British Lotto Winner Donating Pup Palace To Battersea
What do you do when you win the lottery? Quit your job (unless you love it, like I do!)? Buy a fancy car? Big boat?
How about a Pup Palace fit for a royal pooch and designed like the Windsor Castle so you can celebrate a royal wedding properly?
Susan Crossland won over $1.5 million dollars in the lottery ten years ago and to celebrate the regal affair that was Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May, she had a replica castle built for her pup Archie. I mean, it makes sense, right? If I won the lottery, you bet I’d be spoiling dogs and cats left and right.
The Pup Castle has was modeled after the King George IV Gate at Windsor Castle, and includes.Royal Standard flags and even a royal red carpet. Archie enjoyed every second of the royal wedding in posh surroundings, which cost over $6,500 to build. Now, Crossland generously wants to share their good fortune with the dogs who live at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and is donating Archie’s digs.
Crossland says that the castle was wonderful for Archie, but she wants other dogs and cats to be able to enjoy luxurious living too and she couldn’t think of a better place to find such deserving dogs. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall is the current patron royal of Battersea, taking over for Her Royal Majesty the Queen, and Battersea has always had a close relationship with the Royal Family.
Kaye Mughal is the Battersea Manager and said that they’ll be using the castle at their Old Windsor Animal Rehoming center a few miles from the real Windsor Castle. She said that about 10 dogs a day arrive at the three Battersea centers and that many, many dogs will enjoy waiting for their furever homes at the pup palace.
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