I am as happy as ever. I have been out in the garden a lot this year (although my owners keep a very watchful eye on me so I can’t get up to too much mischief!).

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    • Mowgli

    • 12 Dec 2012
    • Mowgli

      I wanted to drop a line to say thank you for my dear little boy Mowgli.

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    • Mimi

    • 12 Dec 2012
    • Mimi

      Dear friends at Battersea, I have now been in my 'new' home for 14 months, and I thought you would like to see how I am doing.

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    • Bella

    • 11 Dec 2012
    • Bella

      Here is a picture of my beautiful ex-Battersea cat Bella, formerly known as Jemma.

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    • Megatron

    • 11 Dec 2012
    • Megatron

      Thought you might like an update on Megatron (used to be Mal-Owi).

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    • Charlie

    • 11 Dec 2012
    • Charlie

      As soon as we saw handsome Simon (now named Charlie) on the Battersea website we hoped that we would be his.

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    • Archie

    • 04 Dec 2012
    • Archie

      Thought I would send you an update on how "Teddy" is getting on in his new home. We renamed him Archie which really suits him and sounds much better from two over-40s.

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    • Tiggy

    • 04 Dec 2012
    • Tiggy

      Tiggy the cat has been living with us for a year now since we adopted him from Battersea's Old Windsor centre.

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    • Rufus

    • 06 Nov 2012
    • Rufus

      We wanted to let you know how well Rufus (formerly known as Donny) is getting on and to say a big thank you for rehoming him with us and for all that you do at Battersea.

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    • Lulu

    • 05 Nov 2012
    • Lulu

      My name is Lulu and I was adopted on 30 September by Patricia.

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    • MIdnight

    • 05 Nov 2012
    • MIdnight

      We adopted Midnight in October last year (he was meant to be called Felix but we thought we'd stick to his original name) and he has given us so much joy and happiness ever since then.

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    • Pegs

    • 05 Nov 2012
    • Pegs

      Thank you so much for helping us find such a lovely moggie to join our home.

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    • Lemon Meringue

    • 05 Nov 2012
    • Lemon Meringue

      I picked up Lemon Meringue from Battersea's London centre a few weeks ago. As you can see she has settled in very well and is already part of the family!

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    • Missy

    • 04 Nov 2012
    • Missy

      Missy was adopted last December from Battersea's Old Windsor centre.

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    • Banjo

    • 31 Oct 2012
    • Banjo

      I just wanted to let everyone know how both my Battersea cats are enjoying life.

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    • Lulu

    • 30 Oct 2012
    • Lulu

      I wanted a cat, so I asked my mum for a cat. My mum said yes! So my mum looked on the internet and found the website, and so we went to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

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    • Cleo & Nef

    • 25 Oct 2012
    • Cleo & Nef

      Thankyou Battersea for allowing us to rehome our wonderful cats Cleopatra (Cleo, formerly Zoe) and Nefertiti (Nef, formerly Louise).

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    • Pepe

    • 25 Oct 2012
    • Pepe

      Hello Battersea. It's Pepe here, although you may remember me better as Bubbles. I adopted my new owners (Elise and Fraser) in May of 2011 and while they still think they are in charge, I am educating them slowly.

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    • Tom Thumbs

    • 24 Oct 2012
    • Tom Thumbs

      Tommy came home with us on Wednesday, 16 October 2012 and has settled in very quickly.

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    • Boo

    • 18 Oct 2012
    • Boo

      My cat Boo (originally named Gizzy) is two years old, and she was rehomed on 3 March.

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    • Annie

    • 18 Oct 2012
    • Annie

      I thought your would like to know how Annie (Fudge while she was at Battersea) is getting on.

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    • Fluffy

    • 02 Oct 2012
    • Fluffy

      We have had Fluffy now since 2 August, she is the most loveable, cutest and playful cat, just what we were looking for after our other two cats died at the ages of 17 and 21.

