Urgent appeal after wind tears down stables
FOUR rescue horses were left homeless after their stables blew down overnight.
Volunteers at the Angels Rescue discovered their brand new stables on Whirley Road, Macclesfield, – funded by local donations – were completely destroyed by strong winds on Monday morning.
Luckily the horses managed to escape without injury, but have been left with nowhere to take shelter against the elements.
The stables, which were only built last month and were not insured, were so badly damaged fire crews had to completely demolish them to remove any danger.
The animal charity has now launched an urgent appeal for help to replace the stables. The team is asking people to help with wood, building materials, money and other donations to help them rebuild the stables as soon as possible, as well as people with the skills to help with the construction.
Angela Leach, who helps run the charity which is managed by her daughter Emma Ryder, announced the urgent appeal for help.
She said: “It’s so upsetting and has been such a stressful morning.
“We were so shocked to see the stables destroyed like that – you’d have thought a tornado had gone through there. We need people to help in any way they can so we can get the stables back up soon, so our horses have some- where to go. It’s devastating, we worked so hard to get the stables and now they’re gone.”
Angels Rescue, set up 20 years ago, rehabilitates and rehomes abused, neglected and abandoned animals.
It primarily covers East Cheshire and runs a rehoming and fostering programme. Animals cared for have included cats, dogs, horses and wildlife such as hedgehogs.
It has 20 horses at the moment, with the rest kept between stables at Bollington, a home on Withinlee Road in Prestbury, a field in Gawsworth and at Adlington Manor Nursing Home.
The stables on Whirley Road cost £1,700 which was collected after fundraising and donations.
The team offers the chance for people who have gone through physical and mental trauma to meet the horses and learn to groom them, as part of a course of Equine Assisted Therapy.
Angela said they would ultimately like to create a centre for people to visit with their carers.
She said: “We are a charity relying on people’s donations and fundraising. We’ve come a long way but it’s so hard and we need as much help as we can get. The stables blowing down has been a massive blow to us and we don’t know what to do.
“We hope people will be able to help us.”
Contact the charity on 01625 421467 or 07737 126990 to help. Go to angelsanimalrescue. co.uk/how-to-donate to donate funds.