Burford Centre Appeal

Target of £ 2,500,000

£ 1,162,400

Help twice as many homeless pets with one donation today

The kind donation we have received has meant that building work at the Burford Blue Cross rehoming centre is a reality for 2016

Barks and purrs of delight are echoing around our Burford rehoming centre as news spreads that we’ve got the go ahead to refurbish it. The £2.5m project will update and modernise our facilities, so pets will have a really comfortable stay with us while they wait to meet their new families.

Two very kind and generous Blue Cross supporters, who shared the same level of passion for pets as you, did something really special. Together they left £1 million towards our new Burford rehoming centre in their Wills. This now means we’re almost halfway there.  With the help from our Blue Cross supporters, we can reach our target!


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Take a look inside

Blue Cross Burford has been designed specially with pets in mind. Demand for our rehoming and veterinary services is increasing, and we need to be able to help dogs and cats through homelessness in the best way possible. We’ve designed our new facilities to the highest standards of modern animal welfare.

Use the map to the left to read more about the brilliant new facilities which your kind donations will help to fund.

Click on a number to read more about each of the areas of the site.

Dog admissions and isolation unit

Our new admissions and isolation areas will be vital for every new cat and dog arriving at the centre. We’ll have the right facility to give them the care they need, and we’ll have more control over the spread of illness. As a result, we’ll be able to rehome pets much more quickly.
Cost £395,000

Dog rehoming kennels

Our new outdoor runs part of the dog rehoming building, will operate on a ‘hatch’ system, so the dogs can go indoors and outdoors on their own, without being put on a lead. This will help improve stress levels for dogs and free up more time for our team to rehabilitate other pets, build their confidence and get them ready for a home of their own sooner.
Cost £616,000

Cat admissions and isolation unit

Our new admissions and isolation areas will be vital for every new cat and dog arriving at the centre. We’ll have the right facility to give them the care they need, and we’ll have more control over the spread of illness. As a result, we’ll be able to rehome pets much more quickly.
Cost £140,000

Clinical suite, puppy unit, kitten unit & team room

Our new puppy unit will be a brand new addition to Burford. Puppies currently get transferred to other Blue Cross centres or are fostered. This special place will give pups the peace and quiet they need to snuggle with their mums. They’ll also have the space to socialise with other puppies and humans.
Cost £134,000

Our new clinical suite will help more pets get their treatment, neutering, health checks, vaccinations and microchipping on site so they are fit and healthy, ready to go to their homes for life
Cost £84,000

Kitten unit
Cost £38,000

Rehoming cattery

The rehoming cattery will be refurbished once the new cat admissions and isolation unit is complete. The refurbishment will create 16 pens that will create less stress because the pens are more spacious and the cats are not facing each other.
Cost £159,000

Reception

An improved reception will mean we can assist potential owners more quickly and provide a much better customer service for people hoping to meet their new pets.

Our current facilities are out of date, but this modernisation will offer higher standards of care and comfort to the pets that come through our doors means we can help even more pets Jenna Martyn, Centre Manager

Be part of our pawsome plans for our Burford rehoming centre!

Help to rebuild our Blue Cross home – and help twice as many unwanted pets

Hello Friend! My name is Russell. I’m 11 years old and I’m a Jack Russell cross. And if it wasn’t for the lovely people at the Burford Blue Cross, I don’t know what would have happened to me. I used to be a stray, and when I arrived at Blue Cross I was very poorly. I had to stay in a place called an isolation unit, until I started to get better, because I couldn’t breathe properly and I felt weak and tired all the time. It turns out I get poorly more easily than other dogs. Luckily for me, the lovely people at Blue Cross helped me and I’m MUCH happier now!

Help many more pets like me by donating to the Burford rehoming centre.

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Go Blue for Burford!

Now you’re heard all about our plans we hope you can help us to raise money by going blue for Blue Cross Burford.  Click here to find out more.

— Page last updated 8/03/2016