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    • Harry and Herbie

    • 23 Sep 2012
    • Harry and Herbie

      It has been two weeks since we picked up Harry and 'Ron' (now Herbie) from Battersea's Brands Hatch centre.

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    • Archie

    • 19 Sep 2012
    • Archie

      This is the second day since we have taken Archie to our office and we wanted to show you how confident and happy he is! When we brought him here yesterday he behaved like he always lived in here!

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    • Augustus

    • 19 Sep 2012
    • Augustus

      Hi Battersea friends! I thought I would let you know how I'm getting on.

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    • Larry

    • 19 Sep 2012
    • Larry

      Larry (he was called Smithy) has settled in really well to his new home.

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    • Miss Garbo

    • 19 Sep 2012
    • Miss Garbo

      I just wanted to give you an update on Miss Garbo (nee Misty) who I adopted last March. After some time and patience, she is turning into the loveliest companion.

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    • Indy

    • 12 Sep 2012
    • Indy

      Hey everyone at Battersea it's Peta (now known as Indy).

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    • Lulu

    • 11 Sep 2012
    • Lulu

      I took Lulu home in January 2011 after losing my Candy at the young age of 22.

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    • Albus

    • 11 Sep 2012
    • Albus

      I adopted a cat from you on 7 August, 2011. His name then was Indiana which we changed to Albus. I thought I would let you know how he is getting on a year later!

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    • Mitsy and Penny

    • 07 Sep 2012
    • Mitsy and Penny

      We want to update you on the progress of Mitsy and Kitty (now known as Penny) who we adopted from Battersea Old Windsor on 20 July 2012. They had been at Battersea for almost four months without being adopted and we fell in love with them straight away.

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    • Tigger

    • 06 Sep 2012
    • Tigger

      We took Tigger home from Battersea's London centre on 26 March after he had spent a couple of weeks with you.

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    • Bradley

    • 05 Sep 2012
    • Bradley

      Thank you very much for Bradley's starter pack - he loves that green monster on a string!

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    • Fiffaro

    • 03 Sep 2012
    • Fiffaro

      Just a quick note to say that I've really settled into my new home very well!

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    • Poppy

    • 03 Sep 2012
    • Poppy

      When we went to Battersea in early June we didn't expect to come home with a cat. And yet we soon found ourselves on the bus home clutching bags of litter, cat food, cat toys, food bowls, a cat bed, cat collar, and an underweight, timid little black and white one-year-old called Isis.

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    • Bertie

    • 20 Aug 2012
    • Bertie

      Bertie (known as Smithy at Battersea) is doing very well!

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    • Ghost

    • 17 Aug 2012
    • Ghost

      Just thought I'd give you an update on Samantha who I took home with me six weeks ago. She is now called Ghost as she looks like a little ghost at night-time (and after the white wolf in Game Of Thrones).

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    • Halo

    • 02 Aug 2012
    • Halo

      Halo, our gorgeous cat, was a real challenge when we first brought him home. However, he has very quickly become a much loved member of the family, full of mischief and fun.

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    • Jessie

    • 30 Jul 2012
    • Jessie

      Here's Jessie 10 months after she joined the family in our London home. She travelled to France a fortnight ago, with harness & lead for safety, ending the long trip free in the back of the car.

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    • Tinks

    • 29 Jul 2012
    • Tinks

      This is Tinks, who we adopted from Battersea Brands Hatch on 25 March.

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    • Bruce

    • 25 Jul 2012
    • Bruce

      We picked up our new cat from you on 20 May. Within hours he had made himself right at home! He was all over the house (up and down the stairs) and getting into every nook and cranny. He seems to like the bathroom as it is warm, but he can also cool down by lying in the empty bathtub.

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    • Raymond

    • 17 Jul 2012
    • Raymond

      I thought you might like to know that Mac, or Raymond as I think we will rename him, is settling in really well to his new home already.

