Thursday, March 11, 2010

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

The Royal Mail issues today March 11, 2010, the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home stamps to commemorate the center's 150th year.

The United Kingdom's oldest and most famous rescue center for dogs and cats was established and founded in 1860 by Mrs. Mary Tealby and is situated in the Battersea area of London, England.

Her Majesty Queen Victoria became Patron of the Home in 1885 and has been under Royal Patronage since then. At present, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Patron with Prince Micheal of Kent as President.

Ten animals of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home were selected by the Royal Mail design team. Animal photographer Steve Hoskins came out with beatiful photos of the animals.

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