Click on the links below for resources to help you improve the welfare of equines in Ireland:
Legislation (Horses, Donkeys, Hybrids)
Legislation relating to horses, donkeys and hybrids.
- Horses seized under the Control of Horses Act 1996 e.g. straying on public land
- Horses seized under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 (awaiting details of figures)
Equine Welfare and Rescue Organisations
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine also have Veterinary Inspectors in each county in Ireland who are Authorised Officers under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013. They can be contacted via the Animal Cruelty Helpline.
View our list of equine rescues and welfare organisations in Ireland.