The building work is charging ahead, and now we are in the middle of April the site is almost unrecognisable to the centre last year.
Firstly the walls of the kennels have gone up including the internal timber walls and roof frame is now in place. We are starting to see the scale of the new kennel block, and it is exciting seeing what will be a haven for unwanted and neglected dogs. 

Timber frame of the new kennels


We are in the middle of kitten season and this time last year the cattery was home to over 20 cats and kittens. That area of the centre is starkly different now, the scaffolding is going up around the foundations ready for the frame and roof to be built next week. This new facility will enable us to help more cats than ever before find their forever homes, and so while it is strange not having kittens on site in Spring, we have foster homes waiting ready to take in any vulnerable cat that needs us. 

The cattery foundations, showing the size of the new facility


The pond has been dug, Beard are kindly donating the pond to go in our woodland copse area as part of their corporate partnership responsibility and we are so grateful. This area will serve as a wildlife corridor, and peaceful walk for the dogs and staff at the centre and hopefully provide an area for soft release for rehabilitated wildlife.

The Pond has been dug in the copse


Our reception walls are now in the process of going up too and it is now clear how large this is going to be. The reception will be the heart of the centre and a hub for the community and it is exciting seeing it take shape. 

The beginings of the new reception

The agility area in our Field of dreams has also been mapped out. This will provide enrichment for the dogs at the centre and an area that the team can focus on training the dogs new skills.

The new agility/enrichment area of the field of dreams