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Project information

The ARC (Animal Rescue Centre)

To have a fully equipped rescue centre with individual heated cabins, exercise areas, an isolation unit, a grooming area, vets clinic, 24hr welfare cover & staff accommmodation are where dogs can be safe and assessed before they go to foster homes and then on to their adoptive parents


Charity information: Waggy Tails Rescue

Waggy Tails Rescue logo
  • Need


    More and more animals are being abandoned or mistreated so the need for a "safe house" is imperative. This will be a place where animals can be assessed and treated. The responsibility of strays falls to the local authorities whose budgets appear to be more restricted. The safe house will help us to respond to emergencies brought to us from the police, social services, hospitals and council housing departments.


    A sanctuary would allow us to accept more of the requests we receive on a daily basis. It would take the pressure off the dog pounds and in turn save the local authorities money which will help save council tax payers money. The recession has increased the number of calls we get and it is so hard to turn away animals. Premises would mean that the emergencies we get, could be accepted without having to find a foster home at short notice. Unwell dogs could also be nursed in isolation.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To convert & develop a house we now have to a fully equipped rescue centre


    » Fundraising such as Skittles Night, Auction Night, Sponsored runs, Raffles and collection etc

    What success will look like

    To have the building work completed. The number of dogs that are taken in, treated and then re-homed will show over the coming months

  • Impact


    Increase the number of dogs that we are able to help


    Problems with the builders and project going over budget or not raising enough funds.

    Liaise with builders on regular basis and continue planning fund raising events


    Email and update them on a regular basis (for example monthly) to inform them of the progress and advise them of any major changes

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £300,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £150,000 Sactuary Complete building work on the sactuary
      £150,000 Running Cost Running cost for the 1st year
  • Background


    On the border of Poole and Bournemouth in Dorset


    The animals, local authorities/council and the residents within the area

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    There are very few charities in the East Dorset and West Hampshire area and certainly in the immediate area

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Shelagh Meredith

    Chairman and founder of the charity