Our recent updates are also on our GFM page. We hope you'll read them all. These beautiful beings need you. After reading the intro below, please read the update. It will help you understand the situation. Thanks in advance...
Since 2005 Calan Horse Sanctuary has had over 380 requests to take in a horse- Alan has stopped counting as it was too much to bear. Whilst we are able to care for the 22 equines who currently live here, 11 (including one donkey) have passed away since the sanctuary opened and the number of requests continues to rise. Sadly, we can't take them all as resources are limited. 22 equine residents, 2 alpacas, several sheep, 2 cats, and 1 dog call this place 'home'.
The costs continue to rise for feed, vet, dental, and general care like rugging, upkeep of the stables. Your donations help us help the horses who have nowhere else to go- they're either at risk of being shot or shipped off to the knackery through no fault of their own. Did you know the estimates are that 700 horses per week are slaughtered in Australia? Most of the horses in our care would be considered high risk - mainly seniors over 20, have medical issues, and require some sort of rehabilitation. When they land here, however, they are never sold on, never ridden, and they are given lots of attention and heaps of TLC.
We thank you for your generosity and support. If you're in the area, stop by for a visit. We'd love to share the story of each and every horse.
- Janet Wheeler
- Peter Hyde
- Amber Giblett
- Peter Ward
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