No animal policy
An example of a local no-animal policy:
Aim of XXFreegleGroupXX Animal Policy
That no offers or requests for pets appear on XXFreegleGroupXX Freegle and that members hoping to offer or request an animal are referred to an appropriate organisation within 24 hours.
 XXFreegleGroupXX Animal Policy
1.1 That all members are informed that animal offers and requests are not allowed on XXFreegleGroupXX. No exceptions. This will be done on joining, in a regular monthly email and on an 'as required' basis.
1.2. That any member attempting to offer or request an animal on the main list or the café group is reminded of this policy.
1.3. Members are able to contact the moderators via: XXFreegleGroupXXfirstname.lastname@example.org
2.0 Group Management
2.1. That there is a link to this policy on the XXFreegleGroupXX Home page and in the Etiquette File:
2.2. That group moderators do not offer specific advice regarding the rehoming of any animal but will provide a member with a list of relevant animal rehoming organisations or animal sanctuaries as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours of the member's initial contact.
2.3. That any animal offers or requests that do appear onlist (from unmoderated members) are removed immediately and that the individual member is informed/reminded of this policy. If appropriate that an Admin message is sent to the group reminding all members of this policy.
2.4. That a member contacting the group moderators hoping to offer an animal is never put directly in contact with another member known to have requested one.
2.5. That moderators on no account provide any rehoming 'advice' to any member other than to refer them on to a relevant rehoming organisation.
2.6. That the rest of the group moderators are aware of all ongoing communications between any group moderator and any member regarding animal issues.
2.7. That there is a comprehensive list of links to animal rehoming organisations (especially local 'non-put-to-sleep' ones) in the links and files sections of the main list:
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2.8. That the group owner/s will ensure that one of the moderators has dealt with and followed up on each animal query/issue according to this policy.
3.0 Pet Moderator
3.0 The group may choose to have a moderator responsible for animal issues. In the absence of a pet moderator see point 2.8
3.1. That any named pet moderator is a member of any national and pet-specific Mod groups in order to keep abreast of animal policies within Freegle as an organisation.
3.2. That the pet moderator ensures that the group owner(s) is/are made aware of any planned leave longer than 24 hours' duration in order that the owner(s) ensure that another moderator is available to deal with any queries.
3.3. That the pet moderator operates strictly within this policy when representing any Freegle group, even if they have extensive experience with animal rescue and rehoming.
4.0 Review of Policy
4.1. That this policy is reviewed at least 6 monthly by the full XXFreegleGroupXX moderating team to ensure that this policy remains within Freegle rules.
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