PUBLIC NOTICE – Please Read.

As of tomorrow 18th March 2020 we will be restricting public access to the rescue until the Corona Virus threat has been significantly lowered.
This means that the rescue will be closed to the general public and volunteers for the foreseeable future.
We will still take select animal adoption appointments to view potential pets but this will be on a strict appointment only basis and only to people who are symptom free, these appointments will be held in a controlled manner to minimise risk to staff who are essential for the care of the animals in our care.
We hope that you will all understand our reasoning for applying these restrictions, it’s not a decision we have taken lightly but after weighing up the risks to animal care and our staff its a responsible thing to do during this virus outbreak. We hope to help prevent the spread of the virus through public contact here at the rescue as much as possible..
We will contact people who have filled in our Dog or Cat wanted forms on our website about possible adoption matches in due course. If you are interested in adopting an animal please head over to our website and fill in the form at the link below.
Thanks for your continued support and understanding during this tricky time. 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