Information About Danaher Animal Homeā€¦.

Who Are We

The Danaher Animal Home is an independent charity which is affiliated to and works closely with the RSPCA but is Entirely Self Funding. Initially the site was provided by Mr and Mrs Fred Danaher to the local RSPCA branch which opened in 1990. This branch did not have the resources to maximise the benefits of the site so a trust (RSPCA Danaher Animal Home for Essex) was setup in 1994 to regulate the home. In 2006 the assets of the trust were transferred to a company limited by guarantee - the RSPCA Danaher Animal Home which now owns the whole site and all the assets standing on it.

Developments At The Home
The home has expanded over the years, these include:

• New rehoming, assessment and isolation kennel blocks
• New Rabbit House
• Improved facilities for Small Animals
• A surgery room with operating capacity for our animals
• A Reception block with car parking facilities
• A new cattery

The re-homing kennel block was rebuilt and opened in August 2007 thanks principally to a large legacy from Mrs Danaher. The old Assessment Block, which was deteriorating rapidly, was demolished in 2008 and has been rebuilt but with 32 kennels in place of the current 16 giving the Home a total capacity of 84 dogs. These kennels are not only of immense benefit to the dogs but also significantly improve the staff working conditions.

We also have a licence to board 46 cat, 18 rabbits and a variety of other small animals.

A number of other projects are in the pipeline to improve the welfare of the animals.
How We Help

The Home takes in unwanted animals (principally dogs, cats and small domestic animals) from the general public normally via the RSPCA branches and animal homes. In addition it takes in animals from RSPCA inspectors - these animals are normally the subject of cruelty cases and are often in a very poor condition. We also take in strays normally via Braintree District Council.

The Home then provides a temporary refuge for these animals, where they are assessed, treated by our vets, cared and nursed by our staff and volunteers and then the vast majority are rehomed. We have a neutering policy for all animals, there is also an approved euthanasia protocol for those few animals that are too ill or too dangerous to be rehomed. No healthy dog is ever put to sleep.

Community Support

Contacts have been developed with both local community projects and schools, with the assistance of the councils and social services. We also work with other local charities to provide work experience placements etc.

Funding

Funding The home relies on income from our six charity shops, donations, rehoming fees, grants and legacies

Volunteers

Volunteers help with many tasks by assisting the dedicated and hard working staff with the animals, maintaining the facilities and working in the office and shops.

Donationsā€¦.

Every year we take in hundreds of lost, abandoned or ill treated animals, none of which would be possible without your support. Whilst affiliated to the RSPCA, the Danaher Animal Home is an independent registered charity and is entirely responsible for raising its own funds. There are many ways you can help our animals be cared for and rehomed:

Regular Giving

By standing order and we will complete our details and send them off to you bank.

Developments At The Home
The home has expanded over the years, these include:
  • New rehoming and isolation kennel blocks
  • Facilities for Small Animals
  • A surgery room
  • A Reception block with car parking facilities
  • A new cattery
The re-homing kennel block was rebuilt and opened in August 2007 thanks principally to a large legacy from Mrs Danaher. The old Assessment Block, which was deteriorating rapidly, was demolished in 2008 and has been rebuilt but with 32 kennels in place of the current 16 giving the Home a total capacity of 70 dogs. The new kennels which were completed in August 2008 are not only of immense benefit to the dogs but also significantly improve the staff working conditions.
Leave us a Legacy in your will

Remember us in your Will by means of a bequest -these are a very important part in developing our facilities. Talk to your legal advisor or, alternatively, we would be very happy to help you. More information can be found by clicking on the links below of via our contact details below:

Please ensure that you state that the bequest be made to RSPCA Danaher Animal Home (Charity No 1112369) to avoid us being confused with the central RSPCA.

Corporate Support

Please contact us if you feel your company may be willing to support us. We will get in touch with them and offer incentives including publicity at Danaher, in our shops and at our fundraising events including our Fun Day which around 4,000 people attend.

One off Donations

Either make a donation online by using the secure Everyclick site or send us a cheque made payable to RSPCA Danaher Animal Home and send it to the address below.
If you pay tax and are happy for us to claim Gift Aid (at no cost to you) you can do this on your Everyclick payment or, if paying by cheque, by filling out a Gift Aid Form and returning it with your cheque

Payroll Giving

Providing your employee offers Payroll Giving you may donate monthly to Danaher from your Gross Salary (you do not pay tax on the income you donate). Your payroll or HR departments can provide a form for you to do this. Please ensure that you state that the bequest be made to The RSPCA Danaher Animal Home (Charity No 1112369) to avoid us being confused with the central RSPCA.
Please ask your company to pay - The RSPCA Danaher Animal Home Santander, Bootle, Merseyside, GIR 0AA Account no.77456081 Sort Code. 09 – 01 - 54

Sponsor a Dog Kennel, Cat Cabin, Rabbit Run or the Compound

It costs £200 to sponsor a kennel or cat cabin for 1 year, £60 for a Rabbit Run or £60 to part sponsor the Compound which is used to exercise dogs and let them meet other dogs in the family of prospective adopters. We will attach a plaque to the area sponsored with your choice of wording. Please complete the form here.

Support us by "Challenging Yourself"

Take part in a sponsorship event or an individual challenge and donate the funds raised to us. You may use Everyclick to do this and/or use sponsorship forms. We will be pleased to help and support you. Follow this link to see how two girls from Canvey Island did a sponsored walk on our behalf.

Sign in and select Danaher as your charity. The search engine is powered by Yahoo. A small amount will be donated to us for every search made. If you do not want your name displayed on the Everyclick site you can log in as “Anonymous”. Let us know if you have any questions or problems.

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Sign in, selecting Danaher as your chosen charity, and select from over 2,000 internet retailers including Amazon, M & S, John Lewis, Staples, Argos and plenty of pet food suppliers. We normally receive between 2.5% and 5% of your purchase at no cost to you or us. Please use the site every time you shop

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WANT ANY MORE INFORMATION, HELP ETC.
Email: samantha.gates@danaheranimalhome.org.uk
Telephone: 0300 111 4321
Write to: Danaher Fundraising, RSPCA Danaher Animal Home, Thorley Farm, Hedingham Road, Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4EQ

CALL 0300 111 4321

Registered Charity No 1112369

Danaher Animal Home @ 2019

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