Good News Roundup - Friday 16th October

16 OCTOBER 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.

Christmas is sorted!

Battersea M&S range

Credit: Retail Times

The nights are drawing in and as the temperature drops it’s only natural that we turn our attention to the festive season. For some, it’s too early to even be thinking about it (and we fully respect that!) but for others, there is no time like the present and as rescue lovers just like us, we have some of the perfect presents for you. We’ve teamed up with Marks and Spencer to launch a whole range of rescue-themed goodies to gift to loved ones (and maybe even yourself!) this Christmas. With a whole range of items, from Moginoes and Doginoes to mugs, puzzles and tote bags there really is something for everyone! Items are available online and in-store now so don’t miss out.

Show off your rescue!

Here at Battersea we are massive rescue lovers (naturally) and love to shout about it all the time, but we want to know, are you also the proud owner of a rescue pet? No matter their size, shape or story we want you to show them off as part of our #RescueIsMyFavouriteBreed campaign because we think the world needs to see how great they really are.

Battersea Instagram Filter

Battersea Meme Generator Cat

Battersea Meme Generator Dog

We have two fun ways for you to spread the message

  1. Upload your pet’s picture to our meme generator and share the results on all your social channels for all to see.
  2. If you’re an Instagram user, click this link on mobile to access an exclusive Battersea filter which works on you and your pet and share your photos and videos with the world!

Rescue animals everywhere need your help to spread the #RescueIsMyFavouriteBreed message so join our community of animal lovers and become a rescue hero by sharing your love for rescues.

Happily ever after

Leon and Nikita

Credit: SWNS / RSPCA

Feline siblings Leon and Nikita hit the headlines earlier this week as the RSPCA were desperate to find the golden oldies a loving home to live out their more senior years together. Described as “an affectionate pair who enjoy chin tickles and human company” they found their way to the centre in Northamptonshire when their previous family could no longer care for them.

After capturing the hearts of the hundreds of people who sent in their applications from as far away as America and slightly closer to home in Cornwall and Cumbria, it was confirmed later in the week that the pair have now found their ideal home to spend the rest of their years. We wish Leon, Nikita, and their lucky new family all the very best.

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