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MP sees ‘woof’ draft of plans for new RSPCA animal centre in Chesterfield

The Chesterfield RSPCA have developed exciting proposals to redevelop their animal centre on Spital Lane in Hady and invited Toby Perkins MP along to see their plans.

Toby with Rachel Gray (Branch Manager), Peter Cashford (Chair) and trustee, Martin Thacker.

Toby with Rachel Gray (Branch Manager), Peter Cashford (Chair) and trustee, Martin Thacker.

The current animal centre was built in the 1960s and is in desperate need of refurbishment. The centre takes in hundreds of cats, dogs, rabbits and other small pets every year, rehoming 785 animals last year, making it one of the busiest animal centres in the UK.

Toby said, “The dedication and hard work by the staff and volunteers at the centre was wonderful to see. The new plans will create a modern centre that has better conditions for the animals and

complies with today’s standards, which have significantly moved on since the centre first opened.”

The Chesterfield RSPCA launched a public appeal in 2014 to raise funds to pay for the redevelopment and have already raised £1.2m of the £2m projected costs.

Toby said, “What many people do not realise is that every local RSPCA branch is independent and receives no central funding. All the work done in Chesterfield relies on local fundraising, adoption fees and dedicated volunteers. The fundraising efforts by Rachel, Peter and the whole team is extraordinary and I would urge people to donate what they can to help the branch reach their £2m target”.

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