Good News Roundup - Friday 26th June

26 JUNE 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.

Rescue Therapy dog wears tuxedo to receive award for his service

BWB in his tuxedo
Credit: metro.co.uk

Rescue dog Boomer Woof Brown (also known as BWB), is a qualified therapy dog at East Anglia University, where he works alongside his human counterpart, Dave Brown. The duo have recently been recognised for their work as part of the campus security team after winning an award for the Security Innovation Initiative of the Year for providing students with emotional support and de-escalating intense situations.

Sadly, due to the pandemic the in-person awards ceremony had to be called off. Dave and Boomer didn’t let that stop them though, and Boomer donned his finest tuxedo to celebrate the pair’s worthy win.

Read more about Dave and Boomer’s achievements on The Metro

Rescue your video chat with free Battersea animal Zoom backgrounds

Video chats have become a daily occurrence in the past few months and whilst it's been great to see everybody, it’s fair to say we’ve just about had enough of seeing the same backgrounds over and over again.

That’s why we’re sending our rescues to the rescue. We’ve created six fun Zoom backgrounds with some of our favourite pictures of rescue animals. They’re free for you to download ​and share to help brighten up your backdrops while showing off your love of rescue.

So take your pick and show up to your next video call with the cutest plus one.

Follow this link to get your free rescue backgrounds.

Get your free rescue backgrounds

Homeward hound

After a long stay with us during lockdown, we’re delighted that the lovely little Peanut has finally gone to his wonderful new home this week. As you can see from the picture, he looks pretty pleased about it too!

Peanut was quite shut down in kennels when he first arrived and it took a lot of time and dedication from our staff and foster carers who slowly built up his trust and eventually won him over.

Staff at our Brands Hatch centre say that Peanut has blossomed into a cheeky, playful little dog who absolutely adores smackos, and we wish him and his new family all the very best.

Peanut in his new garden

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