England football striker Michael Owen carried the Olympic flame through Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London on day 66 (23 July 2012) of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, and was greeted by Battersea’s famous doggy Guard of Honour – over 50 Battersea dogs, including a Newfoundland, Beagles, Greyhounds, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and mongrels.
Michael was joined by Rory, a four-year-old Battersea Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is currently looking for a new home.
Michael said: “It has been a real honour to visit Battersea and carry the flame past such a fantastic doggy Guard of Honour. The atmosphere was brilliant and the dogs behaved so well.”


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