My blog this month is inspired by Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary based in Essex; the staff, the volunteers and the amazing work they do rescuing animals from around the UK. And at Remus its not just a case of rescuing the animals, but then feeding, treating and medicating them and giving them the love and attention that previously they might not have known, but surely deserve. As a long-time supporter of animal welfare and lover of all animals, this is a subject close to my heart.
I first became aware of the sanctuary in March 2014 and met the founder, Sue Burton, later that month. In 1983, Sue founded the Sanctuary, following the plight of the horses on Rainham Marshes in Rainham, Essex, where over 100 horses were left on the bleak marshland. As the water inlets flooded, they became cut-off resulting in 13 horses dying in the most awful conditions.
Remus now provide rehabilitation and lifetime care for over 200 horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, sheep, goats and cats, rescued not just from around Essex, but all over the country. The Sanctuary provides a safe environment for these animals that have been victims of physical and mental abuse, whether because of ignorance or malicious intent. Sue works tirelessly for the animals, forsaking her own personal needs, in favour of theirs.
Winter is a particularly difficult time for the Sanctuary, not least because of the number of calls they receive about animals in need. Many horses are left tethered or abandoned in poor health and with no food in the harshest of conditions. At this moment in time, they desperately need our help.
If you can do just 3 things today please:
- Please visit the Remus website to find out more.
- Please share this post with your friends and family. You can find Remus on Facebook and Twitter.
- Please set up a regulation donation to the Sanctuary, even £2 or £3 a month will be a massive help! You can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/rmhs.
Thank you for reading this blog and for your support. I believe we can make a difference!