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    • Buster

    • 17 Jul 2012
    • Buster

      As you can see, Buster has settled in well and is seen here enjoying a stroll in the garden.

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    • Gerry

    • 17 Jul 2012
    • Gerry

      On Gerry's insistence I want to add him to the Happy Endings column.

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    • Idris

    • 16 Jul 2012
    • Idris

      Hi Battersea, we wanted to share this picture of little Idris who we rehomed two months ago.

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    • Missy

    • 16 Jul 2012
    • Missy

      Missy absolutely loves attention but she will let you know when she has had enough.

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    • Lucky

    • 06 Jul 2012
    • Lucky

      We came in to Battersea on 11 February looking for a cat as a Valentine's present to ourselves (my previous cat had died back in November of cancer and had left a gaping cat shaped hole at home).

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    • Romeo

    • 06 Jul 2012
    • Romeo

      My sister and I adopted our first animal companion, Romeo, in April and it's been a delightful three months, and definitely feels like he's been living with us for much longer!

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    • Parker

    • 05 Jun 2012
    • Parker

      I have just received the latest edition of Battersea's Paws magazine, and was delighted to find that Parker, our adopted cat from you, featured, I believe, twice.

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    • Billy & Wally

    • 04 Jun 2012
    • Billy & Wally

      One year on from Billy and Wally coming to live in Colchester and they have both become part of the family and prominent features in the local area.

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    • Boris

    • 31 May 2012
    • Boris

      It has been just over six weeks since we chose and picked up Boris (previously known as Cece) and he has been an absolute delight.

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    • Betsie

    • 28 May 2012
    • Betsie

      We rehomed Rosie (now named Betsie) on 22 April 2012.

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    • Molly

    • 24 May 2012
    • Molly

      I brought Monkey (now Molly) home from Battersea Old Windsor on 13 May.

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    • Smudge

    • 22 May 2012
    • Smudge

      I think you can see Smudge has settled in to his new home very well.

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    • Coco

    • 22 May 2012
    • Coco

      I thought I would drop you a line and tell you all about my new home and that I am very happy.

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    • Pablo & Mouse

    • 17 May 2012
    • Pablo & Mouse

      Hi, here is a picture of our two Battersea cats. We got Pablo (originally called Mario) about seven years ago and Mouse (originally Matilda) joined him three weeks ago.

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    • Magnus & Blu

    • 15 May 2012
    • Magnus & Blu

      Hello, I can't believe it is over three months since we rehomed Magnus and Blu. The time has flown by! I thought you might like to see some pictures of them in their new home and hear how they are getting on.

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    • Snowie

    • 11 May 2012
    • Snowie

      Snowie is settling in well - while perhaps a little nervous still when encountering the unexpected, especially as he refused to realise that there was an upstairs in the house until this morning, which discovery discombobulated him - although as the attached pitcure attests he swiftly got over it.

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    • Cinnamon Cookie

    • 11 May 2012
    • Cinnamon Cookie

      Cinnamon Cookie went home with us on 25 February this year. The first thing she did when we arrived was go straight to our room and laid down on our bed.

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    • Prince & Princess

    • 11 May 2012
    • Prince & Princess

      We wanted to let you know that the two wonderful cats we adopted from you last December are thriving and happily settled into their new home.

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    • Willow

    • 11 May 2012
    • Willow

      I saw my new mummy at Battersea in February 2012. She came into my nice room and rubbed my chin.

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    • Cleo

    • 08 May 2012
    • Cleo

      We’ve now been proud owners of Cleo (formerly Pinky) for three months and she has settled in beautifully!

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    • Sweetie Pie

    • 08 May 2012
    • Sweetie Pie

      My mum rehomed Sweetie Pie from your Old Windsor centre at the end of January.

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    • Treacle

    • 08 May 2012
    • Treacle

      I adopted tortie Treacle in March, after my previous Battersea graduate, a very shy tabby called Tilly, died.

