Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home Awarded New Grant from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

01/02/2019

Local charity Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been awarded a special grant from leading animal welfare charity, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The funds granted by Battersea will support Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s work with cats and dogs and enable the Edinburgh-based charity to expand two kennels to accommodate larger breeds of dogs and provide coverings for external runs in our rehoming kennels, which the dogs use daily.

Lindsay Fyffe-Jardine, Director of Operations/Deputy CEO at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home said:

“We’re incredibly grateful for these much-needed funds to help us continue to improve our kennel areas, which house thousands of dogs each year who need our help. Our dedicated team of experts here at the Home work tirelessly to care for and rehabilitate dogs who simply need a second chance of a forever home and any improvements the Home can make go a long way to making our dogs feel more comfortable.”

Margaret Hulme, Grants Manager at Battersea, added: “We hope that this grant will make a real difference to the lives of cats and dogs in this community. Battersea helps more than 7,000 dogs and cats each year, at our three centres in London, Berkshire and Kent and beyond. We want to support rescues and shelters in the UK, not only by awarding funding, but also by sharing the experiences and knowledge we have gained as an animal welfare charity that has been rescuing and rehoming animals for 158 years.”

Battersea Grants is a new initiative that aims to support smaller rescues and shelters by offering grants between £3,000 and £15,000. This money will help organisations continue their great work with dogs and cats across the UK.

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