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Plans for center upgrade at cat rehoming centre


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An animal rehoming centre has actually sent strategies to the council for a brand-new “seclusion center”.

Cats Protection’s Bredhurst Adoption branch in Rainham wishes to build a building devoted to real estate improperly moggies.

Cats Protection Bredhurst Adoption Centre in Rainham. Picture: Chris Davey

The single-storey system is set to change an existing building which was initially produced animals who have Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

It is now utilized for cats with behavioural issues, those that have actually had significant surgical treatment, or as holding pens for feral cats waiting to be neutered.

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The adoption centre opened in 1974 with a couple of huts and was ultimately restored in 2016.


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Not just do they discover brand-new houses for undesirable felines, however likewise use expert recommendations on behavioural concerns to owners and contribute food and litter to regional food banks.

Bredhurst presently has 55 pens and would take in and rehome around 700 cats pre-pandemic.

The existing feral/behavioural block, which is to be destroyed and changed. Picture: ACD Projects/Medway Council
The branch presently has 55 pens. Picture: ACD Projects/Medway Council

The number dropped to 400 moggies throughout lockdown however is now gradually rising.

In the strategies, the charity says the present building is “reaching completion of its helpful life” and includes that it is “no longer suitable for function and does not satisfy present animal well-being requirements and standards”.

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Bredhurst is the only Cats Protection Adoption Centre in the county, however unlike others it doesn’t have an unique seclusion center on-site.

As an outcome, animals needing seclusion need to be transferred to the National Cat Adoption Centre (NCAC) at Haywards Heath in West Sussex – a journey of around 90 minutes.

The proposed building is set to be divided into 2 areas and will have a ventilation system in location to avoid the danger of illness spreading out.

The center will take care of both feral and improperly moggies. Picture: iStock/Socreative Photography

Last year, the branch needed to near to the general public for a variety of weeks after a ringworm break out.


One part will have 6 pens for those with transmittable illness, and the other will include 4 pens, plus a behavioural and feral cat run.

There will likewise be different locations for cooking and laundry.

The charity sent the strategies to Medway Council on Friday, February 10 and is yet to be authorized.

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