Table 1

Sources of cat and dog rescue organisations identified in a search of national charitable registers, breed organisations and welfare websites
Source Number of organisations identified
England & Wales Charity Commission (EWCC)1 460*
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)2 35
Kennel Club 321
Governing Council of the Cat Fancy 137
Cat Chat3 297
Greyhound Rescue Database4 42
Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue5 42
Pawtrax6 30
Dog Rescue Pages7 5
Snowball sampling 11

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Where an organisation was found in more than one location, it was attributed to the site it was first found (sources listed in the order in which they were used).

*The EWCC search revealed 595 animal rescues, including 135 financially independent branches of larger organisations. Therefore, overall, the EWCC contributed 460 individual organisations to the sampling frame.

Stavisky et al.

Stavisky et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:163   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-163

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