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Battersea Academy

The Battersea Academy is an international centre of excellence in animal welfare, that educates and empowers rescue centres to do the best for dogs and cats with the resources they have. With our wealth of knowledge and experience, we’re building a community of passionate animal welfare experts to transform the lives of dogs and cats no matter where they are in the world.

Delivered at our London site, the Academy is open to any dog and cat rehoming or rescue organisation in any location, from small volunteer-run shelters to established animal rescues. Our programmes are a mix of classroom based learning and hands-on practical work in our kennels and/or cattery.

Our programmes cover up to date animal welfare principles, models and approaches to running a rescue centre. We work with participants before they attend to ensure each programme is tailored to the specific needs of the organisations attending.

During the programme itself we support participants in identifying changes that could enhance their rescue and, after they have attended, we support them in the impact measurement of those changes.

In addition to the learning gained from the programme itself, the Academy is also a great opportunity for rescues to learn from one another and share best practice.

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