Welfare organisations

If you are concerned about an equine the list below gives you information and contact details of organisations you can speak to.

Bransby Horses

www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

Areas Covered – Herefordshire, Humberside, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Wales

Help line – 01427 788464 Hours of Operation 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Additional information

Emergency welfare concerns may be reported on the main number out of working hours however non-urgent calls made out of working hours will be dealt with the following working day. Where the welfare concern relates to an animal that is not located in the counties mentioned above, the caller will be redirected to another appropriate organisation in their area.

 

The British Horse Society

www.bhs.org.uk

Areas Covered – Anywhere in the UK

Help Line – 02476 840517 Hours of Operation – 8.35am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.35am to 3pm Friday

Additional information

Calls made out of office hours will be dealt with the following working day.  BHS Welfare Officers are not restricted to normal working hours and therefore may be able to attend out of hours.

 

The Horse Trust

www.horsetrust.org.uk

Areas Covered – Home Counties

Help Line – 01494 488464 Hours of Operation – 8.30 to 4.30 Monday to Friday

Additional Information

Where the welfare concern relates to an animal that is not located in the Home Counties, the caller will be redirected to another appropriate organisation in their area.

 

Horseworld

www.horseworld.org.uk

Areas Covered – South West

Help Line – 01275 832067 Hours of Operation – 8.00am to 5pm Monday to Friday

 

Redwings

www.redwings.org.uk

Areas Covered – London, South East, Northern England, Midlands, East Anglia

Help Line – 01508 481008 Hours of Operation - 9.00am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Out of hours emergency – 07747 444704

 

RSPCA

www.rspca.org.uk

Areas Covered – England and Wales

Help Line – 0300 1234 999 Hours of Operation – 24 hour cruelty and advice line seven days a week

Additional Information

Inspectors will attend emergencies that occur out of hours or at weekends however resources are reduced at these times.

 

World Horse Welfare

www.worldhorsewelfare.org

Areas Covered – Great Britain

Help Line – 08000 480180 Hours of Operation - 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Additional Information

Emergency calls falling outside these times will be referred to another appropriate organisation.

 

The Donkey Sanctuary

www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Areas Covered – Scotland, North East and Northern Ireland, East of England, North and Mid-Wales, Midlands, Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cleveland, South and South East, South West England and South Wales

Help Line – Scotland, North East and Northern Ireland – 07717 814946

Help Line – East of England 07836 756117

Help Line – North & Mid-Wales, Midlands, Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cleveland – 07850 963563

Help Line – South, South East England – 07770 683767

Help Line – South West England, South Wales – 07768 336912

Hours of Operation – Inspectors are available to investigate donkey welfare complaints 24hours a day, seven days a week

Additional Information

To report a welfare problem contact the Donkey Sanctuary main switchboard on 01395 578222 or one of the regional welfare representatives (contact numbers below).The main switchboard number has voicemail. Each listed Regional Welfare Officer is responsible for a particular region and has on average 12 Area Welfare Officers who are always available.

 

HAPPA

www.happa.org.uk

Areas Covered – Northern England

Help Line – 01282 455992 Hours of Operation – 24 hours – answer phone service in operation

 

Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary

www.crosskennanlane.org.uk

Areas Covered – Northern Ireland

Help Line – 02894 465384 Hours of Operation -6am to 12am answer phone, 7 days a week

 

The British Horseracing Authority

www.britishhorseracing.com

If a member of the public observes a non-urgent welfare case involving a Thoroughbred racehorse in training they should contact Race immediately on 08000 852580

Additional Information

If a serious welfare problem involving a Thoroughbred racehorse in training is observed out of office hours it should be reported to the RSPCA.