The cat that got the cake: Battersea launches online baking series

09 APRIL 2020

9 April 2020

Social media is full of pictures of freshly baked banana bread, chocolate cake and Victoria sponges as people across the UK take up baking in quarantine.

Battersea have also jumped on the baking bandwagon - but staff at the charity have been focusing on treats that our canine and feline friends can enjoy, using ingredients such as carrots, tuna and potato.

Tomorrow (9 April 2020), Battersea will launch their very own baking series streaming across their social channels, teaching dog and cat owners at home how to bake special snacks for their pets.

The first episode will air at 2:30pm and will explain how dog and cat owners can bake their pets a tasty treat. A new episode will be released each Thursday.

Rehoming and Welfare Manager, Rebecca MacIver, said:

“While we’ve been in lockdown, many people are taking up new hobbies. If you’re a pet owner and are getting into baking, it would be a shame not to let your dog or cat enjoy the fruits of your labour too!

“If you are going to bake for your dog or cat, its important to remember that you shouldn’t make this a regular treat. Just like us, dogs and cats can get a bit too round if they overindulge and should only have a treat as part of a balanced diet.”

If you want to bake with Battersea, head to the charity’s YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Battersea are still caring for dozens of animals across their three sites. To give a donation toward their care, please visit


Notes to editors

  • Since Battersea was founded 160 years ago, we’ve been committed to helping every dog and cat that needs us - championing their rights, loving their imperfections and expertly caring for them. And for as long as we’re needed, we’ll be here. Because rescue is our favourite breed.
  • Battersea directly helps over 5,000 dogs and cats across its three centres and uses its expertise, influence, and voice to help thousands more animals all over the country and across the world.
  • Battersea cares for an average of 240 dogs and 145 cats across its three centres at any one time.
  • There is no time limit on how long an animal can stay at Battersea, but the average stay for a dog is 34 days and 25 days for a cat.
  • In addition to the site in South West London, Battersea also has two other centres based at Old Windsor, Berkshire and Brands Hatch, Kent.
  • For further information on Battersea, please visit
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