Permission Granted for Burford Upgrade
"Our current facilities are out of date, but our new site will offer higher standards of care and comfort to the pets that come through our doors”
Last year the Burford Blue Cross Centre helped over 900 dogs, cats and small animals, but when work is complete this number will double.
The new facilities will boast a new area to house dogs, with bigger, more comfortable kennels, an improved new cattery to reduce disease and help more cats, dedicated puppy and kitten units, new veterinary facilities and a refurbished reception area where new owners can meet pets looking for homes.
Jenna Martyn, manager at the Burford centre, welcomed the development as the current facilities were approaching 25 years old, and were in desperate need of a revamp.
She explained her thoughts on the overhaul: “Everyone here is delighted that we’ve been given the go-ahead to rebuild parts of our rehoming centre. Our current facilities are out of date, but our new site will offer higher standards of care and comfort to the pets that come through our doors”.
What’s more, the improvements to the centre will be implemented in stages, allowing the centre to remain open as usual to look after their hundreds of animals when the work commences in autumn this year.
The new kennels will be in smaller groups and will no longer face each other, reducing the agitation felt by some dogs when they are able to see other animals. There will also be a brand new isolation unit to look after diseased animals separately from the main areas.
Jenna added: “It’s all very exciting and will make a huge difference to pets in need. Now our plans have been given the green light, we will be raising much needed funds – if anyone in the local community would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from them.”
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