New centre for abandoned dogs set to open in Greater Manchester
The Dog’s Trust, a popular pet rehoming charity, is to launch a new facility in Denton.
The organisation, which runs twenty pooch-care centres all over the United Kingdom, has taken over the running of the MyPetStop boarding kennels and cattery, providing much needed homes for abandoned dogs that are looking for new families.
The new site is set to open its doors in October after a multi-million pound renovation, which has seen the boarding kennels kitted out with a range of mod-cons, including air conditioning, underfloor heating, and even a brand new vet suite.
The centre will be able to accommodate up to 88 dogs at one time, with plenty of room for them to rest and play.
The brand new kennels will feature glass fronts, which allow the pooches to see what’s going on around them and for the staff to keep an eye on the canines at all times.
Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Hannah Baker, a Dog’s Trust representative, said:
“We go and build our centres where there seems to be the greatest need. We are looking at 1,000 dogs that are going to be rehomed from the centre each and every year. It’s going to be an amazing place and we have already been made very welcome by the local community.”
In a survey carried out in 2013, it was found that around 16,000 strays are picked up in the North West region, so it is clear that there is a great need for facilities such as these in the area.