Centre’s royal seal of approval

THE Countess of Wessex is set to visit Wood Green Animal Shelters in Godmanchester next month. She will officially open the charity s cat and kitten rehoming centre on June 1. The new facility has been made possible thanks to two legacies and numerous don

THE Countess of Wessex is set to visit Wood Green Animal Shelters in Godmanchester next month.

She will officially open the charity's cat and kitten rehoming centre on June 1. The new facility has been made possible thanks to two legacies and numerous donations from the public through the charity's Vanilla Appeal.

Wood Green chief executive Dennis Baker said: "We are delighted that HRH the Countess of Wessex has kindly agreed to open the cat and kitten rehoming centre.

"The new facility will help Wood Green remain at the forefront of animal welfare technology and provide the best possible environment for the cats in our care."

The centre is the second phase of the cattery project and comprises a cat rehoming reception, isolation unit and mother and kitten area, which incorporates a maternity suite.

The Countess of Wessex will be the third member of the Royal Family to visit Wood Green's Godmanchester site.

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The rehoming shelter, one of the biggest in Europe, was officially opened in 1987 by Princess Anne, and three years later the Duke of Gloucester officially opened the Coco Markus Kennels.

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