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    • Lovey

    • 07 May 2012
    • Lovey

      On 18 January 2005 I went with a friend to Battersea. He was after a kitten and I was there to keep him company. In the waiting room I saw Lovey’s poster.

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    • Jasper

    • 07 May 2012
    • Jasper

      I had been very lonely since Rascal, my lovely 19 year old cat died. I came to Battersea at the end of February and fell for little Jasper. He had apparently been there since mid December but no-one chose him, because nobody except the lovely, kind helpers there ever got to see him – he never came out of his cardboard box!

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    • Snookie

    • 04 May 2012
    • Snookie

      We got Snookie in November 2011 and it feels like she has been part of our home forever! I remember looking at her profile picture on the website. I knew straight away she was the cat for me and that was before meeting her…. and I was right.

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    • Quentin

    • 17 Apr 2012
    • Quentin

      Formerly known as Paddy, Quentin is really enjoying life. He has a nice, interesting garden to call his own, where he is obsessed with catching flies. He is loved by the whole family.

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    • Bella

    • 12 Apr 2012
    • Bella

      We rehomed Bella back in January 2012 from Battersea's Old Windsor centre.

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    • Tigger

    • 10 Apr 2012
    • Tigger

      We collected Tigger from Battersea's London centre on 25 March and we just wanted to let you know how he's getting on.

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    • Dandolo

    • 10 Apr 2012
    • Dandolo

      When we married in January 2010, we wanted to start our family as soon as possible. Naturally, we headed straight online to the Battersea website to see who would adopt us.

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    • Buddy

    • 10 Apr 2012
    • Buddy

      I adopted Buddy, the deaf cat, from Old Windsor last December.

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    • Dopey

    • 07 Apr 2012
    • Dopey

      Thank you for letting us take Toby (now Dopey) home.

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    • Harvey

    • 07 Apr 2012
    • Harvey

      Two years on from Old Windsor and grey, green-eyed Harvey is a dear, gentle, happy little cat who has settled well and developed a deep rumbly purr and lots of different chirrupy sounds.

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    • Felix

    • 05 Apr 2012
    • Felix

      Felix came to us 5 December 2009 from Battersea's Brands Hatch centre. I had been looking for a cat who would catch my eye. I had looked at many websites, visited a local rescue centre and saw many appealing and deserving cats. However, it was when I was searching the Battersea website that I spotted him.

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    • Ruby Splodge

    • 05 Apr 2012
    • Ruby Splodge

      Ruby is slowly coming out of her shell and letting her wonderful personality shine through.

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    • Hector

    • 02 Apr 2012
    • Hector

      Thank you for letting us take Hector home. He was very timid at first, spending the first couple of days hiding in his igloo house. We left his food and water next to the entrance.

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    • Charles & Sebastian

    • 02 Apr 2012
    • Charles & Sebastian

      At first, Charles and Sebastian were quite shy and scared, especially Charles who was hiding in the wardrobe or under the bed. Sebastian was more confident and friendly to us from the very beginning, even if he was cautious.

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    • Charlie

    • 30 Mar 2012
    • Charlie

      I fell in love with Felix (now Charlie) at Battersea's Old Windsor centre within minutes of meeting him.

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    • Monty

    • 30 Mar 2012
    • Monty

      We adopted Monty (formerly known as Socksy) from Old Windsor in January 2012.

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    • Porsha

    • 16 Mar 2012
    • Porsha

      Thank you for introducing me to Porsha and letting me bring her home.

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    • William

    • 14 Mar 2012
    • William

      We came to London for a visit - and ended up going home with William (who used to be Sharkie) after coming to Battersea!

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    • Minou

    • 14 Mar 2012
    • Minou

      Yesterday Minou was expressing such an interest in being out, sniffing at the back door which I had left a tiny bit open for her to smell the air outside. As she has found her way around the house and seemed to be confident with the inside space, I decided to give her a try and opened the door.

