Ada Cole Latest
15 November 2013 by Redwings Press Office
Sad loss of adoption Misfit
We are very sorry to announce that on Thursday 7th November, beloved adoption pony Misfit sadly passed away.
Misfit suffered from arthritis, but with the right medication and care, was able to enjoy a comfortable life for several years. However, in the week before his death, Misfit was showing concerning signs of pain and discomfort, and his carers became increasingly worried about him. On 7th November our Head Vet travelled from Norfolk to Essex to assess her patient. Sadly the diagnosis was not good. Misfit’s condition had clearly progressed rapidly, and in just a few days he had deteriorated so much that there was no choice but to put him to sleep to ensure that he did not suffer.
PLEASE NOTE: Harry Potter and his best friend Frodo are currently at Redwings HQ in Hapton, Norfolk and are not available to visit at our Ada Cole centre. Harry has been suffering from stiffness for some time and his condition has deteriorated recently, which concerned our vets, especially with Winter approaching. They decided to take him to our Horse Hospital in Norfolk for some X-rays and further tests, so that hopefully we can find a way to manage his condition and keep him comfortable. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and we will of course keep you updated on his progress.
Ada Cole Rescue Centre, Essex
See Welfare in Action!
In October 2005 Redwings merged with the Ada Cole Memorial Stables in Essex, a rescue centre established in memory of an amazing lady who campaigned for animal welfare. You can meet more than 50 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules at the site - some are permanent residents while others are looking for loving homes through the charity’s Guardianship Scheme.
The Ada Cole centre is also the permanent home of our gorgeous adoption horses and donkeys Zippy, Dolly, Finnegan, Harry, Katy and Del Boy. They can’t wait to meet you!
What to do
At our Ada Cole centre there are walking tours and horse care demos as well as a gift shop and information centre on site where you can adopt a pony, buy gifts or find out more about the horsey residents and the charity's welfare work.
We also serve light refreshments including hot drinks and delicious cakes!
What you think
Some feedback from our visitors … “An excellent place. Very friendly and welcoming. Everyone obviously works very hard especially those behind the scenes! We’ll be back!”… “A precious place. Keep it going!”… “Fantastic place, beautifully kept animals and staff were very friendly. A hidden treasure!”
The centre is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with a concrete pathway through the middle of the site. There is a fully accessible WC and plenty of onsite parking.
We welcome groups at our Centres! Please look here to find out more about making a booking at Ada Cole.
How to find us
Off the B181 in Broadley Common, near Nazeing in Essex EN9 2DH.
Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am to 4pm. (Closed Tues to Thurs). Entry is free of charge!
Who was Ada Cole?
Ada Cole fought tirelessly for the welfare of horses. Click here to read her story.
For visitors with a disability
Download our access statement here.
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If you have a question or special requirement please telephone our Visitor Helpline on 0870 040 0033.