Have just had an email concerning the urgent rehoming of ponies. I'll copy it below just in case anyone out there can help.
PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY TO ALL GROUPS/RESCUES AND CONTACTS ESPECIALLY PONY RESCUES INCLUDING YOUR WEBSITES FOR MAXIMUM PUBLICITY
VERY URGENT- 30 UK Ponies in danger of slaughter- needing rescue placements or homes asap
DEADLINE- before 19th December- otherwise they will be slaughtered for meat!!!!
SWAP team UK have received an emergency appeal tonight for 30 lovely Ponies in danger of slaughter in the UK. We are asking all our supporters for help with this very special appeal, please see below.
Shy Lowen Horse and Pony sanctuary in Merseyside (UK) have a short window of opportunity to get these ponies into homes or into sanctuarys before they are slaughtered, they have until the 19th December to do this.
The ponies are unhandled. Please help all you can to save these precious lives by reading the appeal below, including full contact details and their website, you can also make a donation on the link below, their charity number is-1122891.
Homechecks will be done on those kind individuals offering a forever or temporary home. All rescues please help with this appeal. Bernadette at the sanctuary can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org telephone - 07960 230548
Any rescue centres that kindly offer help please meet the following criteria
1- A NO DESTRUCTION POLICY
2- HOMECHECK ALL PROSPECTIVE OWNERS
3- ANIMAL GETS RETURNED TO THE SANCTUARY IF OWNER CAN NO LONGER KEEP
On 5th December over 100 Welsh Mountain ponies ranging from this years foals to 2 year olds were auctioned at Conway, N Wales. 67 of the ponies were not sold and originally an agreement was made by the breeder to sell them at £3 each to the meatman. They were to be collected on Monday 7th December. The Meatman didn't turn up and we have a short window of opportunity to get these ponies into homes or into sanctuarys. There are currently 30 who have not got anywhere to go and the farmer has extended the time we have to place them to 19th December.
The ponies are subject to a deposition order and have to be microchipped for passporting at a cost of £15.00 each before we can move them.
What we need is homes or placements (even if this is temporary) for the ponies, help with transport and funds to cover the microchipping, gelding and passporting.
If you can help please call 07960 230548 Bernadette Langfield at Shy Lowen Horse and Pony Sanctuary www.shylowen.com
If you'd like to make an online donation towards this rescue please do so on this link http://www.justgiving.com/shylowen/Donate