THE RSPCA will close its kennels in Wallasey at the end of August following a 30-day consultation.
The decision to close the kennel section at its centre in Cross Lane is due to a fall in reserves. It follows consultation with staff and will result in three redundancies.
However the rest of the centre, which rehomes up to 700 cats and up to 100 rabbits every year, is still running and open as usual.
Staff and volunteers are still concerned that some members of the public may have wrongly assumed that the entire centre has closed. This is not the case.
A spokesman for the branch said: "Sadly despite support from the general public, it is still proving necessary to close the kennel block at the end of August.
"This action will result in three more staff redundancies, following the four made in January 2012.
"Although the animal centre will continue to take in and rehome cats and rabbits, it is extremely regrettable that we will no longer be able to provide kennel facilities from which we can offer second chances for unwanted or mistreated dogs.
"This action is necessary to ensure the long term future of the animal centre, and if it was forced to close, the branch would probably never be in a position to provide a similar facility in the future.
"Should our financial position improve significantly in the future, then our top priority will be to reopen the kennel block as soon as possible and to again offer rehoming opportunities for those dogs most at risk.
"Our message to the public is that the animal centre will remain open and continue to rehome cats, rabbits and other small furries and we continue to need the support of the public if the animal centre is to survive and eventually re-open the kennel block facility."
The centre is open from 11.30am until 3.00pm every day except Thursday when it is closed all day.
Sadly we have closed out kennel section at the end of August 2013 due to lack of funding. The dogs we have been taking have been via the Inspectors so these dogs will now go either to another RSPCA Centre or into Private Boarding whilse they await a place.
We still have 2 dogs for rehoming who will stay with us until they are rehomed.
All our dogs that we rehome are:-
Vaccinated (If all this was done at a private vet it would cost in excess of £150+)
Cerb is a 3 year old male cross breed.
Cerb is a real sweetheart who will make a really loving companion to the right owners. For more info please call 638 6318
Cerb has been with us since February 2012 and is desperate for a new home.
Sheba is a 3 year old Lurcher. She came to us via an Inspector along with her 5 puppies which have all bee rehomed.
Sheba has not had much socialisation and can be a little jumpy but once she is familiar with you she is is a real sweetheart, she is a very playful, friendly, affectionate girl.
She will need some basic training although the staff at the centre have began this already and she is coming on in leaps and bounds.
She is looking for a quieter home where she can relax and where someone is about for most of the day. She will make a great companion for the right people/person.
Please contact us on 0151 638 6318 if you think you can offer Sheba a home.
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