New South Wales - Australia
Name of Organisation - Horse Rescue Australia
Website - www.horserescue.com.au
Horse Rescue Australia Inc. is a non-profit organisation and registered charity,
devoted to the care and rehabilitation of horses that have been abused, abandoned
or neglected. The group was founded in 1986 and is based in NSW. They are self-funded
through memberships, sponsorships, donations and benefit events. HRA receives no
government funding at all.
Name of Organisation - Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of
NSW Website - www.standardbred.org.au
This is the NSW group’s website but there are links to the six other similar organisations
in other states and territories. These organisations promote the Standardbred as
a successful and versatile horse that can excel in many disciplines outside their
traditional role of harness racing. Through an adoption program they endeavour to
locate suitable pleasure and performance homes for Standardbred horses retired from
or otherwise unsuitable for harness racing. They encourage Standardbred owners to
develop their horsemanship skills and the potential of their horses by guiding them
to appropriate resources. They recognise the achievements of Standardbreds in all
equestrian disciplines outside of harness racing.
Name of Organisation - Donkey Society of NSW Inc.
Website - www.donkeysocietynsw.org.au
We are an active, friendly group of donkey enthusiasts committed to upgrading the
status, improving the care and encouraging the use of DONKEYS in New South Wales
and throughout Australia. Benefits of membership include Donkey Digest, our national
quarterly magazine; Big Ears & Donkey Tales, our NSW newsletter published every second
month with news, articles and letters from around the state; national stud register,
"donkey" shop with books and donkey novelty items for sale, support service for donkey
owners and much more.
Name of Organisation - Australian Horse Welfare Incorporated
Website - www.australianhorsewelfareinc.org.au
Located in the Dungog Shire in the Hunter Valley NSW, Australian Horse Welfare Inc
is a Registered Not For Profit Charitable Organisation and Deductible Gift Recipient.
We receive no government funding and we are solely reliant on donations and sponsorships
from business and the general public. All work within our association is done on
a totally voluntary basis by kind hearted people with the same desire to care for
horses in need. Our mission:
• To Rescue, Rehabilitate and Re-home horses that have been neglected, mistreated
or otherwise unable to be cared for.
• Where those that may be aged or injured and unable to be rehomed we provide a lifetime
sanctuary to meet their welfare needs.
Also in NSW:
Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary inc. www.donkeyrescue.org.au
Horse Welfare inc. www.horsewelfare.com.au
Donkey Welfare with Heart inc. www.donkeywelfare.com.au
Victoria - Australia
Name of Organisation- Project Hope Horse Welfare Inc
Website - www.phhwv.org.au
Project Hope Horse Welfare Victoria Inc is a non-profit organisation founded in 1973
and committed to providing hope for Victorian equines through education, rehabilitation
and advocacy. Possibly Australia’s oldest continuing horse welfare and protection
group, not counting Australia’s RSPCA that originally started as a horse welfare
Name of Organisation - Triple R Equine Welfare Inc. (T.R.E.W.)
Victoria based but active Australia-wide
Website - www.triplerequinewelfare.org.au
T.R.E.W. is committed to improving the lives, prospects and well-being of all Equines.
T.R.E.W offers education to the community on essential equine care and welfare, creates
awareness of equine suffering, and fosters proactive attitudes towards its prevention.
T.R.E.W acts as a conduit between struggling horse owners and community resources
to ensure the best outcome for equines in need. T.R.E.W also provides resources and
support to assist individuals in the reporting of cases of neglect and maltreatment,
and encourages the public to take action and responsibility for the well-being of
equines in their wider community. T.R.E.W carries out the hands-on recovery, rehabilitation,
and re-homing of equines in need, and provides a safe haven for equines currently
in dire circumstances, where their well being will remain at risk. T.R.E.W strives
to stay abreast of equine welfare developments and legislation, with the aim of having
a constructive role in contributing towards the modification and/or creation of laws
and policies which further equine protection in Australia.
Name of Organisation - Epona's Pastures
Website - www.eponaspastures.com
is a small horse rescue organisation that aims to give horses a second opportunity
at life. Horses come to us for a variety of reasons, many have been unsuccessful
on the track, while others are surrendered to us when their owners are no longer
in a position to care for them. Every horse is given a full veterinarian check and
put through a training regime to suit their needs. They are then taken through an
assessment process to determine the type of home they will be best suited for. As
with most Non Profit Organisations, we rely heavily on the generosity of horse lovers
for donations to continue the work that we do. If this is a cause you would like
to support, please visit our website to make a donation. We are fully registered
and all donations over $2.00 are 100% tax deductable.
Name of Organisation – Quest Equine Welfare Inc.
Website - www.questequinewelfare.org Forum - www.equinewelfare.net/forum
Facebook - www.facebook.com/QuestEquineWelfareInc
Quest Equine Welfare Inc. is a volunteer operated not for profit charity, making
a meaningful difference in the lives of neglected and at-risk equines through direct
intervention, education, community outreach, the raising of awareness, and through
hands-on horse rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing.
Name of Organisation - Victorian Brumby Association
The Victorian Brumby Association became an incorporated, not for profit charity in
May 2007. Since that time, we have rescued, gentled and homed more than 250 Brumbies.
Our purpose built sanctuary is in Beaufort in Victoria. 100% volunteer staffed by
gentle, loving enthusiastic folk, we lobby for more humane treatment and management
of Brumbies in the wild as well as promoting and raising the image of Brumbies as
loving domestic riding horses. All our Brumbies have been passively and gentled using
empathetic, natural methods. Every Brumby from the Victorian Brumby Association is
either conceived or born in the wild, we do not breed Brumbies ever, for any reason.
Name of Organisation – Racehorse Outplacement Program
Website - http://rop.cyberhorse.com.au
Cyberhorse has developed the Racehorse Outplacement Program in order to combat the
growing problem of finding a suitable career and home for ex-racehorses. Thousands
of horses are bred every year with the sole purpose of making it to the racetrack.
Whether they are successful or not, in most cases they have a short career in relation
to their life span. These horses are more than capable of spending many more years
competing in an equestrian discipline or living out a happy life with a loving owner.
The main problem is that there is no systematic process for trainers and owners to
help find new homes for their retired horses. The Racehorse Outplacement Program
aims to create the most efficient and cost-effective way for retraining and rehoming
ex-racehorses that benefits both the trainers and owners as well as the future well
being of the horse.