Classic FM’s John Suchet paid a visit to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home yesterday to meet some four-legged listeners.
The animal charity is teaming up with the station to raise money for new stereos, so that the Home’s 500 homeless hounds can listen to the station.
Classic FM has joined forces with MORE TH>N Pet Insurance and donated £1500.
On his visit there, John Suchet said: “I love dogs and admire the work Battersea does. I was delighted to find out that my Classic FM morning show makes such a difference to the dogs at Battersea. It breaks my heart that so many dogs will be without a home this fireworks season, but hopefully the money we raise for the stereos will help make a big difference to Battersea dogs.”
The new stereos mean each kennel block across the Home’s three sites will be able to play classical music to dogs day and night. The charity also needs enough long-lasting chews and other toys and games to ensure the dogs have plenty to keep them distracted throughout November and beyond.
Ali Taylor, Head of Canine Welfare Training at Battersea says: “Kennel life can be stressful for dogs not matter what time of year, but the loud noises and bangs of fireworks cause extra distress to dogs. November is without doubt one of the most terrifying times of the year for pets, especially when they don’t have a loving family to reassure them.”