Staff from Redwings Horse Sanctuary have spoken of their shock after a Miniature Shetland Pony was stolen from its Ada Cole centre near Harlow in Essex.
MULTI-AGENCY OPERATION TO MICROCHIP PONIES OF BODMIN MOOR, SUPPORTED BY NORTH CORNWALL MP, HAILED A GREAT SUCCESS
An ambitious four-day operation
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”.
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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.