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Wed 14th Jul 2021

New Adoption Fees

For the first time in a number of years we have made the decision to raise our adoption fees. The new adoption fees will come into affect from Thursday 15th July 2021. Any appointments that have been made prior to the changes won't have to pay any extra. 


KITTENS (UP TO 6 MONTHS): £115-00

CATS (6 MONTHS – 12 YEARS): £90-00

SENIOR CATS (12 YEARS+): £75-00


PUPPIES (UP TO 12 MONTHS): £250-00

DOGS (12 MONTHS+): £200-00

PAIR OF DOGS: £350-00


RABBITS: £50-00

GUINEA PIGS: 20-00

HAMSTERS/MICE/RATS/GERBILS/DEGUS: £8-00

SMALL BIRDS: £8-00

COCKATIELS: £12-00

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Tue 30th Mar 2021

Danaher Animal Home Launches Meet & Greet Building Appeal

Danaher Animal Home launches Meet & Greet building appeal


Danaher Animal Home, near Wethersfield, is kicking off National Pet Month (April 1 - May 10) by launching a major fundraising campaign for a new multi-purpose Meet & Greet and dog training area.


The home has already raised more than £45,000 towards the project and hopes to double that total with help from local businesses, organisations and individual donors.


Chief Executive, Deborah Satchell, says: “National Pet Month is all about promoting responsible pet ownership, creating awareness of the benefits of living with pets and encouraging fundraising for pet welfare charities, so we thought it was the perfect time to launch our campaign.


“We know this is a really big ask at such a difficult time for everyone, but we truly believe the new building will go a long way to improving successful long-term rehoming for the many animals we take in every year.


“It doesn’t matter how big or small the donation, every penny counts and we will be incredibly grateful for any support to help us transform the lives of unwanted pets.”


Every year the Home takes in around 250 dogs, giving them a safe and secure temporary home whilst making every effort to find them a permanent new home with loving owners.


Deborah says it’s really important to have a secure indoor space where animals can take time to get to know their potential new owners and have safe off-the-lead introductions with any existing pets in a family.


At 10m x 20m, the new building will also provide space for the Home’s experts to carry out behavioural training and there are plans to install typical household items, such as vacuum cleaners, hairdryers and TVs, to help the dogs acclimatise to different noises and appliances.


Longer-term, it is hoped the building will also be used for educational events promoting animal welfare to local schools and other interested groups.


The full cost of the project is expected to be around £90,000 and, having lost more than £120,000 through the closure of its charity shops and cancellation of fundraising events because of the pandemic, Deborah says she hopes local organisations may consider supporting the charity as part of their corporate social responsibility programmes.


She concluded: “This is an excellent opportunity for organisations and individuals to join us in our ongoing commitment to supporting the lives of the dogs in need and give them the best chance of a happy and content forever home.

“At the same time, we want use this opportunity to share the skills and experience we have in animal welfare with the wider community. We believe it’s really important to do everything we can to help educate people about caring for animals and, as we currently don’t have the space to do so, this building will finally enable our goal to become a reality.”


For more information about Danaher and how to help, please visit www.danaheranimalhome.org.uk 

For more information on National Pet Month, please visit https://www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk/

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Tue 23rd Mar 2021

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 updated 23/03/21

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19


The team are working hard and ensuring all the animals are well taken care of and the site is still closed to the public. Please do not break government rules by arriving at the Centre unless you have an appointment.

With strict safety measures being put in place for the safety of the public and our staff, we have started rehoming Dogs and Cats as well as our Small Animals. If you are interested in an animal please send in your completed application form. This will then be given to the member of staff caring for him/her. The staff member may call you if they feel you are a suitable candidate to discuss the measures we are taking and talk to you about the animal in question. It would be of benefit to the animals and yourselves if you can have your tenancy agreement to allow animals at the property, if you are renting, when you send in your application as this speed up the rehoming process.

We would like to reassure you our staff are still looking after the animals and government guidelines are still in place with staff being in 3 different teams to allow us to reduce the risk to our staff so they can continue to look after the animals.


Unfortunately we are still not able to accept new volunteers applications at this time but we are still exploring how we might be able to in the future. We know this is frustrating but we ask you to please bear with us. The last thing we want to do is put you, or our team or the animals at any unnecessary risk.


We are happy to be announcing our Charity Shops will be reopening 12th April 2021.


You will still be able to drop off donations to the Centre, please leave them by the door and do not enter the building. However we are unable to take duvets. You are also welcome to use our wish list https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/38G74LH26WN1S/ref=cm_go_nav_hz?fbclid=IwAR0rEG5VdPhjhlu2scMy53LiPUQiaetppWfW031g0EMnSksdLZSdInqo_zk


The Danaher Team would like to thank everyone for their continued support especially in this difficult situation. 


If you have an emergency or concerned about an animal’s welfare please call 0300 1234 999

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