Sanctuary makes plea to rehome horses

Cotswold Journal: Jan Taylor with some of her own animals Jan Taylor with some of her own animals

AN animal sanctuary owner near Evesham is calling for people to re-home abandoned horses.

Jan Taylor, who runs the Farm Animal Sanctuary at Manor Orchard Farm, Middle Littleton, said she fears that 19 abandoned travellers' horses could be put down if no one comes forward to rehome them.

Ms Taylor, who has more than 550 rescue animals, said she only has room for one horse herself but thought other people in the area might have room.

The horses - a mixture of mares in foal and a couple of geldings which could be suitable for riding - were seized in Redcar, Yorkshire and are now being held in Somerset.

"What the councils have been doing is rounding them all up and sending them to a place of safety," she said. "The majority of these horses are being shot. They haven't got anywhere to go.

"It's just sad. If you're putting an animal down it's because it's suffering, you don't want to have to cull these young horses that might have a chance. It's worth a try. It's a massive problem throughout the country.

"So many are being bred and are not wanted. Until these people realise it's a waste of time carrying on breeding them, they are just going to be shot."

Anyone who would like to re-home a horse, can contact Ms Taylor on 01386 832640.

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6:37pm Tue 8 Apr 14

krystal31 says...

hello i would like to rehome a few mares between 14,3hh to 15hh but i live in scotland so how would i get them from sumerset with out costing a fair bit thanks
hello i would like to rehome a few mares between 14,3hh to 15hh but i live in scotland so how would i get them from sumerset with out costing a fair bit thanks krystal31
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5:11pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Gallii says...

I called in at the sanctuary today to offer a home to a pony to keep my Shetland company and was told " we don't have any ponies for re homing only our own personal pets" there exact words!!!!!! So I am assuming like last time when they put out a plea for hay and I offered to help got told the same thing that this is a SCAM to get advertising and there are no ponies there in need of homes, I am a fully qualified owner with 30 years experience and 20 acres of land but they wouldn't even let me through the gate.
I called in at the sanctuary today to offer a home to a pony to keep my Shetland company and was told " we don't have any ponies for re homing only our own personal pets" there exact words!!!!!! So I am assuming like last time when they put out a plea for hay and I offered to help got told the same thing that this is a SCAM to get advertising and there are no ponies there in need of homes, I am a fully qualified owner with 30 years experience and 20 acres of land but they wouldn't even let me through the gate. Gallii
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