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Horse charity reports record year for rehoming
World Horse Welfare aims to rehabilitate and rehome every animal that comes into its care.

World Horse Welfare smashes its previous record, finding homes for more than 370 equines. 

Around 378 horses and ponies have found their forever homes, thanks to the efforts of staff and supporters of World Horse Welfare.

The equine charity reports that it has had a record-breaking year, smashing its previous record of 357 horses and ponies rehomed in 2020.

With four rescue centres across the UK, World Horse Welfare aims to rehabilitate and rehome every animal that comes into its care.

“It is our aim to rehome all the horses and ponies that come into our care once they are fit and ready,” explained Tony Tyler, deputy chief executive at World Horse Welfare.

“Each one that is rehomed helps two horses as it releases a space at our farms for another equine in need, but none of this could happen without our incredible rehomers who offer them a vital second chance.”
For every horse or pony that arrives at the charity, World Horse Welfare retains ownership of that animal for the rest of its life, meaning there is no danger to them becoming welfare cases again.

Importantly, this also means that should the rehomer's circumstances change, the horse can be returned to the charity.
Mr Tyler adds: “Anyone rehoming one of our horses or ponies not only receives the full honest facts about them and a lifetime of support, but the rewards of knowing that they are giving that horse perhaps its first-ever loving home - while making space for another vulnerable horse to receive the care it needs."

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