After heavy rain and flooding over Christmas, and last week's snow, a Norfolk horse sanctuary has used much more of its hay supplies for winter than usual.
Redwings Horse Sanctuary has launched an urgent appeal after having been forced to spend an extra £100,000 on hay this winter to keep its rescued residents well fed.
Yields from Redwings’ hay harvest last year were down 30% due to the very wet start to the growing season.
On top of this, a national hay shortage has pushed up prices by 40% from some suppliers.
With the charity 100% funded by donations from the public, the extra spend has put further pressure on the sanctuary’s already tightened budgets during the pandemic.
To find out more about Redwings’ hay appeal, please visit www.redwings.org.uk/donate.