ECSA Inc. is a breed specific, foster based, no kill rescue group. It was the first group in Australia set up specifically as rescue only, for Cocker Spaniels. We take in Cocker Spaniels that find themselves in need and place them in foster homes to be cared for until they are adopted. We also provide short term foster for Cockers while their owners are ill and/or in hospital. Our foster carers are the heart of ECSA Inc., and we could not run without them.
Cockers that we take in are welcome to stay with us as long as they need to. There is no time limit on rehabilitation. They may be in need of rehabilitation because they have suffered abuse or neglect and have behavioural problems that need to be overcome, or they may simply not be ready to move on. That’s ok, we’ve got time. We also have Cockers who remain with us permanently, due to either old age, severe health problems or behavioural issues.
A lot of the dogs that we take in are high need, and not able to be rehomed, so they stay with us permanently. They are either very elderly, have a medical condition requiring ongoing, expensive care or they have behavioural problems due to their traumatic pasts. This doesn't come cheap, but we always ensure that these beautiful dogs get what they need. We will not become yet another human who's failed them.