ADOPTING A DOG FROM HWAR
Adopting a dog from the rescue is usually a relatively straightforward process. You may see a dog featured on our website or facebook page, or have visited the kennels and found your perfect companion. We ask you to complete an application form giving as much information as possible. We review each individual application, enquiries aren’t taken on a ‘first come – first served’ basis, we try and match the most suitable home for the dog.
After meeting the dog, if you wish to proceed we will arrange a home visit, please dont worry we arent looking for an immaculate house, we look for a home where the dog will live as part of the family in a safe and secure environment. Homecheck passed then its all systems go, your new dog is ready to go home with you.
Our current suggested donation is £130, your dog will have had a full health check and will be vaccinated (at least 1st vaccs) and be microchipped. We also supply a low cost neutering voucher to the value of £45.00, the rescue cover the remaining costs of the operation.
The Law requires that from April 2016 all dogs in England need to be microchipped. It is a painless process which takes just a few seconds. Your dogs information will then be collated into a central register, then should you be unfortunate enough for your dog to go missing, no matter where in the country, you have every chance of being re-united. HOWEVER!!!! and extremely important, the microchip is only as good as the responsible owner. Countless times we have dogs in the stray kennels who are microchipped, when followed up the dog has been passed on to another owner with no information. Make sure your details are recorded against your dogs chip, if you move house or update your phone, remember to update your dogs details. Don’t forget, its still the law for a dog to wear an identifying tag on its collar, again keep it updated.
LOST YOUR DOG
It happens, try not to panic. Phone your local council, they will have any details of dogs that have been found and taken to the stray kennels. Keep checking with them and if you have not found your dog within a day or two, ring again and keep calling regularly, some dogs can be on the run for days, weeks or even months before being picked up. Phone Councils outside of your area, check with vets, many found dogs are handed into veterinary surgeries. Send details to our facebook page www.facebook.com/hwanimalrescue and we will publish details of your missing dog, we have a good success rate in reuniting dogs with their owners.
FOUND A DOG
There are no out of hours dog wardens in Herefordshire these days, however you can still report a found dog to 01432 260000 out of normal working hours. You will be asked to keep the dog safe until the dog warden is able to collect it, if you are unable to do so you will be given the address of the stray kennels who will accept dogs up until 10.00pm 7 days per week.