Help Save Horses from Starving to Death
We are absolutely inundated with calls and emails at present, to help horses all over the country and, frankly, we are struggling to cope with the demand placed upon us!
The callers expect us to be able to remove the animals, yet we have neither the power, the space or the money to do so. Just last week I spent three days visiting horses in need: on the M11 at Stansted, Surbiton in Surrey and Hamble Airfield in Southampton, following cries for help from the public who were concerned for the horses’ safety and wellbeing. Additionally, again in the past week, Remus have been notified of a foal that died alone in a field, another shot to spare its suffering, a dead Shetland that was dumped and a living horse tied to a telegraph pole.
The UK is in the grip of a horse welfare crisis with thousands of horses at risk all of the time. The problem seems to be worse in the South East, as there is less land and a larger population of horses.
We are doing all we can to help but we are calling on animal lovers everywhere to help us to help more, by making a donation towards our Winter Feed Appeal to help us buy food and get care out to these animals.
We need to buy new food and rugs for horses both at the Sanctuary and for when we are called out on welfare visits. Please donate to our Winter Feed Appeal via Just Giving. Or, if you prefer, you can donate by mobile. Just text FEED36 £10 to 70070 – it doesn’t have to be for £10 you can enter whatever value you wish!