At Mossburn Community Farm we rescue and rehome misused, abused, unwanted and neglected animals. Why not foster your favourite animal? You will get:
- A personal letter from your chosen animal, with their own signature!
- Your own personalised Certificate of Fostering
- The chance to visit your new friend at Mossburn whenever you like.
One years foster is just £2 a month.
It’s quick, it’s easy and it really, really makes a difference to their lives.
£24.00 for the year.
Here at Mossburn we have a very strict non breeding policy, there are enough unwanted animals in the world without us adding to them. Daisy came to us thirteen years ago and has spent the last ten of them in the same loan home, under the terms of our loan agreements our horses may not be bred from. Despite this it was brought to our attention that her “borrower” was running her with a stallion, when questioned he said the stallion had only just broken into her field two days previously, the “borrower” had a bad leg and could not do anything about it so he was told the mare would be collected and brought home. It is possible to give a horse who has just been served what is known as a misalliance injection to get rid of the pregnancy and our vet duly arrived to administer the injection. We however were suspicious and asked him to give the mare an internal examination prior to the injection, just as well we did as the vet found a foal of about six to seven months growth and there was no way we would try to abort a baby so fully formed.
On the 28th April 2012 Daisy duly gave birth to a filly foal and much to our relief, without any problem. However when we discovered her in the field with the baby she did look rather bewildered, she had cleaned baby up but was uncertain what to do next. Mother and baby were brought inside and the vet came to administer a tetanus injection to the foal which is standard procedure. We then attempted to get the foal drinking from her mother but were unsuccessful initially so went out and bought colostrum with which we fed baby. This gave her enough strength to latch onto her mother’s teats and once the baby was suckling Daisy got the message and there were no more problems. She has been, and still is, a protective and exemplary mother – amazing for a mare who is in her early twenties and a first time foaler.