S.P.E.A.R. 20th Anniversary

Sue Pike Equine & Animal Rescue is centered in Warwickshire  and  fulfills a unique gap for the welfare of elderly and/or neglected horses, ponies, donkeys and other large animals, and celebrates this month its 20th Anniversary of its creation.

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Photograph taken by William Hands

S.P.E.A.R was established as a registered charity in 1996 and has witnessed many horrific cases and works closely with larger welfare organisations, assisting them by nursing many animals suffering cruelty and neglect.

 

The work S.P.E.A.R dose for these neglected animals would not be possible without the S.P.E.A.R Trustees and the many helpers and volunteers who devote time and effort to raising funds and supporting the work of the charity.

the charities aim is to promote better welfare for animals of all backgrounds by providing support and care for elderly, infirm or unwanted large animals, and to educate and promote a wider understanding of their needs.  

 

Raffle’s Story 

11.2hh Welsh pony   gelding, born 1996.  Raffles had been won in a game of cards. His owner of two days was detained by Police for being drunk and disorderly in charge of a horse on a highway and cruelty to that animal.

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Photograph taken by William Hands

 

 

Jilly, Jaz and Jelly-Bean

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Photograph by William Hands

were born in 2008 and were in a pitiful state when they were admitted to SPEAR. A concerned member of the public had purchased them out of pity. They were thin and weak, but recovered following months of veterinary treatment and proper feeding. They have all become friendly through frequent human contact.

To learn more about the work that Spear does go to their website: http://www.spearcharity.org.uk/

More Photographs from Spears 20th anniversary:

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