The criteria for this scheme to work is threefold but firstly we must emphasise that we are committed to giving every animal in our care the best life possible and are not simply a rest home for equines.
All animals that come into our Centre on this scheme will be assessed by our Veterinary Surgeon and Equine Manager to see if they are suitable at some point to be re-homed with one of our Borrowers, so they can live out their lives as nature intended. Where there are more than one equine we will do our very best to re-home them together.
If your animal has ongoing health or behaviour issues these will be addressed and for the foreseeable future the animal will be kept at Shores Hey Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre to receive all necessary veterinary and social care. We would like to add that our Staff are extremely experienced in dealing with all problems and they excel at bringing the best out in each horse, pony or donkey, offering them the most fulfilling life possible. When your animal no longer enjoys a good quality of life then be assured that HAPPA never puts a horse to sleep without consulting with a Veterinary Surgeon. Whatever happens, we will treat your animal as an individual and provide the best care possible during its lifetime.
To sign up for the Peace of Mind Scheme, we require a pledge to be left to HAPPA to cover the cost of your pet’s care, along with wording in your Will, passing the care of your pets to us. This will cover all equines you choose to own throughout your life, not just your current horse, pony or donkey.