WIMBLINGTON: Block Fen centre's new X ray facility proves a real winner

THE RSPCA S Block Fen Animal Shelter can now X-ray animals before they are operated on, after it officially opened its new X-ray room. A dedicated room has been set up at the shelter, near Wimblington, after the centre raised £16,300 through donations. It

THE RSPCA'S Block Fen Animal Shelter can now X-ray animals before they are operated on, after it officially opened its new X-ray room.

A dedicated room has been set up at the shelter, near Wimblington, after the centre raised £16,300 through donations.

It means Block Fen's vet and veterinary nurse can X-ray animals before operations. In the past, sick and injured animals had to be transported to a veterinary surgery for an X-ray and taken back to the centre.

Paula Baker, manager at Block Fen, said: "We are incredibly grateful to our supporters for making this much needed service possible. Hundreds of animals will have a much easier time thanks to them."


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An appeal was launched to raise the money by Wisbech couple Jenny and Clarence Lakey, who volunteer at the centre and adopted their dogs Bonnie and Trinny from Block Fen.

The Lakeys organised country music events and their son-in-law William Hewitt took part in a sponsored parachute jump. The family raised a total of £1,800.

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A further boost came from the Katherine Martin Charitable Trust, which contributed £10,000. Another local man donated a further £1,000.

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