Border Collie Rescue is a registered voluntary organisation, run and staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers.
Registered throughout the UK as Border Collie Rescue.
Registered Charity No 1128983 (UK). Registered Charity No SC040796 (Scotland).
Non profit Charitable Company limited by guarantee. Registered in England on 24th March 1995. No 3037504.
The Objects listed below form part of the Memorandum of our Governing Document.
To read the Memorandum in full click here or on the link to the left.
Border Collie Rescue exists to help sustain the breed of dog known as the Border Collie, to help and assist herding dogs in general and to promote animal welfare and good husbandry.
We are dedicated to the future of the breed
We are also dedicated to the breeds past, origins and traditions as these have a tremendous bearing on the needs and behaviour of the breed today.
The past has shaped the breed into the best working sheepdog in the world.
This inherent design is not always conducive with activities other than herding.
We want to break though the misinformation put about by people who seek to profit and exploit the breed for personal gain.
Breeders, organisations, manufacturers and service providers who will say anything to pander to a market - even defying their own common sense, knowledge and understanding of the breed - just to get as much money as possible for their products or services in the marketplace that pays best.
We want to enlighten, educate and inspire people to see the reality of the Border Collies design and instincts and not be fooled into falling for a version that contains a message more pleasant to their ears because it fits in with what they want to hear, rather than the truth.
That's why this organisation was founded in 1976 - and that's what we strive for today, so many years later
So far only as shall be charitable:
(a) For the benefit of the public to rescue, take in and provide care, shelter and sanctuary for stray, lost, neglected, abandoned, ill treated and unwanted dogs of the breed known as the Border Collie, or any dog of predominantly Border Collie origin and type, and other Working Sheepdogs and to re-home these dogs, wherever possible and, in particular, to provide and maintain rescue homes or other facilities for the reception, care and treatment of such animals.
(b) For the benefit of the public to alleviate the suffering of these dogs and promote humane behaviour towards animals by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment and security for animals which are in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or ill usage and to educate the public in matters pertaining to animal welfare in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering among animals."
In addition to any other powers it may have, the charity has the following powers in order to further the Objects (but not for any other purpose):
(a) to keep and maintain registers of dogs needing re-homing and applicants to adopt them.
(b) in the public interest, to take whatever action as is appropriate and lawful to alleviate the suffering of such dogs and to prosecute or support the prosecution in law of those who cause such suffering.
(c) to provide grants of cash, services or kind to suitable individuals or organisations on condition that these be used only for the charitable purpose of the treatment and/or care of a specified dog or dogs.