Battersea celebrates volunteers who have helped over 75 homeless animals

This week is Volunteers’ Week and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is celebrating two of its dedicated volunteers who have made a real difference to the charity.

Animal lovers Sally Curren and John Sullivan from Walton on Thames have provided a temporary home for over 75 homeless animals since 2009.

The couple are celebrating a momentous nine years of fostering for Battersea Old Windsor and have provided invaluable care to orphaned kittens, timid cats and stressed dogs, who would otherwise struggle in a rescue environment.

Fostering is hugely beneficial to help Battersea Dogs & Cats Home determine what type of future home environment will be suitable for its dogs and cats. Last year over 1,160 animals from Battersea’s three centres benefited from living at a temporary foster home.

Battersea’s Head of Volunteering & Fostering, Charlotte Fielder said: “Sally and John area a wonderful example of the compassion and enthusiasm that our volunteers and foster carers show to the animals at Battersea. They play a huge role in helping our charity rehome thousands of animals every year. We’ll be celebrating the hard work and achievements of all our volunteers and foster carers during Volunteers’ Week and throughout the month of June.”

To find out more information on fostering at Battersea, visit