We have been accepting surrendered horses for a very long time but due to time, space and funding limitations we have to place specific criteria on the horses we accept. We will accept horses that are in immediate danger of being slaughtered or who have been abused, neglected or require vet care to the point where their life is under threat. We can no longer extend ourselves to accept horses that are healthy and just need to find a good home.
We do not provide a re-homing service and unless the horse is surrendered to SAHA we can not advertise it or refer you to anyone else due to not being able to guarantee where the horse will end up without a SAHA contract. We have been attacked in the past for not being about to take in a healthy horse, then referring that horse to someone else just for that horse to be sold again. Without contracts in the horse world, nothing is guaranteed.
I am sorry if you are finding it difficult to re-home your horse and due to past issues with people we are unable to help you but if the horse isn’t part of SAHA it cannot be re-homed under our life time adoption contract. Please understand that we have over 1000 horses that have been adopted through SAHA and through necessity we have had to put in place this surrender policy so that our time and resources are best spent on our equine friends that need it the most.
When you surrender a horse you will be required to fill in and sign a full surrender document. Note that this means you will not be able to take your horse back at a later time or visit your horse. You will also not be considered for adoption of that horse. If you don’t agree with these conditions, please don’t contact us regarding surrender.
**PLEASE NOTE: Do not contact us regarding surrendering a horse that you do NOT own unless the person who owns the horse has agreed to surrender the horse. This is also not the place to inform us of neglect cases. If the horse is owned privately, please contact the RSPCA.**
Thank you for your understanding and we are here to help if we can. Please fill in the below form with as much detail as possible. The more information you give us, the faster we can act.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO LACK OF FUNDING WE ARE TEMPORARILY NOT TAKING SURRENDERS.