Winter Feed Appeal Will Save Horses Lives

Remus Horse Sanctuary has launched a new winter appeal to help raise £2,500 to feed not only the veterans and permanent residents at the Sanctuary, but those neglected, unloved and abandoned animals that are either tethered by their necks on waste ground or just left wandering and unwanted with no food, no water and no shelter.

Remus will also be promoting their winter feed appeal on #GivingTuesday – Tuesday 28 November – a date which is all about supporting and celebrating Britain’s charities.

Donations can be made via the JustGiving appeal page online at: www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/rmhs/winterfeedappeal2017, via the Charity website at: www.remussanctuary.org/donate/ or by texting FEED36 £10 to 70070 to donate to Remus with JustTextGiving. Please note that text donations can only be for £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.

Additionally, the charity offers numerous ‘treats’ via its online shop at: www.remussanctuary.org/product-category/treats-for-remus/ whereby visitors can buy a bale of hay, bag of animal food, straw bedding and plenty more. A week’s supply of food and hay for a tethered horse in your area will help improve their life and wellbeing for just £25 and undoubtedly help get them through the winter months.

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.

The news regularly features victims of physical and mental abuse and the Charity continues to receive calls daily. Keeping an animal fed over winter will give it a chance to thrive into spring.  Forage also helps a horse keep warm. Without the Sanctuary’s help, many animals will die a slow, painful and unnecessary death.

Sue Burton, Founder, says: “Normally the amount of welfare calls we receive dip in the summer months – this year we have remained as busy all through the summer months which does not bode well for the poor horses this winter.  We need to get food and water out to abandoned horses quickly and, without the public’s support, we just wouldn’t be able to do that! Every single donation no matter how large or small will be of huge benefit to those starving animals that no-one cares for.

“Winter is especially tough for us”, says Sue, “as we’re entirely self-funded. Without the support of the public there is no way that we could continue – everything costs money and the onset of the cold weather makes it even harder as feed, bedding and heating bills increase.

“I’m really hoping that #GivingTuesday especially will give our campaign a real boost.”

For further information, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

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