The IRSRCT was established on 17th April 1994 by means of a Declaration of Trust.
As well as being a Registered Charity (No. 1037633) , it also has exemption from Taxation under Section 506 (1) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.
The Charity has four trustees whose names are set out below:-
Meg Webb: Secretary
Mike Brady: Treasurer
The Principal Objectives of the Charity, as set out in the Declaration of Trust, are:
1. To rescue and provide care and shelter for lost, abandoned, neglected or ill-treated dogs and to find new homes for such animals wherever possible.
2. To fund research into hereditary conditions or diseases or conditions in dogs and to disseminate the useful results of such research for the public benefit.
The Trustees were delighted to receive the approval of the Members of the IRISH SETTER BREEDERS CLUB (ISBC) to the transfer of their Rescue Scheme to the Charity. The transfer took effect on 1st, June, 2017, and included the Scheme’s Officers and Committee. With effect from that date, the Rescue Scheme was re-named “Rescue & Rehoming”. For details of the operation of this Scheme, and its Officers and Committee click on www.israndr.net .The Irish Setter Rescue & Rehome undertakes the practical work of re-homing on behalf of the Trust. The Trustees do, however, support other Rescue Organisations wherever needed; they will also give financial assistance to individuals who wish to keep their dogs and who are in need, for example, of veterinary assistance with which a Re-homing Organisation is not involved or cannot afford these costs.
In order to provide this financial assistance,including the Rescue & Rehoming Scheme, the Trustees seek donations from individuals. Donations may be given at any time and can include bequests in wills. Our exemption from Taxation gives us advantages not otherwise available and the Trustees are able to invest any funds received in long term arrangements from which the income can be used to carry out their objectives. The Trustees are also able to take advantage of the Gift Aid Scheme, recovering tax at the standard rate on all such donations. For more information on donations see our page on Fund Raising.