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    • Bobby

    • 07 Mar 2012
    • Bobby

      It has been a year this April since we rehomed Bobby the Burmese from Battersea Brands Hatch.

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    • Tora

    • 07 Mar 2012
    • Tora

      We rehomed beautiful Tora (formerly Cookie) from Battersea in September 2011 and she has given us so much love and fun.

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    • Hugo

    • 06 Mar 2012
    • Hugo

      It has now been just over a year since we collected Hugo from Battersea… and what a wonderful addition to our family he is!

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    • Dolly

    • 02 Mar 2012
    • Dolly

      My kitten is called Dolly. She is 8 months and a half. I got her from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home who had found and saved her in Islington.

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    • Leo and Charlie

    • 02 Mar 2012
    • Leo and Charlie

      Here are brothers Leo and Charlie (originally called Johnny and Jimmy) who we rehomed from Battersea in October 2009.

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    • Nala and Simba

    • 01 Mar 2012
    • Nala and Simba

      My gorgeous babies are now more or less completely settled. Kiara-Woo, who we have renamed Nala, is so unbelievably confident, her favourite toy is her mouse with a bell and she has proved to be an expert tree climber.

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    • Missy

    • 29 Feb 2012
    • Missy

      Melinda has become a completely different cat to how she was in Battersea. Now called Missie, she is very affectionate and loves to sit near you whenever she can and waits by the door for us to come home from work.

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    • Rani

    • 29 Feb 2012
    • Rani

      We re-homed Rani from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in August 2011.

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    • Ditz

    • 27 Feb 2012
    • Ditz

      Ditz has now been with us for over a month. He has settled into the house really well and it feels like he has always lived with us.

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    • Jerome

    • 27 Feb 2012
    • Jerome

      It has been nine months now since Jerome came home to Hackney.

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    • Shadow

    • 23 Feb 2012
    • Shadow

      We adopted Shadow last year in April and when we got her she was very shy and scared (of her own shadow).

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    • JoJo

    • 23 Feb 2012
    • JoJo

      Meow there! My mum is helping me to type this as obviously I can't do it myself!

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    • Beatrice

    • 23 Feb 2012
    • Beatrice

      When we visited Battersea we wanted to take all the cats home, but our eyes kept coming back to a shy black bundle of fur called Beatrice, she was quite shy and a bit nervy, but there was no getting away from it. This was the cat for us.

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    • Poppy

    • 23 Feb 2012
    • Poppy

      We made the round trip all the way to Brands Hatch on 5 November after falling in love with Poppy on the website.

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    • Myrtle

    • 21 Feb 2012
    • Myrtle

      Myrtle (who was called Taylor at Battersea's Brands Hatch centre) made herself at home straight away. No timid hiding under the sofa, she made it her business to explore every inch of her new surroundings.

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    • Smilla

    • 21 Feb 2012
    • Smilla

      In June 2007 I picked up Smilla (then Tutti as Battersea named her, or Pudding as the original owner named her). Being from Denmark I renamed her Smilla (from the book "Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow" - thinking it was bad karma to have a slightly fat cat named Pudding).

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    • Margot

    • 17 Feb 2012
    • Margot

      We rehomed Margot (formerly known as Claudia) in November 2011 and were warned that she would be a very timid girl, who we may not see venture from behind the sofa for a couple of weeks. She was however, already purring in her new basket in the car on the way home that very day!

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    • Belle

    • 17 Feb 2012
    • Belle

      We picked Humbug up from Old Windsor on 27 December. Since then she has been renamed Belle (we thought she was too pretty to be called Humbug!).

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    • George

    • 17 Feb 2012
    • George

      I visited Battersea London in February 2006 with my flatmate who wanted a cat and, not having any experience, asked me along for help. We walked up and down the cattery, not sure which one to choose, and then I saw a cabin which had a cardboard box with its back to the window.

