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Redwings is the UK's largest horse sanctuary, caring for over 1,300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules every day. Our work is funded solely by donations and with your help we can give these animals the best possible care so they can eventually be rehomed or enjoy a home for life at the Sanctuary.

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29 October 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Adopt a Redwings horse or donkey this Christmas

For a truly unique gift for your friends and family, why not sponsor a horse or donkey?

A year’s membership to our Adoption Club costs just £12.50 and makes a fantastic gift for family and friends.

When sponsoring one of our residents, your loved one will receive a certificate, plus twice yearly updates and photographs from their new best friend and even an invitation to their birthday party! All the funds we raise go directly towards helping care for your chosen adoption star and their friends so not only is it a great gift but you really will be making a big difference to horses in need.

Also, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, if you purchase a standard (postal) adoption pack we'll include 12 months' access to your chosen Adoption Star’s online diary free of charge! Just buy before 31st December 2014!

You can choose from 21 of our special Adoption Stars to sponsor for your family and friends, all of whom are based at the charity’s visitor centres so they can be visited free of charge too!

To choose your Adoption Star to sponsor, please click here.

To ensure your adoption is delivered in time for Christmas, please place orders by 14th December.


Redwings in Action

29 October 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Stop the scourge: Fly grazing update

We are delighted that draft legislation aimed at helping authorities to stamp out fly grazing has progressed to the next stage.

The Control of Horses (England) Bill, a Private Member's Bill brought by MP Julian Sturdy, passed the second reading stage in the House of Commons on Friday 24th October and now goes to the next stage (Committee) for further discussion and amendments. Thank you to everyone who wrote to their MP to help ensure they were informed on this issue!

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03 October 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Justice for Aslan

A horse has been secured a permanent home at Redwings after his owners were convicted of numerous animal welfare offences.

On Thursday 2nd October, David Bickell was sentenced to a four-month prison sentence and given a 15-year ban from keeping all animals having previously pleaded guilty to a number of offences under the Animal Welfare Act. His son, William Bickell, who is 17, received a six-month referral order and was asked to pay £100 in costs.

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05 September 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Rare breed bonanza at Redwings!

Within the space of two days last week we welcomed two sets of very rare breed equines into the Sanctuary, including two foals.

We are thrilled to announce that two extremely rare Suffolk Punches have arrived at one of our centres in Norfolk, while Redwings Oxhill in Warwickshire has just greeted four French Poitou donkeys, including two foals.

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Adopt a horse or pony from Redwings this Christmas

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Equestrian Social Media Awards 2014 Winner

We are delighted (and so proud!) to announce that we have won the Judges' Choice for Best use of Social Media in the UK and Ireland at the Equestrian Social Media Awards!! Thanks for your votes!

Equine crisis update
Equine Crisis Update

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