1. We are committed to the welfare of animals.
2. We fight animal injustice, ignorance and cruelty by example, education, care-giving and relationship-building.
3. We operate in a business-like manner, with integrity, courtesy and fairness.
4. We appreciate and respect our staff, society members and all dedicated supporters.
We believe that every living creature has a fundamental value and is a sentient being. We consider that the welfare of an animal includes its physical and mental state and that good animal welfare implies both fitness and a sense of well-being.
We believe that an animal’s welfare should be considered in terms of five freedoms:
1. Freedom from hunger and thirst – by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain health and vigour.
2. Freedom from discomfort – by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
3. Freedom from pain, injury and disease – by prevention, rapid diagnosis and treatment
4. Freedom to express normal behaviour – by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.
5. Freedom from fear and distress – by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.