Equine Welfare Network (EWN) has at its core the ethos of working collectively to devise solutions and offer support to the equine welfare crisis in Northern Ireland and Ireland.
EWN has been established as an independent not-for-profit organisation to enable, educate and support: individuals, charities, organisations, community groups, government bodies, councils, horse owners and any media involved with or with an interest in the equine crisis in Northern Ireland and Ireland.
EWN promotes co-operation, collaboration, community and working together to help welfare equines and equine owners and carers in crisis. EWN encourages equine owners experiencing difficulties to contact us for support. EWN assists in rescue, re-homing and educating about equines across Northern Ireland and Ireland through its website, social media, forums and through its volunteers and rescue programme. EWN has a number of rescue equines in its care.
The charity’s purposes (‘the purposes’) are to: Advance animal welfare by any exclusively charitable means but in particular by:
• Promoting acceptable welfare standards for equines (meaning horses or related animals, such as donkeys) and to prevent or suppress cruelty to them.
• Providing sanctuary, rehabilitation and training
• Providing veterinary care and treatment
• Re-homing equines which have been abandoned, mistreated or surrendered.
• Promoting gelding, chipping and the acquisition of passports for the animals insofar as is lawful and in line with accepted authorities’ guidelines.