Rod, the rabbit, is looking for a home. Rod - named after Rod Stewart - came into the care of Hillingdon RSPCA with twelve other rabbits after being rescued by an RSPCA Inspector from a household with 30 rabbits. Rod is a beautiful dwarf lop rabbit who loves to be stroked. If you are able to offer Rod a home, contact Hillingdon RSPCA on 01895 833417.

If you have ever tried to match make, you will know it doesn’t always work. The last time I tried, I was so convinced of how well suited the couple were, I had my wedding outfit chosen by their first date– but to no avail. Let’s hope Battersea Dogs and Cats Home fare better in their special Valentines evening.

On Friday February 14, Battersea are organising a Valentine’s evening for humans and cats called Feline Lonely. This is an adult-only evening in which Battersea are offering a range of matchmaking methods for people and cats. It will include games for grown-ups and the chance to meet the cat of your dreams in a cat cuddle booth.

There will be complimentary bubbly and canapes with the cattery being specially decorated for the occasion. Cats will display their lonely hearts adverts on their pens and Battersea’s expert team of re-homers will be there to help pair people and cats together. The evening runs from 5.30pm to 9.00pm but the cat cuddle booths are only open from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and will run on a first come, first served basis.

Admission is free but a donation is welcome. More details from

Battersea have been fortunate to have made it onto a short list of charities who could be selected to hold a bucket collection at Chelsea Football Club for a match against Tottenham Hotspur on March 8. But, as it is the public who decide which charity is selected, they need people to vote for them. To vote for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, go to - the Foundation section.