The Branch are in the process of raising funds to build a brand new ¬£1m animal centre facility in Canterbury. Full details of the new animal centre can be found at our website or upon request.
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Our need for an animal centre has grown in recent years because at present we use a commercial cattery to house and rehome our rescued cats, however, the cattery originally agreed to take 25 cats at most but are currently boarding almost double this number. In addition to this most other rescued animals have to be sent out of the area for rehoming. Once we have built our Animal Centre we will be able to house up to 40 cats, 20 dogs and various small animals which will help alleviate this problem. Additionally the Animal Centre will provide educational facilities to the local community through the nature trail and classroom contained within. So far we have purchased a five acre plot of land, receiving planning permission from the City Council, RSPCA Headquarters approval and have raised over ¬£700k of the ¬£1m budget to build the Centre and have enough funding to operate the Centre in the short term after opening. With the ¬£300k shortfall at present we are unable to complete phase two of the project which is the completion of the dog and small animal facilities, classroom and wildlife nature trail. Stage one is expected to begin in March 2010.
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