A NEW rescue centre for dogs being built in Wymeswold has high hopes of becoming the greenest one of its kind in the world.
The state-of-the-art Dogs Trust centre, based at a former pig farm, will reduce its carbon pawprint with an eco-friendly biomass boiler, underfloor heating for all its kennels, solar panels and a rainwater recycling system.
It will be able to care for 135 dogs at any one time and will aim to find a home for more than 1,000 dogs a year as well as creating 25 new jobs for people in the Leicestershire area.
The re-homing centre has already employed a full-time education officer who is visiting schools across the East Midlands to teach children about safety around dogs and the importance of responsible dog ownership.
Building work on the centre will start in the spring and Dogs Trust Loughborough, as the new facility will be called, is scheduled to open in spring 2012.