Burnley horse charity receives £7,300 grant boost

Burnley horse charity HAPPA received a £7,300 grant from Support Adoption For Pets, the UK’s largest grant giving animal charity, to help towards their rescues’ equine assessment unit.

Maria Hurley from HAPPA (centre) with two Pets at Home members of staff
Maria Hurley from HAPPA (centre) with two Pets at Home members of staff

HAPPA, based on Shores Hey Farm in Briercliffe, aims to lead the way in equine welfare, including horses, ponies and donkeys.

It has two equine inspectors who investigate over 300 cases of cruelty and neglect every year, offering guidance and assistance to owners in order to improve animal welfare.

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Julie Pharaoh-Gan, from HAPPA, said: “This grant is hugely beneficial to making improvements to the facilities we have on site. We have been able to make changes to an existing building to facilitate an Equine Assessment Unit with these funds.

“This unit is in addition to our Isolation Unit and allows for lower risk horses and ponies to begin their initial assessments. As the charity continues to grow, every penny raised allows us to continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome victims of cruelty and neglect.

“This fabulous boost to the funds allows us to make improvements and still continue our core work. We are exceptionally thankful to the Support Adoption For Pets team.”

Laura Messenger, grant funding coordinator at Support Adoption For Pets, said: “It is a real privilege to be able to help such an important organisation that works tirelessly to care for and rehome pets in need. They are doing a remarkable job, and we’re delighted to be able to support them so that they are able to continue helping more pets in need.”

To find out more about Support Adoption For Pets or to support the charity visit www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk.