NOTICE – Current animal adoption process;

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions and not being able to safely allow members of public on site as we normally would we have taken steps to change the way we are currently putting animals up for adoption.

We will not be putting profiles of most available animals on here or Facebook, though animals with special requirements will be put on Facebook in the hope of reaching many and finding a suitable home, instead we would ask that you complete the online application forms for a Dog or Cat here;

Dog application

Cat application

Once we receive your application we will match you to any available animals we currently have, if we don’t currently have a match we will keep you on file till we do.

Once we have a match for you we will get in touch and send over photos and a description of the dog or cat. If you feel they would make a loved member of your household you will be invited to book an appointment to view and properly meet the dog or cat and will be seen by an Animal Welfare Officer who will describe all traits and behaviours in full to you. This is done in a controlled manner in our sanitised visitor room, gloves, facemasks and social distancing must be adhered to.

If you would like to book the cat or dog after the meeting we will arrange a suitable home check. Proof of ID and a non refundable £50 deposit for dogs going on trial will need to be provided at this point.

You will then be able to book an appointment to pick up the dog or cat. Initially we are putting dogs on a 2 week trial basis to ensure all is well and the dog gets on well in your home before full adoption. If after the 2 week trial period has elapsed and there are no issues we will get in contact for you to fully sign up for the dog. If there are any initial issues we will fully assist you through these and help with anything you need regarding this.

We are also still taking animals into the rescue, again please submit the relevant form on the website to be put on our waiting list.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


COVID-19 NOTICE – Please Read

Reluctantly we had to close to the to the general public and volunteers during this crisis – but our work still continues. Due to reducing staff onsite we have little to no time for uploading photos and details of the animals up for adoption. Office work has taken a back seat as daily care of the animals is our priority. Please bare this in mind if correspondence goes unanswered we are trying our best to get through these unprecedented and uncertain times.
We still have many cats and dogs needing homes of their own and we are continuing to rescue.  We will take animal adoption appointments to view potential pets but this will be by an appointment only basis, and only to people who are symptom free. These appointments will be held in a controlled manner to minimise risk.
We will contact people who have filled in our Dog or Cat wanted forms about possible adoption matches in due course. If you are interested in adopting an animal please fill in the form found here on our website.
Thanks for your continued support and understanding. You can still call on 01692 598312 or email admin@faithanimalrescue.org.uk with any questions.
Thank you.
The Staff and Animals here at FAITH Animal Rescue.

F.A.I.T.H, HOPE AND CHARITY

F.A.I.T.H. is a progressive animal rescue centre, where animal welfare comes first. We believe that their mental health and well being are as important as their physical health.

Dogs are sociable animals so we have kennels where it is possible for the dogs to socialise and play together. You won’t see rows and rows of lonely stressed animals kennelled in isolation, as is often the case when visiting rescue centres, although we do have an isolation block for dogs awaiting health check clearance and veterinary treatment.

We also have a communal cat house which offers ‘home-from-home’ comforts with sofas, chairs, shelving with hidey holes and a large meshed run with climbing frame, a water feature and toys. We also have isolation cabins for those needing or preferring separate accommodation. These are state of the art enclosed in inclement weather and open sided when weather is fine. Cats are vaccinated not only against flu and enteritis, but also leukaemia.

We have a FULL neutering policy, puppies and kittens too young for neutering will return to be neutered at approximately 5 to 6 months.

All dogs and cats are wormed, vaccinated and micro chipped, and most leave with four weeks free pet insurance. Home checks are also carried out before anyone is allowed to adopt an animal.

We have a non-destruction policy, with exception to end suffering and then only on veterinary advice. No animal is “put to sleep” simply because it’s too old, too naughty or too difficult. If it’s age or behaviour make it impossible to re-home satisfactorily, then it will remain at F.A.I.T.H. for the rest of it’s life.

Volunteer

Help is needed at the Rescue centre, caring for the animals – cleaning cat cabins, walking dogs, mucking out etc. Also general maintenance and tidying of the Rescue such as; painting, wood preserving, ground work, digging, clearing woodland and many more tasks.

Home checkers are needed in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, South and West Norfolk.

We also need volunteers for store collections as we have to rely on the same few. People who are willing to take and man an information stall at local fetes and events to help spread awareness of our charity.

 

Visit our pet shop

At the rescue we have our own little Charity Pet Shop, selling a range of items for your four-legged friends. Leads, collars, beds, toys, treats, coats, bowls, accesories and lots more!

