Battersea Dogs Paint the Town Blue for Wear Blue for Rescue

05 Sep 2023

Rescue dogs from leading animal welfare charity have taken to the streets of London to celebrate and show their support for Battersea’s Wear Blue for Rescue this September.

Hopping in one of London’s renowned black taxis, which was dressed in blue for the occasion, Battersea dogs were spotted at some of the city’s iconic landmarks, from the historic Tower of London and Tower Bridge to the world-famous London Eye and Palace of Westminster. Adorning their very own Wear Blue for Rescue bandanas and pet tags, the dogs proudly championed rescue across London, encouraging rescue owners and lovers alike to get involved.

Joining in with the celebrations, London’s famous black cabs and iconic red buses have turned blue this month to support Battersea’s Wear Blue for Rescue, encouraging the public to show their love for rescue dogs and cats who really need a second chance in life, both here in the UK and around the world.

Rachel, Head Nurse at Battersea, said: “We had great fun travelling in style with our dogs to visit some of London’s famous sites and celebrating Battersea’s Wear Blue for Rescue. City-goers will be able to catch a ride in a special Wear Blue for Rescue taxi or bus, so whether you’re travelling to the Isle of Dogs, Barking or even Catford, you can show your support for rescue.”

Throughout September, Battersea is asking pet lovers everywhere to show their love for rescue with “Wear Blue for Rescue”, an opportunity for rescue owners and supporters to come together and support rescue while helping Battersea to continue to be here for dogs and cats, wherever they are, for as long as they need us.

To support Battersea and show your love for rescue, get involved by visiting or by searching ‘Wear Blue for Rescue’ #WearBlueForRescue.


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  • In 2022 Battersea directly cared for 2,278 dogs and 2,253 cats at our three centres. We also helped thousands more through our Communities programme, campaigning work, supporting other rescue centres and animal welfare advocates, and sharing knowledge and advice with pet owners.
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