New enclosures built at refuge

Staff from Cummins Generator Technologies get to work on the new fence for the raccoon enclosure.

Staff from Cummins Generator Technologies get to work on the new fence for the raccoon enclosure.

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SOME of the residents at Deeping St James’ Exotic Pet Refuge have been given a change of scenery thanks to some generous sponsors and volunteers.

Staff from Cummins Generator Technologies helped out after volunteering to build a pen for a family of four raccoons as part of the refuge’s team building day.

Meanwhile, George the alligator is also getting a new enclosure courtesy of generous sponsor, Barbara Peacock, who has donated £2,000 to the project.

Pam Mansfield, owner of the refuge, said: “It’s wonderful that the company has come and done this for us. It’s absolutely brilliant that people have come forward and that they see what we are trying to build here.”

Celebrations for the new enclosures were held, as was the arrival of some new furry friends at the refuge, which includes three skunks, two silver foxes, three raccoons, four squirrels, a yellow-bellied terrapin, an iguana, lizard, Kookaburra and an owl.