Series About Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Wins Award

Thanks to a doggedly devoted fan following, a documentary which helped to shine a spotlight on adorable adoptables at one of the UK’s most renowned animal welfare charities was a top dog at one of the most important nights in the British awards season.

The seven-part series Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs took on tough competition from the likes of Top Gear, The Apprentice and The Great British Bake Off to win the Best Factual Entertainment Award at the National Television Awards.

Offering a behind the scenes look at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, viewers were touched by the heart-warming as well as heart-breaking tales of some of the 6,000 dogs who are cared for by the rescue organization each year.

Accepting the award, comedy presenter Paul O’Grady– a Battersea ambassador who welcomed a rescue pup from the charity into his fur family during production of the show– stated:

“I would really like to thank everyone who watched the show and voted for it and of course the staff and volunteers at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – and let’s not forget all those four-legged dogs, as well as the three-legged ones!”

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.