Royal Family of Cats ready for rehoming from Battersea Old Windsor

13 JUNE 2016

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Old Windsor is bursting with cats seeking new homes, with a family of royals amongst the dynasty.

William, Kate, George and Charlotte are amongst the royals that have found themselves at Battersea Old Windsor and are looking for new manors to rule. 

George and Charlotte, 12 week old domestic short-hair kittens arrived at Old Windsor earlier this week and are ready to take reign of a new palace as a pair. 

William and Kate, four year old domestic short-hairs are also among the royal monarchy at Old Windsor, and are counting on being crowned with a new home. 

The Queen’s official 90th birthday on Saturday 11 June sparked the royal naming of the felines. Caroline Shilton, Cattery Team Leader at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor named the cats and commented: “With such an historic event approaching it seemed only fitting to name some of our newest arrivals after the Royal Family. Although there are only a handful of royally named cats to be rehomed, there is still the opportunity for people to rehome a cat of their choice, and rename it after their favourite royal to mark the occasion.”

Adult cats King and Arthur are among other royals looking for new homes, and kittens Beatrice and Phillip will also be available for rehoming in the coming weeks. 

The Queen has visited Battersea Dogs & Cats Home three times, most recently to Battersea’s London centre in March 2015 to open the new state-of-the art kennels. 

Find out about Battersea’s simple three-step cat rehoming process here


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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 2015 the Home cared for over 8000 dogs and cats. 
  • Battersea cares for an average of 260 dogs and 220 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 30 days and 22 days for a cat.
  • In 2015 27% of dogs and 30% of cats arrived as strays. 
  • A team of over 1200 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 rehomes dogs and cats all over the UK. 
  • 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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