We received an urgent and desperate plea to help 23 Thoroughbreds who were facing immediate eviction after bailiffs had moved in to foreclose on a failing Newmarket stud. The horses, including pregnant mares and a three month old foal, had to be removed from the premises and, with their owner already evicted, the outlook for the horses was looking extremely bleak as no-one had come forward to give them a home.
We had already learned that when a previous stud had gone bankrupt, the horses had simply been taken to Beeston Horse Sale where they were disposed of for meat.
With time fast running out, we sprang into action, and with the grateful co-operation of the stud owner, brought all the horses, including some elderly mares, back to the safety of the Sanctuary. As our driver left with the last of the horses, the bailiff explained that we had taken them just in time as they had them booked in to be destroyed at 11am the next day.
An Urgent Plea for Help
Undertaking this major rescue with winter approaching and hay prices already rising, we are making an urgent plea to our supporters to help us feed and continue the care of these stricken animals who, otherwise, had nowhere else to go.Thank you.
A DONATION CAN ALSO BE EASILY AND QUICKLY PLACED BY TELEPHONE ON 01603 736200 (9am-9pm 7 days a week).