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    by Published on 10th February 2014 12:35 AM  Number of Views: 15022 

    Animal Lifeline UK works on behalf of pounds throughout the UK to secure rescue placements for stray dogs.

    Pound dogs have seven days to be reclaimed by their owners. If not reclaimed then on the eighth day the dogs are often euthanised.

    Animal Lifeline UK not only secures rescue placements for these dogs, we also find volunteers to help transport them and raise funds towards the cost of transport and emergency boarding if needed.

    Every year ALUK helps hundreds of pound dogs to find those all-important rescue spaces to give them the opportunity to find a new, loving home.

    Reviews from some of the pounds we help

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    "I have been a dog warden/animal welfare officer for over 18 years, and in the last 18 months we have seen a huge increase in the number of strays we are picking up, and the volume of Staffordshire bull terriers (SBT’s) has risen to an overwhelming amount.

    Without Kelly Joy and the volunteers and helpers of Animal Lifeline UK I really don’t want to think about what the ending for some of our strays would have been.

    They put their heart and soul into finding and securing a rescue place for our stray, abandoned dogs, and organising transportation runs to move the dog to the said rescue place; all of which takes huge amounts of time and patience on their behalf, and with time constraints as well, because of due dates for Put To Sleep (PTS).

    They are guardian angels to ‘pound’ and ‘death row’ dogs, and I wouldn’t be able to do my job without their help and support.

    They save thousands of stray dogs a year and place numerous amounts of SBT’s, which is no mean feat to achieve.

    "Pip Singleton – Dog Warden/Animal Welfare Officer for Worcestershire Regulatory Services".

    Transporters assist rescues by helping to move animals to the safety of rescue and foster placements.

    Animal Lifeline UK works closely with pounds and rescues to help remove animals at risk to places of safety.

    Our work depends entirely on the support of our volunteers - people like YOU to help us achieve this.

    Transporting rescue animals can involve moving pets from:

    • Pounds to rescue centres
    • Rescue centres to foster homes
    • Current owners to rescue placements
    • Rescue centres or foster homes to veterinary practices

    ... and occasionally even to their forever homes*.

    We would never expect anyone to do a whole transport run; we appreciate that fuel is expensive, and some journeys can be a considerable distance.

    However, if you could drive even just a short way to meet someone else en route, like a relay, you could genuinely save an animal's life.

    Do you want to get involved but have no previous experience?

    If you have never helped with a transport run before, don't worry.

    Animal Lifeline UK helps co-ordinate each transport run and is there to support every volunteer through every stage of the journey.

    You can view details of just some of the transport requests on our forum by clicking here: 'Transport Help Needed'

    Please also see our 'Transport Guidelines' here for more information: 'Transport Guidelines & Useful Information'

    * In exceptional circumstances only. Fuel costs for transport to forever homes is normally covered by the rescue or new owners.

    If you would like to get involved please fill out the form below, or contact us at

    E-mail us at: [email protected]

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