Caring for our animals

Rehabilitating dogs and cats in need

From our hydrotherapy facilities and state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, to the small but essential acts of loving care carried out every day, rehabilitation is an integral part of the work we do at our three centres to get animals back on their feet and ready for the next chapter.

For many animals this is as straightforward as a check-up, for others it may involve extensive treatment or time spent in our foster homes. But whatever it is, we'll be here for every dog and cat for as long as they need us.


Never turning a dog or cat away

We’re proud of our non-selective intake policy and animal charter, which means we take in any animal regardless of age, breed or medical condition (but subject to space). Our animals come from many places including people, local authorities, other rescue centres and animal partners. And we welcome them all without judgement.


Dedicated clinic staff across our three centres give each and every animal that arrives in need of our help the specialised hands-on care and rehabilitation they need.



In March 2019, a tiny kitten was found by a member of the public after being abandoned in a cat carrier with a message that read ‘Help me please’. After being rushed to Battersea’s London centre, our expert veterinary team feared that the kitten was already beyond help.

Hydrotherapy and physiotherapy for our animals and yours

Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, we have our own state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool right at the heart of our Battersea London centre as well as physiotherapy facilities for our dogs and cats.

The transformative impact of fostering

Becoming a Foster Carer means you are providing invaluable support in caring for lost, abandoned and unwanted animals by preparing them for their new homes. It is an extremely rewarding experience.


Bella's Story

Bella came to Battersea because her owner was no longer able to care for her. Bella had a degenerative hip condition and it was time for the Battersea clinic team to step in. To aid her recovery, Bella was fostered by Harry from our marketing team.