Horse Sanctuary Issues Call for Help
Most people love their horses and would do anything for them. Unfortunately, just as with cats and dogs, there are unsavoury individuals who fail to provide proper care for their animals. Cases if cruelty are surprisingly common. When horses are discovered to be in distress it is charities which have to step in to take care of them.
The Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society is one such charity. They offer a new home to horses that badly need one, including many poor animals which have been the victims of terrible cruelty. The charity represents the last chance saloon for some of these animals but has now had to take the decision to close its doors to new arrivals. It will come as no surprise to you to hear that the problem is money.
The horse sanctuary is experiencing a funding crisis and so has been forced to take drastic action. They already care for an amazing 300 horses but have had to refuse new arrivals in order to ensure that they can continue to look after the animals that they already have. Many of these have or do require expensive veterinary treatment in order to recover from their ordeal.
Sue Allery, chairman of the sanctuary has said that she will continue to help horses in need by assisting with the search to find them new homes but cannot take them in herself. She receives calls every day regarding horses in in need but has reached the point where she has to say no.
A Plea for Help
The Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society is now making an urgent plea for further support. They are asking for donations, no matter how small, to help them through this difficult period. Every penny counts! They are hoping that equestrians will be prepared to organise fund raising events to raise more money for them.
Are you in a position to help this fabulous charity? If you are able to organise a fund raiser then that would be fabulous. Alternatively, do you have any spare tack or equipment that you would be prepared to sell to help raise funds to support the sanctuary’s work?
Can You Offer a Horse a Temporary Home?
Sadly the demand for places at the sanctuary is as high as ever. They are hoping that those with land or stables can take in horses temporarily to ease the pressure on the charity. If the organisation’s financial situation improves over the coming months they will then be able to open their doors to new arrivals once more.
If you think you can help then contact EHPPS at Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH. Anything that you could do would be an enormous help.