Spaying & Neutering Policy

Introduction

At Brinsley Animal Rescue we are well aware of the problems with the breeding of animals that add to the growing problems of unwanted and uncared for animals that end up in rescue centers, whether that be breeding intentionally or by accident. We do not want to add to this problem but want to be part of the solution.

1. Application of this Policy

This Policy applies to all pets and farm animals that come into the care of Brinsley Animal Rescue.

2. Castration

Before rehoming an animal we will always castrate the following;

  • Rabbits
  • Goats
  • Pigs
  • Cows
  • Ponies and horses

The only exceptions to this are when for health reasons, it is too risky for the animals to be put through the operation or for small animals such as Guinea Pigs where castration will not be carried out as a norm.

3. Spaying

We will not normally spay animals due to the risk to the animal and financial burden on the Charity. Where a potential adoptee of a rabbit requests that a female be spayed, the Charity will facilitate this before the animal is rehomed.

4. Assessment

Once any animal has been castrated or spayed, the Charity will fully assess the animal and treat as necessary. The animals will not be rehomed until well enough in the opinion of the Charity.

5. Summary

This Policy is designed to ensure that animals brought into the Charity’s care are not used for the purpose of breeding whether it be intentional or by accident.