High Wycombe in top ten for animal rehoming

Leading animal welfare charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has thanked the people of High Wycombe and South Bucks after they were revealed to be in the top ten towns in the country for adopting Battersea animals.

High Wycombe rehomed 23 animals from Battersea’s Old Windsor centre last year, the tenth highest amount of any town or city in the UK including London.

South Bucks rehomed a total of 80 animals from Battersea’s three sites – London, Brands Hatch and Old Windsor – in 2016, with Marlow residents adopting 13, Beaconsfield nine and Chesham eight.

The Home cares for an average of 270 dogs and 200 cats at any one time with the help of investment from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who awarded Battersea a total of £650,000 in 2016.

Kaye Mughal, Centre Manager at Battersea Old Windsor, said: “We’d like to say a massive thank you to South Bucks, and in particular the people of High Wycombe for their amazing contribution to rehoming rescue animals.

“At Battersea we rehome to all corners of the UK but to know that residents in High Wycombe are consistently rehoming our animals is fantastic and we hope we can count on their support for many years to come.”

Animals rehomed to South Bucks included Bailey, a four-year-old brown and cream coloured Collie who was rehomed to High Wycombe in November last year after almost three months at Battersea.

Two-year-old Lurcher Honey came into the Home as a stray but found a new home in Chesham in April 2016 after less than a month at Battersea’s Old Windsor site.

Finally Chloe, the nine-year-old Domestic Short-hair cat, was rehomed to High Wycombe in early December after a stay of almost two months.

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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. 
  • A team of over 1000 volunteers help at Battersea’s three centres, in roles including dog and cat socialising, gardening, admin support and giving talks in the community.
  • 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. 
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