Pedigree and the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home have partnered up, allowing Pedigree to supply the Battersea, London, UK, shelter with food for its animals, according to Animal Friends Insurance .

The partnership frees up the shelter's funds to invest in other needed resources.

"In today's economic climate, saving costs is as important as raising income," Jon Bodenham, director of fundraising at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, said. "The partnership with Pedigree means donors' money will stretch further to care for the thousands of dogs and cats that come through the home's doors every year."