Work is almost completed on our latest project – the refurbishment of our two oldest kennel houses.
Over the past 13 years, the houses have served us well and have proved invaluable in helping us take care of hundreds of needy dogs, providing that stepping stone which leads to a permanent, loving home.
However, those years have taken their toll and the tired, worn out houses needed a lot of attention in order for them to continue their good work.
With the help of a grant from Support Adoption for Pets, without which the project would have been impossible, and for which we are extremely grateful, our two kennel houses have undergone a ’10 years younger facelift’!
Work started in March, with the houses’ residents moving to nearby boarding kennels. The two blocks were gutted and daily we saw improvements being made.
Up came the worn, cracked and irregular floors to be replaced with smooth, seamless, fit for purpose new flooring.
Out went the battered old ironwork which was replaced with glazed UPVC panelling and up to date ironwork.
The dim, dreary lighting has been replaced with bright, cheerful LEDs.
New cabinets in the food preparation area have been installed to provide more hygienic storage space.
The chewed doors, which let in daylight, wind and rain have been replaced with snug, new models.
We were able to move the dogs back into their cleaner, warmer, drier, more comfortable and safer environment at the beginning of June, and finishing touches are now taking place.