Rescue Beagle Helping to Raise Homeless Kitten During Lockdown

A former Battersea dog has been busy throughout lockdown helping to hand-rear a tiny kitten who had been left homeless.

Duke, 10, arrived at Battersea in 2016 when he was found as a stray in Guildford. The unusual-looking Beagle cross soon caught the eye of Laura Cushway, Battersea’s Animal Partnerships Manager.

Laura and Duke have been fostering tiny kitten Boris over the past several weeks after he was rejected by his mother at just two days old. Thankfully, their efforts paid off – Boris thrived under their love and care and has now found a new home of his own through one of Battersea’s fellow animal rescues, Feline Friends.

Duke has proven to be a caring and gentle foster father, lending a paw to help feed Boris every two hours and playing with the adventurous kitten to keep him occupied alongside Laura’s other dog, Golden Retriever Belle.

Laura said: “Duke’s funny faces when Boris is playing with him really make me laugh – but he’s proven himself to be so paternal and gentle with such a delicate little kitten. He really shows that rescue dogs have the most wonderful personalities and have so much love to give. I rescued Duke, and now he’s helping me to rescue other animals in return which is amazing!”

Battersea’s campaign, ’Rescue Is Our Favourite Breed’, celebrates rescue animals like Duke and Boris.

Last year, the much-loved animal charity helped over 5,000 dogs and cats across its three centres. However, like most charities, Battersea has seen a significant drop in income as a direct impact of the coronavirus pandemic, losing over £5million so far.

Now more than ever, Battersea needs support, so they can continue to be there for every dog and cat who needs their help.

Visit battersea.org.uk to find out how you can support Battersea, or join the growing community of rescue lovers by using #RescueIsMyFavouriteBreed.

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6 thoughts on “Rescue Beagle Helping to Raise Homeless Kitten During Lockdown

  1. Rohvannyn says:

    Such a sweet dog. Reminds me of how Old Man Shnji, AKA Master Greycat, has taken over part time fatherhood duties with my two kittens. He stepped right up and helps wash and entertain them.

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