Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Rescue and Welfare
Registered Charity Number: 1104112


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The Trustees of the Charity are now:-

David Sedgbeer, Chairman

Andrea Sedgbeer, Co-ordinator

Hilda Brewer, Secretary

Sue Mangham.

The Charity Trustees meet four times a year, and all meetings are attended by our Financial Advisor.

In May 2019, The Charity Commission agreed to amend the Objects of this Charity to bring the Welfare aspect to being of equal prominence as the Rescue.

This will enable the Charity to provide ongoing support to the welfare and health of Cavaliers.

  • The Trustees wish to promote the advancement of education and science by furthering research into the diseases and health issues affecting Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and relieve future suffering.
  • To educate and encourage all Cavalier Breeders to have their stock Vet health tested before being used for breeding purposes.
  • To advertise and subsidize the cost of Health Clinics in various parts of the country to enable Veterinarians to certify that Cavaliers are healthy before they are bred from. Current tests which apply to health issues in Cavaliers at present are Cardiologist/Doppler Heart Certificate Testing (Mitral Valve Disease). Ophthalmologist Certificate testing for eye diseases (Multifocal Retinal Dysplasia, Cataracts etc.) MRI Scanning for Syringomyelia and Chiari Malformation SM/CM. DNA testing for Dry Eye/Curly Coat and Episodic Falling Syndrome DECC/EF. Other diseases which are found to be of concern.
  • To make donations towards research projects which will specifically help to improve the overall health of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed.

Organisations may apply for a Grant towards rescue, health and research in Cavaliers, when these will be considered at the quarterly Trustee meetings. Applications, in writing, should be made in the first instance to the Secretary, giving full details of the organization, how a Grant would be used, and how this will help the breed, together with a financial statement.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club and has produced an information booklet titled Discover Cavaliers. This booklet has been sponsored by The CKCS Rescue and Welfare Charity, and is about the breed and for the benefit of people who are considering having a Cavalier and also may not have recent experience of bringing up a puppy.

Copies of the booklet are available from all CKCS Club events, Crufts Discover Dogs stand, or by post if you contact us directly by email or phone.

David Sedgbeer, Chairman.

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