Work at res­cue cen­tre be­gins

Ex­ten­sion will mean 40 more ken­nels

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

to care for and re-home more dogs.

Chair­man David Lewis said: “We would like to ex­press our thanks to ev­ery­one who has en­abled us to achieve this mile­stone. It is an un­prece­dented time in the his­tory of the so­ci­ety and means we will be able to do even more for dogs in need of our help.”

Fundraiser at the so­ci­ety Karen New added: “Ev­ery­thing’s go­ing smoothly so far. The ex­ist­ing ken­nels will VOL­UN­TEERS at an an­i­mal char­ity are ‘de­lighted’ after build­ing work has started on an ex­ten­sion that they have dreamed for years.

Last year, Chilterns Dog Res­cue So­ci­ety was granted plan­ning per­mis­sion to re­de­velop the Res­cue Cen­tre.

A con­tract has now been signed with Pri­ory Gate Limited, which has worked on a num­ber of sim­i­lar-sized projects in­clud­ing one at Whip­snade Zoo, and build­ing work is now un­der way.

The con­struc­tion will take about nine months to com­plete and will cre­ate 40 pur­pose-built ken­nels which will have things like un­der­floor heat­ing for the dogs as well as wipe down ser­vices to make look­ing after them eas­ier and quicker for staff, mean­ing they can use their time more ‘ef­fi­ciently’.

The char­ity cur­rently has 25 ken­nels, so the ex­ten­sion will en­able it stay in situ while we build the new ken­nels, so we’ll be open as nor­mal and this will not af­fect how we run, we’ll still be re­hom­ing dogs.

“This is some­thing we wanted to make the pub­lic aware of, that we’re stay­ing open and noth­ing re­ally is go­ing to change from the pub­lic’s point of view.”

Once the new ken­nels are ready the dogs will move into them and the old ones will be de­mol­ished.

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Photo by Chris Berry www.buyapho­totms.co.uk NL201411092

BUILD­ING WORK STARTS: (From left) Barry Mor­gan, Pri­ory Gate Ltd and puppy Danny; Sara Muncke and dog Net­tie; David Lewis, chair­man Chilterns Dog Res­cue So­ci­ety; Belinda Stringer and dog Jackie; Steve Cherry, sur­veyor Chilterns Dog Res­cue So­ci­ety, Steve Jack­son and dog Smokey, Kevin Pa­trick, ar­chi­tect De­sign House

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