|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|
|Governing Council of the Cat Fancy||137|
|Greyhound Rescue Database4||42|
|Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue5||42|
|Dog Rescue Pages7||5|
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