Lonely Lurcher Reaches Rescue Centre Milestone After A Year In Their Care

10 MAY 2022

A bashful three-year-old Lurcher named Henry has marked the milestone of an entire year in the care of Battersea Old Windsor despite staff at the Berkshire centre trying to find him a loving family to call his own.

Henry has spent the last 365 days at Battersea Old Windsor and staff at the animal welfare charity made sure Henry didn’t feel too glum by treating him to a long walk ending with a sunny picnic, complete with dog chews, games and presents wrapped in specially designed gift wrap adorned with the Lurcher’s happy face.

A firm favourite with everybody who works at the centre, staff believe that Henry’s timid side may be getting in the way of him finding his perfect home as he can be a bit worried when it comes to meeting new people.

“Henry came into Battersea as a stray, so we do not know much about his history, however since he has been with us, he has been very affectionate and is looking forward to finally having a home of his own.”

“When Henry gets to know you his loving and scatty side shines through - he absolutely loves curling up together with his favourite people and adores a duvet,” said Hannah Gee, Dog Rehoming Team Leader at Battersea, Old Windsor.

“Henry struggles with anxiety and is looking to find somebody who can spend and dedicate time with him until he is feeling settled. He’s also something of a ladies’ man although he has been building his confidence in this area whilst he’s been with us, and this is something new owners can continue to develop with ongoing support from our experts here at Battersea.”

Typical for his breed, Henry likes a good chase, so Battersea are looking for owners who may have some experience with Sighthounds and he would be happier being the only dog in the home.

If you think that you could offer Henry a new home, please visit www.battersea.org.uk

This April, Battersea, is rallying animal lovers across the UK to declare their love for the wonderful, quirky rescue dogs and cats who just need a second chance in life by showing their support for the charities campaign which aims to celebrate all that makes rescue animals so unique. Anyone can get involved with the ‘Wear Blue for Rescue’ campaign, whether they own a rescue pet or not. People and their pets can show their support by proudly wearing the new Rescue symbol, whether it be on a pin badge, a t-shirt, tote bag or a pet collar tag.

To get involved with the rescue movement and show support for dogs like Henry visit https://battersea.org.uk/WearBlueForRescue



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Notes to editors

• At Battersea we offer our love and expert care to dogs and cats who need us by rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals at our centres, and by sharing our knowledge and resources with rescue organisations around the world. We do this because we want to help every dog and cat, everywhere.

•  In 2020 Battersea directly cared for 1,796 dogs and 1,653 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.

• In addition to the site in Old Windsor, Berkshire Battersea also has its centre in South West London and another at Brands Hatch, Kent.

•  To find out more visit our website or follow Battersea on Twitter @battersea_ , Instagram @battersea or facebook.com/Battersea