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The Animal Team

The Animal Team provides an essential link between Rescues, Rescue People and Volunteers. Our home check and transport groups not only provide Rescues with the ability to expand their rehoming areas, but our promptness in getting checks and runs covered also mean a quicker turnover of Rescue spaces, this, in turn, enables more animals to be saved.

In addition, we also help with assessments of animals waiting to come into Rescue and finding foster homes, again freeing up rescue and foster spaces. We also assist Pound Pullers with transport, these are the people who work tirelessly pulling dogs from death row & finding them Rescue spaces. It’s not just dogs… We have home checked & transported all kinds of furries, from cats, to horses, rabbits, rats and even a pigeon!

We cover the whole of the UK with a large group of amazing volunteers, really amazing. They will drop everything for an emergency & tirelessly give their time to the furries who need them. Our admin is a wonderful team of volunteers who also give their time, energy and commitment to come to the help of these animals. No human is too young to realise the wonderful world of rescue and volunteering, one of our admins on our Rescue Register is a young teen who helps when she’s not in school and at a weekend.

If you’re a rescue looking to give yourself a wider audience, then please feel free to join our groups, or speak to an admin about joining.  Likewise, if you’re a volunteer who wouldn’t mind giving your time to animals who can’t help themselves, then please, feel free to join or speak to the admins and they will advise you as to what you need to do to join us. Come and join one of the fastest growing and fastest paced groups. We look forward to having you on board. Rescue is a 24-hour job & The Animal Team never closes. We are always here to help in any way we can.

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New Hope Animal Rescue

New Hope is dedicated to helping animals on death row & animals with medical needs. We aim to help as many animals as we can, given their circumstances and in particular, animals that have been turned away elsewhere.

We often take in animals in immediate danger to save them from death & then place them into other rescues once space is available.

We occasionally rehome those that we consider rehomeable, but concentrate on being the middleman between immediate danger and rescue spaces. We care for animals in our own homes, foster homes or private boarding kennels, where we often have to keep many of the death row dogs.

New Hope is limited by space, fosterer’s availability & financial help. We rely on donations to help keep saving lives.

Our vet bills are very large, as we endeavour to help any animal that needs help whatever the costs might amount to, and have seen vet bills during the course of a year running into thousands of pounds.

We work alongside many people including fellow rescuers who offer placements on desperate animals, donations of money, animal food, bedding, animal housing, fostering, adopting, transporting or cross-posting etc.

Animals that are considered not to be suitable to be rehomed, or animals that have not been able to find a home, whether because of medical conditions or behavioural issues remain under the care of New Hope or are placed in other non-destruct organisations.

Animals with special requirements are not destroyed as these are the very animals New Hope strives to help. They live with Niall (New Hope’s founder) & other members of New Hope permanently, many are found sanctuary homes for a lifetime of happiness & understanding of the particular animal’s needs.

New Hope concentrates on death row animals from pounds, vets & those who have been injured including wildlife. We rarely take animals in from the public unless the circumstances are extreme. Please bear this in mind if contacting New Hope. We will strive to help place healthy unwanted animals into other rescues if the situation is urgent.


Many Tears

Many Tears Animal Rescue (MTAR) is based in Carmarthenshire, Wales but has dogs in foster homes throughout the UK. We take in and rehome primarily ex-breeding dogs who are no longer required; those on “death row” in the pounds and those whose owners are no longer able to keep them.

We are a unique rescue in that the majority of our dogs are ex-breeders and many have never seen the outside world before. With the help of our staff, fosterers and other volunteers we provide a special and loving environment to help all our dogs adapt and find permanent, loving new homes. All potential adopters are interviewed and homes vetted and we do our utmost best to find the right home for each dog. The rescue has grown considerably since it first opened and now homes in excess of 3,000 dogs a year.

All our dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, inoculated and wormed but in addition to this, we get many dogs in need of specialist veterinary care. Some of the most frequent problems we encounter are dogs who arrive here with eye and heart problems, along with those with liver shunts and joint problems. Any treatment is required is financed by donations to the rescue which enable us to ensure each dog receives the specialist care it needs.


South Yorks English Springer Spaniel Rescue

We aim to care for and re-home as many unwanted, stray or neglected Spaniels as we can as well as proving advice and support to current owners. Despite our title, we will help other types of Spaniels plus cover a much larger geographical area and will not base decisions solely on the location of either a dog needing our assistance or a possible home for one of our current dogs.  As well as strays dogs come to us for reasons such as;

the “present” is too much trouble
a new baby arriving
their owners splitting up
they are too old to work
their owners working pattern changes
they have a behavioural problem
their owners move house or emigrate
or even a new puppy arrives (so the oldie has to go!)

There are many other reasons, too numerous to list but whatever the reason, we care for them and try and find them a suitable new home as soon as possible. Last year we helped 120 dogs.

We also provide support to a number of dogs on our foster scheme. Although this is a costly scheme we are very proud of it and it is something that not many rescues have. Dogs which are elderly or have a medical condition are often difficult to find homes for as people are worried about the financial commitment that may be needed. As part of our foster scheme, these dogs will be found a permanent home but we will continue to provide financial assistance towards veterinary costs. We currently have around 40 dogs which are part of this scheme, which as you can imagine is a large drain on our funds.

SYESSR believe that all Springers deserve to be given every chance to live their full life regardless of their age or disability. Only on veterinary advice and when the quality of life is poor is euthanasia considered. This ethos is a costly one and means extra income has to be found to support these dogs.



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