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    • Merlin

    • 16 Feb 2012
    • Merlin

      I got Merlin just after Christmas and after a shaky first evening of him trying to escape up the chimney I couldn't imagine my house without him.

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    • Rosencrantz & Ophelia

    • 16 Feb 2012
    • Rosencrantz & Ophelia

      Just wanted to update you with how Rosencrantz and Ophelia (previously Moses and Lily) are getting on in their new home.

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    • Chloe

    • 16 Feb 2012
    • Chloe

      Chloe has settled like a dream, enjoys visitors and has been 'adopted' by our children and grandchildren, who all want to take her home.

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    • Ozma and Billina

    • 16 Feb 2012
    • Ozma and Billina

      We rehomed our senior kitizens (who were Hobnob and Willow) almost three years ago now, and I just wanted to share our new journey with you and your wonderful Cattery team.

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    • Tarabelle

    • 15 Feb 2012
    • Tarabelle

      We came to Battersea in May 2011 and fell in love instantly with Tarabelle, who was found wandering as a pregnant stray and had been fostered until her kittens were born.

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    • Arlie

    • 15 Feb 2012
    • Arlie

      Gentle giant Arlie weighed in at 7k - nearly all of it muscle ...

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    • Harry

    • 10 Feb 2012
    • Harry

      We adopted Harry (Stanley at Battersea) just before Christmas. With a lot of patience and time we have successfully integrated him into the household and he is now Tyson's (our black lab) best mate.

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    • Tess and Barney

    • 10 Feb 2012
    • Tess and Barney

      Our beautiful cats Aero and Tigger (now renamed Tess and Barney) were adopted from Battersea's Old Windsor centre in November and they have settled really well into their new home.

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    • Mia

    • 09 Feb 2012
    • Mia

      This is Mia, my beautiful, adorable and friendly long haired cat who I adopted from Battersea's Brands Hatch centre in December.

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    • Boo

    • 08 Feb 2012
    • Boo

      When I saw Boo's photo on the Battersea site I had an instinct that he was 'the one for us' and was so keen not to miss the chance of having him in our lives my boyfriend took an afternoon off work in order to meet him and arrange for him to be reserved until my day off at the weekend.

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    • Patches

    • 08 Feb 2012
    • Patches

      I just wanted to give you an update on Patches, the timid but very sweet black and white kitty we took home from Battersea's London Centre in mid-September last year.

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    • Miss Keats

    • 08 Feb 2012
    • Miss Keats

      I thought I would send you an update on Keys, or Miss Keats as she is now known.Given her prima dona status the "title" is very important!

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    • Alfie and Frodo

    • 08 Feb 2012
    • Alfie and Frodo

      We picked up Orin and Oisin from Battersea back in May 2010 and renamed them Alfie and Frodo.

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    • Scratchy & Zoomer

    • 06 Feb 2012
    • Scratchy & Zoomer

      When Gaby and Gavin (now renamed Scratchy and Zoomer) first came to us they were timid tiny kittens who were resistant to all human contact.

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    • Star & Buck

    • 06 Feb 2012
    • Star & Buck

      We rescued Star and Buck in November 2011 from Battersea, where they were known as Prince and Serena.

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    • Jude

    • 01 Feb 2012
    • Jude

      When I visited Battersea in May, I asked which cat had been waiting for a home the longest; Jude had been in the cattery for seven months and she had had two homes before coming back to Battersea.

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    • Dylan and Tia

    • 31 Jan 2012
    • Dylan and Tia

      It's been nearly 2 weeks since we rehomed Dylan and Tia from Battersea and they have been a scream!

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    • Mabel

    • 27 Jan 2012
    • Mabel

      We will shortly be celebrating 13 years with Mabel, and she is certainly not acting like the older lady she now is.

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    • Wilf

    • 27 Jan 2012
    • Wilf

      I’m Wilf. Battersea called me Pluto but I didn’t like it. I’ve been resident in the country over a year now and it suits me hugely - once I’d got the resident ex-stray dog into shape, which didn’t take long.

