PICTURES: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's latest rescues

Wandsworth Guardian: BGT's Jonathan Antoine and Willow BGT's Jonathan Antoine and Willow

A Britain’s Got Talent purr-former has adopted a tiny Battersea kitten.

19-year-old tenor Jonathan Antoine has taken on little Willow from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

The classical singer, who was runner up in the ITV series in 2012 with singing partner Charlotte Jaconelli, took home 12-week-old Willow on Friday, June 6.

Willow will join Mr Antoine’s two other cats Pandora and Polly at his home in Essex.

Mr Antoine said: “Willow’s a beautiful little kitten and I hope she'll get used to my voice, as I know my mum will be playing my album a fair bit."

Battersea is hugely popular with celebs and everyone from Alistair McGowan to David Cameron has adopted cats from the centre.

Holby City actor Jules Knight, who plays Doctor Harry Tressler, recently rehomed a Battersea dog.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Mr Knight and Honey 

Mr Knight fostered Battersea Labrador Retriever, Honey, since February and decided to give her a permanent home.

For more information about rehoming a Battersea animal visit www.battersea.org.uk


Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is searching for the owners of a five-month-old kitten found wandering around Hampshire.

Staff at the rescue centre believe the kitten, nicknamed Topsy, had simply strayed too far from home when concerned passers-by found him and brought him to Battersea.

Wandsworth Guardian:

He is neutered, well fed and very comfortable with people, indicating he is likely to be a much loved family pet.

If you think you may know Topsy or his owners, please call Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on 0843 509 4444.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Lost little Topsy 


A 10kg fat cat, aptly named Titan, has been crowned the fattest cat to ever arrive at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

The male black cat marks a recent spate of morbidly obese cats coming through the animal charity’s doors.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Clash of the Titan: This fat cat doesn't look too happy about his diet 

Titan is going through Battersea bootcamp, on a special diet and being encouraged to exercise.


Two homeless kittens named Bill and Ben, after the characters from the 1950s children’s TV programme The Flower Pot Men, have recently been rehomed.

Wandsworth Guardian:

The 12 week old ginger kittens were called Bill and Ben because they look so alike and constantly tried to escape out of their pens to the outside world.


In other Battersea news a skeletal Staffordshire bull terrier that survived months of starvation and neglect has had her life transformed after being rehomed with a new family in Hertfordshire.

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Before

One year old Indie, who was found wandering the streets near Vauxhall, weighing only 12 kg, in January.

The weak pup collapsed after reaching Battersea and was described by the centre’s vets as one of the worst cases of emaciation and malnourishment they’d ever seen.

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After

Thanks to the animal charity she was brought back to health and rehomed with Sarah and Richard Brown, from Hertfordshire, and their two children Jo and Olivia.
 

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