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2016 REPORT

2016 is a year we are never going to forget

We did all we could with the resources at our disposal, but there was never enough kennels for all the dogs we were asked to rescue, there were never enough spaces in our cattery and never enough funds to save all the animals that needed our help.  Although you, our regular ‘friends of PACT‘ did all you could to help I am sure, many supporters who received the newsletters obviously didn’t open them and consequently our donations were down some £60,000. Fortunately the wonderful friends who remembered the PACT animals in their wills made up the deficit with sufficient legacies that we were able to maintain our standards and make a difference to 2,269 animals.

We rescued 876 domestic animals and rehomed 687.  We took in 1188 wildlife animals including 562 birds of all species and 469 hedgehogs.  We released 592 with a further 200 hedgehogs who are spending winter with us and are to be released as soon as the weather is suitable.  Unfortunately many of the rescued wildlife, particularly birds and larger mammals, are brought to PACT after road accidents by our call-out staff and all we could do for them was put them to sleep comfortably to minimise their suffering.  During the year our vet staff again neutered over 450 animals, continuing our policy of never to rehome an animal that is entire. 

Our ‘On Call Team’ covered over 500 call-outs, mainly after hours; this increases every year as we have become the only organisation that has a call out ambulance after hours, and will answer a call to help a running stray dog. 
 

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Every year the work we do with wildlife increases considerably.  The new wildlife facility will be fully operational by next winter although we are still seeking qualified staff with ‘hands on’ wildlife experience.

Although 2016 was bad we still made a difference to over 2,269 animals because of your efforts to 
support us. 

 

Please tell your friends and neighbours about the good work we are achieving and make 2017 a year to remember for the amount of animals we rescue from need and abuse, and the lives we save.


 



ANIMALS RESCUED BY PACT 2013


The older one gets the quicker the years go and the more we try to cram into them. Certainly 2013 was no exception. Although the recession is supposed to have improved, we were asked to take in many more animals than the previous year and rehomed fewer dogs. We were given a donation particularly to build field shelters and we now have shelters in all main paddocks. Apart from these we were not able to build anything new In spite of all this we rescued more animals, released more wildlife, and rehomed more animals in total and neutered many more animals than ever.

We are caring for 117 hedgehogs over winter to be released in April, making a total of 1537 animals re homed or released. Unfortunately many of the rescued wildlife were found on the road injured and needed to be put out of their pain but at least we gave them a peaceful end.

The bird total included 22 owls and raptors.

During the year we rescued 13 dogs from abroad, mainly Romania.

Our veterinary staff working with locum vet, Lesley, neutered 403 animals in the year thanks to a grant from the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust paying for an extra veterinary day.

People coming for therapy with the animals once more has increased and we now have over 40 visitors every month. The student population including all work experience is well over 180 youngster over the year.

‘Friends of PACT’ increased by 1200 in the year mainly due to distribution of leaflets, collections, talks and re homing animals.

The ambulance manned by our hard working staff has been available round the clock and attended on average 9 calls every week, including 5 outside hours calls.
 

Domestic

Dogs

Cats

Rabbits

G. Pigs

Other

Fowl

Total

Rescued

96

220

92

71

112

362

953

Rehomed

98

208

77

52

57

219

711

 

Wildlife

Birds

H’hogs

Rabbits

Deer

Others

Fowl

Total

Rescued

559

456

29

25

56

60

1185

Released

394

204

25

10

28

48

709

 


 

ANIMALS RESCUED BY PACT 2012

Apart from the 1200 animals and birds we have at the sanctuary we made a difference to another 1364 lives domestic and wildlife, that is an 18% increase over 2011 and we realise that future numbers depend on more kennels and housings being available, and the generosity of our supporters.
 

DOMESTIC

Dogs

Cats

Rabbits

G. Pigs

Other

Fowl

 Total

Rescued

 104

173

128

37

100

68

610

Rehomed

 101

136

97

24

39

205

602

 

WILDLIFE

Birds

Hedgehogs

Rabbits

Deer

Others

Total

Rescued

336

313

25

21

59

754

Released

171

121

12

2

12

345

 
We are caring for 83 hedgehogs over winter to be released in the spring.  

A total of 1030 animals released.

 


 

ANIMALS RESCUED BY PACT 2011 

 

PACT has been rescuing unwanted animals for nearly seventeen years and we have seen many difficult times, often in the past we just didn’t know where the next penny was coming from but something always turned up to enable us to go that extra mile to save an animal from pain and suffering.


2011 has made us realise more than any other year that we just could not do the job without all of your generous support. The call on our resources have been almost devastating but with your help we have managed to rescue and rehome even more animals than ever before. Thank You.

 

DOMESTIC

Dogs

Cats

Rabbits

G Pigs

Other

Fowl

Total

Rescued

121

256

136

24

53

67

657

Rehomed

113

187

96

21

51

123

591

 

WILDLIFE

Birds

Hedgehogs

Rabbits

Deer

Others

Total

Rescued

235

166

21

12

18

452

Released

171

121

12

2

12

318

 

Where possible we release the wildlife that we rescue but many come to the sanctuary as a result of road accidents and we can only make them comfortable for their last hour and put them out of their misery. In total we made a difference to 1109 lives and rehomed 591. Many hedgehogs come to us with flystrike through injury and do not survive and many birds are just too young to recover without their own parents
In all cases we do the best we can and the number we release successfully is a tribute to the knowledge and dedication of our staff. The most unusual bird last year was a gannet found 40 miles inland at Wicklewood.
The extra housing we completed in 2010 enabled us to rescue more dogs and cats and therefore rehome more thus saving more lives but this put even greater strain on our resources.

All the dogs and cats we rehomed were neutered and microchipped, which kept our vet nurse and locum vet very busy all year.

We gave work experience to over 60 secondary school children and we now have so many schools wanting to send their pupils here that we have to limit the numbers.

The number of people attending the sanctuary for therapy again increased over the previous year, and the feedback of results was very encouraging.

Overall a very successful year due mainly to everybody at the sanctuary and our volunteer fundraisers really putting in the extra effort for the animals.