Battersea Dogs Home stars in new TV series
9:00am Saturday 8th September 2012 in News
Clearing up after 6,000 dogs is no easy task as funny man Paul O’Grady discovered in his new TV series on Battersea Dogs home.
The seven part series follows Paul as he gets to know the staff and dogs at the home. Mr O'Grady, a self-confessed dog addict, was only too delighted to help out and spent two months immersed in the everyday routine, helping with everything from rearing puppies to scrubbing the kennels.
Speaking about his time there, he said: "This has been one of the nicest jobs I've ever had. Everybody knows Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, it’s one of the jewels in London’s crown and it’s a joy to be there."
Viewers will be able to follow a number of dogs’ stories, from their first arrival at the animal charity, seeing how Battersea’s staff and volunteers care for them as they search for a new home.
Each year Battersea re-homes thousands of dogs all around the country and Paul is keen to help find more homes for the charity’s animals.
Claire Horton, Battersea’s chief executive, said: "It was an honour to welcome Paul to Battersea and bring him into our team. We are hoping the series will give the nation an insight into what goes on behind our famous gates."
You can watch Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs on ITV1, Mondays at 8pm.