Adoption

Policies

 

 

Re-homing geographical areas

 

 

Our general re-homing area is Hull and East Riding. Occasionally, in exceptional circumstances we may extend those boundaries.

 

 

 

 

Dogs

 

 

Many of our dogs come in through the stray system but many others come to us when their owners pass away, become ill, or are just no longer able to take care of them.

 

 

All the dogs have one thing in common, they are desperate for another chance in life.

 

 

All our dogs are neutered, fully vaccinated and ID chipped. We have a minimum donation for our crossbreeds/puppies and the donation for pedigrees varies according to age and breed.

 

 

Anyone wishing to adopt one of our dogs will be required to fill in a form and will be veterinary checked and/or have a home visit. Only upon a favourable check can the chosen dog be reserved. The dog to be collected at a time agreeable to both parties.

 

 

We regard all our animals to be a responsibility for life! However should you have problems with your adopted dog we are always on hand for help and advice.

 

 

Should your circumstances change and you are no longer able to keep your dog we insist that it be returned to us as we feel once we have taken responsibility for an animal it remains so for the rest of its life

 

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>> View Dogs for Re-homing

 

 

 

Cats

 

 

We have cats for adoption of varying ages at the centre. In the kitten season we are inundated with little ones.

 

 

We have a minimum donation for our cats and the donation for pedigrees varies according to age and breed. The cost includes neutering (including kittens at 6 months) ID chipping, worming, fleaing, first years vaccinations and fiv/felv testing.

 

 

Anyone wishing to adopt one of our cats will be required to fill in a form and will be veterinary checked and/or have a home visit. Only upon a favourable check can the chosen cat be reserved. The cat to be collected at a time agreeable to both parties.

 

 

Once in their new homes adult cats are expected to be kept inside for a minimum of six weeks. Kittens should be kept indoors until they are old enough to be neutered.

 

 

We regard all our animals to be a responsibility for life! However should you have problems with your adopted cat we are always on hand for help and advice.

 

 

Should your circumstances change and you are no longer able to keep your cat we insist that it be returned to us as we feel once we have taken responsibility for an animal it remains so for the rest of its life.

 

 

>> View Cats for Re-homing

 

 

 

Small Animals

 

 

Most of our Small Animals come to us simply because they are unwanted.

 

 

We have rabbits and guinea pigs, and occasionally rats, mice, hamsters and chinchillas at the trust for re homing.

 

 

Rabbits are neutered before leaving the trust and are re homed in pairs, male and female, as they enjoy companionship. Occasionally they are re homed individually. Some single rabbits go to homes to give companionship to bereaved rabbits that have lost their partner.

 

 

Male guinea pigs are neutered before leaving the trust and are also re homed in pairs; however they co-habit with members of the same sex quite comfortably. We have a set donation for guinea pigs (depending on age)

 

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Donations are requested for rats, mice and hamsters.

 

 

Before any animal is officially adopted an ‘Accommodation for Small Animals Guideline’ is issued and a home check is carried out. The trust works closely with the Rabbit Welfare Organisation to ensure that accommodation for small animals is up to standard at their new homes. We are always available to owners or potential owners for advice on accommodation, feeding and health care.

 

 

The trust does not have a boarding service. Owners requiring a boarding service will need to make their own arrangements.

 

 

We regard all our animals to be a responsibility for life! However should you have problems with your adopted pet we are always on hand for help and advice.

 

 

Should your circumstances change and you are no longer able to keep your animal we insist that it be returned to us as we feel once we have taken responsibility for an animal it remains so for the rest of its life.

 

 

>> View Small Animals for Re-homing

 

 

 

ADOPTION FEES

 

 

 

IMPORTANT FACTS

 

 

When you adopt an animal from Hull Animal Welfare Trust it will be vaccinated and neutered. When you buy an animal from a pet shop, breeder or perhaps through an advertisement in a paper, on top of the purchase price, you will then need to pay for the animal to be neutered and vaccinated.

 

 

 

AVERAGE VETS COSTS THAT YOU COULD EXPECT TO PAY

 

Typical costs for vaccinations are:

 

Dog – £59 including kennel cough.

 

Cat – £24

 

Rabbit – £32

 

 

Typical costs for neutering are:

 

Bitch (medium sized) – £170 Dog (medium sized) – £124

 

Cat (female) – £60 Cat (male) – £34

 

Rabbit (female) – £63 Rabbit (male) – £63

 

Guinea pig (male) – £63

 

 

Other costs (included in Hull Animal Welfare adoption fee)

 

Feline Aids test – £52

 

ID chipping (All dogs and cats) – £20

 

 

Our current adoption fees are:

 

 

Puppies less than 6 months old £180

 

X – breed dogs over 6 months old £130

 

Pedigree dogs £130 – £350 (depending on age / breed)

 

Cats and kittens £75 (black / black and white) £80 (other colours)

 

Pedigrees £75+

 

Rabbits £25 each (usually re-homed in pairs)

 

Guinea Pigs aged less than 4 years £20

 

Guinea Pigs aged 4 plus £15

 

 

You will see that our adoption fees, in most cases, are less than the cost of neutering and vaccinating the animal. Our goal is to ensure that all the animals are adopted into suitable, loving homes, are protected from common viruses and neutered so that they do not go on to add to the problem of unwanted animals.

 

 

NB. If the animal you adopt is too young to be neutered / ID chipped, this will be arranged when it reaches a suitable age and will be funded by Hull Animal Welfare Trust.

 

 

Hull Animal Welfare Trust, Sunnydene Animal Shelter, Pinfold, South Cave, East Yorkshire, HU15 2HE

Tel: 01430 423986 - feedback@hullanimalwelfare.co.uk

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