Rescue Best Practice

Ireland is in a state of crisis with the amount of animals, particularly horses, whom are classified as ‘unwanted’, ‘abandoned’, ‘neglected’, etc

In life’s various sectors we know each is filled with “the good, the bad & the ugly” and our sector is no different.

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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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