As the residents of the Magdalen Estate and the surrounding areas see in the beginning of the New Year, for most it’s a time of hope, looking to the future, and planning for great adventures. For some, however, it’s a frightening time- it seems that baby animals that have been given as Christmas presents are already having to be gathered up and rescued, and Battersea Dogs and Cats home has already has its first ‘intake’ of 2011. One of the lucky ones, a Terrier Cross puppy who has been named Hope was one of the first through the door, and staff are now waiting to see if her owners will reclaim her; having not been microchipped, there is no way of contacting them, but instead they have an anxious wait. She was found in Wandsworth, just down the road from the Magdalen Estate, and was taken in immediately. Next on the list of the new ‘Class of 2011’ was Clyde, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier found walking the streets of Clapham, but whose owner has fortunately been contacted, and will be collected in the next few days.
If you’d like to find out more about the great work that Battersea Dogs and Cats Home does, or if you’d like to help an animal that you think might have lost its way, have a look at the centre website, which includes all of their contact details.Google+