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Frequently Asked Questions

I don't have any time to spare but I want to help?  You can help in many ways, make a one off donation, sponsor a pet, donate some pet food....check out our 'Get involved' page t see all the ways you can make a difference.

How can I donate money?  You can donate online with our 'quick click' paypal payments. There are donate buttons on each of our website pages. Or send us a cheque or postal order to 

Animal Samaritans
PO BOX 154

Bexleyheath, Kent

DA16 2WS


How do I apply to sponsor an animal? Download a sponsorship form on our 'Get involved' page, fill it in and send it back to up with your cheque or postal order.


Can I visit my sponsor animal? I'm afraid not.  Most of the animals are nervous or traumatised and need very specialist care....this is why they are sponsor animals and not able to be re-homed. We hope you will understand that they need a quiet and consistant environment and frequent visits may not be good for them We will keep you updated on their progress with our sponsorship package.


Can i apply to rehome a pet if i have children? We do not rehome to families with young children, (under 6) however, please consider helping in another way. Perhaps with a donation or sponsoring an animal until your children are older and re-homing is available.


I need help with vet bills, can you help? We will consider all requests. However, our funds are limited and we have to try to spread our help to as many animals as possible. If we cannot help, we may be able to put you in touch with other organisations who can.


I need to re-home my pet, who do I contact? If you call our central number (0208 303 1859) or email us, we will direct you enquiry to the appropriate re-homing co-ordinator. Try to give us as much information as possible when you contact us.


I only want to rehome a certain breed of dog? Can we choose?  Because of the nature of animal rescue, we cannot predict what animals which may come to us looking for new forever homes. We will take your details and place an animal with you if we think you would be a good match. We carry out extensive home checks to ensure the dog is suitable for your living environments and situation. 


What happens if I don't get along my my new rehome animal? Animal Samaritans will always endeavour to take an animal back if the re-home is unsuccessful.


Are the re-home animals FREE? No, we charge a small fee to cover our costs, veterinary, worming..etc. This fee is put straight back into the funds to help the next animal that requires our assistance


What is the home check for? We carry out home checks to make sure your home is suitable for one of our re-home animals to be safe and secure. We will advise you if we think changes need to be made to satisfy the requirements. Once these changes are made, we will be happy to place an animal with you. 


Can I leave my animal with you when i go on holiday? No we are not a kennels or pet boarding facility.


I would like to foster animals for you. How do I apply? If you email us or phone our central number (0208 303 1859) or email us, we will direct you enquiry to the appropriate re-homing co-ordinator. Once we have had a chat and carried out a home check, we will discuss with you the fostering process. We are always looking for good foster homes.