This month we attended the grand opening of six small animal hutches we built as commissioned by the RSPCA and installed at their Brent Knoll site.

The Rabbit & Small Animal Area was opened by the Cllr Roger Keen from Burnham-on-sea. Luke, one of our Joiner's who helped build the animal housing can be seen shaking the hand of Mike Evans, Chair of Trustees at the North Somerset RSPCA.
Animal housing as commissioned by the RSPCA

Each of the hutches took around 4-5 days each to be built and work started earlier this year. Mike kindly gave us a few words about the new animal housing area:

"The Trustees at the North Somerset Branch became aware that there was a growing need for accommodation for rabbits both nationally and locally. The accommodation we had at the time was adequate, but guided by the Animal Centre staff, we were aware that standards of animal care were constantly evolving and improving. The RSPCA has minimum size requirements for rabbits in order to promote better welfare for the rabbits in our care and also to educate owners and prospective owners on best ways to house and care for rabbits.

We made enquiries of three different companies and our conversations with Somerlap have always been professional and friendly. They listened to our requirements and the six bespoke units created by Somerlap are superbly constructed, meet all the RSPCA requirements and were installed with the minimum of disruption on our site.

We already have some occupants who are extremely comfortable in the units and with the addition of tunnels, the rabbits can access the area outside their accommodation. This is a tremendous addition to the provision we have at Brent Knoll and we are grateful to Somerlap for the high quality units that they provided for us."

Rabbit hutches built by Somerlap Forest Products
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