Horse charity appeals for help to cope with Britain's horse crisis

Horse charity appeals for help to cope with Britain's horse crisis

New figures show that from January to the end of August 2013 compared to the same period last year, the number of horses brought into the charity’s centres has risen by 23%.

Welfare concerns from the public are on the rise too, calls to its UK welfare line have increased by more than a quarter. The Charity’s nationwide team of Field Officers have investigated 14% more welfare concerns than this time last year.

Assisting other organisations with horse welfare concerns has increased by 8%. There is also a 16% rise in cases which are prosecutions compared to 2012 and almost half of the horses taken in this year are the subject of prosecutions.

Charities have been warning for almost a year of a horse crisis looming for 6,000 equines. Six months after the horse crisis report was launched, the horses at risk had risen to 7,000, following a plea for government and public help where charities stated that they would not be able to cope with the number in danger.

The charity has launched an Emergency Appeal to raise vital funds to equip its four Rescue and Rehoming centres with facilities to receive large groups of horses and ponies that need urgent care.
 
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