Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A new facility providing equine services is being rolled out nationwide, after a successful initial pilot scheme in Scotland over the last few months. The new service assists with information to better help horse, pony and donkey owners with end of life decision making and the practicality of dealing with it. 


Aptly called the Equine End of Life Service, it offers access to experienced, skilled and sympathetic  euthanasia and collection professionals by harnessing the network of independent and fully licenced collectors that NFSCo (The National Fallen Stock Company*) currently works with.  They adhere to the highest welfare standards, and bio-security levels are strictly upheld at all times. The web based platform acts as an information source on euthanasia decision-making, and the options for removal and disposal of the animal. The website provides a postcode-based quote generating facility, with a friendly experienced team of helpline staff on hand to offer advice and assist with the logistics and payment for the chosen service.


“End of life decision making for any equine or pet owner is an emotional and challenging one, and we hope that this simple and straightforward information service and facility will help,” says Michael Seals, NFSCo chairman.


“The intention is to provide a smooth, sympathetic and stress-free service to horse and donkey owners and their vets at a most difficult and stressful time.” The website is on-line at www.equine-endoflife.co.uk


Equine organisations and charities are fully behind the Equine End of Life Service, including the British Horse Society, Blue Cross, The Horse Trust, World Horse Welfare and The Donkey Sanctuary.


For more information on The Equine End of Life Service please visit www.equine-endoflife.co.uk or contact us on info@equine-endoflife.co.uk or (01335) 320030.

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