The Animal Healing Trust and Horse Rescue
The Animal Healing Trust and Horse Rescue was founded in 2008 after its founder, Sue, started to rescue abused and neglected horses and ponies.
What is The Animal Healing Trust and Horse Rescue?
After the trust was initially founded, Sue began to have members of the public contact her to report neglected and abused horses, or for help with horses and ponies they could no longer cope with. The rescue currently looks after 23 horses and ponies, all of which have come from backgrounds of abuse or neglect and just need a safe place to live out their days where they are cared for with love and kindness. The Animal Healing Trust and Horse Rescue is a small, local charity, run entirely by volunteers. All the money raised by the trust goes towards the upkeep of the horses and ponies. It costs around £100 a month to care for each one.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
The Animal Healing Trust and Horse Rescue would love to repair their field shelters for the horses and ponies, with 2 needing completely rebuilding due to the winter weather. The Animal Healing Trust and Horse Rescue receives no funding, and relies solely on donations, and its volunteers’ efforts through fundraising, to pay for the upkeep of the animals.
There is an average monthly cost of around £2,300, meaning that essential maintenance work needed at the trust has had to wait. The horses and ponies use these field shelters to shelter from the wind, rain, snow and sun.
As rescue animals, they often will refuse to go into stables with doors on, as many see this as the place where they suffered abuse. The large field shelters without doors provide a safe place that they can choose to go instead.
Cost of project
Where can people go to find out more about The Animal Healing Trust and Horse Rescue?
Sue Gessey, Founder
Tel: 07780 698 393