Fenland District Council closed animal warehouse not the RSPCA

PUBLISHED: 14:12 19 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:13 19 March 2014

The Pet Shop Discount Warehouse. Rob Phipps with Winston and Xena.

The Pet Shop Discount Warehouse. Rob Phipps with Winston and Xena.


Rob Phipps who was looking after dogs is obviously a caring good guy to be admired.

However, many of the supportive letters in the Cambs Times were a bit emotive and were blaming the RSPCA.

From what I understand, and if I’m wrong stand to be corrected, it was the council that closed the warehouse because it was being used for the wrong purpose.

The RSPCA had to take most of the dogs because they had nowhere else to go.

I am sure Rob Phipps because of what he is, will start up again somewhere else.

If someone wants to open a fund to help him out I will gladly give.

Incidentally I wonder if there would be as much fuss if it was an old folks care home or young children’s nursery being closed.


Nene Parade

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More news stories

Voters in March get an extra chance to go the ballot box this year following approval for a referendum on a planning document that could revolutionise decision making locally.

Two enterprise zones could be set up in Fenland – one at Wisbech and another at Chatteris- to encourage business growth.

One of Britain’s biggest trade unions - the GMB – has condemned the 30 per cent pay rise for councillors that Cambridgeshire County Council voted through this week.


A man had to be rescued from a river in March this morning.

Most read stories


Show Job Lists


Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter