Please donate to help abandoned animals in France
My name is Peter, I am a cob Breton and I weigh around 1000 kilos I live at a refuge in France and I love eating.
This my friend Domino, he doesn’t eat much, but he is very good at destroying fences and breaking into the food store. Along with our other 70 rescue equine companions, we are eating our refuge out of house and home. The owner of the refuge knows we understand what she says, and she has given us an ultimatum, diet or work. For us equine the idea of diet puts shivers down our withers and we really don’t want to go out to work. So I have taken it upon myself to contact you. With the help of Spenser, our computer savvy rescue cats who hangs out on the computer all day we hope to interest you in helping us pay a bill or two. Our vets bill (over 2000€) is still outstanding and we will need to keep our vet happy, so he will come to help us when we need him.
Can you help us fundraise Please? You can make a donation via pay pal on our donations page or transfer into our bank account (contact us for details) forward this ask to all your animal loving friends, run a fundraising event for us or anything else you can think of that may help us
We love it here and we would like our refuge to continue helping other equine without the worry of financial hardship. You can visit the refuge at any time during summer, rent our holiday home. Or see us on the internet.
We thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope you enjoy your visit.
WE ARE ALL HERE BECAUSE NOBODY WANTED TO TAKE US ON WITH OUR HOST OF ISSUES.
HARRY,THOROUHBRED RACEHORSE WHO BROKE HIS HIP,
DECEADO, ANDALUCIAN WITH A BROKEN NECK.
ARCHIE ANGLO ARAB WITH A BROKEN STIFLE
SPEEDY, SELLE FRANCAIS WITH WOBLERS SYNDROME
A HERD OF OAPs, AND LAMANITIC PONIES, TO MENTION JUST A FEW.
AS FOR ME, I HAVE ALWAYS HAD BAD FEET, I HAVE TRIED SHOES AND BOOTS OF MANY DIFFERENT DESIGNS BUT THEY NEVER REALLY WORK SO I AM ABLE TO PLOD THE FIELDS WITH A RIDER TIME TO TIME AS LONG AS MY FARRIER SAYS SO.
SOME OF US GO TO FOSTER HOMES AS COMPANIONS, BUT MOST OF US CANT FIND FOSTER HOMES SO WE WILL STAY AT T
We are now in our tenth year at Epona France and year on year the number of animals has and still is increasing, which goes to prove that organisations like ours are in constant demand.
One could say that we are victims of our own success because although the number of horses, ponies, donkeys and various other animals continue to arrive, the funds to keep them all fed, housed and kept in good medical shape does not match the increase.
By the same token, the amount of time that needs to be put in increases proportionately to the increase in the number of animals, but unfortunately the number of volunteers to help with the work-load also falls short, especially during the winter months.
If there is anyone out there who understands horses and can spare a day or two a week, on a regular basis, we would greatly appreciate hearing from you either by telephone or Email.,Likewise for anybody who could splash a bit of cash in our direction, either as a single gift or, even better, a monthly donation we shall be most grateful.
We are extremely grateful for whatever you choose to give, but here is a breakdown of exactly what you will be providing: what your donations do
Exactly what your money will buy
Money is not easy to come by, when we give to charity we like to make a generous donation, but from the other side the smallest contribution makes such a big difference to the charity. A few people who donate a £ or ? on a regular basis will help us secure a regular income and that in turn gives the rescue animals security. Many charities are vying for your donation and many employ very expensive staff, fund-raisiers and executives on tens of thousands per year, our staff costs are nil and just a £1 donation will help
We also are in need of various supplies that we go through on a regular basis. Please see our list of wishes below to see if you can donate anything to help keep the rescue supplied.
Urgent need for:
- feed buckets
- horse feed
- fencing supplies
- ropes/ leads
- bandages /medical supplies
New, used outdated, we will take it! Anything you might be thinking of throwing away could help us save lives.
Every penny counts and every penny goes to the animals that need support. Please make a donation direct to our bank account with an e mail to us. if you would like us to pass your donation on to another association ie cat, dog, donkey, bird, please contact us, there are some good associations working on a shoestring.
Please donate by clicking on the donation button or by sending a cheque made payable to The Epona Trust to:
The Epona Trust has over the past years provided for 80 rescue horses, ponies and donkeys and there are more waiting for us to take them in. Of those we have helped at one time consisted of 8 new ponies including 3 mares in foal and 3 stallions requiring castration. Another of our horses needed an urgent scan, and one of our larger horses requires ongoing specialist treatment from a blacksmith. In addition to these escalating medical expenses, a harsh winter has left maintenance being required to the animals’ shelters and this year alone we will need to source in the region of 20 tonnes of hay for feed.
As well as the ongoing requirement for a steady stream of income to enable us to keep providing each animal that we rescue with a safe and loving home for the rest of their lives, current demands mean that we urgently need to raise 3,000 Euros!
To reach this target we desperately need your help. We simply cannot do it without you, so please take a moment today have a think about what you can do to help.