A local dog boarding and rehoming centre may be just days away from having to close it’s doors if they don’t receive help quickly.
Immingham Boarding Kennels and Rehoming, in South Killingholme, is struggling to make ends meet with adoptions at an all time low. The kennel is part of the Amicii charity which has been rehoming dogs since 2014 and has been operating in our area since 2019.
Upon moving to the area, the centre has had to overcome the reputation of the previous owners, Four Paws, but by working hard the team feel they have set up a successful place. The centre relies on adoption fees to keep functioning, but with that drying up, they may not even be able to pay next month’s kennel bills.
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While the team are grateful for the help and donations of food, they’re urging the public to give as much as they can to keep this invaluable asset going. Manager Kelly Magee says she’s never seen anything like this.
She said: “Adoptions are at an all time low, it’s unreal. Without these fees we can’t operate and we struggle to keep going. We have so much to pay for here, it’s not just the food and water. We have to pay for the air-con, the cleaning, everything. Whilst the food that’s coming in is a massive help, we could really do with people donating money to keep us open.
“I’ve never been in this position before, it’s making me very stressed. Next month, we can’t even afford to pay our kennel bills things are that bad. We have some lovely dogs here too, but they’re costing us a lot.”
Kelly and the team recently took on a Doberman called Boris who only had six minutes to live when they decided to save him, but he has since cost the centre over £1,000 in vet bills. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t sustainable with a lack of money coming in.
Kelly said she wants these animals to have a happy life and by keeping the kennels open she can do just that. She said: “I want them to have a good home. It’s never been about the money for us, we wouldn’t do what we do if that was the case.
“It’s about being able to find the right home for a dog who hasn’t had a great life. If people could set up a standing order of as much as they can afford it would be amazing. Absolutely anything would help us right now.”