You’ve got to be kitten us! It was announced today that after 115 years, Whittington Lodge, the original cattery at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, has been granted Grade II-listed status. Designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in 1900, the cat home has now (finally) been identified as the first purpose-built cattery in England. Meow, we’re sorry to say that technically Whittington Lodge isn’t used as a cattery any more, as its feline inhabitants were moved to a new cattery in 2010, but it’s still a good day for all the pussy fanciers out there.
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