In addition to a 10-year ban
‘Buggy’ as he has now been named, was discovered in a field
It is an illegal offence to abandon any animal, with a possible 51 week prison sentence, a fine up to £20,000 – or both. NEWC has seen an increase in the number of abandoned horses over the last few years and reports of horses straying on roads, abandonments at livery yards, and horses being dumped on private or council land have increased.
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The National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C. works to protect horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, by providing support, guidance and a communication forum to equine organisations, businesses and charities to help raise equine welfare standards nationwide.
Six welfare charities have issued an updated report about the current equine crisis in the UK, entitled “Left on the verge: In the grip of a horse crisis in England and Wales”.
Click here to read the latest report.
Are you looking for a horse, pony or donkey? If you are in this fortunate position, have you considered offering to rehome from one of our member charities? Each animal rehomed will free up a space, making it possible for charities to help more horses, ponies and donkeys in desperate need. Please click here to find out more.
Becks. World Horse Welfare. Located at Hall Farm, Norfolk. Becks is a 14hh bay Thoroughbred Cross gelding. Becks was one of a group of horses that came into our care when his owner was struggling to cope with them due to his own poor health and it was felt the situation could possibly become a welfare Read more →
Huckleberry. World Horse Welfare. Located at Hall Farm, Norfolk. Huckleberry is a 11.1hh Pony chestnut and white gelding. Despite being less than a year old Huckleberry was found tethered in a completely unsuitable area. No owner came forward and there were grave concerns when his companion later died. Read more →