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Firefighters pay canines residence a go to in Battersea

Battersea Canines and Cats House was handled to one of many cutest sights south of the Thames this week as hearth fighters with London Fireplace Brigade (LFB) paid canines on the centre a pleasant go to.

Their presence got here courtesy of the world-famous animal sanctuary’s ‘Put on Blue for Rescue’ marketing campaign, which inspires folks throughout the UK to indicate their assist for rescue by “proudly carrying a particular new ‘rescue image’ (within the type of a emblem and badge) to have fun all that makes rescue animals so particular”.

9 hearth fighters from Battersea station’s Blue Watch attended the centre the place they met and performed with canines there, together with three-week previous puppies who had been rejected by their mum just lately.

Battersea Rehoming and Welfare Supervisor, Adele Tuttlebee, stated: “Since we launched our Put on Blue marketing campaign, we’ve been overwhelmed by the assist it has obtained from animal lovers in every single place. When the Blue Watch obtained in contact to share their assist for rescue, we thought it solely proper that we present our assist in return for all of the work that they do, together with rescuing animals. What higher approach to say thanks than by introducing the crew to a few of our present loveable residents?”

We had been honoured to welcome the courageous members of the @LondonFire Brigade’s Battersea Blue Watch to go to us and assist our ‘Put on Blue for Rescue’ marketing campaign! 💙 Annually they rescue a whole lot of animals; we had been delighted to meet up with our fellow animal lovers. 🥰

— Battersea (@Battersea_) October 29, 2021

The assembly was extra than simply symbolic. Annually LFB usually rescue a whole lot of animals, lots of that are pets or strays.

This 12 months the brigade say they’ve already saved 726 animals together with 331 cats and 86 canines, in addition to loads of different animals from horses to birds to goats and even snakes.

Blue Watch’s go to gave the crew a uncommon likelihood to fulfill animals who weren’t in want of saving for as soon as.

Main Firefighter, Tom O’Connor, stated: “All of us on Battersea Blue Watch are delighted to be supporting Battersea’s Put on Blue for Rescue marketing campaign. Firefighters love animals too and we are sometimes referred to as to help distressed or injured animals when our specialist tools is required. These animals can sadly generally be strays, so it’s an actual consolation to know there are charities like Battersea which are prepared to assist. It was an actual privilege to fulfill a few of Battersea’s present residents and see the unbelievable work that’s being carried out there by the fantastic employees and volunteers.”

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