Horse champion hands over reins
Sandra Shearer has rescued thousands of horses from abuse and neglect, guarding the welfare of the animals nationwide for 22 years.
Now the former International League for the Protection of Horses chief executive has resigned, leaving the role to the SPCA’s Auckland horse welfare auxiliary.
The league was established in New Zealand in 1990 to act as an equine lobby and welfare protection group.
But when its umbrella organisation in the United Kingdom restructured, the New Zealand league became affiliated with SPCA Auckland.
Working for the league Mrs Shearer investigated complaints of neglect, organised re-homing of rescued horses, ponies and donkeys, lobbied to improve legislation and codes of practices related to equine welfare, provided professional advice, and fundraised to keep the league going.
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