Registered Charity No: 206394 (England & Wales).

Battersea is here for every dog and cat, and has been since 1860. Over more than 160 years, we’ve gone from one home in London to three rescue and rehoming centres across the country and have cared for over three million vulnerable animals.

We believe that every dog and cat deserves the best. That’s why we help every dog or cat in need, regardless of their age, breed or background. And that’s why we place no time limit on how long they can stay in our care, ensuring we find every animal a loving home where they truly belong.

Battersea has always been funded by public donations. It is thanks to the generosity of animal lovers everywhere that we have been able to protect the happiness and dignity of so many dogs and cats, and can continue to do so.

Much of our vital work is made possible through gifts in Wills. To request your free legacy information pack, please visit or contact the Special Gifts team on