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The Five Freedoms

Guinea Pig Image The Five Freedoms are a set of rights for animals under human care. These were devised by Roger Brambell in response to animal welfare concerns within livestock. They have since been adopted by organisations like the RSPCA. As a responsible, knowledgeable and caring small animal boarding estalishment we do everything we can to abide by these principles ensuring that all animals left with us are cared for to the best of our abilities.

The Five Freedoms Are:

  • Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.

  • Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.

  • Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.

  • Freedom to express (most) normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind.

  • Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.

Not all boarding establishments are aware of the Five Freedoms so be aware of them when looking for somewhere for your beloved pets to stay. Your pets deserve to have a nice 'holiday' too.


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