Lucky day? Homeless pets hope for good fortune on St Patrick's Day

Four animals at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are hoping to find their lucky charm. Greyhound Beauty, Jack Russell Terrier Jenson, and cats Paddy and Tiger, are crossing their paws in hope this St Patrick's Day, after a string of bad luck.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Centre Manager Robert Young said, "There are some animals who come into Battersea whose stories really tug on your heartstrings - like poor Beauty, who’s been here twice through no fault of her own, and Tiger the cat who went through a terrible time as a stray. But here at Battersea we look to change animal’s fortunes for the better, so we’re hoping we can help our four unluckiest animals find their perfect family."

Jenson

Jenson. Credit: Battersea

Poor Jenson is the longest-stay resident at Battersea's London centre. The one-year-old Jack Russell Terrier arrived more than three months ago because his owners could no longer care for him and he's been searching for a home ever since. Like leprechauns, this cheeky young terrier is a vibrant, friendly lad who loves people and is always up for a game. He's a super clever boy who knows plenty of tricks and is looking for owners who will put his sharp mind to good use with further training. He's hoping for an active home with experienced terrier owners.

Beauty

Beauty. Credit: Battersea

This is gentle Greyhound Beauty's second stay at Battersea. This speedy girl raced over 110 races in her career but found herself in the shelter after she retired from her life on the track in January. A few weeks later the four-year-old went home with a new family, but her new owners soon realised they weren't ready for a dog and brought her back. This lovely lady is in real need of a four-leaf clover's worth of luck - she's looking for second home and this time she's hoping it will be forever.

Paddy

Paddy. Credit: Battersea

Named after Ireland's Patron Saint, Paddy needs the luck of the Irish after he was found as a stray. The two-year-old has been getting some love and attention while he waits for a new home. The black and white Domestic Short-hair is a confident and charming boy who loves people and is looking for a friendly new home.

Tiger

Tiger. Credit: Battersea

A member of the public found Tiger lost and terrified in a local park, where a group of children had been throwing rocks at him. The good Samaritan took the 11-year-old home and tried to find his owners, before bringing him to Battersea. After recovering from his ordeal, Tiger is now hoping to find his pot of gold.

If you would like to find out more about any of these animals, visit www.battersea.org.uk.

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