Animal welfare charity Battersea has today welcomed the Government’s announcement to help more renters be allowed to own a pet. The charity has long campaigned for more people to have the opportunity to enjoy the many physical, mental and social benefits of pet ownership through its “Pet Friendly Properties” campaign. Being unable to find a home where their pet is allowed is sadly one of the most common reasons people bring their pets to Battersea.
Battersea’s Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Michael Webb, said: “Rescues like Battersea have seen far too many owners make the heart-breaking decision to give up their pets when they are unable to find a home where they can live together, and we have long campaigned for more rented homes to be pet friendly. We therefore welcome any legislation that will see fewer dogs and cats being brought into rescue centres for this reason, and more staying in their original loving homes with their families.