You're viewing an archived version of this project. Please visit the new Big Give site to find current fundraising campaigns.

Project information

Improving the lives of dogs and cats

At Three Counties we take in dogs and cats needing new homes. Often veterinary treatment is needed before they are fit enough to be re-homed. We are an entirely unpaid, voluntary and self funded Rescue and have to raise funds to meet veterinary bills of around £100,000 a year.

This is an annual project, renewed every year.

Charity information: Three Counties Dog Rescue

Three Counties Dog Rescue
  • Need


    There are many unwanted dogs and cats. We respond to requests to take them and find new homes. If we didn't it is likely that the animals will be passed on or sold to unscrupulous people without regard for their welfare.
    We rehomed 250 dogs and cats last year. Without us their futures would have been uncertain at best.


    People interested in rehoming a dog or cat do not want to take on veterinary costs for a poorly animal.
    We need to complete the rehabilitation of the animals and ensure they are fit before they can be found new permanent homes.
    Our project will ensure that animals can more easily find new homes as they will be fit and well.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To ensure the dogs and cats in our care are brought back to good health.


    » All animals coming to us are assessed, first by us and then by the vets we use. We work with them to ensure their readiness for rehoming.
    » We fund any veterinary treatment and work with them to rehabilitate body and mind to ensure their future happiness

    What success will look like

    The animals state of health will be determined by the vets and its general wellbeing assessed by experienced volunteers at the Rescue

    Aim 2

    To find good and permanent homes for the dogs and cats in our care.


    » Once we are happy that the animal is ready for rehoming we advertise on our website, facebook page and local press and personal recommendations
    » Prospective new owners are screened to ensure they can provide a suitable and secure environment for the dog or cat.
    » The animal is taken for a trial period after which, if successful, the rehoming is made permanent.

    What success will look like

    All rehomings are recorded. Last year we improved the lives of 250 dogs and cats.

    Aim 3

    To raise funds to maintain our work


    » We run collections throughout the year at various locations in our area of operation.
    » We run a charity shop with all profits going to the Rescue.
    » We have a number of fundraising and sponsored events through the year and also have a sponsor a dog scheme.

    What success will look like

    BY measuring how near to meeting the requirement to fund the veterinary treatment we come.

  • Impact


    Hundreds of dogs and cats will be living in a loving, happy and secure environment, giving pleasure to their new owners.
    We keep in touch with all our owners through facebook and by personal contact. We provide advice and guidance and remain there for all our dogs and cats should circumstances ever mean that they can no longer be kept by their owners.


    The key risk is lack of funds to support our work. We have relied on benefactors to meet shortfalls in the past but this is not a long term option. We have plans to buy the kennels we use and fund the rescue work through the income from boarding.


    We respond individually to donors and provide information through our annual report.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

    Loading graph....
      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 Veterinary costs Meeting the monthly vet bills for rehabilitating dogs and cats
  • Background


    We operate in a fifty mile radius of our base in South Lincolnshire. The animals in need of veterinary treatment will have been taken from people in this area who no longer wanted their animals.


    Primarily the dogs and cats that come to us for new permanent homes.
    The previous owners benefit by having a source to take animals from them that they no longer want or can cope with.
    New owners benefit from the pleasure of owning a dog or cat that comes to them in good health.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    There are no other similar charities in our location that operate to our high standards. We are very well known and respected in the area.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Gyll Mauchline

    She manages the Rescue and oversees all the rehabilitation work.

    Annabel Holland- Wing

    She works on the rehabilitation of the animals and promotes them on our facebook page.

    Tony Touhy

    Tony specialises in dealing with the rehabilitation of the larger and more difficult dogs

    Simon Glennsansum

    Simon spends time working with the dogs and also does a lot of transporting of dogs and cats to and from the vets.