Irish Animal Charities
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Animal shelters are ambassadors for healthy animals, and that helps stabilize the pet population as well as increasing the well being of citizens.
Many of the animals that arrive to rescue centres and sanctuaries exhibit serious physical and psychological problems. Professionally managed rescue centres and sanctuaries play an obvious role in animal welfare providing facilities and management regimes with the aim of restoring species-specific behaviour, and good physical and psychological health.
A rescue centre provides short-term shelter, care and rehabilitation with the goal of finding a more suitable placement for longer-term stay elsewhere.
Rehabilitation centres provide shelter, care and rehabilitation with the goal of releasing native wildlife back into their natural environment.
Sanctuaries provide lifetime or long-term shelter, care and rehabilitation. Many facilities combine the different approaches.