New Hope is an animal rescue and sanctuary that gives a lifeline to many animals. The rescue has been in operation for 17 years and is run entirely by two people, Niall Lester and Steph Deery who both work full-time too.
New Hope excels in saving animals in immediate danger, for instance, those in pounds, facing imminent euthanasia, victims of abandonment and injured animals, including wildlife. New Hope takes these needy animals away from danger and cares for them until a space is found in another non-destruct rescue. Occasionally they can be rehomed directly, but this is the exception rather than the rule. Animals that can’t eventually be found homes or placed in other rescues, for whatever reason, will live out their lives under the care of New Hope. Unlike other rescues, New Hope’s main role is to be the vital middle link between animals at great risk and rescue spaces elsewhere. This makes their work unique and crucial. Unfortunately, it also means New Hope rarely receive adoption fees for the animals they have often provided extensive care for prior to placing in other rescues.
The ethos of New Hope is, and has always been, to help as many animals as possible, particularly those animals that have been turned away elsewhere, - often those with special medical or behavioural needs.
My vision would be to see rescues such as New Hope find a lot more funding for the incredible work they do.