Animals We Have Rescued
Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary has been providing rescue, rehabilitation and lifetime care for horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep, goats and cats since 1983 – and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023. The Sanctuary is located near Ingatestone in Essex but has rescued animals from all over the South East. The charity receives no government funding and all fundraising is undertaken by the Remus Team and its supporters. There are many ways you can support Remus; we have shared lots of information here on our website, including on this page ‘How You Can Help’.
Remus provides a safe environment for animals that have been victims of physical and mental abuse, whether from ignorance or malicious intent. Sadly, whatever size of animal, if there is an unscrupulous owner, it will be mistreated.
Like humans, many animals are living much longer nowadays – with the right care. When Sue first set up the Sanctuary, 15 years was a good age for a horse but now it’s normal for them to live to about 30. Since then there have been so many veterinary advancements that we’re a lot better equipped, but it’s also a matter of lifestyle. Learn about our pioneering approach with elderly horse care.
We have almost 200 animals in our care and, at the last count, 8 of those are cats, 69 are ponies, and 8 are donkeys. And we love each and every one of them!
And of that 200, we have 20 horses and ponies, 6 sheep, 4 goats and 2 cats all requiring long term medication, and would be grateful for any donation you can make to help them and to assist with our animal rescue in future.
Below we have outlined just some of the stories of horses, ponies, donkeys and cats that we have helped over the years:
- Read cat Sylvia’s story
- Read donkey Davey’s story
- Read Shetland pony Rosie’s story
- Read mule Jess’ story
- Read horse Pippa’s story
- Read horse Minstral’s story
- Read horse Orchid’s story
- Read blind horse Grace’s story
- Read blind horse Holly’s story
- Read horse Bracken’s story
- Read horse Blax’s story
- Read horse Dante’s story
- Read horse Shayne’s story