Horses now available for adoption

Horses now available for adoption

In April 1 this year (2016), the RSPCA WA conducted a large scale rescue operation involving fifty six malnourished horses including stallions, pregnant mares and foals. Fourteen of these horses, in the most severe condition, were transported back to the RSPCA Animal Care Centre in Malaga. The stallions were sent to the Gingin vet. 

The complex rescue operation was carried out with support from veterinary clinics as well as professional horse handlers and trainers. Many of these horses were found dehydrated and so malnourished that their hip bones, spines and ribs are clearly visible and some seemed incapacitated to the extent of being immobile.

Since then, our main priority has been to treat and rehabilitate these horses which required intensive veterinary care and a careful feeding program with very close monitoring given the conditions they came in. 

They continue to undergo close care, training and rehabilitation and are responding really well. 

With more horses set to arrive next week, we are now just getting prepared for the adoption process of these horses which will take some time assessing horse compatibility with potential new owners who have suitable equine experience.

Expressions of interest are sought from those interested in adopting with further details outlined in the Expression of Interest Forms (EOI) below. If you are an experienced horse owner and can offer a loving home we encourage you to fill the EOI and send back to hdreaver@rspcawa.asn.au

Expression of Interest Electronic Form

Expression of Interest Print Form

 

Comments

  • Ranger JaxMax MAY:

    05 Aug 2016 13:32:03

    Why is the perpetrator allowed to get away with not having name & addess printed and what was the prosecution for his multiple horse persecution? Why are these ‘successes’ or failures on your part not broadcast?

  • Christine Elton:

    06 Dec 2017 21:10:57

    I am interested in possibly adopting a rescue horse if you have anything compatible for me! I am 69 years old, have owned horses since 1976! I have bred 4 foals, 1 filly and 3 colts, 2 from my filly and one from my other mare! My filly i broke in and rode her until her death about 7 yrs ago at age 20yrs! She broke her leg coming out of anesthesia after having a molar extracted! I was without a horse for 12 months (my other mare passed away 3 years before at age 28, i had her for 21 years)! I got a horse for free off gumtree a year after my last girl died, but in my eagerness to have another horse, i didn’t check her out properly, and found she was back at the knees. Consequently i had a lot of problems with intermittent lameness with her! She needs constant massaging, which she had bowen therapy, physio and chiro sessions often which worked for awhile! Unfortunately when she was ok, i would be incapacitated then all the good work would be gone. Last year i suffered with polymyalgia for nearly 11months which took it’s toll on my energy, stamina and strength, so i gave her to a young lass who uses her as a therapy horse for troubled girls! I had her for 6 years, but was never able to really ride her in a way to get my fitness level back up! My young friend is very knowledgeable about keeping her comfortable enough for light riding!
    I am now looking for a horse to ride and be my partner on a 3000 acre farm at Cranbrook WA in the great southern region, something safe and reliable, as my riding fitness is lacking for now, but i do need a horse so i can get some exercise and have some fun with it (either gender is ok), we will possibly round up sheep sometimes and pleasure riding! Prefer height around 15hh to 15.3hh, will consider a bit smaller if it is a stocky build as i weigh about 85kl at 5.3“s height! (I hope riding will get me fitter and lighter). Lol! My phone number is 0404 763 949, please text me as i don’t answer if i don’t recognise the number ( telemarketers)! Or email me! Thanks for your consideration!

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