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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, opens new facility at Battersea Old Windsor

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and rescue dog dog-cat-happy
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Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall along with her dog Beth, has opened Battersea Dogs and Cats Home’s newest venue in Windsor.

By Natasha James

Published on the 11/12/2020, 12:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

Founded in 1860, the famous Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has been helping abandoned pets for well over 100 years and now it has opened a second venue so it can do even more good for the furry friends who need their help.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was invited to the opening ceremony but she did not attend alone!

A canine companion

With the help of her beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Beth, the Duchess proudly unveiled the plaque to commemorate its opening.

A sausage was tied to the end of a rope for Beth to pull and the little dog did not disappoint! Clamping the sausage between her jaws, she pulled the sausage and unveiled the plaque. The Duchess laughed along and exclaimed, “Brilliant!” in surprise.

Camilla, who is the Royal Patron of the charity, then toured the facility meeting staff and stopped off to play with a number of the pets.

A royal dog lover

The Duchess of Cornwall and husband Prince Charles have two Jack Russell Terriers, Beth and Bluebell, who were both adopted from the shelter.

A shelter for the neediest pups

The facilities have a focus on reducing the anxiety of mothers and their puppies and feature different areas including puppy kennels and even a maternity area.

It’s great to see the Royal Family doing their bit for abandoned animals and we hope the newest Windsor centre is every bit as successful as its London counterpart.

Watch the opening here:

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