It’s reigning dogs and cats in Brands Hatch
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new and impressive facility at its Brands Hatch site in Kent. Michael Fallon, Conservative MP for Sevenoaks was delighted to officially open the new state of the art site.
The new site provides a truly welcoming and tranquil temporary home for up to 60 lost and abandoned dogs and 35 cats at any one time. It was purchased by the Home back in 1996 but the original kennels and cattery soon needed replacing to keep the centre up to Battersea’s high standards.
The innovative new facilities comprise spacious kennels and training rooms, and are even equipped with ceiling padding to keep noise to a minimum. The state of the art cattery features long runs and plenty of ramps, ledges and places for the feline inhabitants to explore. Modern kitchens, laundry and bathing areas operate effectively behind the scenes to keep the four-legged residents clean and fed.
The surrounding areas, including paddocks, fields and woodland, exemplify the tranquil Kent countryside and are a perfect haven for the canine and feline residents. The airy and light reception and on-site veterinary clinic complete the effect of cleanliness, peace and tranquillity.
Richard King, Manager of the Brands Hatch site, said: “We are all very pleased with the new facilities, which enable us to continue providing the very best standard of care to our dogs and cats. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is a charity that receives no government funding, and this new site at Brands Hatch was only made possible by the donations we received from our supporters and the general public”
Jan Barlow, Battersea’s Chief Executive, is delighted with the new facility. She commented: “We have provided a state of the art rescue environment for all the dogs and cats that will pass through our doors; in doing so changing them from unfortunate and unwanted strays to loved family pets. Through modern modelling techniques we have ensured the building will work ergonomically and aesthetically for our animals, our staff and the visiting public.”