Outbackjacks Horse Rescue has been rescuing horses for more than 10 years, helping more than 300 horses, both directly and indirectly.
“This year has been the worst on record for abused and emaciated horses coming into the rescues,” said Gena Sandli, with Outbackjacks. “As of August, we were at full capacity, which is 16 horses. We leave room for emergency cases, which this year will be no more than two.
“We are calling out to the public to please don’t throw out your unwanted items but instead to consider bringing them into one of the horse rescue thrift stores in Falkland at 5768 Highway 97 or the store in Langley. “We will even take left-over garage sale items.”
The Falkland-based horse rescue recently became a co-operative partner with The Horse Protection Society of B.C in Langley and is also their director for the Interior Horse Protection Society.
“The two rescues have decided to join forces in the fight to save these wonderful animals, and this year will bring big changes,” said Sandli. “Both rescues are looking for additional lands. We are hoping that we will be able to find suitable ranches in the Falkland area and one in the Lower Mainland. We are two of the only rescues that will take in severely emaciated and abused horses.
“With the higher demands of abused and unwanted horses, our goal is to find suitable horse property where we can stable and rehabilitate. This would be a charitable miracle.”
If you have property that might be suitable for the rescues, please contact Outbackjacks Horse Rescue at 250-379-2400 or 250-438-0062.