Redwings Horse Sanctuary

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Redwings is the UK's largest horse sanctuary, caring for over 1,500 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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Redwings Top Story

19 June 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Can you help Tilbury?

We are appealing for information about an abandoned cob colt found suffering from a painful skin condition in Thurrock, Essex.

The young cob, Tilbury – so named after the place he was discovered – is estimated to be 18 months old and was found on Wednesday 27th May with a severe skin condition, which meant he had lost a lot of hair on his face and body, and was covered in sores. Initially, our Senior Field Officer Jo Franklin put notices on his tether and feed bucket with hope of an owner coming forward, but sadly to no avail.

The following day Tilbury was taken into the care of the Sanctuary, having been found let off his tether and roaming around the Old Chadwell school site, along with several other ponies.

Since his rescue, Tilbury has received treatment for his condition at House and Jackson’s Equine Clinic with investigations as to the cause of his painful and raw skin irritation ongoing.

Chief Executive Lynn Cutress was also in attendance when Tilbury was discovered and is encouraging anyone with information to call us: “We’re very concerned about poor Tilbury and urge anyone with information about his owner or indeed about his condition to contact our welfare team.

“Despite his skin condition, which must be incredibly uncomfortable and painful, Tilbury is an incredibly friendly and sweet-natured chap, and our team are investing a great deal of care and attention to nurse him back to full health.”

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Redwings in Action

16 June 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Urging horse owners to speak out on strangles

In the light of our recent strangles outbreak, we’re inviting horse owners to learn more and speak out about the equine disease at a veterinary seminar at Redwings Aylsham, Norfolk.

In February this year, we reported two identified cases of strangles at our Piggots farm in Norfolk. Strangles, a highly contagious infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat), spreads rapidly through contact with infected mucus, either directly between horses or indirectly with contaminated objects, such as feed and water containers.

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09 June 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Historic ‘deathbed gift’ legacy case – decision overturned

Redwings Horse Sanctuary and Chilterns Dog Rescue Society have expressed their delight and relief after an historic decision in the Court of Appeal in a landmark legacy case.

The Court of Appeal has today (June 9th 2015) overturned the High Court judgment in the case of King v Dubrey & Others [2014], which had allowed for a passing statement made by a deceased lady to her nephew regarding her property to override her formally made Will.

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08 June 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Redwings’ rescue resident helps disadvantaged children

Gentle mare Zig Zag has found a new loving home at Ebony Horse Club – a charity dedicated to supporting, educating and inspiring young people in London through a love of horses.

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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!

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Equine Crisis Update

Stop the scourge

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