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30. November 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report November: Farm Animal Service

Kurzacze. The mare is very nervous, and we have to postpone the trimming of her hooves.

This month, the work for our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts with a warning in Paprocice. The owners of the farm need to repair the dilapidated doghouse as soon as possible. The temperatures are decreasing, and their dog is not properly protected against cold weather.

The next farm we are visiting is located in Sieradowice. Here, we trim the…

31. October 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report October: Farm Animal Service

Okalina. We trim the hooves of four horses. All suffer from laminitis.

October is a busy month for our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team. We start our work by trimming the hooves of four horses on a farm in Okalina. All for animals suffer from laminitis. Recently, the owner started to build a new stable for the small herd and is currently waiting for help to finish the roof.  

Next, we drive to farm in Niedospielin to…

31. October 2021

Poland | Wachock | Anna Lorenzen: Committed to animal welfare since 20 years

31 October 2021 – Anna’s last day of work.

Anna has been committed to helping since 20 years. The first time she worked with us was over ten years ago at the largest regional Polish market for "slaughter" horses in Bodzentyn. Up to 1,000 horses per week, brutally handled, brutally loaded and transported. Today this market no longer exists, also thanks to Anna's consistent market…

31. August 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report August: Farm Animal Service

Rzepin. The horses are well trained and now. The trimming of the hooves’ goes efficient and fast.

This month, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts their work by trimming the hooves of two young horses in Rzepin. Since the owner has been eagerly practising with his horses to pick up their legs, the trimming of the hooves goes very smoothly this time.

Next, our team is driving to Sniadka. There, a horse was diagnosed with scabies – a skin…

31. July 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report July: Farm Animal Service

Bardo: Our team is looking after the claws of several cows.

In July, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is very busy again. We are starting our work by visiting two farms in Szerzawy. On the first farm, we notice that the owner did install many stable improvements since our last visit. He fixed one of the stable doors and whitened the walls. As a reward we trim hooves of his mare. On the next farm, we are…

30. June 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report June: Farm Animal Service

Gosciecin. During trimming our FAS-farriers find an abscess in the hoof of the horse.

In June, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is in high demand. After the information spread that our team is back at work again after a COVID-19 related break, our phone is ringing non-stop.  

Our first visit this month is on a farm in Gosciecin. A limping horse urgently needs our help. Our farriers immediately spot an abscess in the hoof and…

31. May 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report May: Farm Animal Service

Wola Zamkowa. Our FAS team is looking after the hooves of a 27-year-old stallion.

Finally, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team can continue with their work for the animals in May after the COVID-19 restrictions forced us to pause our work for two months.

Our first visit is on a farm in Sieradowice. The owner set up an electric fence and extended the paddock. Now his animals will have more space and enjoy their time on the…

28. February 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report February: Farm Animal Service

Bronkowice. The owner releases a calf which he tethered by the horns after our team reprimands him for this dangerous practice.

Finally, this month our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team can return to work after being forced into a break by the worsening COVID-19 pandemic last winter.  

Our first visit is on a farm in Marcinkow. There we trim the hooves of five horses. All of them need special care because they have a history with founder (laminitis). Next, our FAS team drives…

24. November 2020

Poland | Starachowice | Court Case: Animal Abuse

Our team tries to look after the mistreated animals. The owner refuses our help.

Today, we receive news about a court case regarding animal abuse on a farm in Starachowice. Our team, as well as the veterinary inspection, has been monitoring this farm since 2017. Back then, our team discovered a herd of 14 starving and neglected cattle, two severely mistreated horses and a dozen sick cats. Initially, we offered the family our…