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Search is on to give homeless horses their Christmas wish

BLUE Cross pet charity is calling out to find homes in time for Christmas horses, who have been homeless the longest.

Horses like ‘Fozzie’, ‘Karate’ and ‘Selwyn’, who have each been in the charity’s care for around 400 days, while ‘Eddie’ has been looking for a home for more than 130 days.

The charity, which rehomes horses from its rehoming centres in Burford, Oxfordshire and Rolleston, Staffordshire as well as through its Home Direct scheme, has continued to help horses and owners and has found new homes for more than 220 horses this year.

Verity Anderton-Johnson, Rehoming Coordinator at Blue Cross, said: “We are really pleased that Blue Cross has helped 222 horses to find new homes this year and we’d really like to see more go into homes in time for Christmas.

“We hope anyone looking for a horse chooses a rescue, who really deserves a second chance in life and will give so much back to us, as we know animals have to their owners over this difficult year.”

You can see details of all the horses and ponies currently looking for homes with Blue Cross at

If you need advice or are looking for help to rehome your horse or pony, then you can contact the horse team direct by emailing: or calling 0300 777 1520.

Blue Cross is also calling out to make sure the animals in its care, who don’t have a home to call their own, all have an extra special Christmas day by providing a special Christmas dinner for them.

Almost a third of owners across the UK said they plan to treat their animals this Christmas with tasty treats (1) and Blue Cross wants to make sure homeless animals don’t go without.

Verity added: “While we always try and spoil the homeless horses a little bit more over Christmas, with licks and enrichments boxed stuffed with hay, the team at the centre will be pulling together on Christmas day to give all the homeless animals the Christmas they deserve and we hope our supporters will help by donating towards an extra special Christmas dinner for all animals who are in our care.”

By donating £3 towards a special Christmas dinner, supporters will be playing a huge part in making this happen. Because it’s only together that Blue Cross can help change lives. For more information, go to


(1) Survey undertaken with 1000 pet owners by Opinion Matters. 28.2% said they would be giving their pets lots of edible treats this Christmas.

Bree Rutledge

If you would like to find out more about Horse Week, Bree Rutledge can be contacted by email: or or by telephone: +44 (0) 28 9033 4493.




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