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Gonsal Farm Animal Centre

At any one time, Gonsal provides temporary homes to over 150 animals, many needing intense rehabilitation in preparation for rehoming and the chance to start new lives.

During a decade at our centre in Dorrington, staff have found new homes for over 10,000 animals ranging in size from a tiny hamster to a magnificent mare.

In 2014 Gonsal Farm Animal Centre rehomed 578 animals: 76 equines, 301 cats, 84 dogs, 52 rabbits and 65 other animals, including hamsters, birds and guinea pigs.

Changing so many animals' lives  makes it all worthwhile!  How can you help our work?

Gonsal Farm Equine Welfare and Rehabilitation Centre

At Gonsal Farm Equine Welfare and Rehabilitation Centre we can care for up to 50 horses and ponies at a time. We only take equines brought to us by our RSPCA inspectors so all the horses and ponies in our care have been victims of cruelty or neglect. 

When they are back to full health and recovering from their ordeal we prepare them for rehoming. This ranges from working on building a bond and gaining the trust of terrified, unhandled ponies, to getting them used to having a headcollar put on, groomed and having their feet picked up. It progresses to work from the ground, like teaching them how to lead or some are trained to be riding ponies.

Due to their past lives it can take quite a while to get the horses and ponies to the stage where they can be rehomed, as the most important thing is for them to learn to trust us. 

 
 

Our events

  • Fri 3 - Mon 6 April

    Horse Rehoming Open Days
    SHREWSBURY
    XHorse Rehoming Open DaysSHREWSBURYTo coincide with the RSPCA Homes for Horses appeal, we're having an Open Weekend 3rd to 6th April, 11.00 to 3.00 each day. Just turn up or book an appointment on 07720 948 636. Come along if you¿d like to see the horses and ponies in our care (please wear sturdy boots/yard boots). There will be a rug/tack sale (we may sell out over the weekend) + tea/coffeeFri 3 - Mon 6 April Run by: Gonsal Farm Animal CentreLocation: Dorrington SHREWSBURY SY5 7ETMapMapFind out more
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    Horse Rehoming Open Days

    Fri 3 - Mon 6 April Location: Dorrington SHREWSBURY SY5 7ETMapMapTo coincide with the RSPCA's Homes for Horses appeal, we're having an Open Weekend from 3rd to 6th April, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm each day - just turn up or you can book an appointment by calling 07720 948 636. If you're interested in seeing the horses and ponies that are currently in our care, come along to take a look (please wear sturdy boots/yard boots). There will be a rug and tack sale (we may sell out over the weekend) plus tea and coffee. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Contact details:

0300 123 0753

Email us at GonsalFarm@rspca.org.uk

Social:

Address:

Dorrington

SHREWSBURY

SY5 7ET

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Opening hours:

Animal Centre: Public viewing: 11.15am-4pm every day. Closed Wed. - we prioritise animals in need

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Gonsal Farm Animal Centre

At any one time, Gonsal provides temporary homes to over 150 animals, many needing intense rehabilitation in preparation for rehoming and the chance to start new lives.

During a decade at our centre in Dorrington, staff have found new homes for over 10,000 animals ranging in size from a tiny hamster to a magnificent mare.

In 2014 Gonsal Farm Animal Centre rehomed 578 animals: 76 equines, 301 cats, 84 dogs, 52 rabbits and 65 other animals, including hamsters, birds and guinea pigs.

Changing so many animals' lives  makes it all worthwhile!  How can you help our work?

Gonsal Farm Equine Welfare and Rehabilitation Centre

At Gonsal Farm Equine Welfare and Rehabilitation Centre we can care for up to 50 horses and ponies at a time. We only take equines brought to us by our RSPCA inspectors so all the horses and ponies in our care have been victims of cruelty or neglect. 

When they are back to full health and recovering from their ordeal we prepare them for rehoming. This ranges from working on building a bond and gaining the trust of terrified, unhandled ponies, to getting them used to having a headcollar put on, groomed and having their feet picked up. It progresses to work from the ground, like teaching them how to lead or some are trained to be riding ponies.

Due to their past lives it can take quite a while to get the horses and ponies to the stage where they can be rehomed, as the most important thing is for them to learn to trust us. 

 
 
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