Battersea pups to get some unusual dog food

Monday, 9th May 2011

The pups at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have received some unusual dog food in the form of 100 jars of Marmite.

According to the charity, the pooches at the rescue centre have developed a taste for the yeast extract spread.

The Marmite was given to the centre as part of an award won by Battersea chief executive Claire Horton, who was presented with one of the first ever Endal Award for Services to Animals.

Ms Horton said: "It's an incredible privilege working for Battersea where we all work to make a difference to the lives of the thousands of dogs and cats who are lost and abandoned each year.

"I'm humbled to receive this award. It's such an honour and the Marmite will be a much welcome treat to our dogs while they wait for new homes."

The Endal Awards was developed by Dogs Today magazine and they are used to recognise extraordinary dogs and people.

Pups at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home apparently enjoy having Marmite as a treat and they get through jars of the spread in no time.