The ACKCS Rescue Trust is dedicated to providing for Cavaliers in need. Everyone in the organization serves on a volunteer basis, so all donations go directly to provide for the dogs.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue Trust was organized to provide a cohesive network of rescue volunteers who love the Cavalier breed and are committed to its continued well being. The mission of the Trust is to work toward these objectives:
- To accept Cavaliers whose owners can no longer keep them, Cavaliers who have been lost or abandoned, and to find responsible, stable, loving new homes for them.
- To rehabilitate Cavaliers before placement by providing necessary medical treatment and by providing training as needed to increase the chances of successful placement.
- To place Cavaliers in suitable homes as soon as reasonably possible.
- To provide public education in an effort to reduce the number of Cavaliers in need of rescue.
- To inform prospective adopters about the rescue program and the requirements for caring for a Cavalier.
- To assist current Cavalier owners with any issues that may arise in order to make it possible for the Cavalier to remain in the original home.
The Trust is a full-service rescue group. Our responsibility is to provide for the needs of any Cavalier coming into rescue for whatever reason. Rescue services include, but are not limited to:
- Accepting stray, abandoned, homeless, or Cavaliers in need of re-homing on behalf of the Trust.
- Obtaining vaccinations, heartworm tests and other necessary medical care for rescued Cavaliers.
- Providing short and long-term foster for rescued Cavaliers.
- Educating prospective adopters about what is involved in owning a Cavalier.
- Accepting Preliminary Rescue Adoption Applications from prospective adopters and keeping them on file for future placements.
- Interviewing prospective adopters, checking veterinary references and performing home inspections.
- Following up with adopters to ensure that adopted Cavaliers continue to receive good care.
- Publicizing the rescue effort so people know how to contact the rescue group.
- Advising current Cavalier owners about solving problems to help them keep their Cavalier in the original home.
- Conducting fund-raising activities to supplement adoption donations