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DANAHER ANIMAL HOME
Tel: 0300 111 4321
11:00 to 15:00 -
Weekends are by appointment only
Registered Charity No: 1112369
Information about Danaher........
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 Home takes in unwanted animals (principally dogs, cats and small domestic animals) from the general public in Essex normally via the RSPCA branches and animal homes in London where demand always exceeds capacity. In addition it takes in animals from RSPCA inspectors -
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 not safe to be rehomed.
Developments at the home
The home has expanded over the years, these include:
Contacts have been developed with both local community projects and schools, with the assistance of the councils and social services. Mencap also visit the site to use the education facility and to provide their students the opportunity to work with the animals alongside their tutors and the animal care assistants.
The home relies on income from donations, rehoming, grants, legacies, the success of our two shops in Braintree and Witham and funds raised by an active “Friends” organisation. In addition 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.