THE BUILDING project to transform Bromsgrove’s Blue Cross Centre has now reached its halfway point.
The new reception is now open and some dogs have moved to new kennels, the puppy unit is ready to take pregnant dogs and litters and the new vet suite will soon be ready to treat poorly pets.
Work has also begun on refurbishing the main dog kennel building and the project should be completed in the autumn.
As well as the new reception, dog kennels and puppy unit, the building – which is costing £1.9million – will have a brand new cattery with dedicated kitten unit as well as new pet care clinic for pets owned by people on low incomes.
Bromsgrove’s new-look Blue Cross will be able to rehome more pets and provide a more comfortable environment for them during their stay.
Once the project is complete, it has been estimated the centre will be able to help double the number of animals, going from 600 to 1,200 a year.
Robbi Chaudhuri, deputy manager at Bromsgrove Blue Cross, said: “We are excited that the work is really taking shape and some dogs are already in the new kennels.
“We are grateful for all the support we have had for the appeal so far but ask that animal lovers don’t stop now and help us raise more funds towards the exciting new centre.”
We at The Standard launched our own Blue Cross appeal in January, calling on readers to raise as much as possible for the cause between now and July.
In return, there will be a ‘Bromsgrove Standard’ branded kennel in the new-look centre.
And we are still looking for the biggest animal lovers across the district so we can choose one to officially open our kennel.
If you know someone – whether it be a friend, neighbour, family member or colleague who goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to animals, you need to get in touch.
Send your nominations, along with your contact details to: email@example.com or Standard Kennel nominations, Bromsgrove Standard, Webb House, Church Green East, Redditch. B98 8BP.