Constitution: Aims and Objectives

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Below are our Aims and Objectives only. 

• The name of the Charity shall be "DOGS TRUST". ( DOGS TRUST)

• DOGS TRUST shall be non-political, non sectarian and non racial.

• The objects of DOGS TRUST shall be (and for the avoidance of doubt whether within the United Kingdom or elsewhere throughout the World) to protect dogs from maltreatment, cruelty, suffering and in furtherance thereof:

• To establish and maintain rescue/re-homing centres for the care, treatment and re-homing, where possible, of unwanted, homeless, stray, ill-treated, injured and sick dogs and to provide a permanent home for life for all those that cannot be re-homed.

• To ensure that no mentally and physically healthy dog taken into the protection of the rescue/re-homing centres shall be destroyed.

• To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire any lands or buildings for the purpose of establishing new rescue/re-homing centres or extending/improving those already existing.

• To refer any cases of alleged cruelty reported to DOGS TRUST to the appropriate authority or organisation capable of investigating the allegations and of instituting proceedings against the persons concerned, and of monitoring action taken.

• To advocate that adequate legislation is passed to ensure that whenever it is necessary for a dog to be destroyed, it shall be carried out in an humane manner.

• To monitor, so far as practical, any Bill, Act of Parliament, Rules, Regulation, Bye-law, EU Directives and Regulations or Order relating to dogs ("Proposals") and to make submissions to the appropriate authorities in respect of any such Proposals or against any that appear to be unjustified or inequitable.

• To support actively proposals for the control of the national dog population by advocating neutering dogs whenever practicable or desirable to do so, and to make funds available whenever possible to provide financial assistance to members of the public for this purpose.

• To maintain a continuous campaign via the media and other methods to educate members of the general public to have a responsible attitude towards dogs and their welfare. For this purpose books, pamphlets, posters, letters, websites and advertisements shall be printed and published and distributed as necessary.

• To aid persons of limited means in so far as their dogs welfare is concerned.

• To maintain special funds for any of the above objects and aims.

• To raise funds, to borrow money and to give security for loans (but only in accordance with the restrictions imposed by the Charities Act 1993).

• To co-operate with and to establish working arrangements with any kindred associations or organisations.

• To care in exceptional circumstances for other animals or birds until alternative provision for their care can be made.

• To conduct research into, or gather information relating to matters affecting dogs and dog behaviour.

• To undertake all such other activities that further the objects of the Charity as the Council may decide from time to time.

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