Welcome to Vigil

German Shepherd Dog Rescue website

Vigil was founded in 1984 and is a registered charity that rescues and re-homes German Shepherd Dogs throughout the UK. The rescue is a non-profit organisation that is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, and we rely totally on donations from the general public to keep the rescue running. We are proud to be one of the few rescues in the UK that will take on problem dogs and work with them for as long as it takes to ensure the dog can be re-homed successfully. Vigil German Shepherd Dog Rescue is a registered charity run by the board of trustees.

Registered Charity No. 289083

The objectives (laid down in the Vigil constitution) are:

“… to rescue and provide care and shelter for German Shepherd dogs which have been abandoned neglected ill-treated or are otherwise in need of such care and shelter and to find suitable new homes for such animals wherever it is appropriate and practicable to do so”

The trustees and volunteers are unpaid. All costs are paid from donations. The principal costs are kennelling and veterinary fees. Administration costs are kept to a minimum.

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