Over the past few weeks you will have seen plenty of photos of improvements that have been made at the refuge. Plants and trees have brightened up the refuge, as has all the painting. But that is far from being the end of our plans.
It has long been our dream to have some real building work done, and thanks to a number of factors, this has now started. We are increasing the size of the cathouse by a huge 90m2. That is bigger than some people’s houses and will make a huge difference to the lives of our animals.
We will have a second infirmary, so that the small one connected to the reception area can be used for first aid, but really sick dogs and cats will have a proper well-equipped area just for them. There will be a special area for cats that are between their first and second vaccination (at present they stay in the quarantine area, as we do not want to place our other cats at risk). And there will also be an inside area for our older dogs, so that they don’t have to suffer the cold outside kennels in winter.
All this is wonderful news, and will make the refuge so much nicer. We are able to do it thanks to a couple of legacies that were left to the refuge; we do not usually have the kind of money floating around that is needed to do work of this type. Huge thanks also to Philippe, our vice president, who oversaw all the plans and delivered the papers to the maire to get planning permission and who is also overseeing the work as it progresses.
Exciting stuff, which until now has just been a dream.
At the refuge we had three dogs brought in, one of whom is identified, so we will see what that brings. It was a bright sunny day and Lots of dogs were out enjoying the sun, as we several volunteers, in between making plans for the Spring Fayre on Sunday! Don’t forget to come along and say hello!
And big things are happening at the SPA