Help us buy our own premises
Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary , Registered Charity Number 1157210, is a small foster home based animal sanctuary in the Merseyside area, set up in July 2013.
We primarily focus on rescuing unwanted/stray cats and small animals, however we will aim to help any animal in need.
Our philosophy is to accept an animal into our care based solely on its need and not on any other physical characteristic, providing we have a suitable foster home free.
We believe that by looking after a rescue pet in a home environment we are able to fully assess the animal, understand its needs and the type of home he/she will require and ultimately match them to a suitable home.
We have a strict non-destruct policy and will keep every animal in our care until a forever home can be found.
We desperately need extra space so that we can help more needy cats and bunnies and also a kennel facility, so that we can rescue dogs who are in dire need.
To run a safe and efficient rescue, we need a purpose built site where animals can get the veterinary treatment they need, be fully assessed before being placed into a foster home/forever home and extra space for emergencies. Unfortunately, we cannot offer this with our current set up.
WE NEED YOUR HELP to raise the remaining funds to buy this property which is perfect for our needs, before someone else buys it and we miss our chance!
Please donate NOW and help us to make our dream a reality for the sake of the animals who need us!
Since we lost out on our chosen premises to a higher bidder over a year ago, we have struggled to find another suitable premises locally, but we have now finally found somewhere amazing! We are trying not to get too excited in case it all falls through again but are putting a planning application in and getting building quotes...eek!
Unfortunately, we are £20,000 short of the sale price but are hoping to step up our fundraising efforts over the Christmas period.
Please support us if you can to help us secure our future as our current set up simply is not sustainable any longer :'(
With a proper rescue base, we could save so many more animals!
With our own premises we can help so many more animals in need across Merseyside.
It is with a sad and heavy heart that I have to report yet another setback in our hopes of securing an appropriate rescue base to run the sanctuary operations from. Our current set-up is incredibly limited and is simply not sustainable. The past 4 years have been incredibly challenging and totally exhausting trying to run the rescue from my home whilst also holding down a stressful job. I have complete commitment and dedication in finding a local base for the sanctuary to run from enabling much needed expansion of our services so that more rescue animals can be helped and offered the life long safety they deserve.
I have the highest of standards when it comes to animal welfare and these will not be compromised which is what drives my determination to secure a rescue facility that enables us to continue to meet these standards and promote the good reputation we have achieved thus far.
Over the past year, there have been 4 major set backs, the first being the dream property we had spent 2 years fundraising for, gazumped at the final hurdle when we were just 5k short of our target total. Then, on the second property, the survey report concluded that the building was falling down and needed demolition. The third was a tender to let that required an in-depth business plan tailored specifically to the property which took a great deal of time preparing but sadly the Estate preferred to stick to a business let and we were not shortlisted. The most recent property identified, which is perfect for the sanctuary's current needs has just received poor feedback from the Council in regards to the preplanning application submitted. This is such a huge blow and the red tape involved in purchasing a premises to be used as a sanctuary is utterly phenomenal. We have not yet given up on the property but there is a strong chance we will not be able to proceed with the sale. Lots and lots has been going on behind the scenes and I just wanted to update our supporters on our current position and reassure you that everything is being done that can be done to secure the future of Rescue Me within our current budget. Obviously, if we had more funds available, there would be more options available but we have to work with what we have and are honoured to have been supported in the way we have been thus far. Sincere thanks to all our lovely supporters and I really hope I can bring you all better news very soon.
Steph, Founder of Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary
Premises campaign video; www.gofundme.com/rescuemeanimalsanc