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Project information

Shepherds View Isolation Kennels

Following the completion of 3 stables, a tack room & sales room to allow greater access when working with vulnerable adults who love to work with the dogs this project has been extended to provide 2 isolation kennels for long stay/injured animals. A quiet area for recuperation/rehabilatation.

October 2017 - December 2018

Charity information: K9focus Ltd

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  • Need


    Ability to house more abused and abandoned dogs without increasing costs
    Also improve accessibility to work with vulnerable adults instead of being stuck to commercial kennel opening hours
    The addition of isolation kennels will allow a quiet area for animals recovering from illness and those animals that need behaviour rehabilitation or are of a nervous disposition.


    Kennels will be on Charity's own leased land and therefore in complete charge of when and how people can visit.
    It will also provide a shop facility to provide work experience for both unemployed volunteers and adults with learning difficulties

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To build appropriate housing facilities to rescue more abused/stray dogs without increased costs


    » Project Manage the building of the new facilities & pound

    What success will look like

    Management Information will provide a comparison on the number of animals rescues & the cost per animal compared to previous years.

    Aim 2

    To provide onsite facilities &access to work with vulnerable adults bringing dogs & people together


    » Provide a planned weekly activity schedule and liaise with local services to identify appropriate candidates for the scheme

    What success will look like

    Monthly meetings with the various organisation and one-one meetings with individuals to identify the benefits they receive. Number of uptake on the scheme

    Aim 3

    To offer an onsite Pet Shop at reasonable prices to increase income to the charity


    » Identify appropriate suppliers and fittings

    What success will look like

    Management Information regarding income & expenditure & profitability v input time. Also the benefit to individuals gained from work experience

  • Impact


    Increasing the number of stray animals the rescue can take
    Providing regular access and training to individuals who want to work with dogs and get a proven value from being with them
    Ease of viewing access for animals looking for homes for potential adopters as not restricted to commercial kennel opening hours
    Increase income to the charity from an onsite shop & provide work experience to long term unemployed/those with learning issues
    A quiet facility for injured or nervous animals


    Lack of funds
    Lack of volunteers
    Fund raising events have been ongoing throughout the year to raise sufficient funds to complete the extra stage of this project
    A media campaign at all events and local radio has been appealing for further volunteers


    Regular monthly updates until the project is completed followed by quarterly newsletters and social media

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £45,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Ground Works Clearing of Site & Foundations
      £3,000 Security Fencing 6ft Security fencing to create an exercise/training compound for the dogs.
      £12,000 Buildings Cost of 3 stables which will be converted into 6 kennels, plus tack room for food storage
      £5,000 Shop Fitings Shop fittings & Stock
      £2,500 Electricity Provision of electric supply, lighting & heating
      £1,200 Insulation Insulation of each stable to ensure suitable for dogs - non chew and ease of cleaning
      £3,300 Contingencies Contingency fund for unforeseen/planned issues
      £15,000 Isolation Kennels 3 x insulated kennel buildings complete with CCT to enable monitoring of injured animals

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Mars Pedigree £5,000 Guaranteed
    Support Adoption for Pets £5,000 Guaranteed
    Hobhouse Animal Trust £5,000 Guaranteed
    Jean Salisbury Trust £5,000 Guaranteed
    Frances Heyhurst Trust £5,000 Guaranteed
    June Coleman £9,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The kennels will be built at Shepherds View, St. Giles, Torrington. EX38 7JU which is the current location of the charity.
    The charity has been granted a 25 year lease on the land.


    The charity will benefit as indicated earlier from increased activity without increase costs.
    The community will benefit as the charity will be able to help more people either by taking in their dogs or providing training .
    Injured & nervous animals will benefit by having a quiet are to recover
    An identified audience of long term unemployed & vulnerable adults will benefit from having both a social outlet & gaining valuable life skills and work experience

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are an existing charity that is known in the area and has been undertaking all the activities that this project will encompass. The project will however allow the charity to build on its current activities. It also has a proven track record

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Lynne Hall

    Fundraising & Marketing

    Nicholas Hall

    Overall Build Project Manager

    Lynda Armstrong

    Identifying audience for volunteers withing the project. Currently runs Kalm Supported Living who the currently charity works with.