- Sponsor a bale of fodder
Feed is very expensive, as all horse owners know! Not only do the horses in our care need to be fed, but we also deliver feed and fodder into the township coalyards and scrapyards each winter, as there is no delivery service by feed merchants there. The owners try to pay cost price for the … Continue reading
- Sponsor a Dewormer
Every horse/pony or donkey that comes into the Unit is de-wormed at least twice. We also de-worm every equine that we can at our primary care clinics. It is expensive, but it has proven to be the best way of improving the condition of working horses and donkeys, and helping them get through winters when … Continue reading
- Sponsor a gelding of a stallion
We have a waiting list of literally hundreds of horse and donkey stallions who need gelding. We are trying to stop indiscriminate and in- breeding particularly in the townships, by selecting suitable stallions and gelding the others.
- Sponsor a horse/stable
It costs us on average a thousand rand a month to keep one horse at the Unit. It is not possible for us to keep horses on a permanent basis – we would love to be a retirement center – but we have to spend our precious funds where they are needed most, and that … Continue reading
- Sponsor AHS vaccines
This is one of the deadliest killers of equines in underprivileged areas. We just do not have the funds to vaccinate every equine, but we try to do it for cost if the owner is willing to pay.
- Sponsor Fly Spray
We go through gallons of this! Donkeys are very susceptible to fly bites, and often end up with bleeding open sores from flies.
HHCU is only here because of your donations, no matter how small.
Donations can also be deposited into our account:
Highveld Horse Care Unit
First National Bank Meyerton,
Branch Code 250137
A/C No. 53010034238
You don’t need to be a millionaire or even an adult to help. You can raise awareness by becoming a fan of our our Facebook page and invite all your friends to join it.
VOLUNTEERS – just your time!
We are often approached by concerned people who volunteer to assist us with carrying out inspections. Unfortunately, this is not legally possible, as there are many legal implications.
- We welcome volunteers to the Unit to help with the animals in our care, but need people who have practical experience with equines. Unfortunately, we do not have the staff to supervise and teach volunteers.
- People who wish to volunteer but have no equine knowledge can help with cleaning tack, stables, and carrying out repairs etc.,
- Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult preferably with equine knowledge.
- An indemnity form must be signed by all volunteers.
We often need volunteers to help us by manning PR stalls at events on our behalf.
DONATE YOUR OLD/UNUSED TACK – just a little effort!
We desperately need second hand tack and blankets to improve poor, dangerous and damaged harnessing in the townships.
We also sell donated tack in our second hand tack shop at the Unit.
You can also help us by telling us if you have anything that we could make use of here at Highveld Horse Care Unit.
To do so please click here and give us your details and we will contact you!