Irish Setter Rescue

We are a Rescue Group for Irish Setters, founded in 1968 and operating throughout the British Isles - you will find us listed in the Kennel Club Rescue Directory and likewise publications.  We became a Registered Charity in August 2008 - The Irish Setter Rescue Group Charitable Trust - 1125317

We depend on donations to run our rescue, not financially supported by any Breed Club or Society, so we have to raise all our own funds. The Rescue is run by The Trustees, a Management Group of  up to 12 people plus our wonderful and much valued volunteers.  we are also fortunate to get lots of support and help from Irish Setter owners all over the country - help that we need and appreciate very much. We are pleased to work with other rescue organisations who need help with rehoming any of our breed.

Our remit is to take in any Irish Setter in need of our help - to get veterinary treatment for them when necessary, we do not take all dogs to the vets unless there is a problem that we are aware of to be treated or vaccinations are due.  We rehome them in suitable, loving homes and  monitor their progress in their new homes until we are satisfied that all is well and both dog and owners are happy. We require the owners of the setters we re-home to continue to keep in touch with the Rescue throughout the lifetime of the Setter we give them, so that we can help and advise the owners should problems arise at any time.   Also should it become necessary, we take back into our care any of the dogs we place, at any time throughout the lifetime of the dog, until they are too old or too ill to be re-homed when we would discuss with the owner the best course of action to be taken in the best interest of the setter.

All the Setters who come into our care are kennelled  at  Rockmeadow Kennels in Huntingdon, Cambs. and another kennels.   John Magee at Rockmeadow owns 7 Irish Setters and has been in the Breed for many years. The Rescue Setters get  care and attention, special diets, visits to the vets, bathing and grooming are all taken care of. 

Please use the E-mail address or helpline number below to contact us.

Maureen Hurll's (Secretary and Co-ordinator)  phone number is 01787 248143 e-mail address

or write to us at Carramore House, Sudbury Road,Lavenham, Sudbury, SUFFOLK. CO10 9SB

21 February 2011
Irish Red Setter Rescue Charitable Trust


The Irish Red Setter Rescue Charitable Trust (IRSRCT)

(Registered Charity No: 1037633)

The Irish Red Setter Rescue Charitable Trust was established on 17th April 1994 by means of a s Declaration of Trust. Its principal objectives were amended in November 1999 and are now:

  1. To rescue and provide care and shelter for lost, abandoned, neglected, or ill-treated dogs and to find new homes for such animals wherever possible.
  2. To fund research into hereditary conditions, or diseases, or conditions in dogs and to disseminate the useful results of such research for the public benefit.

The Trust also has exemption from taxation under Section 506 (1) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

The Trust welcomes donations from all interested in helping to fund the above objectives. Donations may be given at any time and can include bequests in Wills. Recent changes in taxation laws enable the Trust to recover tax at the standard rate on all donations; in addition, those donating can also recover tax at the higher rates if appropriate.

Financial assistance can be made, in accordance with the objectives of the Trust as set out above, to suitable parties at the sole discretion of the Trustees. Because the ISBC Rescue Scheme is performing an excellent rescue service, the Trustees will not, either at the present time, or in the immediate future, undertake the same tasks.

The Trustees: Jane Axon, Catherine O'Callaghan, Jennie Reed, Brian Ross & David Jack,  can be contacted through:

Secretary / Treasurer : Mr D B Jack
Brook Lane

Tel: 01785 665603

E-mail :

Please Note:

The Charitable Trust is completely independent of the Irish Setter Breeders Club and the Officers, Committee and Members of the Club are not able to influence the decisions or appointments of the Trustees. Members wishing to make donations for rescue should be specific as to wether they wish to benefit the Club's Rescue Scheme or the Charitable Trust (in which case the Charitable Number should always be used).



1 July 2016
Irish Setter Breeders Club Rescue Scheme


We are urgently seeking loving permanent homes for Irish Setters, whose owners find themselves in difficulties and cannot keep their companions. If you think you can help, please contgact:

Geraldine Cove-print - - 01299-823794

Dorothy Park (Ireland) - - 02870-848995 - Mob: 07808-865708

Or visit the website -

1 July 2016