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HAPPA Prioritises Emergency Equine Welfare during Corona Virus Pandemic


March 30, 2020



HAPPA continues to provide cover for equines in need throughout the coronavirus crisis and will be prioritising urgent welfare calls. The equine charity has a limited team of Equine Inspectors who are able to deal in an emergency situation. We are attending urgent cases only to safeguard our staff and members of the public. Equine Inspectors provide operations across the North West & Yorkshire, enforcing the Animal Welfare Act 2006, working alongside owners supporting them to provide an adequate Duty of Care.
Equine Inspectors are following the government guidelines and are practising social distancing and ensuring regular handwashing protocols are in place. They are also available to give advice to owners who are struggling to cope throughout this crisis. Our Team are responding to urgent cases only and are appealing to the public to continue to report urgent concerns of cruelty and neglect. We may have to triage your calls to ensure that we are operating effectively and in accordance to Public Health England and Government Guidelines.
Our Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre is currently closed to the public and we have temporarily paused the re-homing of equines until it is safe to continue. We rely heavily on our visitors at the Centre for donations, which directly supports our Inspector Operations. We urge that members of the public continue to support this vital work and ensure that no equine is left out, throughout this crisis. Please continue to support us in any way that you can and pledge your donations today.