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Underdogs SA Rescue and rehabilitation centre

Underdogs SA Rescue and rehabilitation centre

Introduction

Under Dogs is a newly registered Non-Profit Organisation that is involved in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abused, unwanted and neglected Pit Bulls. Whilst our interest initially started to work with all rescue animals, we saw a need to specialize in working with Pit Bulls. Under Dogs have taken on an exceptional approach towards the welfare and care of these loving dogs. We pride ourselves to give this breed of dog a well-deserved chance for a loving and caring future.
What the organisation does

Under Dogs specialize in the rescuing, rehabilitation and re-homing of this wonderful breed of dog. We help educate the community on how to understand the needs of these dogs. We help the community by utilizing their time and understanding, enabling their growth of knowledge about Pit Bulls and their characteristics, at the same time we provide a complete honest approach reducing the ill practice in the animal community. We like to provide a safe environment in which these dogs will receive the best possible treatment, attention, love and care they need and deserve as well as animal behavior skills. Under Dogs is very adaptable, no challenge is too big, as our team is willing to go the extra mile!
Vision statement

Under Dogs aim to rehabilitate and re home abandoned, neglected and unwanted Pit Bulls. We support owners in distress and offer a personal service to owners and animals alike. Our aim is to educate the public to eradicate ignorance about this specific breed of dog. Under Dogs present a breath of fresh air by engaging in activities that allows these dogs the freedom for a nurtured future. We aim to facilitate the adoption of these dogs to ensure they find a caring and loving home. Under Dogs actively promotes sterilization programs and to ensure that every dog is identifiable by a microchip.
Mission statement

Under Dogs use an efficient course of action to meet the pit bulls needs by streamlining the process with good honest management in order to reach our goals. Under Dogs deliver valued service to its dogs in a respectable manner with love and care.
Organisation goals & objectives

Under Dogs aim to establish a successful rescue organisation that revolves around a reliable community to help raise funds for the pit bulls needs, such as food, shelter and a rehabilitation centre. Every dog deserves a loving and caring home and we will do everything in our power to find each and every animal in our care a home.

Under Dogs will look after all their dogs and makes sure that they are comfortable and well fed. When the dogs are strong and healthy, new homes are found for them.

These dogs are never sold, people, who give them good homes, adopt these animals by making a donation towards their upkeep, sterilization, vaccinations and medical treatment.
Even after the adoption and re-homing of a dog from Under Dogs, this dog remains the property of Under Dogs and may not be sold or given to another person without the prior consent and approval of Under Dogs South Africa.
Should the person adopting the animals be unable to keep the animal anymore, the animal has to be given back to Under Dogs South Africa with all the proper documentation.
We will carefully inspect the property where the animal is to be homed to ensure that it is adequate for this breed of dog.
No adult dog will be adopted before it has been sterilized and will ensure that all puppies adopted from Under Dogs South Africa are sterilized when it reaches the appropriate age.
We will assist the new owners with the introduction of the animal into their home should they have other animals and where otherwise necessary and advise the new owners on the feeding and care of the dog.
Under Dogs will follow up on adoptions by doing a post-adoption inspection of the dog in its new environment whenever we see necessary.
All our dogs must always have adequate shelter, food, water care and exercise, they may not be kept chained for any reason and may not be kept locked in a cage.
No dog may be mutilated for any reason other than a medical one and the procedure must then be performed by a veterinarian.
Sterilization of the dogs is vital to the control of the animal population and advocates that this sterilization happens as early as possible unless there are medical reasons to the contrary.
Service Pledge

Being an organisation with the love for animals, Under Dogs takes pride in its opportunity in helping these under privileged dogs. Under Dogs use innovation and processes of a premier standard and provide guaranteed commitment to all our pit bulls. We create lasting mutually beneficial relationships with the community by going the extra mile and priding ourselves on our love and integrity in our hard work to saving this breed. Under Dogs is a responsible, caring organisation signifying every relationship we share, be it with the community and our pit bulls.
Definitions

Abuse: Includes physical abuse as well as treating the animal in an undignified way and/or depriving the animal of adequate shelter, food and water.
Mutilation: Includes any physical alteration of an animal, e.g. tail docking, ear clipping etc.
Neglect: Includes not receiving appropriate medical attention, food, water and shelter.
Suffering: Includes injury, illness, fear, stress and behavioral distress.
Security services: Non of Underdogs Rescue and Rehabilitated pit bull will be used for any security or security training work. (It’s illegal)