Pet Rescue & Adoption Service was formed to help save cats and dogs of all ages from unnecessary euthanasia and from situations of abuse and neglect. We respect and support other rescue organisations and strive to be part of the total process of freeing our companion animals from suffering.
PRAAS is a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation. All work is done by unpaid volunteers. All vetwork & most food, toys, equipment etc is paid by the Rescue owner. The remainder is paid by the Carers. All transport fuel is paid by the owner, carers & other volunteers
All rescued pets live as fosters in a home environment. Each might live with a family, a single, cats, dogs, other animals, children etc & it will be included on their profiles in which kind of environment they are known to be comfortable. All cats live inside only; where possible this includes a secure outdoor run.
A vital part of rescue involves desexing every animal that passes into our care and education of the importance of this process to members of the public with whom we come into contact. No animal will be adopted without first being microchipped, vaccinated and either desexed or with a paid certificate for desexing at the appropriate size. Desexing is THE key to the total well-being of our pets and the value that people place on them. Only in rare circumstances will desexing not occur e.g. if the animal is elderly or frail & it is advised by the vet to be unnecessary or dangerous.
Once our rescued pets are healthy, desexed and have had all necessary work according to current legislation, they will be offered to the public for adoption. New families will be carefully selected. All animals are adopted with the expectation that finally, this will be their lifelong home.
When you see the picture, read the profile & think "This is the one!" I want to hear from you! Please message me with your email address so I can send you an application form. Although it's important for these adoptees to find their forever homes asap, there will be an informal interview process to see if you both match. This is the difference between adopting & buying and it serves the really important purpose of keeping you together for life. All family members will be included in the adoption process. Everyone counts.
1. Message me.
2. I send you an Application form via email.
3. I will phone you.
4. Meet & greet.
5. 2 week (or more) trial adoption.
6. You have a new family member!
The adoption fee shown on each listing mainly covers the cost of the vetwork needed before adoption & it allows rescue continuity. It is seriously much cheaper to adopt from a rescue than to get a "Free to good home" & organise all the vetwork yourself.
Once it's been decided that you will trial your possible family member, you will complete the adoption form, pay the fee & take him/her home to see for sure that the fit is right. The settling in process can take some time or it may be almost instant. If after a while (around 2 weeks) it becomes apparant that the chemistry just isn't there, the animal can be returned for a full refund. Please be aware that this is not a failure for either you or the adoptee. It simply didn't work & there is no blame.
If the adoption goes ahead but some unforseen circumstance rises in the future, near or far, where you must be separated, your pet MUST be returned to PRAAS; not rehomed by yourself. We have rescued that animal & we need to know that he/she is safe for the rest of its life. It may be that you have a wonderful next home to move them to, in which case please let us know.
If the animal is returned to us at this later stage there is no refund.