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RSPCA Rehoming Centre

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DEDICATED LAUNDRY FOR CANTERBURY REHOMING CENTRE

The Canterbury and Dover District Branch of the RSPCA turned to Girbau UK and its Complete Laundry Care package to equip the laundry at its new rehoming centre at Haseden Farm in Westbere near Canterbury in Kent.

Serving Canterbury, Dover, Faversham and the surrounding area, the centre can accommodate up to 80 cats in purpose-built units with viewing windows and cat-flap access to the outside. Future expansion plans include a kennel bock and a Hop House for rabbits looking for new homes.

Needing to wash and dry blankets, bedding and towels, the centre is equipped with the space-saving solution of a Girbau HS-6008 high spin washer and an EcoDryer tumble dryer stacked on top. Top-rated for energy efficiency by US Body Energystar, the washer is the latest LOGI PRO model pre-programmed with a bespoke selection of cycles including ¼, ½ and ¾ loads. Its smart controls offer greater operational flexibility and lower consumption of energy and water. Other energy saving measures at the centre include lights that turn on and off automatically. Solar panels are also being installed to lower its carbon footprint.

The laundry equipment is used every day and is essential to ensuring the centre maintains the highest standards of hygiene. Some animals arrive with infectious diseases and need to be kept in isolation. Their bedding, towels and blankets therefore have to be washed at high temperatures for thorough disinfection.

Reliability is extremely important and laundry downtime has to be kept to a minimum. Complete Laundry Care allows the charity to budget accurately with fixed monthly payments and no additional repair bills.

Beth Hixson, the RSPCA’s centre manager says: “The Complete Laundry Care package makes life so much easier for us. In the event of a breakdown we know a Girbau engineer is just a call away. We are a self-financing charity, so the single monthly payment allows us to control costs too.”

RSPCA chose Girbau UK for:

  • Robust washer and dryer for intensive use
  • Space saving stacking washer and dryer
  • Disinfection programs
  • Reliable service and support
  • Convenient single monthly payment

 

 

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