Update Project ‘Warm Paws'
SPCA dogs will soon come in from the cold. Project ‘Warm Paws' an audacious publicly funded project to build an indoor facility for SPCA dogs is near completion. The Brain child of Leslie Hammersley and her partner Steve Riley the owner of Lundons Law, the project started over a year ago with seed funding from Steve and Lesley and a grant from Transpower.
The 36 metre long building will offer an indoor sleeping area for each of the
12 dog runs with back-ground under floor heating with similar modifications to the old Lion House for mums with pups. It’s a quantum leap in conditions for both dogs and staff.
The project has attracted support from many local businesses with some donating time and materials. Most generous have been Nomolos Architects, Fulton Hogan, Hirepool, Expol, Kiwi Insulation, The Davidson Group, Mainland Homes and Heating Supplies, Christchurch who donated and installed the under floor heating.
All suppliers have “come to the party” says Phil Lawrence the project Coordinator, offering big discounts and thanks go out to ITM , Allied Concrete, Morgan Plumbing, Sun Shine Solar, Total Electrix , Zorite and Rob Blick Construction and a special mention to Bruce Baldwin from ABQS Ltd, the Project Manager and Health and Safety advisor.
Funding permitting, the new Kennels will be completed in the next few weeks.