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So far in 2018 we have re-homed

Dogs

63

Cats

65

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Winnie – Special Christmas Girl

We’d love Winnie to go to her new home this Christmas but she has to have an operation to rebuild her jaw. We can’t show you all her injuries as they are too horrible.

Winnie has had her operation. She is hospitalized at the moment hoping the graft takes and to avoid infection.
PLEASE DONATE WHATEVER YOU CAN TO OUR APPEAL.
BACS ACCOUNT NUMBER 80766828 SORT CODE 20-45-28. Please use ‘Winnie’ as your reference. Or, you can send a cheque to RSPCA Westmorland Branch, 112a Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE.

THANK YOU AND A ‘HAPPY CHRISTMAS’ FROM WINNIE!

We are looking for a home for Winnie with a terrier-experienced owner where she will definitely need to be the only pet. Winnie would be great in a family environment but we think she’d be best suited to a home with older children and no access to furries. Winnie has been so badly mistreated in her previous life. She’s such a great little character and she now deserves a very special home.

Please contact Jean on 07584 571398 if you are interested in adopting Winnie or perhaps even fostering her when she’s had her surgery.

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Would you like to adopt an animal?

The RSPCA wants to find new homes for all the unwanted animals in our care. The following policies help us to make sure  that every animal finds the perfect home, where he/she can live a happy, healthy life.
  • Our re-homing process aims to make sure that pets  and owners are well matched. Once we've found the perfect  match for an animal in our care, then a home visit will be carried out by one of our trained volunteers to make sure potential adopters have thought about the implications of owning a pet.
  • Although our re-homing procedures are designed to guard against mismatched animals, if the animal doesn't settle in their new home, the RSPCA will ask for his/her return, in order to find a more compatible alternative home.

Viewing Dogs at our Kennels

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Viewing times for dogs are from 8.30 am – 11 am and 2 pm – 5 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 8.30 am – 11 am Wednesday and Sunday. The kennels are closed at lunchtimes (12 pm – 2 pm) and on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons (from 12 pm onwards).  Members of the public without an appointment arriving outside of these times will not be able to view the animals. Please avoid disappointment, especially if you are travelling a long distance, by noting down our viewing hours and attending within these times only. Please bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions and for field walking.

kennels2   If you are thinking about adopting a dog, please read our booklet 'Getting Ready for your RSPCA Rescue Dog’ so that you can prepare yourself for bringing your new dog home.

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Adoption Procedure

  1. If you have seen a dog on the website or poster that you would like to meet at our kennels, you should first contact the re-homing coordinator  to arrange a viewing appointment. Without an appointment we cannot guarantee that you will be able to view the dog.  07584 571398
  2. Before setting off for your viewing appointment, please phone again to check that the dog you are interested in has not been reserved, especially if you are travelling from a distance away.
  3. If you would like to re-home one of our animals following a viewing, you will be asked to complete an application form and the animal will then be reserved in your name.
  4. A home check will be carried out by one of our qualified home visitors. This will be organised via a telephone call, to ensure that the visit is at your convenience.
  5. The animal will have a full health check by our vet before leaving the kennels to ensure that it is fit and healthy.
  6. A homing fee (we ask for a minimum of £150 for dogs) is required from you at the time of the home visit. We welcome donations above this amount as this helps to cover some of our costs and to help other animals. We also ask you to complete a gift aid form if appropriate so we can make your donation go further.
The homing fee normally includes all of the following :-
  • Vaccinations
  • Flea & worming treatment
  • Micro-chipped (for identification)
  • Neutering
  • Veterinary Health check
  • Free Insurance for the first 4 week
 

Purpose of the Home Visit

  1. For us to complete the required documentation with you. Note : If you live in rented accommodation, we will require written permission from your landlord.
  2. All checks are carried out in accordance with nationally agreed RSPCA guidelines.
  3. A visit from us in your own environment is more relaxing for you. In addition, you may have questions to ask the home visitor, regarding the care and character of the animal you are adopting.
  4. We are unable to accept responsibility for any health problems which may develop after the animal has been rehomed. We, therefore, strongly advise to have your new pet insured. Naturally, the home visitor will provide you with all the appropriate literature that will enable you to do this.
  5. To provide you with contact numbers that will allow you to access support, should you be experiencing any difficulties with the animal following adoption.

After the adoption

We also carry out a second home visit a few weeks later, by prior arrangement, usually with the same home visitor. This is to ensure that the animal has settled in well and to help with any problems that may have arisen. If you are interested in adopting a DOG, fill in our enquiry form here

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Help Feed Our Animals

We accept animals into our care for a wide variety of reasons, so whilst they are with us and before they are rehomed, it’s important that they settle into a regime of eating healthy, nutritious food. You can appreciate that with so many dogs to feed, we’re only too happy to ask for all the help we can get.

From as little as £1 a day, could YOU spare a little cash to ensure that our dogs have enough good food on their journey to recovery?