HRH the Duchess of Cornwall paid a special visit to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home last week to meet staff before touring the charity’s kennels.

HRH the Duchess of Cornwall visited Battersea Dogs and Cats Home last week to meet staff before touring the charity’s kennels.

Duchess of CornwallThe duchess was accompanied by Beth and Bluebell, the two Jack Russell terriers she rehomed from Battersea and on Wednesday (December 12) she met staff who had cared for the pair.

It was The Duchess of Cornwall’s second visit –  she helped mark the charity’s 150th anniversary in October 2010 by opening the London centre’s new cattery. During her latest visit she focused on meeting dogs in the charity’s care and visited the charity’s lost and found reception, the intake and rehoming kennels and the on-site clinic.

She also met Battersea ambassador Paul O’Grady, who was accompanied by Lurcher cross puppy Mince Pie – the seven-week-old puppy hand reared by Battersea’s team after he and his six siblings were rejected by their mother.

Misty, an eight-year-old Jack Russell terrier also met the duchess.

Battersea chief executive Claire Horton said: “It was a fantastic day and we were honoured to welcome the Duchess of Cornwall to Battersea for a second time. We are exceptionally proud of the care and dedication our staff and volunteers offer each animal who arrives at our gate, and it was wonderful to show her royal highness what goes on behind the scenes at Battersea. As a dog lover she really enjoyed meeting our residents looking for a new home, and we are incredibly grateful for her support.”
 

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