Monday, 3 December 2012

The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

One of my friends was going to buy a dog and I suggested she adopt instead. The thought of paying for a companion just seems wrong. You wouldn't buy a friend or a relative, would you? Pets are just as much a part of our inner circle. We were chatting about this over lunch on Sunday and went to the local shelter that very afternoon. We barely made it, they let us in to "meet" the dogs about 15 minutes before the place closed down. The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is in a huge building; it reminded me of a doggie zoo.  Each of the dogs has it's own pen and you can see them through the bars as you walk by (though no touching please!). The pens have signs reading:  Don't stare at me. Don't tease me.  Awwww. 

I'm not going to lie; it was a depressing to see so many lovely dogs in cages. Even so I'm sure the dogs are better off now than they were before the home took them in. What I really liked about the place is the fact that people can volunteer to socialise with the animals. They also have a foster home scheme for dogs that find the kennel environment stressful. Not sure what this has to do with healing, but I figure some of those dogs could use a little energy healing too! Anyhooo, I thought I'd post this in case someone was thinking of getting a dog or a cat. Adopt, don't buy. What an amazing Christmas present! 

Please look up your local shelter or click on this link if you're in London! 



 



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Images: http://www.battersea.org.uk/

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