We began rescuing in December 2015 and were officially registered as a CLG in March 2016. We operate as a non-profit CLG organisation which means there are no profits, no benefits, no shares and NO WAGES paid to anyone from director to foster families. All our donations go to our rescue animals!
We rescue pets from vets, council pounds and private emergency calls from the general public about non dangerous pets facing euthanasia simply due to a lack of shelter space.
We are a volunteer run community project, are originally funded by The Princes Trust and run solely on donations from the public, proceeds from training sessions and adoption fees.
Our rescues stay in our foster homes or a trusted third party kennels and we are insured by PetPlan Sanctuary and use Vets4Pets Veterinary Group. We are working towards operating our kennels so we are able to rescue more dogs.
We rehome across the UK but we do home check every household and keep in touch for the entirety of the animals life.
At Broken Souls Rescue we never put a happy, healthy animal to sleep who still has a quality and spirit for life. This might mean that over a course of 12 months we rescue less animals than others, because we put a larger amount of our funding into more complicated and chronic veterinary treatments.
We never put an animal to sleep simply because it has not been adopted. Some animals remain with our foster families for months or even years at a time and some become "Life Residents" or end of life care.
Most of our animals come from county pounds, wardens, other rescues networking and urgent private SOS calls. We mainly rescue adult and senior pets who are no longer wanted. Occasionally we rescue a pregnant animal or receive litters of young animals surrendered due to a member of the public being overwhelmed or unable to cope. We specialise in sighthounds, senior dogs and Staffordshire bull terriers but we are not breed specific and help when we can.
All our animals (where appropriate) are adopted out: micro-chipped, treated for both fleas and worms, up to date with their vaccinations, full vet check and neutered. Occasionally due to medical reasons or age, we choose not to neuter certain animals. It is written in our contracts any puppy or kitten adopted by us must be neutered when cleared by a vet.
We regularly keep up to date with the progress of all our adopted animals via email, telephone and social media. We stand by our animals for life and whether a problem occurs 1 week, 2 months or 10 years down the line, we will take in our animals again. We do not allow people to sell our animals on.
We keep up to date records of all our animals coming and leaving the rescue including their location of rescue, adoption, chip number and other details. These details are for the rescue use only and are not shared with any third parties without prior permission. We also keep records of veterinary treatments received. We home check all adopters and fosters.
In the case of an animal showing signs of unrehabilitable aggression or dangerous behaviour where all veterinary routes have been expired, we will discuss the dog as a team before making a decision on euthanasia. To date, in 7 years, Broken Souls Rescue has only euthanised 1 dog for behavioural reasons.
As a CLG we file accounts with Companies House annually and are working towards charity commission registration.