Lancashire Home of Horse Charity Helped with Winter Vet Bills Thanks to Support Adoption for Pets


£8,000 donated to World Horse Welfare Penny Farm to help fund winter vet bills

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Miss Tickle and Tess are two of the horses at Penny Farm that are benefiting from the donation from Support Adoption for Pets


World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre has received a boost to the cost of caring for more than 60 horses and ponies in its care this winter thanks to a generous donation from Pets at Home charity, Support Adoption for Pets.

Each year, Penny Farm takes in around 100 horses and ponies from a range of welfare situations and who will undergo rehabilitation in the care of the Lancashire centre’s dedicated team before finding new homes on the charity’s rehoming scheme. The £8,000 donation from Support Adoption for Pets will help to fund a large proportion of the centre’s winter vet bills, a great boost to helping the charity reach more horses in need.

Nine year old Shire horse, Miss Tickle and her young foal, Tess, are just two of the horses taken in by Penny Farm this winter. Tess and Miss Tickle were part of a large group of Shire horses who were signed over to the RSPCA when they were found fly-grazing at a location near Kidderminster. The group were rounded up and transported to safety in a multi-agency operation which involved a number of welfare organisations.

Tess and Miss Tickle have flourished in the care of Penny Farm’s dedicated team and are progressing well through their rehabilitation. World Horse Welfare Penny Farm Manager, Fran Williamson, said:

“Tess and Miss Tickle are a fantastic pair of horses to have around. Not only are they eye-catching, but they are both very friendly and we are confident that they have bright futures ahead.

“This generous donation from Support Adoption for Pets will go a long way towards funding our vet bills during the winter months and help us to reach more horses and ponies in need. I would like to thank Support Adoption for Pets on behalf of everyone at Penny Farm!”

Laura Messenger, Grant Funding Coordinator at Support Adoption For Pets, said:

“It is a real privilege to help an organisation that works so hard to care for and re-home pets in need. They are doing a superb job, and the effort the rescue puts in is an inspiration.”

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