Project information

Centre Rebuild

We are looking to raise £1 million to rebuild our animal rescue centre on Clough road, Hull. Although state of the art when it was first built, many of the facilities are no longer up to current RSPCA welfare standards and if they are not rebuilt we face closure.

April 2017 - April 2019

Charity information: RSPCA Hull & East Riding

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  • Need

    Need

    The branch is in desperate need of an upgraded cattery, specialist ferret unit and a new dog kennel block. Currently our ferrets are being housed in a disused cattery, our current cattery is 10 years old and the dog kennels do not have suitable drainage which can cause them to flood- making them unusable in the winter months. If we do not upgrade our facilities we face closure.

    Solution

    The centre helps to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home 100s of the most vulnerable local dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets each year. The staff are dedicated to helping neglected, abused and abandoned animals and these renovations will make the centre the perfect place from where we can expand upon this work.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Our priority is to help rehabilitate, rescue and re-home local animals rescued by the inspectors

    Activities

    » Our main priority is to rebuild our animal rescue centre as this is the hub from where all of our activities operate

    Regeneration of the Animal Centre should increase our adoption rates, as having more suitable animal accommodation will make the Centre and animals more attractive to visitors.


  • Impact

    Impact

    With an upgraded cattery, purpose built ferret enclosure and upgraded kennels our animals will be more relaxed/sociable so we should see an improvement in adoption rates. The renovation of the new Centre will also mean that we no longer face closure and can continue our work helping to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home the most vulnerable of animals.

    Risk

    The main risk that we face is not being able to raise sufficient funding (i.e a total of £1 million). We are looking to develop new income streams and have employed a part-time fundraiser to assist with this. We are also in the process of opening a new charity shop to provide reliable and stable income.

    Reporting

    We regularly keep donors informed via social media and our Annual Report will give detailed feedback on our progress. We also have a donor board with information on for visitors to the centre.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £427,450

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,000 Cattery Alterations
      £34,000 Ferret Enclosure Purpose built enclosure
      £276,450 Dog Kennels Rebuild
      £105,000 Dog Kennels Rebuild

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Legacies £250,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    The Centre is based on Clough Road in Hull. We help to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals from Hull and East Yorkshire.

    Beneficiaries

    Our main beneficiaries are the animals who we care for. In 2016 we proudly re-homed 292 animals - including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, ferrets, rabbits and guinea pigs. Annually we have around 50 regular local volunteers who will also benefit from the improved facilities as they train and gain experience.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been operating since 1903 and have won awards for our pioneering local work (i.e. the William Wilberforce Award). Although a local Branch we have the backing and support of the National RSPCA - this brings associated advice and guidance resources. We have a great local following with individuals (over 7,000 supporters on Facebook), corporates and Trusts and Foundations.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Alison Ripley

    General Manager - who will oversee the whole project and will ensure that our high animal welfare standards do not slip during the rebuild.

    Jonathan Greenwood

    Marketing and Fundraising Manager - who will be dedicated to raising the Centre's profile and generating new income streams.