Project information

Isolation Unit to enable separation of sick animal

We need to convert unused pens in the puppy block into an isolation unit. This will enable us to isolate an animal with say, cat flu, or a dog with suspected Parvo virus. It is really necessary to keep these unfortunate animals completly separate from our healthy animals.

Six months

Charity information: RSPCA York and District

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  • Need

    Need

    Keeping sick animals isolated from our healthy ones to prevent the spread of disease. At the moment we do our best but in the absence of a proper isolation unit it is very difficult. Kennel cough and cat flu can spread like wildfire through the Home. We hope to convert unused pens into an isolation unit.

    Solution

    By keeping sick animals completely separate from the healthy ones.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To separate sick and healthy animals completely.

    Activities

    » By converting an existing building at present underused into an isolation unit.

    Success will be...when animals with infectious diseases admitted to the Home do not pass their illness to our healthy animals.


  • Impact

    Impact

    By containment of infectious disease.

    Risk

    We can see no risks.

    Reporting

    Via our own Web Site. In the Press. At the Animal Home and RSPCA shop in York centre.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £900 Plans To engage an architect to draw up plans.
      £4,000 Building To engage a builder to convert existing buildings.
      £1,100 2nd Fitting To complete the final fittings.
  • Background

    Location

    York Animal Home
    Landing Lane
    York YO26 4RH

    Beneficiaries

    Sick animals will have suitable accommodation. A better environment for staff to work in. Healthy animals will be kept safe from cross infection.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a large though now somewhat dated animal home. Located centrally to the animals in York and District. The RSPCA is known as a front line charity for sick and injured animals. We struggle to cope with the many animals brought to us for care by the public. RSPCA York is self funding and receives no financial aid from Government.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Angela Hunter

    Branch Manager

    Tony Benham

    Home Manager

    Georgie England

    Trustee

    Lorna Longman

    Branch Treasurer