Amount of money needed for the Amersham horses

reynold

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The ILPH email today states they need £66000 to care for the 11 horses they have in isolation from Amersham.

That is £6000 per horse

There were 111 horses rescued alive from that hell hole

That means we need to raise something like £700000 to pay for their care and rehabilitation.

Everyone keep giving please.
 

jesterfaerie

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6k per horse, why so much?
Yes most will need vet attention, farrier, etc but surley it woudln't come to that much.
Also how long is that for, 6k per year/month/full stop?
 

reynold

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because they cannot rehome the horses until any court action is completed and that can take a year

so that means keeping these horses for a year with specialist vet attention, specialist farriery, extra worming, special feed like blue-chip/vitamin supplements, ringworm treatment, rehabilitation costs to make them rehomeable so that includes assessment, training, saddlery, physio, etc etc etc

so they are saying 500 quid per month per horse for a year I'd expect
 

aimeerose

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500 per month???

i can put a comp horse on full livery for less than that!

sorry to sound mean but i have given to the fund etc but does no-one else think this estimations a way off?

a number are going to be fed up and turned out for a few years as they are babies, and most of the charities are landowners (a friend works for/with them)
 

spaniel

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Im afraid it really does cost that much especially when they need specialist rehabilitation. I know that every horse going through our local charity gets vet checks and care, physio, farrery and remedial schooling prior to being offered for a rehome (if they are suitable) and those who become residents long term are ususally the ones who need medication and further/constant work.

Its all very well having your own land but you still have to pay the therapists and medical peoples bills as well as the feed, bedding and wages costs.
 

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I don't think that's over the top at all. Yes some of them won't need that much treatment but others may use £6k in veterinary fees in the first month of their new lives particularly those that are very badly emaciated and dehydrated. Rehydrating an animal is a risky(and I expect expensive - certainly was with my cat) business because of the high chance of organ failure.
 
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