The Western Australian Horse Council is co-coordinating the collection of relevant equipment and supplies for the owners of horses who have suffered in the recent bushfires. We are liaising with Dr Cameron Bell, Planning Manager Statewide Recovery Team from DPI Victoria.
Apart from the tragic loss of human life, thousands of people are trying to cope with the loss of their horses, pets and livestock, and many are facing the almost impossible task of caring for injured animals in places where infrastructure and necessary, everyday tack and equipment has been totally destroyed. For these people, the task of rebuilding must seem an almost impossible one.
We can help these people with donations of new and used horse gear and equipment: halters, lead-ropes, rugs, bandages, bridles, saddles, buckets, feed bins, etc.
Please make sure that all equipment is clean, the inside of rugs, saddle cloths etc are brushed free of soil, weeds and seeds in order to comply with the DPI'S and DAFWA'S biosecurity regulations. Please make sure to tie up rugs, put halters, lead-ropes etc in plastic bags for easier handling and packing. Any gear or equipment not used, will be sold and the proceeds placed in the Victorian Bushfire Fund.
Current Collection depots are:
|Portland Jones||Herne Hill||0409110732|
|Kim Skinner||Mt Barker||0400207279|
|Ramsay's Horse Transport||10 Forbes St Ascot||92775779|
|Notable Horse Transport||40 Hazlemere Circus Hazelmere||92747186|
|Combined Horse Transport||245 Keenan Rd Wungong||94977177 (8.30am – 5.30pm)|
|Skinners Horse Transport||Albany||0418916207|
Combined Horse Transport, Notable Horse Transport, Skinner's Horse Transport & Dennis Ramsay have kindly offered to take the goods to Victoria – Some of these company's have trucks leaving this week.
The Western Australian Horse Council would like to express thanks to all the businesses and individuals who have been extraordinarily generous with their support for this project. For further information, to offer help as a Collection Agency or in transporting equipment or in any other way, contact WAHC Chairperson Diane Bennit 92910202.