‘Emergency rescue is in progress’: Hillside Animal Sanctuary warned to prepare for the worst as it attempts to save 16 horses

Hillside Animal Sanctuary. Picture: SUBMITTED

Hillside Animal Sanctuary. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

An animal sanctuary in Norfolk has been warned to prepare for the worst as it attempts to save 16 horses from a closure threatened sanctuary in Manchester.

Hillside Animal Sanctuary in West Runton last night revealed it launched the mercy mission following concerns over the animals' welfare.

And now it is appealing to the public for financial help to keep them alive.

A spokesperson for the sanctuary, which cares for unwanted and abused animals, said: 'As we write, an emergency rescue is in progress to bring 16 horses and ponies to Hillside from a Manchester animal sanctuary that could no longer manage to survive.

'On collecting the animals earlier today, our driver has told us to be prepared to receive several in poor condition. It is such a shame to see another sanctuary close their doors after trying to do their best to help animals in need.'

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But they added: 'We are so grateful to our supporters, whose kindness has allowed us to help in desperate situations such as these.'

Hillside is home to 1750 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys, 300 rescued cows, 600 sheep and goats, 250 pigs and many dogs.

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