Charity Insurance | Social Enterprises | Voluntary Organisations | Community Groups

Typical Risks

  • A claim against your animal shelter from an injured volunteer, member of the public or employee
  • Risks that arise due to animal rescue, from the vehicles involved to the liabilities to the public, volunteers and employees
  • Damage to the animal sanctuary offices, kennels, stables or other outbuildings
  • Risks arising from working with animals, whether you are a Donkey Sanctuary or Dog or Cat Rescue Centre
  • Contact Ladbrook for advice on your animal shelter insurance needs

Animal Shelter Insurance

Organisations that work with animals have some unique and interesting risks. If you contact us for advice on your insurance, you will be speaking to an adviser that understands the range of your activities.

With high volunteer participation to support fund-raising, animal husbandry and rescue work; it is important to ensure their liability to volunteers as well as employees is fully protected. We will review all of your liability and property insurance requirements.

Specific risks may exist around the animal breeds your organisation works with too. Whether you are a donkey sanctuary, dog or cats home or involved in animal rescue, we understand your day to day risks.

If you need animal shelter insurance, contact Ladbrook today.

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Tim Larden

Managing Director

Animal Sanctuaries have all of the traditional insurance risks we would associate with a charity blended with the unique aspects of working with animals.

Tim Larden, Managing Director

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Animal Shelter Insurance

Animal rescue carries it’s own risks, often with vehicles on the road.  Fundraising is also a key aspect to the life of an animal shelter.  Many of the animal shelters that we work with engage in a wide range of fundraising activities from fun days to rattling buckets and seeking donations of money or food.

Animal Sanctuaries have all of the traditional insurance risks we would associate with a charity blended with the unique aspects of working with animals.  Animal rescue carries it’s own risks, often with vehicles on the road.  Fundraising is also a key aspect to the life of an animal shelter.

We have helped a wide range of animal charities including:

  • Cat rehoming charities
  • Dog rehoming charities
  • Animal Shelters
  • City Farms 
  • Animal rescue charities
  • Fundraising for animal causes
  • Bird rescue

We work with some charities that are involved in rehoming cats or dogs.  We will discuss the risks involved and the level of cover that is available to your animal support group.  Once an animal is rehomed, it is not usual for insurers to provide any cover, however, some charities rehome animals with volunteers and the liability of the group to those volunteers can sometimes be insured.  Public liability insurance will protect the group from allegations made by members of the public but employers liability insurance is required to provide the same cover for volunteers.

Insurers take different views on the cover they will offer and animal charities often have different needs, directed by their activities (rehoming / animal shelter / animal rescue).  We will always discuss the cover that your group requires before making our recommendation for your animal charity insurance.