Welcome Homes

I edited this short animation directed by Gemma Burditt and based on interviews she conducted with workers in an animal shelter...

From the isolated corners of London's back streets, abandoned old-age pensioners are collected up and taken to the shelter of Welcome Homes.

"After buying a cat from Battersea Cats' Home, I was suprised at how difficult it was to go about the proccess. I had to go through a lengthy interview procedure and was asked to bring in any family members to meet the cat and told I was not allowed to leave it alone for more than four hours at a time. At the same time, my grandmother was being treated in hospital with severe depression and one day we went to visit her and not only were we allowed straight in, they did not even know where she was and she was out wandering the streets!" - Gemma Burditt