Camilla urges people to visit Battersea Dogs and Cats home and ‘find a friend for life’

The Duchess of Cornwall has urged the nation to visit Battersea Dogs and Cats home and “find a friend for life” – as she cosied up to a puppy.Camilla celebrated the 160th anniversary of the famous animal welfare charity by inviting volunteers, supporters, and celebrity ambassadors Paul O’Grady, Amanda Holden and author Jacqueline Wilson to her Clarence House home.The charity has seen an influx of abandoned pets, as their owners return to work as the pandemic eased, and raised the prospect of the cost of living crisis adding to the numbers left at its centres.After being welcomed by a doggy guard of honour the duchess mingled with her guests as she celebrated the charity she supports as royal patron, founded by Mary Tealby in 1860 as The Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs.

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