Good News Roundup - Friday 13th November

13 NOVEMBER 2020

In these uncertain times, we’re sharing our weekly round-up of positive things happening at Battersea, as well as heartwarming dog and cat stories from the UK and beyond. We know that animals can be a great source of comfort so we hope it adds a bit of cheer to your day.

‘DOTUS’ TO THE RESCUE!

Joe Biden with his dog, Major

Credit: Stephanie Carter/Delaware Humane Association via AP

Rescue pets the world over were delighted to learn this week that President-elect Joe Biden’s dog Major will be the first rescue pet from a shelter to take the position of ‘Top Dog’ as he moves into the White house. The Biden family fostered Major from Delaware Humane Association in 2018 before falling head over heels and going on to adopt him. Fact-checkers were quick to point out that the first rescue pet was in fact President Lyndon B. Johnson’s dog Yuki who was found as a stray at a petrol station by his daughter. We look forward to seeing what Major gets up to in the corridors of power.

SOUNDS LIKE A JOB FOR SPIDER-CAT!

Spider-Cat

Image: via YouTube/H20Delirious

The long-awaited ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ game was released for PS5 yesterday and gamers and cat fans alike were excited to discover that not only could you recruit your very own ‘Spider-Cat’ as part of an optional costume (and masked furry sidekick) but that more importantly you can also give him a good old scratch under the chin. The inclusion of ‘Spider-Cat’ had been confirmed in earlier announcements about the game, but fans were delighted to discover that it’s also possible to give the hard-working feline some love and attention. By recruiting the furry sidekick players also get the option to unleash them on their enemies and use their claws to devastating effect.

HAPPY WORLD KINDNESS DAY!

Tweet of a Battersea Foster Kitten in foster home

The 13th of November is World Kindness Day and in a year of so much darkness we think it’s important to celebrate the love, care and kindness shown to animals in need. Over on Twitter we’re introducing you to some our brilliant foster carers who’ve gone above and beyond to make sure every animal who comes through our gates gets the best possible chance at a loving new home. Between them they’ve taken in over 150 cats and kittens so head to our Twitter page to check out their stories (and some very cute pictures!)

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