Donations for the shop are always very welcome during opening hours (11-3pm) but please do not leave goods outside the rescue out of hours.

 

 

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Fundraising

Every year we are so grateful that people do things to raise money in aid of FAITH. These range from the popular, like having a car boot sale or cake bake, to the more daring like obstacle courses and mountain treks! Every penny helps and however you choose to raise funds for us just remember to have fun doing it.

Below are a few ideas for things you can do to raise funds for the animals in our care:

  • Sponsored silences
  • Sponsored walk or run
  • Car boot sales
  • Bake sales
  • Shave your head
  • Give up smoking

Your imagination is the limit!

Just let us know what you are doing and make sure you set up your online sponsorship form at JustGiving

Make a donation

F.A.I.T.H. Animal Rescue is a small charity with a big job to do.  We rely heavily on your donations to continue our work and every penny counts.  You can make a one off donation or set up a monthly donation securely online at Virgin Money Giving by clicking the logo below.

You can also help our animals by making direct donations to the rescue via our ‘Amazon Wish List’ Click on the logo below and choose to buy any of the items listed. You can select any item within your budget, from cat litter or pet food to dog beds and toys – they will then be sent directly to us and will really make a difference to the animals here.

If you prefer you can fill in a bankers order form, they can be downloaded or requested by post. You will also find them in our newsletters

 

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Leave a legacy

In the UK Inheritance Tax is charged at 40% on the value of assets above £325,000.  So if an estate value is £360,000, by leaving £35,000 to Charity,  Inheritance Tax is not charged – the Charity is gifted instead of the Inland Revenue.  

If you do not make a will and have no family then your estate will go to the government and I promise you that we could make better use of your legacy and we would make every penny count.

Legacies and Bequests are our future, our strength and our chance to change the animal world for the better.  Where there is a will, there is a way.  F.A.I.T.H. has grown from a small acorn into a strong sapling, we need to grow into a mighty oak sheltering thousands beneath our canopy, changing and improving animal welfare.

Rescue

We help as many dogs as we can, all ages, breeds and temperaments. We will never turn a dog away if we have the space and time to help them, although we are at full capacity most of the time and often have a long waiting list too.

Rehabilitate

Rehabilitating dogs usually starts by neutering, vaccinating and treating any medical issues. We then assess each dog and if needed, train out any unwanted behaviours and teach them the wanted ones. We do also of course spend a lot of time simply giving lots of love, hugs, and cuddles.

Rehome

The most rewarding part of our work – making sure we find the right person for our dogs, giving people all the information and training they need in order to give that dog the best chance at being happy and relaxed in their future homes.

We came to visit Lassie, a 10 year old hound X, we were able to take her for a walk with our dog and my daughter, she’s amazing, a home visit was arranged for the same day and we collected Lassie the following day to bring back to her forever home. The staff were all friendly, we had a good chat with a few of them the first day we visited and the lady who did our home visit was also lovely. Thank you for the amazing work you do.

Becki Jane

Visited FAITH back in April this year and was matched to Drake (now Leo), a 10 month old crossbreed. I initially wanted an older female but I think Leo was a better match in hindsight as we already had a young female dog. He’s undertaken a lot of behavioural training since we rehomed him and is making lots of progress with his anxiousness. He is a very well behaved, calm dog considering he is still only young. He is my canicross partner and we have a few races coming up in the new year

Jenny Luna Rankin

We took our gorgeous boy Toffee home from you, and he’s settling in beautifully such a wonderful little chap and so loved!! You all do such an amazing job, very friendly and helpful – thank you for all you do finding ‘forever homes’ and working so hard xxx

Sam Louise Castleton

Caring for animals, nursing back to health, training and offering them a second chance in life. Informative and knowledgeable staff with voluntary support; dedication and loving from both! It’s the animals equivalent to ‘the moon on a stick’ often after sad circumstances or ill treatment.
Every donation counts however large or small…..I support them whole heartedly and will certainly raise awareness where I can.
Our new addition to the family unit is perfect; thanks again and thank you for being there for all those animals.

Anna Love

I went to Faith Rescue back in October 2006 to see if they had a little kitten for me to adopt, I ended up with 2, Mother and kitten of 8 weeks, Wendy and kitten they were called at the time as they were found in a wendy house, now named Holly and Josh, they are my absolute world and still going strong, I wouldn’t be without them, thank you so much to the Staff who were amazing, friendly and very caring towards the animals

Samantha Tungatt