Quest Equine is dedicated to providing an ethical and professional standard of comprehensive welfare services for neglected, sick, injured, abandoned and mistreated Australian equines. Quest 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 rehabilitation and re-homing.
The philosophy at the Quest Shelter is that every equine, regardless of age, health status, breed or perceived 'value', be afforded the highest standard of care possible. Horses, Ponies and Donkeys are made welcome for whatever period of time is necessary in order to restore their health and to source them an appropriate adoptive home.
Quest’s operational practices are two-fold. Our Shelter offers a safe and nurturing environment in which individual surrendered equines are rehabilitated to the optimum health and condition that they can achieve, whilst, via the Quest website and social media, Quest is consistently working towards, advocating for, and facilitating positive and lasting changes to the welfare status of all Australian equines as a whole.
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.
Quest'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. Please click here 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. You can visit Joy here.
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