Hollyoaks actress Sarah Jayne Dunn helped the charity reach a new milestone as the roof was installed at the PDSA Manchester Pet Wellbeing Centre, The Montague-Panton Animal Hospital,on Redgate Lane, Gorton.
This was made possible by a donation from The Montague-Panton Animal Welfare Trust and support from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, PDSA has raised the £2.4m needed to build the centre, which will replace its ageing hospital on Warwick Road, Old Trafford.
Located in Gorton, the centre will feature a bigger, brighter waiting area, with separate areas for cats and dogs, reducing the stress a visit to the vet can cause. It will also house improved kennel facilities to allow pets to recover quicker from surgery and treatment in a better environment, a diagnostic room, digital x-ray facilities, and more car parking. The centre will enable greater engagement with schoolchildren and the local community so the charity can help contribute to them becoming “responsible pet owners”.
Pet lover and PDSA supporter Sarah Jayne Dunn, said: “It’s fantastic to see the amazing progress that’s been made on the new centre, which will soon be open for Manchester’s pets and owners. PDSA desperately needs a new hospital to treat the region’s poorly pets so it’s great to be able to support the charity and see become a reality.”
Jenner King, capital projects manager for PDSA, added: “Work on site has been progressing quickly and we’re excited to see big steps taking place. Over the next couple of weeks, locals will see the wall cladding being fitted to the outside of the building, so we are hoping that the favourable weather continues. Once the walls are up, we will begin to fit-out inside the hospital itself.”