As many of you will know, the charity has been operating without a fixed base since the beginning of 2020.
Due to matters outside of Argyll Animal Aid’s control the Charity received a Notice to Leave its base at Lochandubh Kennels on 15th December 2019. The committee has been looking for a suitable location since evacuating the premises in January 2020.
We have looked at several plots of land and recently submitted a bid for a location in Oban, which was sadly unsuccessful.
The good news is that our architect is currently liaising with our local planning department in relation to a piece of land near the town centre, which would be ideal. We will continue to keep you all updated on our progress.
The lack of premises, combined with the pandemic, has resulted in a very difficult and turbulent time over the past 18 months for the charity.
However, the committee has used the time to work alongside Independent Consultant Jane Isaacson, to create and complete our 5 year strategic plan and budget. Along with implementing structure to the charity with policies and procedures.
While we are currently unable to rehome animals, the charity has continued to assist pet owners who are in need of help with veterinary fees, as well as offer advice via email and telephone calls.
Our previous chairperson Jean Sutherland sadly resigned from the charity in July 2019. Jean will be a huge loss to Argyll Animal Aid and we would like to thank her for all the time, commitment and dedication that she showed to the charity over the years. We wish her well in the future and keep her updated on our progress.
Finally, the committee would like to thank everyone for your continued support and encouraging words.
We would like to reassure you that we have been working hard in the background, ensuring that we have everything in place to get our new centre up and running as soon as we find suitable land/premises.
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