The high-tech ‘petcam’ overlooking the building site of the new Aston PDSA PetAid hospital on Dulverton Road is proving very popular, with over 1,000 hits to the charity’s site, with supporters logging on to see the new hospital take shape, brick by brick!
This is the first time the charity has captured the construction of one of its PetAid hospitals on film. The footage is available to view on PDSA’s website www.pdsa.org.uk/petcam and will record every stage of the building work until the PDSA PetAid hospital opens in Summer 2006.
Visitors to the website can watch ‘real time’ images plus ‘time-lapsed’ footage to get a full picture of how far the development has pro-gressed. Supporters can also make donations to help with the expected £700,000 annual running costs.
The ‘petcam’ has also attracted the support of the BBC Birmingham & Black Country Websites www.bbc. co.uk/birmingham and www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry which both feature links to the PDSA ‘petcam’.
PDSA Website Manager, Helen Jeffs, comments: ‘This is the first time we have set up a ‘petcam’ at a PDSA development site. The aim is to give supporters and pet owners an insight into the work that goes into building a PDSA PetAid hospital.
‘The number of people logging on to watch has been very positive. It is a wonderful idea and allows supporters to experience the construction of a brand new PDSA PetAid hospital without leaving home!’
When complete, the new facility, which will replace the current Grosvenor Road hospital, will boast six consulting rooms, two operating theatres, waiting room, dispensary, recovery kennels for cats and dogs, plus isolation and X-ray facilities.
PDSA has been caring for the sick and injured animals of those unable to afford private veterinary fees, for around 69 years in Aston.
The new improved PDSA PetAid hospital will greatly benefit eligible pet owners in Aston and surrounding areas, offering a higher specification facility with an increased capacity to treat pets in need of vets.