As most of the fire affected area has been locked down, it is still difficult to determine exactly what the situations are. Now that people are being allowed back into the area we are starting to get calls from people requiring assistance.
As the fire is/was predominantly a quick moving grass fire, owners have lost their pastures and feed.
At the moment our biggest need is Hay.
We currently have drop off points in Daylesford, Yarra Valley, Monbulk, Geelong, Campbellfield and Whittlesea.
Your assistance is greatly needed and appreciated.
If you (or someone you know) requires assistance please contact us via the contact page on this website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Triple R Equine Welfare Inc. (TREW) is a not-for-profit, volunteer organisation, devoted to the welfare of horses.
One of TREW’s aims is to help horse owners where possible. We take the time to focus on individual cases involving ordinary people within our communities who require some sort of assistance be it in regards to feeding plans, basic horsemanship advice, assistance in special cases or a range of other areas.
The stories posted so far show that equine welfare embraces so much more than simply rescuing and rehabilitating horses alone. There are so many different scenarios, backgrounds, histories and situations that lead up to, and contribute to a horse becoming neglected.
With early intervention, often the more serious issues can be prevented. This is something all animal lovers can contribute to, every time we come into contact with horse owners/carers that are less experienced and/or knowledgeable.
Even if you do not have the experience yourself to deal with an issue you see, passing on TREW’s contact details may well improve the lives of at least some of the horses out there, by enabling their owners to provide more appropriate care. With more information available to horse owners, cases of neglect through ignorance are less likely to occur.
TREW’s work would not be possible without the ongoing support of our members and the wider equestrian community.
If you have any queries or require assistance, please contact TREW at email@example.com