Directory of animal rescue web sites mainly in the UK. Grouped by location and animal.
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HORSES & PONIES (Scroll down for donkeys)
Note; Inclusion on this site does not mean that we recommend these establishments.
We have had a look at their web sites - that's all! We have had a number
of comments about 'dodgy' rescue centres and always remove them from the
lists - if you know of any more still listed please let us know.
- Blaikiewell Animal Sactuary: Aberdeenshire, Scotland: http://blaikiewell.com/ A small charity in Deeside, Aberdeenshire, UK. It is home to over 50 horses and ponies, two pigs and three cows as well as dogs, cats and any other animal or bird that needs a safe place.
- British Horse
and most influential equestrian charity. Big site, easy to use, lots
- Brooke http://www.thebrooke.org An international animal welfare organisation dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world's poorest communities. Provide treatment, training and programmes around animal health and wellbeing, operating across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
- Cairo Horse Riding School : Egypt: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/cairo-horse-riding-school: A very important cause for the safety and rescue of many horses not within the sphere of support of existing charities. All Donations are sent to the stables.
- CROSSKENNAN LANE ANIMAL SANCTUARY: ANTRIM, NORTHERN IRELAND: http://www.crosskennanlane.org.uk: Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary (CLAS) primarily involved in rescue and rehabilitation of horses and ponies in Northern Ireland. Also give sanctuary to a number of cats and dogs. Welfare of animals and education of those involved in equine world of most importance.
- Epona Trust: Devon - farm in France: http://www.eponatrust.org: Pony Rescue centre Registered charity in the UK and in France. a safe haven for any neglected, unwanted or abandoned pony or horse. Home farm is in Normandy
- Equine Market
campaigns actively against horrendous transportation issues. Also monitors
UK auctions, markets, sales etc. Works alongside Ha"Penny Rescue,
Worcester. Ha'PENNY takes equines in distress - foals from markets-elderly-unmanagables!
- Follyfoot Horse and Pony Sanctuary: stoke-on-trent: http://follyfoothorseandponysanctuary.weebly.com: Horse and Pony rescue and rehabilitation
pastures horse and pony sanctuary: Leeds: http://www.hopepastures.org:
a sanctuary for neglected horses and ponies within
the leeds/bradford area
- Horse Sense Wirral: Thornton Hough: www.horsesensewirral.com: Our objectives are to relieve pain and suffering in animals particularly horses and ponies by providing ample food, love and care including veterinary care when required in order to be able to find them a new home when recovered.
- Horse Watch http://www.stolenhorseregister.com and http://www.ukhorsewatch.org.uk 2 site constructed
with the injured party in mind non profit making. Work in partnership
with the police , insurance and the main body of welfare
- HorseWorld: Bristol: http://www.horseworld.org.uk:
in Bristol, HorseWorld is the South West's premier equine charity. Concentrating
on rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing horses, ponies and donkeys
in need; rescue and re-home over 100 animals each year.
- Home of Rest
for Horses http://www.homeofrestforhorses.co.uk (Speen,
Bucks.) Over 100 years of care for working horses.
- Mare and Foal
Sanctuary; Devon: http://www.mareandfoal.org/:
A uk charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of horses. Huge
website, lots of info. Please note new URL.
- Moo Haven: Nottingham: http://www.moo-haven.co.uk: Rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of horses & ponies. Freelance horseman on site.
- National Equine
Welfare Council: National Organisation: http://www.newc.co.uk:
body for equine welfare orgs. 60 Members. Those keeping equines are
inspected & agree to abide by the Code of Practice.
- Options Equine Sanctuary: North Notts: http://www.options_equine_sanctuary.webs.com: Equine rescue sanctuary dedicated to helping all horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.
- Pablo's Horse Sanctuary: Leicestershire: http://www.pabloshorsesanctuary.co.uk: A rescue centre taking in homeless, neglected and abused horses and ponies. We aim to offer them a safe and permanent home, in Long Clawson, Leicestershire.
- Parkgate Pony
Sanctuary: South Wirral: http://www.parkgateponies.btinternet.co.uk
safe haven for the ageing, infirm, mistreated and neglected horse and
ponies in the Wirral and Cheshire area.
- Racehorse Rescue Centre: Carlisle: http://www.racehorserescue.org.uk: RRC Horse rescue centre Carlisle Cumbria is a small racehorse charity that re-trains ex-racehorses for rehoming. Allowing children and riders with special needs to interact and educate them on how to handle horses.
- Racehorse Rehoming Centre: Chard, Somerset http://www.racehorserehoming.co.uk: Registered charity dedicated to the Rescue-rehabilitation-rehoming of exracehorses.
