Animals-in-Need has evolved over the years from my working as an individual rescuer with support from my local vet to an active group of animal lovers who work tirelessly to rescue, care for and home all the beautiful animals that come to us. Members provide all sorts of help including fund raising, providing animal transport, gathering and storing donated goods, meeting with people interested in adopting, supervising animal introductions, supporting foster carers, organising vet visits.....the list goes on.
The other group of people vital to all we do are our foster carers. Most animals are cared for in home foster care whilst awaiting the right permanent home. The foster carers are vital not only in caring for the animal, but in meeting with prospective adopters and participating in decision making around adoption.
Everyone involved is passionate about animals and committed to doing the best for each and every homeless one that comes into our care. As well as my local vets continuing to provide endless support, we now have another two vet practices who support our work.
We list animals for adoption on Pet Rescue as well as on our own Animals-in-Need Website. We talk with people who contact about an animal to see what their needs and situation are. My emphasis is on getting the right animal for the people and the right people for the animal. If everyone's needs are met things usually work out well.
If the situation sounds good we arrange a meeting. If all goes well we let people try the animal out for a couple of weeks to ensure that everyone is happy.
We keep records of all adopters, follow up to ensure all is well and undertake to take back any animal if circumstances change.