Charity Launches Helpline for People Looking to Rehome their Pet

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(PRWEB) April 1, 2006

CavyRescue – the UK’s first and only dedicated rodent rescue charity – have launched a helpline for people who have to rehome their pet which gives step by step information on finding a new, loving home for their animal.

No-one likes to think that an animal will be separated from an owner that they have come to love and trust. However, sadly there are circumstances where rehoming a pet is the only, and fairest, option. For example, where couples split up and cannot take their pet with them due to accommodation problems. Or maybe where they become ill and are no longer able to cope with the care of their animal.

It is therefore in the best interests of the pet that they are found another home.

Jason Hulott, co-founder of CavyRescue says: “Where someone wants to rehome their pet, a Rescue Centre is the first place they approach. However, Rescues are overflowing with animals and may not be able to help for quite a while. They may put you on a waiting list or ask that you try somewhere else.

“We decided to set up the helpline so that we could help people and their pets in this predicament. Indeed, rehoming a pet yourself is more beneficial to the animal in the long run. This is because the stress factor for them will be reduced as going from a home to a Rescue Centre to another home is a bit harrowing for any animal, however big or small. By going from the security of a home straight to another should minimise any distress.”

The helpline gives a recorded message explaining all the steps someone needs to take when looking to rehome a pet themselves from start to finish, including where to place advertisements right through to vetting potential new owners.

Jason adds: “We hope this new helpline will assist pets and their owners in a sad situation by minimising upheavel for the animal and help relieve the continuing pressure on Rescue Centres.”

The helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a week and can be called on 0906 598 5258. *

Contact: Stella Hulott, CavyRescue on 07932 750271.

Email: [email protected] or visit

Calls cost £1.50 a minute of which £1.10 is donated to CavyRescue, PO Box 532, Rochester, ME1 9AT and .40p to the service provider. The call length is approximately four minutes. The set up of this facility was kindly donated by Premium Phone Services Ltd.

About CavyRescue:

Kent-based CavyRescue (registered charity number 1111583) was set up in 1999 by husband and wife team Jason and Stella Hulott and is the UK’s first and only dedicated rodent rescue charity. They have rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed over 1,600 small furries (guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils), now specialising in rats. Our aim is to educate individuals and organisations on small animal healthcare and welfare and we regularly run successful campaigns to this effect.


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