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    • Mylo

    • 27 Jan 2012
    • Mylo

      I’m having a great time with my new owners. They are very caring and providing me with a lot of happiness.

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    • Sophie Lulu

    • 25 Jan 2012
    • Sophie Lulu

      Battersea kindly looked after me for a short time until my new family were introduced to me.

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    • Oscar & Purrey

    • 19 Jan 2012
    • Oscar & Purrey

      It has now been three weeks since we adopted Oscar and Purrey, and both are doing really well.

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    • Vegas

    • 03 Jan 2012
    • Vegas

      Vegas is a four-year-old black and white short haired cat, who we adopted in 2009 from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, London.

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    • Harvey

    • 03 Jan 2012
    • Harvey

      After only a week in his new home, Harvey the cat now rules the roost.

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    • Ripley

    • 03 Jan 2012
    • Ripley

      I wanted to let everyone know about one of Battersea's ex-residents who now lives with me - Ripley (or Lord Ripley, as he is affectionately known).

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    • Fluffy

    • 21 Dec 2011
    • Fluffy

      Beautiful white Fluffy (by name and by coat!) was rehomed from our Brands Hatch centre by Lloyd, Chiara and Sophia Allegri.

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    • Willoughby

    • 21 Dec 2011
    • Willoughby

      Willoughby has been with us for just over a year now - his name was Stewie when he was at Brands Hatch.

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    • Buddy

    • 21 Dec 2011
    • Buddy

      I adopted Buddy from Old Windsor just two weeks ago and thought I'd let you know how we're getting along.

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    • Alice

    • 26 Sep 2011
    • Alice

      Marion Smith rehomed one of Battersea Old Windsor centre's more timid residents, Alice, last year. Alice, a youngster herself, was abandoned at the gates of the Home whilst pregnant with four kittens. After such a sad start in life, she was very fortunate to be rehomed by Marion and has become quite the little superstar! It’s a lovely update, and a true testament to how shy and under socialised cats can develop into wonderful pets when they are taken into a loving home.

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    • Ray

    • 03 Jun 2011
    • Blind cat Ray was adopted by Anne in May 2011 and taken home to Shropshire.

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    • Toby

    • 21 Feb 2011
    • Toby

      We just thought we'd provide you with a quick update on the big ginger Tom cat, Toby, that we adopted a month ago.

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    • Naomi

    • 24 Jan 2011
    • Naomi

      I took Naomi home in October 2008. She was shy at first but has since grown in confidence and is a delight to have around.

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    • Hibby

    • 15 Dec 2010
    • Hibby

      Hibby (or Hibberd) wrote us a Christmas Card to let us know how he's getting on with his new family

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    • Xander

    • 27 Sep 2010
    • Xander

      The following is one of the Battersea Dogs & Cats rescue stories that describes how cats of different ages can get on very well with each other in the same house.

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    • Issey

    • 27 Sep 2010
    • Issey

      My name is Issey and I moved into my new home from Battersea when I was only a baby after I was put in quarantine because my brothers and sisters weren’t very well.

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    • Teddy Mint

    • 27 Sep 2010
    • Teddy Mint

      How could our rescue stories not include the one of ‘saucy’ Teddy Mint? His owners forgive all of his pranks, as he’s ‘loveable’.

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    • Purrdy

    • 26 Aug 2010
    • Purrdy

      One of the cutest rescue stories is that of Purrdy and Elaine below showing us that sometimes the owner and the pet are destined to live together.

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    • Danny

    • 04 Aug 2010
    • Danny

      Danny’s story is one of the rescue stories that represents the perfect match between the owners and their pet. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home helped Danny’s ‘family’ to make the right cat choice.

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    • Fluffy

    • 28 Jun 2010
    • Fluffy

      The following is one of the rescue stories proving that even older cats can be a marvellous companion.

