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News 05.03.18

Surviving the Worst of Winter

We have been overwhelmed by the incredible response from our amazing donors to helping our animals in the recent freezing conditions. We are so grateful for your support! Our bills go up significantly over the winter anyway due to hefty heating bills, extra food and additional bedding but its been particularly challenging with the recent snow. Our staff have had to battle treacherous, icy roads and been outside all day in some of the coldest conditions on record to keep delivering the best possible care to our animals. It's made all the difference to have received such a wave of generosity and we simply could not carry on the work that we do without you. 

 Not only have we had some fantastic donations, but since the launch of our Amazon Wish List we have also been given some wonderful gifts including chews for the dogs, cat beds and even toys to keep our exotic birds amused! One the most stand out gifts have been those who have donated brand new rugs to some of our elderly equines including 24 year old thoroughbred Dante who is pictured.  Horses and ponies can be expensive and challenging to care for in their twilight years and many owners are unable or unwilling to keep them in their retirement. Many are euthanized at the end of their working lives and some are simply abandoned as Dante was. The actions of a good Samaritan bought Dante to our doors where he will remain now for the rest of his natural life, however long or short that may be. Thank you for caring about him as much as we do and thank you everyone who has gifted and donated. You make our work possible.  Raystede Wish List

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