New database created to help Aust horses in an emergency

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Australia's new National Equine Database links horse owners to landholders who can temporarily house animals during an emergency.
Australia’s new National Equine Database links horse owners to landholders who can temporarily house animals during an emergency.

A National Equine Database has been created in Australia to help emergency-stricken horse owners find help during the likes of floods and bushfires.

The database is a partnership between the Country Fire Association (CFA) and Walking Forward Disaster Relief Team founder Jenna Kelley.

The idea, Kelley said, was to help horse owners plan ahead before an emergency. The NED advises where horses can be taken in an emergency.

“With NED is that you plan ahead and are prepared with your animals prior to an emergency. You’ll have a plan in place and your animals will be safer prior to a disaster. You will know your self-evacuation trigger for your animals,” she said.

Several properties in Victoria have added their details to the database, and Kelley is urging other proprty owners and horse owners from around Australia to do the same.

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  • February 18, 2016 at 10:38 am
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    Thank you for sharing my NED Database news! We are looking to release it in NZ so please pass this on to Councils and major horse groups and companies so we can get funding to help you all over there! NZ is my second home! xxx

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