Christmas in the Cattery: In Pictures

19 DECEMBER 2018

At Battersea, our work doesn't stop at Christmas.

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Last year, over 20,000 pets in the UK were abandoned during the winter, meaning that our staff need to be ready to provide expert care every day of the year.

A Battersea staff member with a kitten

To date, we've received a total of £2.1million from Players of the People's Postcode Lottery, which helps us to provide our cats with everything they need over the Christmas break. From playtime and enrichment with their favourite toys...

A Battersea staff member playing with a white cat

...to providing tailored care while keeping them company...

Cat enrichment in the Battersea cattery

...and even down to decorating the cat pens with stockings filled with toys and treats.

Stockings hung in the Battersea London cattery

Thanks to the support that we receive from Players of the People's Postcode Lottery, we are able to make sure that we never turn an animal away from Battersea, even on Christmas Day.

Christmas decorations hanging in the Battersea London cattery

To find out more about how we wrap our animals in love this Christmas and evey day of the year, watch our series from the cattery

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