North East Herts MP Oliver Heald visited Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to see the facilities and meet veterinary staff at the 160 year old home in Battersea. Oliver visited having worked with Battersea on Finn’s Law (the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act 2019) and on the campaign to increase sentencing for animal welfare offences from six months maximum imprisonment to five years.
Oliver was shown round by the Head of Public Affairs, Richard Clare. During the visit Oliver and his wife Christine got to meet Harry, a Tibetan Terrier; Jenny a one year old Jack Russell and many other dogs. He also visited the cat section where he was able to meet Mia. The photograph shows Oliver and Christine with Harry.
Commenting, Oliver said “Battersea is a fantastic charity and does so much for dogs and cats. It was great to meet the team involved in looking after the animals from their entry to being re-homed and poignant to hear many of their stories. Many of the facilities have been made famous by the Paul O’Grady TV programme For the Love of Dogs.”