Quest Equine Welfare is dedicated to providing an ethical and professional standard of comprehensive welfare services for neglected, sick, injured, abandoned and mistreated Australian equines. QEW is making a meaningful difference in the lives of at-risk equines through direct intervention, education, community outreach, the raising of awareness, and through hands-on horse rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing.
The philosophy at the QEW Shelter is that every equine, regardless of age, health status, breed, or perceived 'value', be afforded the highest standard of care possible. Horses are made welcome for whatever period is necessary to restore their health and to source them the right adoptive home.
QEW’s services and operational practices are tailored to enable the charity to address the welfare of individual animals in need, whilst also consistently working towards, advocating for, and facilitating positive and lasting changes to the welfare status of all Australian equines.
The Diaries seen on this page are an important tribute to each of these individual horses, ponies, and donkeys. It is hoped that, by reading these diaries, community members will be better able to recognise equine welfare issues and will feel more accountable to advocate for animals who are potentially at risk.
QEW's voluntary equine welfare work is sustained entirely by donations and sponsorship from the community. Whether you can contribute a little or a lot, financial or otherwise, it all makes a difference. The horses and our volunteers are extremely grateful for every gesture of support. Visit this page for heaps of great ideas as to how you can help out!
Joy was less than 24 hrs old when she was taken into Quest's care. Abandoned by her emaciated mum and having spent a night in the rain, Joy's prognosis was not good. However, Joy proved to be a tough little cookie, and having been stabilised by QEW's Vet, she survived and thrived in the care of Quest.
visit the progress of our horses and ponies in care
how we can support owners and the welfare of their equines
how to donate and other ways in which you can support our work
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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do little."Edmund Burke