East Anglian Galvanizing has played a key role in the construction of a batch of new dog kennels for a large animal sanctuary.
The Cambridgeshire-based has galvanized all of the steel parts used to build 13 kennels and rabbit cages recently assembled at Norfolk and Suffolk-based animal rescue centre PACT.
The most recent additions to PACT’s much-needed facilities had their metalwork made durable and corrosion-resistant by being treated with a hot-dip galvanizing process. Norfolk-based metalwork manufacturer Demax Designs, used the steel to design and build the new homes, with work on an additional 12 kennels and cages currently awaiting completion at the 15 acre PACT site in Hingham.
Selwyn Parrish, Commercial Manager for East Anglian Galvanizing, said: “Like most other people, I would like to think that there will always be facilities available for animals when they sadly do get abandoned, but it’s only due to the outstanding work of charities like PACT that this is possible.”
Duncan Conning, for Swaffham-based Demax Designs, commented: “The galvanizing process that was carried out on the metalwork of the shelters, including the cages and doors, will ensure that the rescued animals have safe, durable, and weather-resistant shelters for as long as they are at PACT, before, hopefully, they find a more permanent home with a new family.”
PACT, which currently accommodates over 600 animals, specialises in ‘problem cases’ where animals have been the victims of abuse, which other organizations often do not have the expertise or facilities to cope with. The current demand for animal shelters is continually increasing, especially for dogs, resulting in a crucial need for long-lasting housing.