Charity Launches Winter Feed Appeal on #GivingTuesday

It’s a sad fact, but many horses will die this winter without food. Remus Horse Sanctuary has created its 2018 Winter Feed Appeal to help minimise that number. The Appeal will launch officially on #GivingTuesday 27 November when the charity will also be sharing photographs and videos throughout the day demonstrating ‘a day in the life of Remus Horse Sanctuary’, via social media.

Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary commented: “Thousands of foals will have been born this summer only to die during the winter. This is a huge crisis and where we can we will get food and water to these horses to get them through the worst of the winter until the grass grows in the spring, but this comes at a substantial cost.”

Keeping an animal fed over winter will give it a chance to thrive into spring and forage also helps a horse keep warm. Without the Sanctuary’s help, many animals will die a slow, painful and unnecessary death.

Further information can be found on the JustGiving appeal page where donations can be made online. They can also be made via the website or by texting FEED36 £10 to 70070 to donate to Remus with JustTextGiving.*

The news regularly features horses that are victims of physical and mental abuse and Remus continue to receive calls daily throughout the year. However, the cold winter months will make any situation worse and Remus need to get food and water out to them regularly to avoid starvation and ultimately death.

Daisy – pictured safe, warm and fed at Remus Horse Sanctuary – is one of eight horses that the charity rescued earlier this year. Two of those horses were left out in the summer heatwave with no food, water or shelter; two horses were kept in a cage, again with no food or water; and four stallions had been kept in closed dirty stables for two years.

At present, there are more than 7,000 horses at risk in the UK and the welfare crisis in this country continues to escalate year on year with little or no progress – when the mares foal, the problem doubles and so on and so forth each year.

Sue added: “We’re launching the new winter feed appeal to help raise £2,500 to feed the many neglected, unloved and abandoned horses that are either tethered by their necks on waste ground or just left wandering and unwanted with no food, water or shelter, whatever the weather.” 

Additionally, Remus offer plenty of foodstuffs via its online shop where people can buy a bale of hay, bag of animal food, straw bedding and more. A week’s supply of food and hay for a tethered horse will help improve their life and wellbeing for just £25 and help get them through the cold winter months.

Visit our online shop to find out more or contact Sue Burton on telephone: 01277 356191.

* Please note that text donations can only be £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. However a donor can donate up to three times per day. £10 is the maximum donation amount for all mobile operators.

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