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Welfare-concerns

We receive lots of calls from members of the public regarding horses they’re concerned about. Unfortunately, as a charity, we have no legal powers so are unable to seize any horse in need without Police assistance. We are always available to offer advice regarding situations you come across, however, to report a horse which you feel needs immediate assistance you should contact one of the following organisations:

welfare@hopepastures.org
07831 928980 West Yorkshire area
07939 189519 North and East Yorkshire area

THE RSPCA

Cruelty line: 0300 1234 999
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

WORLD HORSE WELFARE

Freephone Welfare hotline:  03000 3336000
8am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

THE BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY

Telephone: 02476 840517
08:35am – 5pm Mon – Thurs and until 3pm on Fridays.

IN AN EMERGENCY

If there are loose horses on the road/highway, please dial 999 and inform the police immediately, giving the road number and location. The Police and Local Authority inspectors, unlike other Welfare Organisations, have the legal power of enforcement.
When reporting a Welfare Concern please provide as much of the following information as possible:

If there are loose horses on the road/highway, please dial 999 and inform the police immediately, giving the road number and location. The Police and Local Authority inspectors, unlike other Welfare Organisations, have the legal power of enforcement.
When reporting a Welfare Concern please provide as much of the following information as possible:

  • A description of the horse/horses with all-possible detail; colour, sex, approximate age and height, distinguishing marks etc.
  • Information about the horses’ owners or alternatively details of the owner of the land on which the horse is kept.
  • A description of the location – field, buildings, road, any landmarks, so that it will be easy to find. (Please remember that any Welfare Officer attending may not know the area particularly well so the more information was given the easier the location will be to find. If possible use What3words

If you need help assessing whether a horse you’ve seen is too thin you can use this chart.

Horses are rated on a body scale from 0 – 5

welfare-chart

VETERINARY ASSISTANCE

If you require assistance locating a Vet please follow this link to the RCVS ‘Find a Vet’ search engine.