Our partnership with Mars Petcare provides us with much needed Pedigree and Whiskas for all our dogs and cats.
Mars Petcare’s goal and belief is that pets and pet ownership bring joy and benefits which should be accessible and available to all. Its aim is for its products to enhance the magic of the relationship between pet lovers and their pets by offering high quality, enjoyable and nutritious premium food.
Battersea and Mars Petcare are working together to ensure that the animals in our care get a balanced, nutritional diet while waiting for their new homes.
Since 2009, Mars Petcare has been supplying our three centres with Pedigree and Whiskas main meals and treats for free, helping us to feed and treat all Battersea’s dogs and cats. This generous, annual gift means that our donors’ money will stretch further to care for the thousands of dogs and cats that come through our gates every year.
Mars Petcare also provides free food packs to give to all new owners when they adopt an animal.
In 2016, Mars Petcare teamed up with Tesco to raise money for selected animal rescue centres across the UK by donating 1p per pack from Tesco’s own brand pet products, Pedigree, Whiskas and other Mars Petcare products. We were thrilled to be part of this exciting campaign which ran in store and online and received £88,750.
In addition to this, each year, Battersea staff receive training courses in pet nutrition provided by the Mars Petcare's internationally renowned Waltham Centre, a leading scientific authority in petcare and wellbeing.
Andrew Winfrow, Charities Manager at Pedigree said: “As the leading dog food brand in the UK, Pedigree is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership and supporting animal welfare organisations. That’s why we are delighted to be collaborating with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to support the fantastic work they do to help stray and abandoned pets.”