We know the ‘true’ costs incurred in helping homeless dogs become healthy, neutered and ready for their forever homes. The main costs are in holding them in boarding kennels @£8 per dog per day andwe regularly hold in excess of 70 dogs in boarding kennels at any one time.
The recession hit our rescue, slowing homing rates with more dogs being dumped at vets or on our streets. Councils are giving dogs even less time and putting dogs to sleep more readily, to cut their costs as their budgets are squeezed. We have dog wardens in tears begging for a rescue place, offering their own money to support us, as they know their dog in our care will be safe. We set up the Rescue in 2003 from small beginnings and have a fabulous and hard earned reputation.
Our HEART IS BIG; we have strong ethics and high standards. We are experts in Terriers and Staffies and they need us most because they are harder to home than more popular breeds.
Donations go straight to pay vet and kennel bills. Our suggested adoption fee of £175 hardly covers our neutering, vaccination and chipping costs. Some dogs need a lot more vet care. Question any rescue presenting their dogs as unneutered. We set our dogs up for life and take the most needy ‘death row’ dogs and turn their fortunes around.
All rescues are struggling, as a small rescue we don’t have big benefactors behind us. We live under great financial pressure and continue to take more dogs than perhaps we should. People donate because they can trust us and so we survive, as do our dogs. We really need your emotional and financial help. Donations can be made in the following ways. Every penny will be gratefully received and spent on our dogs.
By Standing Order
If you wish to provide a continuing life line to our dogs you can do so by setting up a standing order using our on-line Rescue Remedies Standing Order Form and submitting it to your bank STANDING ORDER. Please see Gift Aid below.
If you are donating by cheque they should be made payable to “Rescue Remedies” then email firstname.lastname@example.org for an address to send the cheque to. Please include a note of the dog’s name in the email if it is a donation for a dog you are homing. Please see Gift Aid form below.
By Text Message
The rescue has a very quick and simple way you can donate
Just text RRSR14 and your donation amount of £2/£5/£10 to 70070
You will then get a text thanking you for your donation and providing a link for you to sign up for Gift Aid so we can claim an extra 25% from the government.
Rescue Remedies became a registered charity Company No – 7410743 Registered Charity No 1139407 in October 2010. We are able to reclaim Gift Aid on any donations given to us by persons paying tax. This included Adoption donations. Gift Aid increases the value of donations to charities by allowing them to reclaim 25% on your gift.
If you have very kindly given us a donation that qualifies for Gift Aid, we need you to complete a gift-aid declaration. For your records, please print the form before submitting it.
Thank you very much for taking the time to do this. As you know we are all volunteers and no one takes a wage or claims expenses so every penny goes directly to helping homeless dogs.
With many thanks
N.B. Higher rate tax payers: You can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax 40 and/or 50 per cent and the basic rate of tax 20 per cent on the total ‘gross’ value of your donation to the charity. Find out more details at HMRC Gift Aid info
Just look at our beautiful dogs … we can’t save them without you! Our future dogs deserve to stay alive. Thank you, and many licks from our dogs.