What’s the naughtiest thing Mable’s ever done?
I once left my lunch on the dining room table and popped out to find the chicken from my Caesar salad was gone and Mable had mayonnaise all in her beard.
How does Mable brighten your day?
Just by being her, being cute. She’s there for that unconditional love. She really enjoys our company and when she’s there I’m that little bit happier.
How have preconceived ideas around animal rescue changed over the years?
A long time ago there were a lot more stray animals and rescue centres were overcrowded, quite noisy and generally sad places to be. There are a lot of adverts out there that talk about the quite difficult side to animal welfare so these days we really focus on all the positives. When animals come to Battersea they go through medical care and behavioural training, and we’re so proud of the fact that we’ve managed to match so many animals with the best new homes for them.
What can we all do to support the animal rescue movement?
There’s so much you can do to support your local rescue charities. At Battersea, we have lots of information on our website about donating to our causes or if you are looking to bring a new pet into your life – thinking of rescue first is a great way to support animal welfare.