Keeping the UK’s dogs and cats happy has been our priority for a long time. Now we’re lending a paw to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for their Vet Hospital Appeal.
We’ve been supporting Battersea since 2013, when we donated 83,000 litres of litter (that’s enough to fill 28,000 litter trays) to their resident cats. We’re also donating Bob Martin Clear 3 in 1 Wormers so every dog can be wormed before they find their new home.
Now we’re going one step further, helping Battersea raise funds for their much-needed Vet Hospital. Every time you place an order through our site, you’ll have the opportunity to round your basket up to the nearest pound – with every additional penny going straight to Battersea’s Vet Hospital Appeal.
The new Veterinary Hospital will cost an estimated £2.4 million to build. So every penny donated will help Battersea reach their target, helping even more animals get back on their feet and find their forever home.
“At the moment, we have 35 vets and vet nurses working in a confined space. The new facilities will allow us to increase the number of procedures we perform, and provide more care to our patients.”
- Shaun Opperman, Head Vet at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
The new Hospital will have three operating theatres, allowing over 100 procedures a week. It’ll also have a dedicated laboratory and X-ray suite to speed up diagnosis and treatment, a dedicated dental suite, and spacious, soundproofed wards to keep the dogs and cats separate and calm, speeding up their recovery time.
Here are some examples of incredible work the Vet team at Battersea have carried out:
Battersea’s vets aren’t easily shocked, but when they saw April’s sad face they found it hard to imagine how anyone could deliberately inflict such pain on an innocent animal. The skin around April’s nose was infected and bleeding where wire had been used to tie her mouth shut. In spite of horrendous suffering, April was one of the most loving and trusting dogs they had ever met. She patiently endured several operations, and constant dressing changes.
Thanks to the dedicated care April received at Battersea, it wasn’t long before she was well enough to go to her loving new home.
Triggz ended up at Battersea after leaping from a balcony while chasing a ball. The six-year-old Jack Russell suffered a broken leg, a shoulder injury and was covered in cuts and bruises. His owners couldn’t afford the vet bills, so they brought him to Battersea for treatment.
Triggz spent 56 days at Battersea, where the veterinary team treated his injuries. He needed lots of hands-on care and constant monitoring to make sure he was on the road to recovery, including four short walks a day and regular physiotherapy.
Luckily, Triggz found a wonderful new home where he can fully recover and get the love and care he deserves.
Battersea treats hundreds of dogs and cats every year and a new veterinary hospital will help them treat even more. You can help the Hospital become a reality by rounding up your basket to the nearest pound whenever you shop with us – just follow the instructions when you check out. It’s really easy.