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    • Tom

    • 23 Jun 2010
    • Tom

      He is the most perfect companion for somebody living on his own , and I like to think that he is very happy here.

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    • XO

    • 14 Jun 2010
    • XO

      XO, formerly known as Luka, graciously allowed me to take him home on the 4th of May.

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    • Poppy

    • 14 Jun 2010
    • Poppy

      Poppy spent over 20 years of her life at Battersea’s London site, and happily lived out her last two and a half years in the Kent countryside with Lynda Drossa, who used to work at the Home.

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    • Forrest

    • 14 Jun 2010
    • Forrest

      This is Forrest he came to live with us after visiting Battersea Old Windsor 08.

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    • Panther

    • 26 May 2010
    • Panther

      He is very big and handsome boy who loves his life in the country.

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    • Max

    • 19 Mar 2010
    • Max

      Max is fabulous. Neither of us have ever had a cat like him.

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    • Troy

    • 17 Mar 2010
    • Troy

      My husband and I came to Battersea in October 09 to rehome an FIV positive cat as we only have a small roof terrace and no garden but have always wanted a cat.

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    • Brandy

    • 17 Mar 2010
    • Brandy

      I got Brandy from Battersea last summer. He was a little nervous at first and spent the first 2 days hiding behind the sofa.

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    • Lily

    • 25 Feb 2010
    • Lily

      We came to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home at the end of 2008 to look for a new cat and immediately fell in love with Doris the kitten. She had been living in a foster home because she had a sore leg but by the time we met her, she was fully recovered and looking for a new place to live. We fell in love at first sight!

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    • Danny

    • 17 Feb 2010
    • Danny

      Danny’s story is one of the rescue stories that represents the perfect match between the owners and their pet. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home helped Danny’s ‘family’ to make the right cat choice.

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    • Barney

    • 25 Nov 2009
    • Barney

      Barney came to live with me in April and by about the second day he had already taken charge.

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    • Tigger with Shadow

    • 25 Nov 2009
    • Tigger with Shadow

      They had been abandoned as kittens in a disused shop - nobody knows how they got there - but luckily Battersea rescued them.

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    • Faith

    • 17 Sep 2009
    • Faith

      She's a really lovely cat, who likes cuddles and being fussed around.

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    • Louis

    • 17 Sep 2009
    • Louis

      He loves cuddles, he purrs and purrs, he has the biggest heart and I am constantly amazed by the trust he has shown me.

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    • Tigger

    • 19 May 2009
    • Tigger

      Tigger came to live with us just after Christmas 2008 and has definitely made himself at home.

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    • Merlin

    • 16 Apr 2009
    • Merlin

      Merlin was brought to Battersea, Old Windsor at one year old. I am a cat socialiser there and took pity on him as he was very poorly but totally gorgeous!

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    • Dita

    • 14 Apr 2009
    • Dita

      Dita continues to make us laugh, and I think she likes our company too.

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    • Alfred

    • 14 Apr 2009
    • Alfred

      I adopted Alfred from Battersea, Old Windsor. All I saw was a very scared, very large, very sad face peering out from behind the window.

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    • Belle

    • 14 Apr 2009
    • Belle

      I have just looked at the website and would like to add our happy ending and say a huge thank you to Battersea.

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    • Riot and Gunny

    • 02 Mar 2009
    • Riot and Gunny

      Jazz and Marbles from Battersea Brands Hatch are doing very well and have been renamed Riot and Gunny. When I open the patio door they stand there and won’t go out if it’s raining or there is snow on the ground.

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    • William and Mozart

    • 29 Jul 2008
    • William and Mozart

      Our first cat from Battersea was William: we saw him on the Battersea website and knew he was the one.

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    • Princess

    • 24 Jun 2008
    • Princess

      When my family and I visited Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in August 2004, we just came to look at the cats, with no intention of getting one on that day.

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