Triumph earns Jodie four legged acclaim

Homeless Battersea dog named in honour of Commonwealth champion.

Champion Black Country triathlete Jodie Stimpson received another honour yesterday in additional to the gold she won in the Commonwealth Games.

A stray Lurcher at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been named after Jodie from Oldbury, who won the first gold for Team England today in the Women’s Triathlon at the Games in Glasgow.

Battersea is naming some of its current 400 dogs and 250 cats after every Home Nations gold medallist at this year’s Games. With so many animals like Jodie the Lurcher looking for new homes, the charity is hoping potential new owners will want to rehome this special ‘Commonwealth resident.’ At just nine months old, Jodie was found as a stray wandering the streets of South London before she was brought to Battersea.

Head of Operations Carly Whyborn says: “We really hope Lurcher Jodie will find a loving home and can celebrate our English Triathlon champion’s success with finding a new family. Jodie definitely lives up to her namesake – she’s agile, intelligent and clearly has her eyes on the prize of a happy future. Here at Battersea we hope by naming some of our animals after our champion gold medallists it will give dogs like Jodie the second chance they’re looking for and so deserve.”

If you can give Jodie a new home, please call Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on 0843 509 4444 for more information.