- Rainbow Valley
Pony and Goat Animal Sanctuary: Newton Abbot:
cares for ponies and
goats who are very old, very young , sick or injured, also offer respite
care for ponies and goats on a temporary basis
- The Ray of Hope Animal Aanctuary: Aldershot: http://homingcentreforanimalswebs.com
Help & rescue animals in need, the elderly & the sick.
- Redwings Horse
Sanctuary UK http://www.redwings.co.uk
aims to relieve the
suffering of horses, ponies and donkeys - by providing them with a caring
home for the rest of their days and through the guidance and education
of the public.
- Remus Memorial
Horse Sanctuary: Essex and Home Counties: http://www.remussanctuary.org:
to provide lifetime help and care for horses,ponies,donkeys,goats, sheep,pigs
& cows,who are victims of physical and mental abuse, be it as a
result of ignorance or malicious intent. Animals are never euthanised
for reasons of age or infimity alone. Nothing is spared to give them
every chance to thrive into old age.
- Sathya Sai Sanctuary Trust for Nature: Castlebaldwin, County Sligo, Ireland: www.donkeys.ie: The Sanctuary was founded by Sue Paling in 1991 primarily to offer a place of peace and refuge for old, injured, unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused donkeys, ponies and horses. It is open to visitors at all reasonable times.
- S.E.P.E. : http://www.sepeonline.net:
welfare and educational charity. Horse and donkey rescue.
- The Shetland pony welfare Trust: Cambridgeshire: http://www.theshetlandponywelfaretrust.co.uk : The Shetland Pony Welfare Trust is a Registered Charity for the rescue and rehabilitation of Shetland Ponies and their sometimes much larger companions
- Shy Lowen Horse and Pony Sanctuary: Merseyside: http://www.shylowen.com : Equine rehabilitation and rehoming centre with a strong focus on education.
- South Hants Pony and Horse Protection Group: Hampshire: http://www.southhantspony.org.uk: Rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing for horses and ponies in Hampshire
- South West Equine
Protection: Dartmoor. Devon, UK: http://www.swep.org.uk: Rescue &
Re-Homing of Horses & Ponies and assistance for any other animal
in distress in the South West of England
- Stolen Horse
a very useful site
- Thornberry Animal
Sanctuary: South Yorkshire www.thornberry-animal-sanctuary.org Rescue,
care for and rehome dogs, cats, rabbits, horses etc. Non-destruction
policy. Regularly updating the site with pictures of animals for rehoming
- Trallwm Farm Animal Sanctuary: Wales: http://www.trallwmfarm.org.uk: Rescuing and rehoming UK wide, horses, ponies, donkeys and livestock. Advice given, references and donations required.
- Willows Animal
Sanctuary: North East Scotland: http://www.willowsanimals.com :Provides
a lifelong home for rescued horses, and other animals and animal - assisted
therapy for vulnerable people.
DONKEYS (Some of the above also rescue donkeys)
- Donkey Rescue:
National Organisation: http://donkeyrescue.co.uk: Donkey Rescue,
Adoption and Re-Homing Service based at the Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary,
- Donkey Sanctuary www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk Largest
Donkey Sanctuary in the world. Therapy for special needs children using
donkeys and lots of other interestin stuff.
- El efugio del Burrito: http://www.elrefugiodelburrito.com Spain. Adonkey sanctuary in Spain dedicated to rescuing abandoned, neglected and ill-treated donkeys and mules from all over Europe and we work closely with The Donkey Sanctuary in UK.
- NEDDI The New
European Distressed Donkey Initiative www.neddi.org Offers
care and safety to donkeys within Britain and Europe at risk from neglect,
cruelty or maltreatment
- Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary: St.Boswells, Scottish Borders: http://www.donkeyheaven.org: Founded in 2004 to provide permanent home to donkeys and mules needing a permanent home for whatever reason. Situated in beautiful, peaceful surroundings lovingly looked after by dedicated knowledgeable volunteers. Especially convenient to donkey owners from mid Scotland to North of England who may wish to permanently re-home their donkey(s) for whatever reason and would find it easy to travel to visit their old friends. Visits welcome at weekends for conducted tours only.
- Shropshire Donkey Rescue: http://www.shropshiredonkeyrescue.co.uk Takes in abandoned, mis-treated donkeys, donkeys in need of a safe place or donkeys in distress. A non profit organisation.
- Walk with donkeys sanctuary: Anatoli Crete http://www.walkwithdonkeys.com: A small sanctuary caring for working donkeys who are no longer required by their owners because of age, medical problems. As well as caring for donkeys in the sanctuary we also work with local people to assist with care of their donkeys.