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Burton’s RSPCA to expand facility to cope with demand

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

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AN animal rescue sanctuary is to tackle its growing cat problem by applying to build a feline isolation unit.

Stretton’s RSPCA branch has applied to East Staffordshire Borough Council for permission to build the unit to allow it to welcome new animals.

The unit will enable new cats entering the site to be checked over for infection before being allowed access into the cattery.

The branch will be revamping its the existing site and without the new facilities cannot take in any further animals.

Anthony Short & Partners, agent acting on behalf of the branch, said: “At present the existing cattery and dog kennels are too small to accommodate any new arrivals.

“The new cat isolation unit (CIU) is from a previous site in Birmingham which has just relocated into permanent accommodation and this has become spare.

“This CIU has been kindly donated to the Burton branch and has been transported to Burton and is awaiting planning permission to be erected on site for the continuing care of the stray cats in the area.

“At present new cat arrivals are seen in premises which are not up to the required standard which means that cross infection could occur between the new arrivals and existing residents.”

The new cat isolation unit is to be a temporary building until such time as the new cattery and kennels are built.

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  • Burton Mail  |  January 17 2013, 8:13PM

    Please help the RSPCA to be able to look after the cats.If it was for new houses then it wouldn't be given a second thought!

  • Burton Mail  |  January 17 2013, 8:10PM

    Please give thye permission as all cats need this help and be able to be looked after. You can spend money on new houses but when it comes to animals you don't give a dam.