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Local RSPCA Centre Reaches Out for Help with Essential Building Works

The RSPCA Coventry and District Branch in Coundon Wedge Drive opened in 1981 and is a separately funded charity from the National RSPCA. It rehomes over 600 animals a year and cares for mistreated and abandoned animals in the Coventry and District region.

Following a recent inspection of one of the Branch’s 35 kennels, it was recognised that the flooring is defective. Sadly, if work is not carried out to the defective flooring in each of the 35 kennels, it will continue to deteriorate and as each kennel becomes inoperative, it would have to be closed, leaving the Branch unable to support the community in accepting unwanted dogs, injured dogs, mistreated or abandoned dogs and continuing their work in re-habilitating and re-homing the dogs into forever homes.

It costs £35,000 per month to keep the Branch open and vets bills can be over £1,000 per week. In addition to this, the Branch are working hard to secure funding for the defective flooring work to be carried out during 2020, but at a cost of over £250,000, the team are reaching out to the Coventry and District community to ask for their help and support. Whether it be a big or small monetary donation, it will make a real difference to the Branch’s overall target, who are already so very grateful for the good faith and support of the local Community who help to keep the Branch open.

The project will begin in January 2020, when the RSPCA Head Office will give approval for the work to go ahead. The Coventry and District Branch will then begin to source donations and support from the local community. If you are able to help with this vital work by contributing to the cost of the flooring, or, if you have a business that could help with the building work, then please do get in touch with Dawn Pawlett, Branch Fundraiser, at dawn.pawlett@rspca-coventryanddistrict.org.uk.