HRSA annouces historical animal welfare initiative - Partnership with Chapel Lodge

28 July 2015
by Office of the Chief Executive Officer, John Lewis
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As part of its ongoing commitment to animal welfare, and in particular its support of retired standardbreds, Harness Racing SA are delighted to announce an historic partnership with Chapel Lodge Standardbred Rescue and Rehabilitation, a not for profit charity.

Located on 21 acres in Lewiston, South Australia, Chapel Lodge works closely with the harness racing industry in re-homing horses to transition from racing to pleasure riding. They have re-homed approximately 80 horses over the past four years, and this partnership with HRSA will assist Chapel Lodge in sustaining this most important and valued service.

Chapel Lodge also provide services for horses that have either been abandoned or neglected. Currently Chapel Lodge have around 32 horses under their care, with a range of support and services provided including foster care, veterinary and farrier support as well as feed and transport, horse education and insurance. As part of the partnership, HRSA will provide direct funding assistance to Chapel Lodge in order to meet its ongoing commitments.

Chapel Lodge includes a team of professional people including many volunteers with extensive equine industry backgrounds and who have a genuine commitment to this cause, promoting life after racing.
Importantly the partnership with Chapel Lodge reflects HRSA’s ongoing commitment to animal welfare and life after racing for retired standardbred horses

This announcement follows the recent establishment of an animal welfare officer at HRSA.

More Information
John Lewis, Chief Executive Officer
Ph 0417 855 300

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