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The Rescuers Code
The following guidelines of The Great Animal Rescue Chase are intended to safeguard the wellbeing of all animals targeted in this race and the welfare of the rescuers themselves.
Please follow this code of honor in all of your rescue endeavors.
Handle with Care. Rescuers will at all times safeguard the physical and psychological welfare of the animal in crisis. That indicates gentle and non-invasive measures wherever possible.
Take Safety Precautions. The inherent dangers in animal rescue are as varied as the animals themselves. Always, always be on guard for such hazards as oncoming traffic, potential bites, the unpredictable nature of wildlife and people who may mean you harm. Trust your instincts.
Thou Shall Not Hoard. This is a big one. If you live in a two bedroom apartment filled with 17 cats, do not bring another one home. We can sometimes let our love for animals cloud our good sense. You must be reasonable about your capacity to deliver proper care for the animals in your custody.
Respect the Difference Between Surviving and Living. Do not prolong the suffering of a critically injured or ill animal. Sometimes we cling so tightly to our own need to save an animal from death, that we create further pain. Please choose a compassionate course of action that focuses exclusively on what is best for the animal.
Abide by the Law. Work to change the law if you don't like it, go to court if you have to. But please, please don't break the law.
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