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Dartmoor Ponies Rescued in the nick of time!

Today we rescued 3 Dartmoor Ponies that were due to be shot this morning for pet food!

Once more we find this sad situation. Yet again many young Dartmoor Ponies are facing slaughter as the unwanted ponies become animal feed. A century ago 30,000 of these ponies roamed the moors, now just 1,500 remain.  They are rarer than giant pandas yet get little coverage and media spotlight.  They are part of our heritage in this country yet fetch no money at market and simply get slaughtered every year for pet food and lion and tiger food at the local zoo.

This year 700 have already been slaughtered for pet food, how could we say no!  Last year taught us so, so much about these delightful animals.  Having recently seen the four ponies we rescued last year in their new homes, we have realised that we should offer a place for some more of these beautiful animals.

Today rescued 3 of these ponies as the situation became URGENT.  Brinsley Animal Rescue now needs the funds to pay for their up keep and treatment until we can re-home them. Are you able to help with donations towards transportation, gelding, feed, bedding and wormers ?

We need to raise at least £1200 to pay for these beautiful ponies.  Transportation costs alone comes to £300 before they even arrive at the sanctuary.  Every month we operate on a hand to mouth basis and scrape by.  Of recent we have taken in more and more animals whereby the previous owners simply couldn’t afford their vet bills and treatment.  We have taken on huge vet bills and added feed costs as the price of hay escalates to almost double what we were paying just a year ago.


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