Horse charity bucks its rehoming record
The centre manager of a Snetterton horse charity has thanked the public after they helped the site to have a record-breaking month for rehoming some of its residents.
The Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre for the World Horse Welfare charity helped 24 horses and ponies to find new homes in May.
Sue Hodgkins said: “Lockdown meant that we had to pause our rehoming scheme for a while and even horses who had already found homes to go to were not able to leave our farms during that period.
“So we are really pleased now that we are able to start rehoming again and we are delighted to have reached a new record.”
Across its four rescue and rehoming centres the charity received a total of 380 rehoming applications in May, compared with 193 the year before.
In April this year, it received 270 applications across all four of its farms, compared with 190 in April 2019.
The Ava Cole Avenue site already has 19 more horses and ponies waiting to go out to new homes this month and Ms Hodgkins believes its welfare line will be busier than ever as people start to go out more and see potential welfare cases which remained unseen during lockdown.
She said: “This means rehoming is critical to help free up spaces for new horses in urgent need of our help to come into our care.
“So the team here at Hall Farm would like to say a huge thank you to every single person who has offered one of our lucky horses and ponies a loving new home – we couldn’t continue helping horses without you.”