Ferndown will be the first centre of its kind and is an exciting opportunity for Cats Protection to provide a central facility for cats in Dorset and Hampshire to be rehomed with ease and speed. The centre not only provides pens for the cats, but offers a wide range of resources to our volunteers in the area.
With the changing pace of today‚Äôs life, people are constantly looking for ways to make everything easier and quicker. We at Cats Protection need to rise to this challenge to ensure that we continue to provide safe and caring homes for the cat and kittens in our care. Ferndown homing centre provides us with this opportunity. Cats will be initially looked after by volunteers at branches in the area and when they are fit and well they will be housed at Ferndown where the public will be able to come and view the cats 7 days a week. This will enable the branch volunteers to dedicate more of their time to caring for the cats. We currently own the site and building and have gained planning permission to develop the original building to consist of meeting rooms, a shop and an information centre as well as to build 2 wings of homing pens, a landscaped garden a vet treatment room. The centre will include 24 homing pens, 8 admission pens and 4 isolation pens. The centre will greatly improve our quality of service to both cats and new owners in the local area as well as providing a central point for local branches and volunteers to meet and share information and advice. The costing for this project is in the region of ¬£1.5 million and we are seeking sponsorship at all levels. There are naming opportunities available of which we would be happy to provide information. We would also be delighted to arrange a tour of the building and discuss potential support for the project.
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