Debbie attends the Collars & Coats Ball

Image by Nick Harvey Dress by Rachel Elbaz Couture
Image by Nick Harvey
Dress by Rachel Elbaz Couture

Last night I spent the evening at the annual Collars & Coats Ball held in support of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London. At this prestigious event we learned about the despicable puppy farms that operate in the UK and Ireland and the backstreet breeders who breed puppy’s for profit. The charity is doing everything it can to stop such abhorrent practices and every day, 13 unwanted dogs and 9 cats come through Battersea’s doors. The organisation rescues and finds homes for over 8000 unwanted dogs and cats every year. A remarkable achievement!

Debbie with canine friend!
Debbie with canine friend!

Hearing about the happiness some of these poor animals had found in their new homes made me realise just how much our pets are FAM too. They experience the highs and lows of life with us. They comfort us. They love us. Nothing is greater than love and this extends to the animal kingdom too.

Debbie with Battersea CEO Claire Horton and friend!
Debbie with Battersea CEO Claire Horton and friend!

It was a very special event and a huge amount of money was raised by some very generous donors. Being an animal lover I felt very honoured to attend in celebration of the important work this charity is doing!  For more information visit www.battersea.org.uk

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