The Animal Team provide an essential link between Rescues, Rescue people and Volunteers. Our Home-check and Transport groups not only provide Rescues with the ability to expand their re-homing areas, our promptness in arranging checks and transport runs also mean a quicker turnover of Rescue spaces, this in turn enables more animals to be saved. In addition, we also help with assessments of dogs waiting to come into Rescue and finding foster homes, again freeing up kennel spaces. We assist Pound Pullers with transport, these are the people who work tirelessly pulling dogs from death row & finding them Rescue spaces. The work of the charity is undertaken entirely by a wonderful team of volunteers, all working from home, who give their time, energy and commitment to help of these animals. We cover the whole of the UK and our volunteers will drop everything for an emergency & tirelessly give their time for the animals who need them.

The charity has retained and built on its position over the last 12 months. During 2016 we have received many requests for help. We organised 15,981 home-checks, our transporters covered, in total, 341,447 miles, transported 2,154 animals. These included 282 cats, 2302 dogs, 26 rabbits, 50 assorted birds, 1 guinea pig and 13 other necessities. The charity continues to do its utmost to assist in finding new homes for rescued animals through our social media platforms and hope to reach a new audience of potential adopters this coming year.

Our Facebook pages have over 16,000 members and our Twitter account over 31,000 followers. These are directly responsible, through sharing stories, in helping re-home many animals. Our database has over 350 rescues registered. We are actively exploring the possibility of integrating the process, enabling us to consolidate the requests for assistance with our database and spreadsheets through our website and also to develop our growth.

 Fundraising remains a large part of The Animal Team’s annual income. Our main sources of income come from our Facebook auction site, our EBay account and our raffles. We are very grateful to everyone and the businesses who have donated items for these events and we would like to thank them all for their continued support. The charity is dependent upon these donations to finance its work and we are continually challenged to find new ways in which to raise funds. Our levels of expenditure are reviewed monthly by our Trustees to ensure we remain prudent with expenditure.

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