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Green Light for New Blue Cross Suffolk Rehoming Centre

30 April 2014

UK - Blue Cross has been given the go-ahead to build a new rehoming centre in Suffolk.

The news means they animal charity can double the number of homeless and abandoned dogs and cats they help in the region, where they've been caring for pets since 1970.

Andrew Gillon, Blue Cross Centre Manager, says: “We are absolutely delighted about today’s fantastic news.

“We’ve been waiting a very long time for this moment, and we are all looking forward to our future in Suffolk.

“The new facilities will be purpose-built and modern, meaning we’ll be able to provide the highest level of care to our pets, while the new location will make us even more accessible to visitors looking to rehome a rescue animal.”

The Suffolk-based rehoming centre will relocate from its current site in Walton High Street, Felixstowe, to a site in Wherstead, on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Last year, Blue Cross Felixstowe cared for almost 600 homeless dogs and cats. But the opening of a new centre, which will be built on a four acre site called Clock Fields, opposite Suffolk Ski Centre, means they will be able to care for twice that number.

The new rehoming centre will boast modern, spacious kennels and cattery, a maternity unit for puppies and kittens, an on-site clinical suite for operations, and a dedicated exercise area for dogs.

If building works go to plan, the doors to the centre could open as soon as summer 2015.

Andrew adds: “Now our plans have been given the green light, we will be raising much needed funds for the new centre.

“If anyone in the local community would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from them.”

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