PM BatterseaAs President of Battersea Dogs and Cats home since 1984, HRH Prince Michael of Kent is committed to the welfare of animals.  On his visit to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home last year, Prince Michael met many of the animals who are looking for new homes, and the staff dedicated to caring for them.

Prince Michael toured the Cattery, Clinic and new £4.8m kennel facilities named in honour of Battersea’s pioneering founder Mary Tealby. Each kennel has built-in speakers to play calming music and an external run area, whilst adjoining paddocks have paddling pools, climbing mounds, play equipment, and plants to awaken and interest dogs’ senses.

Claire Horton, Battersea’s Chief Executive, said “It was truly an honour to have our President visit Battersea to see first-hand the vital work we do and meet many of the abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats we care for.  Battersea is transforming as we update our Victorian facilities to help us care for even more animals and it was wonderful to show His Royal Highness how our new kennels will benefit our dogs for decades to come.”

image courtesy of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home