SAFE is a ‘no kill’ organisation
The term ‘no kill’ is usually not meant literally. This is because almost all organisations feel it is important to recognise that in some rare cases euthanasia is the best option. SAFE is guided by the ‘No Kill Advocacy Centre’ (USA) and other successful programs around the world which work to reduce euthanasia.
No kill is defined by practices whereby no animal is ever killed for any reason other than to alleviate suffering or because the animal is so vicious as to be uncontrollable. Animals are not killed because there isn’t enough space at the shelter or because the animal is sick, handicapped, or unattractive, or if it has correctable behavioral problems.
At SAFE our aim is to rehabilitate and rehome every pet that comes into our care and this is our first priority in every case, regardless of the animal’s history. We have two qualified behaviourists and will try to work with pets no matter how difficult their case may seem, and we will care for them for as long as it takes until they are adopted. However, we will, with sad hearts, humanely euthanise animals if they are too sick to be treated or to prevent them from further suffering, pain or stress. Also if we are unable to help them behave appropriately in the community sadly we have to let them go, however we will make these decisions very rarely, never lightly and always in consultation with appropriately qualified people.
If you would like to read more about the ‘no kill movement’ please follow the link below and if you have any further questions about our No Kill policy please contact us.