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Foster Carers Needed For Horses

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One of the horses seized by RSPCA inspectors (Photo: RSPCA)

March 14, 2019

RSPCA has put out a desperate call for foster carers who can look after some horses which were recently seized.

“Horses in appalling condition have recently been seized by RSPCA inspectors and sadly, more are expected next week,” spokesman Michael Beatty said.

“Eight horses are now at RSPCA Qld’s Wacol shelter and another eight are expected in the next week.”

RSPCA Chief Inspector Daniel Young said the organisation understood only too well about the drought “but hay, although expensive, is available and it’s an owner’s responsibility to make certain their animals are fed”.

“If they genuinely can’t afford to keep them then they need to make other arrangements such as a rescue group or agistment,” he said.

Shelter Manager Nanda ten Grotenhuis said the RSPCA desperately needed foster carers to take some of the horses.

“The RSPCA organises feed for all foster carers,” she said.

“We simply don’t have the space to keep them onsite once they are ready to be rehomed. We also have two beautiful miniature horses that are looking for a home. They were in terrible condition when they came in but they’re in great shape now.”

For more information about fostering a horse, email [email protected]  

These two miniature horses also looking for a home (Photo: RSPCA)


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