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What We Do

Bransby Horses rescues equines, rehabilitates them, gives them sanctuary care and offers equine advice and support to owners.

Welfare Hotline – 01427 787369

It’s difficult for many to believe that cruelty, neglect and abandonment still exists to such an extent in these modern times, however, the need for equine welfare charities such as Bransby Horses is ever-growing. Our site in Lincolnshire has experienced staff who can investigate welfare concerns and we work with local authority inspectors and the RSPCA to address serious cases that may lead to legal action.

Part of the role of the Field Officer is to monitor ongoing welfare cases and to gather evidence for prosecutions. This is a crucial part of achieving a successful outcome in court.

If you wish to seek advice for your equines or you are simply a member of the public reporting a welfare concern, please click the relevant image below to get in touch.

Please note at all times our charity must operate within the law. We don’t have the authority to remove an equine from their owner.

As dictated by The Animal Welfare Act 2006, only a Police Constable, Local Authority Inspector or Council Animal Welfare Officer, on the advice of a vet, has the authority to seize an equine.

Seized equines can come into our care due to rulings under three sections of the Animal Welfare Act 2006: Section 4 (Unnecessary suffering), Section 9 (Duty of person responsible for animal to ensure welfare) and Section 20 (Orders in relation to animals taken under section 18(5)

Please be aware that welfare cases can go on for years. Many of the equines in question are kept confidentially in our care until a legal outcome has been decided. We’re therefore not able to discuss active cases as this could impact court proceedings.