Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter has received £8000 towards improving its facilities.

Worcestershire animal rescue helterFounded in 1983 and based near Malvern in Worcestershire, the Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter is dedicated to rehoming abandoned cats and dogs.

How does it work?

Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter provides shelter and medical treatment for mistreated or unwanted animals until a suitable permanent home is found for them. Dedicated kennels and a cattery provide accommodation for these animals, with an isolation block in which stray dogs spend their first week undergoing veterinary checks away from the intrusion of other dogs and people.

How we’re helping

Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter relies solely on donations from the public to keep running, making it difficult to find sufficient funds to cover improvements to facilities. We were delighted to help by awarding Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter an £8,000 grant to help them carry out the work required on their isolation and kennel block.

The grant enabled the charity to extend the isolation block to provide a better environment for incoming stray dogs. This has meant that stray dogs can be assessed without interruption, enabling staff to carry out important checks that helps them rehome each dog to the most suitable home. The extension also means that stray dogs can be shielded from public view, while previously they were the first dogs visitors saw. Visitors now naturally head towards the reception area, leaving the dogs in peace.

The grant was used to make improvements to the area around the kennel block, including putting down gravel in areas prone to mud, and seeding the grass around the washing lines, which are constantly in use. The charity has also been able to build a path to the rear of the kennel block, which allows staff to bring dogs in one side and out of the other, avoiding clashes. This keeps dogs stress-free and maintains an orderly system in the kennel block, as well as assisting with training dogs to walk well on the lead. This has ultimately increased rehoming figures, proving that investing in the best facilities has far-reaching benefits for the animals in the charity’s care.

 

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