S.A.F.E. Rehoming's Constitution
As all charities and not-for-profit organisations, S.A.F.E. Rehoming has a governing document, referred to as The Constitution. Our constitution has many important bits and pieces in it, including what the organisation is aiming to do, what happens to the money the organisation raises and how the members of the committee who run the organisation are chosen.
A constitution is not only a legal requirement for charities, it is important to lay down the basic rules which the organisation will run by. For S.A.F.E. Rehoming, we wanted to ensure we were protecting the organisation and also making sure the animals were the ones who would always remain the focus of the work S.A.F.E. Rehoming does. Below is clause 7 of S.A.F.E. Rehoming's constitution. This is the most important clause in the document, as it outlines why S.A.F.E. Rehoming exists and what its purposes are.
The association’s object is to pursue the following charitable purposes:
(a) to promote the proper and fair treatment of animals,
(b) to reduce and prevent cruelty to animals,
(c) to help lost, homeless, unwanted and abandoned animals by providing them, at a minimum, the Five Freedoms,
(d) to educate the public on and promote responsible animal ownership,
(e) to raise and manage Funding for the Association to fulfil its objects and accept tax deductible donations,
(f) participate in other acts which the Association sees conducive or incidental to fulfilling its objects.
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