Battersea’s ‘famous’ kittens searching for a home on Father’s Day

16 JUNE 2017

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is celebrating all dads this Father’s Day (Sunday 18 June) by naming a litter of fluffy felines after some very famous dads in the hope that they might find their own father figure. 
On average, 9 cats arrive into any one of Battersea’s rescue centres every single day, all looking for a family of their own. This litter of kittens came into the Home due to the owner not being able to cope with so many cats in the household. 

Jamie Oliver
A family guy in the making, this cheeky chap will be looking to find some pukka food to eat with his new family. Oliver is a 9-week-old black Domestic Short-hair kitten who’s still finding his paws but dreams of mixing two important ingredients of family and love to create the perfect recipe. He’ll feel content having his human family round the dinner table.

David Beckham
Little Beckham is a confident 9-week-old tabby and white Domestic Short-hair kitten. He’s most comfortable chasing after the golden balls…of the woolly kind. He’s currently seeking a training partner with a garden so they can bend it like Beckham and, together, win the World Cup. 

Andy Murray
Murray has already set his little sights on becoming World Number One – in his new owner’s eyes anyway. He’s a 9-week-old Domestic Short-hair kitten, mainly black with white toes and a white patch on his neck. In his short life, he’s found himself at Battersea through no ‘fault’ of his own but he’s ready to find ‘love’ with a family. He may be the size of a tennis ball now, but he’s dreaming of causing a 'racket' on a grass court of his own one day.

Peter Andre
This gentleman is seeking a family of his own to dedicate all his time to. Andre’s a 9-week-old black and white Domestic Short-hair who’s been practising his singing at Battersea so he can serenade his new family. He’ll need a garden eventually to practice his dancing skills. He’s a gentle and affectionate soul who just can’t wait to find his Mysterious Girl. 

Claire Eaglestone, Cattery Team Leader at Battersea, said: “We think all dads – and these kittens - deserve special treatment every day of the year not just on Father’s Day! We have so many young and adult cats at Battersea who are all still looking for people to complete their family and we’d urge people to visit our centres or go online to find out more about rehoming.”
To find out more about these kittens and any other cats available for rehoming please contact


For more information and images please contact 020 7627 9332 or email
Notes to editors

  • Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help, caring for them until their owners or loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes. We are champions for, and supporters of, vulnerable dogs and cats, determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society.  
  • Since it was founded, Battersea has rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats. 
  • In 2016 the Home cared for over 7000 dogs and cats. 
  • Battersea cares for an average of 270 dogs and 200 cats across its three centres at any one time. 
  • There is no time limit on how long an animal can stay at the charity but the average stay for a dog is 35 days and 22 days for a cat.
  • In addition to the site in South West London, the Home also has two other centres based at Old Windsor, Berkshire and Brands Hatch, Kent. 
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home receives no central government funding towards the care of its dogs and cats and relies on the generosity and support of the public to help care for lost and abandoned dogs & cats. To make a donation visit our website or call 0207 627 7883. 
  • For further information on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home please visit 
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