A Home of Their Own: The Heart-Warming 150-Year History of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

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Transworld Publishers Limited, Aug 19, 2011 - Pets - 288 pages
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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is the best–known animal sanctuary in the world. Since it first opened its doors in 1860, millions of abandoned and abused pets have benefited from its refuge. Around the world Battersea is a byword for compassion and hope. Here is the story of this remarkable institution. At its heart are the characters that made Battersea what it is today, from Mary Tealby, the extraordinary founder of the Home, to Airedale Jack, the dog who became a hero in the trenches of the Great War. Through both triumphs and tragedies, it is a book that will warm the hearts of animal lovers everywhere.

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User Review  - andy475uk - LibraryThing

A fascinating history of the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - more focused on the historical than the animal stories (although there are some featured) it is still a really good read for anyone interested in the organisation and all proceeds go to it so it's a worthwhile purchase. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Garry Jenkins is an author and journalist. He has written for magazines and newspapers from Elle to Time Out and the Daily Mail. He now writes regularly for the Times. He has also collaborated on a number of best selling animal?related books.

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