Our Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund has helped Oak Tree Animals take part in a major RSPCA rescue operation.
The charity, based in Carlisle, was asked to step in to save 7 ponies. They only found out later that two were in foal. The good news is that all the ponies and both foals (main pic) are doing well. You can find out more in our latest case study.
Back in March, the Trust was quick to spot that smaller equine charities would be hard hit by the pandemic. The cost of rescuing and caring for horses and ponies is significant. As the country was plunged into lockdown, the impact of losing the ability to fundraise effectively was certain to have serious consequences. Working as quickly as possible, the Trust set up a special equine fund in association with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWT).