It was a busy star studded week for our TV vet Paul Manktelow.
Not only did he get to present two fantastic awards at the National Pet Show in Birmingham he also rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous at Battersea’s Annual Collars and Coats Ball on November 3rd. Sponsored by Vitabiotics and Superdog this globally acclaimed fundraiser is in its 8th year, and is the only one in the world to feature a red carpet Guard of Honour featuring around 25 rescue dogs.
Battersea Dog and Cats Home host this spectacular fundraising event designed to put pets centre stage and and treat their guests to an evening of award winning entertainment and fine dining.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has been working tirelessly since 1860 to care for and rehome any dog or cat that needs their help. Over 1200 volunteers help to take care of these wonderful animals and since it was founded Battersea has helped rescue, reunite and re-home over 3.1 million dogs and cats.
This year the theme was Changing Lives Home and Away. The main focus being on the work Battersea carry out away from the home which includes work in deprived and tough environments such as prisons, and youth detention centres.
This years ball played host to the phenomenal Sister Sledge who performed their hit singles and other fantastic performance from the likes of Bryan Ferry and classical artist Camilla Kerslake. It also welcomed a number of pet loving celebrities including its ambassadors Paul O’Grady MBE, Jacqueline Wilson DBE, David Gandy and Amanda Holden.
As with all charities, volunteers, donations and fundraisers are paramount in order to enable them to continue their hard work. If you wish to make a donation please click on the link below with our gratitude. Even better if you think you may be able to re-home a dog or cat please visit one of Battersea’s rehoming centres in London, Old Windsor or Brands Hatch.