In order to promote best practices in rescue, the following conditions need to be met in order to be given 'Rescue status' on RHU. Please read carefully.


- All animals must be given lifetime backup, meaning that if necessary the animal will be returned to the Rescue at any time during it's life

- Where possible all animals must be neutered/spayed prior to rehoming, or this must be included in the rehoming agreement (unless not possible due to medical reasons)

- No rescue animals to be bred from under any circumstances

- Where possible all animals must be vaccinated prior to rehoming/fostering (unless not possible due to medical reasons)

- All new owners must pass a home check prior to the rehoming of the animal (this applies to all types of animal)


- Animals should be assessed before going to foster or forever homes, and in particular, dogs from the pound should be thoroughly temperament assessed and vet checked prior to going to a foster or forever home


*Note - vaccination/neutering rules apply to animals for which this is routine, such as cats and dogs. We understand that some species of animals do not routinely receive this treatment.



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Requests for 'Rescue Status' by rescues that do not meet these requirements will not be approved. You are more than welcome to join our community but not in a rescue capacity (i.e. you will not be able to request help with transport, homechecks, fostering etc. or offer 'backup' for animals in need)