We aim not only to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home, but also educate owners. De-sexing is important for two reasons - firstly, the health and well being of the dog. As un-neutered or un-spayed dogs are at risk of pyometra, mammary tumors, cervical tumors and testicular cancer among other things. Secondly, de-sexing prevents unwanted litters and assists rescues like ours and the community, by preventing over population. We are working to establish a community de-sexing programme to assist those who would like to de-sex their pets.
We see so many toy breed dogs that have loving owners who need medical assistance that the owners cannot pay for or the urgency of the medical assistance means they do not have the required amount in a hurry. We would like to set up a "community medical services" fund to assist low-income families with their dogs' medical costs including: dental care, flea and worming, vaccines, and any urgent or emergency medical care. We are currently working to establish this fund for the benefit of thes
A rescue vehicle specially fitted-out with crates and doggy medical equipment would be a huge asset to our organization. It would enable us to travel further afield to collect our Rescue dogs and assist with the drop off of supplies and the regular doggy-chauffeuring we do!
Please contact us if your business is able and willing to sponsor a NZCR vehicle in exchange for promotion on the car, our website and social media. We would greatly appreciate the assistance!
Eventually we hope to open up a small facility which would allow for our Rescue to have a base. Dogs would be able to be quarantined safely inside before going to their foster homes and it would also assist with over-flow in busy periods. Our team would have a base to operate from, to meet adopters and work with the dogs in our care.
We hope to one day purchase land, gain the consents required and erect a permanent structure for this purpose - stay tuned!
For each dog we take into care we de-sex, microchip (and register the microchip with the NZ Companion Animal Register), vaccinate up to date, flea and worm, and register with the local Council. However, we also blood test, complete full dental surgeries under anesthesia, orthopedic operations, provide pre or post-surgical physio and behavioral training or assistance. We also need to purchase doggy disposables such as bedding, harnesses and leads, specialist foods and medications and numerous other items. We always need funds to contribute to these routine costs of our Rescue.