On Thursday 30th May, Petplan Charitable Trust donated £17,000 to Bransby Horses to go towards the purchase of new ultrasound scanning equipment. The new equipment will help the Welfare team at the charity monitor health conditions, diagnose medical issues and establish best treatment options for the horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in their care.
Bransby Horses already has an x-ray kit to look at skeletal conditions but this new equipment will make it easier to diagnose medical conditions and view tendons and ligaments for damage.
The Petplan Charitable Trust was formed in 1994 by Patsy Bloom and David Simpson to provide much needed funds to promote the health and welfare of animals. Whenever pet owners take out or renew their policy with Petplan, they are given the option of making a small annual donation to help fund this work. Policy holders are able to increase their annual donation if they wish to do so, and the Trust also welcomes any additional donations. To date, through the generosity of donors, the Trust has given out more than £11 million in grants.
Emma Carter, Executive Director of Equine Welfare, said:
“Grants and donations like these make such a different to our charity, often helping towards our day-to-day costs and specifically in this case, helping us reach our goal of buying ultrasound equipment. The costs of caring for a horse, pony, donkey or mule to a good standard are high and whilst most of our funds do go towards these running costs, this means little is left for the purchasing of medical equipment. This kind gift from Petplan Charitable Trust, will help us continue to give the very best care to all of our animals.”