Battersea Brands Hatch is opening its doors to supporters later this month to celebrate 20 years of rescue.

The centre, which is located in the Kent countryside, opened on 26 October 1999, and has rescued, reunited and rehomed thousands of animals in the two decades since. The open day comes hot on the heels of the launch of Battersea’s new campaign, ‘Rescue Is Our Favourite Breed’, and will give animal lovers an exclusive opportunity to see the work that goes on behind the scenes at the Brands Hatch centre.

Event details:

What: Battersea Brands Hatch marks 20 years of rescue

When: Friday 25 October 2019

Time: Morning session – 10:30 – 12:30. Afternoon session – 14:00 – 16:00

Where: Battersea Brands Hatch, Crowhurst Lane, Ash, Kent, TN15 7HH

Both sessions will have fun activities for all the family including:

  • an arts and craft session making animal toys;
  • a working dog demonstration;
  • how to train your dog to music;
  • special tours of the kennels and cattery to meet some of the rescue’s current residents;
  • as well as goodies to be won in the Battersea Tombola.
  • Refreshments will be also be available.

Anna Hemmings, Centre Manager at Battersea Brands Hatch, said: “We want to mark 20 years of our Brands Hatch centre by welcoming Battersea supporters in to find out a bit more about the work that goes on behind the scenes here.

“We couldn’t do what we do without the generosity of our kind supporters, so we want to share this milestone with the general public and celebrate all things rescue. We hope to see you there!”

The event is free, but visitors must register for a ticket in advance for either the morning or afternoon session.

Please note, this event is for humans only. As much as we love seeing your pets, please do not bring them to this event and leave them in a safe place at home.

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Rescue is Our Favourite Breed’ encourages animal lovers to always think rescue first when it comes to finding their new pet, even if it means waiting a little longer to find the perfect match. Find out more on and join the growing community of rescue lovers at #RescueIsMyFavouriteBreed.