Our Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Norfolk has an exciting project ahead, partly thanks to a hugely generous grant of £90,000 from The Pets At Home Foundation. The grant has been awarded to help fund a much-needed redevelopment of Hall Farm’s existing isolation facilities and crew yards, both of which are vital to the rehabilitation process.
Due to the nature of our work, we take in horses and ponies from all kinds of backgrounds, many of whom have an indeterminate health status. It’s good practice to ensure any new arrival on a yard undertakes a period of isolation before being integrated into a herd so that you can be sure they aren’t carrying any infectious diseases which could spread amongst the existing residents.
Aside from quarantine requirements, many of the equines who come to us also need urgent veterinary care and are simply not strong enough to be turned out with others to begin with. The crew yards at all four of our Rescue and Rehoming Centres are integral to the rehabilitation process, as they provide a suitable space for new arrivals in need of expert care to be nursed back to health. They can also be invaluable in helping to get nervous, unhandled horses used to being around humans safely, especially when combined with a system of trackways to help us move groups of semi-feral horses with as little stress as possible.
The grant will be instrumental in helping to transform these vital facilities, so we’d like to say a huge thank you to The Pets At Home Foundation.