Stray and abandoned dogs that are picked up by the dog warden, only have their kennel fees paid for 7 days. If they are not claimed by their owners in this time, there is no one to pay for their boarding. Many of these dogs are destroyed every day because no one wants them, no one wants to pay for them and the kennels need the room for the many more dogs coming in daily.
Homeless Hounds are a group of dedicated people who believe that the unnecessary destruction of healthy dogs is both immoral and unacceptable. Our work is funded by peoples kind donations and our own fundraising events. Our trustees are unpaid and do not receive any expenses, so every penny goes towards saving dogs lives.
We work primarily with a kennels in the North West to save the lives of stray and abandoned dogs by finding them places of safety and transporting them there.
We work closely with rescues across the country who take our dogs when they have space and we have a dedicated team of foster families who look after dogs when a space for them can't be found. Once a space is found we use kind volunteers to help us transport these dogs to safety.
Often abandoned dogs are ill or injured and we need to care for them until they are well enough to move on. Vets fees and caring for these dogs cost a lot of money so we are always looking for people to help with our fundraising because without funds we cannot save these dogs lives.
Homeless Hounds Mission Statement
Our mission is to end cruelty to animals, to protect the welfare of the animals we come in contact with and to promote the humane treatment and well being of animals by;
- Making their lives as comfortable as possible while in our care until we find their their forever-home or secure a place of safety for them with responsible rescues and transport them there.
- Preventing cruelty to animals by promoting animal welfare legislation and education.
- Encouraging neutering to help reduce the number of unwanted dogs and working hard to raise the publics awareness of the plight of homeless animals.
We believe that all living creatures have a value beyond economic measure and that they deserve to be treated with consideration and respect.
We consider all dogs to be of equal value and we never discriminate on the basis of health, age or breed.
We believe tht every dog brought into this world has the right to receive proper care and treatment from their owners appropriate to their breed.
We have a no destruction policy and no dogs in our care will be put to sleep unless recommended by a vet for humane reasons.
We believe that somewhere there is a caring and secure home for every dog, finding these homes gives every homeless dog a second chance of a happy secure life.
Our Ultimate Goal
To live in a country where every dog can enjoy a happy life, in a secure home free from the threat of abuse, neglect or unnecessary destruction.