We cannot do this alone, we need you!
Many hands make a big difference and there are lots of ways in which you could help and directly make a big difference. If you don’t, who will?
There are 3 main ways in which your help will be invaluable…..
How Your Money Helps
As we give direct to source every single penny you donate will go direct to making horses lives that little easier. It is critical care — in some cases, if we don’t provide, the horses don’t get treated or fed.
Your money also goes towards the vets going out into the community to check over the horses, and perhaps find new horses and build relationships with the villagers to allow them to have their horse apart of our programme of care — this costs in terms of travel expenses, but the horses cannot get to us so we have to go to them.
It also pays for the vet’s time to administer much needed vet care for these horses. It will help buy medical equipment to help heal their sores, worm them, and provide pain relief (all forms of medication required to keep a horse as pain free as possible).
Your money will also help us fund campaigns for projects we are working on in the UK — the main focus being issues with overbreeding of Thoroughbred horses directly related to the racing industry.
Every penny will go directly to helping horses both in the UK and Romania.
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£100 — Horse Veterinarian
£100.00 pays for an equine vet, a driver, travel costs as in vehicle and fuel to do a day of outreach. This is to go in to villages and register the horses check on horses that are in our care, administer basic veterinary assistance there and then such as cleaning wounds, bandaging, checking feet, checking teeth and working them. Should further vet care be required they will come out another time with the equipment required to complete the procedures the horse requires.
£5 — Feed a Horse for a Week
With just £5 we are able to feed a horse for a week with a bale of hay.
£30 — Footprints of Joy
£30 is what it costs to keep a horse a month at the Footprints of Joy. Vet care is additional, this is their living and food costs.
£107 — Body Disposal
When we lose a horse it costs £107 to dispose of the body, all the hidden costs people do not consider the charity have to pay for. This one is particularly difficult.
How Your Time Helps
We understand that so many of you will want to directly help these forgotten horses and sometimes you don’t have enough money to donate, or you feel you have certain skills which would be far more effective in helping these horses.
We will be arranging trips to go to Romania where you can volunteer to help with the outreach programme. This could just be educational, but if you have particular skills, then of course they will very much be put to good use and will be invaluable to the programme and the horses.
What We Need Help With
- Farriers to deliver vital farrier care
- Administering medication
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How Your Equipment Helps
We run collections where we gather up as much equipment as we can and then dispatch everything to our associated charities in Romania.
We desperately need bits, head collars, lead ropes and outdoor rugs — any size, any condition.
These horses have nothing, so what we may think is old and useless, will be a lot better than make-shift bits, ill-fitting head collars and no rug at all.
Can you run local collections? This will help immensely and we can coordinate collection from you in order for us to get this equipment out to Romania where it really is needed.
Urgent Equipment We Need
- Head collars
- Lead ropes
- Outdoor rugs
Any size, any condition