Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s stamp of approval
A temporary truce was called yesterday when Royal Mail carriers helped celebrate the 150th anniversary of the world-famous Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. "Since 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has worked tirelessly to care for and re-home over three million dogs and cats, and the stamps are an excellent way to celebrate 150 years of dedicated care." The charity began life as the 'Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs' in Holloway, north London in 1860. Eleven years later it moved to Battersea and in 1883 it started taking in cats.
All of the lucky models are ex-residents that have been successfully placed in loving homes. Once abandoned, they are now First Class pets. The photographs were taken over several days in London and Windsor by renowned animal photographer Steve Hoskins. Such a happy story. My dog Webster was adopted from an animal shelter. I wonder if the USPS would be interested in having him pose for a stamp?
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