Charity information

Hope Rescue

Hope Rescue is dog rescue helping stray dogs in Council pounds that would otherwise be destroyed. We co ordinate rescue placements for them and also rehome ourselves through a network of foster homes.

Founded 2005

  • Mission statement

    Our main aim is to provide a place of safety for dogs in emergency or put to sleep situations. The main focus of our work is to co-ordinate rescue placements for stray dogs from Council pounds that would otherwise be destroyed after completing their statutory 7 days. We commit to two Councils to take all their strays and help others as and when we have capacity. We also rehome dogs directly through a network of foster homes. We do not have our own Rescue Centre but this is our medium term aspiration. Instead we lease private boarding kennel spaces for those dogs we cannot secure a rescue placement or foster home for. On average we save the lives of around 400 dogs every year.

    We aim to educate the general public about responsible ownership and actively campaign for improved animal welfare standards and legislation including the stray dog problem, puppy farming, greyhound welfare and breed specific legislation. We
    are active members of the Animal Welfare Network for Wales and an associate member of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes.

    Our Hope in the Community project supports homeless charities and their clients with dogs, and also provides canine respite care for clients referred to us through third party agencies such as Social Services, Domestic Abuse agencies, Police and Local Health Boards.

    We only have one paid member of staff and rely on a volunteer "Staff Team" and UK wide network of foster homes, transporters, home checkers, fundraisers and other volunteers.

  • Aims

    Hope Rescue aims to:

    • We aim to reduce the number of stray dogs that are destroyed every year by providing a place of safety through rescue placements, foster homes or emergency boarding kennels.
    • We aim to educate the public about responsible dog ownership in order to tackle the root causes of the stray dog problem. This includes neutering, microchipping, training and socialisation.
    • We aim to improve animal welfare standards and legislation, including the breeding of dogs (puppy farming), greyhound welfare, dangerous dogs and breed specific legislation, through our campaign work.
    • We aim to support dog owners who fnd themselves in difficult circumstances including homelessness, domestic abuse and ill health through the provision of temporary canine respite care.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2005

    Registered Charity Number: 1129629

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 150

    Phone number: 07545822919

    Address: 15 Coed y Pia Llanbradach CF83 3PT

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