Liverpool Reptile Rescue C.I.C

Rehoming Policy

The LIVERPOOL REPTILE RESCUE C.I.C wants to find homes for all the rescued animals in our care. The following policies help us to make sure that every animal finds the perfect home where they can live a happy, healthy life. Our rehoming process aims to make sure pets and owners are well matched.


Ø  The majority of the animals in our care will have been rescued by LIVERPOOL REPTILE RESCUE C.I.C inspectors. For stray animals, we keep them for at least seven days in order to give their owners a good chance to reclaim them. The LIVERPOOL REPTILE RESCUE C.I.C will not import animals from other countries for rehoming in England and Wales.


Ø  Animals will have received a clinical examination by a trained animal care team member prior to their adoption.


Ø  No animal may be rehomed to anyone without identification and proof they are over 18 years old.

  

Ø  No animal may be rehomed without reasonable steps to make sure they will have a good quality of life. Once we’ve found the perfect match for an animal in our care, then a home visit will be carried out by one of our trained volunteers to make sure potential adopters have really thought about the implications of owning a pet.

  

Ø  Potential owners need to chose an animal in person. No animal should be rehomed over the internet, or by mail-order or telephone. No animal is ever sold at a market or given as a prize.

  

Ø  For those potential adopters who live in rented or tied accommodation, you will need permission from the landlord to keep an animal.

  

Ø  No animal may be rehomed if doing so would be illegal or create undue risks to humans or other animals. We don’t rehome animals such as ferrets to adopters who are likely to use them to hunt live animals.

  

Ø  As part of the rehoming procedure, the LIVERPOOL REPTILE RESCUE C.I.C makes sure that all ferrets and rabbits are neutered and vaccinated, as appropriate to the individual. If for any reason they cannot be neutered before rehoming, they will not be rehomed to a home with other animals of the same species that are unneutered. If for any reason the LIVERPOOL REPTILE RESCUE C.I.C animal is unvaccinated, they will not be rehomed to a home with other unvaccinated animals of the same species.

  

Ø  We also make sure that all rehomed ferrets, rabbits, rats, hamsters and mice are identified by an implanted microchip.

  

Ø  Rabbits will be rehomed in or into compatible neutered pairs/ groups. The LIVERPOOL REPTILE RESCUE C.I.C will not rehome rabbits to live on their own unless under specific behavioural or medical advice.

Ø  Baby animals will be at least eight weeks old before rehoming.

  

Ø  No LIVERPOOL REPTILE RESCUE C.I.C animal should be kept in a school – the LIVERPOOL REPTILE RESCUE C.I.C strongly discourages the keeping of animals in schools. Also, no animal may be adopted out for use in experimentation that requires a Home Office licence.

  

Ø  No LIVERPOOL REPTILE RESCUE C.I.C animal may be rehomed to countries lacking adequate animal welfare legislation or requiring journeys that compromise their welfare.


Ø A form of ID is required to complete to rehoming of an animal from LIVERPOOL REPTILE RESCUE C.I.C to insure the you are over 18 and for the safety and security of the animal. 

Updated 18/05/2018 5:11PM