REFURB LATEST! - 22/01/2011
Wow, have Delia and Jim been busy!!! The refurbishments have been taking a little longer than we had hoped but that is due to delays in deliveries and having more animals than anticipated still in the centre.
The old guinea pig shed has been relocated and attached to the rabbit shed, the hutches are now installed, new flooring has been laid and all the existing hutches have been given a once over with stain and any repairs carried out. Electrics, heating and lighting are all working well and we hope to finish the new hay storage area this week.
See the pictures in the photo gallery.
Great news is we finally have the new medical shed. The floor has been laid and the electrics are in. The new recovery pens have arrived but have yet to be fitted, and the work surfaces along with the sink and water installed. The examination table is finally here after having to be sent back due to a motor failure, but hopefully all is working as it should be. We will be getting a small monitor set up so we can use the video otoscope easily and safely for checking teeth and looking for mouth problems. Storage, heating and lighting are being thought through as is a grooming/clipping area. This will enable us to really use the medical area to groom, clip, medicate and watch recuperating bunnies/piggies without them being disturbed or upset by being in the old medical shed which currently also doubles as a reception area.
The reception area will then be able to be used for the sole purpose of receptioning, hehe, doing admin, easier access to information packs and generally being more public friendly (we do notice there being some squeezing going on (cheeky!!) during our open days!). It also means our volunteers won't have to be climbing over each other to use the 4 ft bit of desk they currently use.
Finally we come to the boarding villas. They have been given a freshen up with stain and turned around so we could get the big Burley hutch in between them, this looks better and the bunnies can see each other through the mesh.
We would like to thank everyone who has donated and fund raised to help make these improvements possible. The bunnies and piggies really deserve the best while they are at the centre and we only want to do our best for them.
We will keep you updated.