Welcome to SPEAR - an established Large Animal Welfare Charity. Our objectives are to provide support and care for elderly, infirm or unwanted large animals and to educate and promote an understanding of their needs.



SPEAR's work is funded solely by donations.  With your help we can continue to give our animals the very best of care.

How you can  help us:

Adopt an Animal 

Support our events ** Open Day on 18 May**

Join our 100 Club

Donate items for our SPEAR stall

Save your used stamps for us, especially foreign ones 

  Our Annual  Report gives full details of our work during the past year, download a copy here.  There's full information on admissions, permanent residents, the animals included in the adoption programme, and a run-down of our many fund-raising activities during the year and those planned for next year.


Countrywide Equine Event 4/5/6 April

The winner of the SPEAR raffle prize, kindly donated by Countrywide, is LUCY BROWN.  Many thanks to all those who came along to the Countrywide Equine Event on 4/5/6 April and supported our SPEAR stall. 


Thanks to everyone who came along to our Open Day on 23 March,  it's always good to see our visitors.  Thank you for your continued support.


MORE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2014: our event diary for 2014 is now on the Event Diary page.


             Barney Goat - please see Adoption Programme page.




As we do each year, we took the SPEAR stalls out and about to many venues all through the Spring and Summer of 2013, fund-raising and publicising SPEAR's work for horses and ponies in desperate need. Here we are with the teddy tombola at Hagley and Halesowen Countryside Show in September: 


Selling rugs at Tadmarton Fun Ride, also in  September:




  Thank you to everyone who has sent in cuddly toys for our teddy tombola, we now have more than enough.