No End to Ireland’s Horse Crisis

The past 12 months have been without a doubt the busiest for the rescue since the start of Ireland’s economic downturn which saw the huge rise in the amount of unwanted, neglected and/or abandoned horses, ponies & donkeys all over the country.

Billy ... discarded racehorse
Billy … discarded racehorse

 

The calls to all rescue groups who assist equines in need have yet to show signs of reducing.  Resources are stretched to limits none of us thought possible.  The frequency of adoption enquiries whereby holding steady are just not meeting the demand for spaces which is leaving rescues with no choice but to start exercising the word “No” more often than before.

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