Fetcher Dog aims to alleviate the recent increase in UK dog abandonment by helping UK dog pounds.
Fetcher Dog have stepped up to alleviate the current stray/abandoned dog crisis in the UK and are working closely with Animal Lifeline UK, New Hope Animal Rescue and Swale Borough Council by accepting UK dogs, that have run out of time and options, giving them a second chance to reach their full potential.
There is anecdotal evidence that these dogs arriving at rescue centres across the UK post-pandemic have a higher incidence of health or behavioural problems, or both, making them more difficult to rehome.
Often these dogs have no background information on these issues, which lengthens the adoption process.
Many UK rescue centres are reporting that they are full to capacity, this inevitably leads to more dog abandonment, dog pounds then accepting these dogs resulting in overcrowding which results in dogs being killed.
Increase in Dog Abandonment = Overcrowded Rescue Centres
= Overfilled Dog Pounds = Increase in Dog Loss of Life (Euthanasia)
UK law says local authorities must pay for the safe kennelling of a ‘found’ dog for seven days to allow the owner time to locate it but after that they can be rehomed or killed. As there are not enough kennel spaces for all the stray dogs many are put on “death row” and have a time limit to find a new home, if no one comes forward to offer them a home they will be killed.
In 2011 at least 11,000 healthy dogs were put to sleep for no other reason than they were not wanted
Although this is humanely carried out, it is still taking away the life of an animal that's only crime is being unwanted or neglected.