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Please take a few minutes to look at our equines that are still waiting for their forever homes to come along.You can see their their photos on the right hand side of this page or go to our rehoming page for more info on each of them.

If you do not have the facilities or experience to take on an equine yourself, maybe you would consider donating something towards their costs whilst in our care? Mimi has now been with us 8 months awaiting for an adopter to come forward. Leon is still receiving treatment on his leg injury that he came to us with and so will not be able to be rehomed for some time. Our aim is always to rehome equines into permanent homes as soon as we can, but in cases like the above it sometimes isn’t possible. With the onset of winter just around the corner, and potentially more equines than ever needing our help this winter, please help us so that we can continue to help them.

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Today we went and collected Ossie, a 20 yr old New Forest gelding, who has come into ERF to find an adoptive family to live out the rest of his days with.

He is a very spritely chap who still enjoys hacks out, but he apparently isn’t a childs 1st pony. We’ll keep you updated on his progress over the next few weeks and if you’d like to be considered as an adopter for Ossie then please email us – admin@equinerescuefrance.org

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William enjoying some respite from the heat of the day

William enjoying some respite from the heat of the day

Accord enjoying a doze in the shade

Accord enjoying a doze in the shade

The gorgeous little Jenna

The gorgeous little Jenna

Balto doing what he does best!

Balto doing what he does best!

Goliath taking a photo shoot all in his stride

Goliath taking a recent photo shoot all in his stride

The inseperable Poppy,Maddy & Elly

The inseperable Poppy, Maddy & Elly

It's amazing what care & love can do...the beautiful Hug

It's amazing what care & love can do...the beautiful Hug

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French report

French report

There are many assumptions made about the scale of horse production in France, particularly in the UK where individuals want to ‘rescue’ horses from the abattoir. We regularly hear ‘rescue’ sites talking about the huge numbers of horses being transported in illegal conditions to Italy – indeed we once believed these tales too and it is only with considerable research that we found out the truth.

The official 2008 figures have recently been released and they make interesting reading:

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Here at ERF, we’re celebrating – we have just achieved our first campaigning goal to help safeguard the welfare of horses being transported from France to the UK under the guise of ‘rescuing’.

defraBehind the scenes, we have been working extremely hard for the past 5 months to raise the plight of these animals to the notice of the authorities and to ensure their welfare and safety. On June 15th, Defra in the UK published guidelines (scroll down the page to Import of ‘rescue’ horses) for the first time in response to the growing concern over these animals – a fantastic achievement for all those involved. (more…)

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Last month we reported about the outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia in the Vars region of France – see here.

Sadly, 11 horses who tested positive to EIA have now been euthanased. Read report here.
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We would like to say  thank-you and a big well done to Parlez vous Français and all the children who made arts and crafts to sell at market, raising 90€ for ERF!

Also, thanks to Anna Thompson for her help in this and good luck with the sponsored ride thats coming up soon.

If you can organise a fundraising event, get sponsored for doing something or can simply rattle a tin at functions, ERF would like to hear from you.

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