Many thanks to BBC Leicester and BBC east Midlands today for there help and support(thanks Becca!).
Here is a web feature based on Carole`s interviews with them
the original piece can be found here
A Leicestershire horse sanctuary is grateful for the donations it has received from members of the public after appearing on BBC television.
Pablo’s Sanctuary in Long Clawson appeared on East Midlands Today as it was struggling to cope due to rising food costs and an increased intake.
More than 60 horses are currently cared for at the site, but staff have been forced to turn many others away.
Owner Carol Fielding said the donations had helped pay off their winter bills.
Dozens of cheques arrived by post and were delivered by hand in response to the charity’s appearance.
“People have come down to see the horses and on the way out they’ve given me nice envelopes with cheques in for £1,000.
“So thanks to all that we’ve managed to pay off all of last winter’s bills which means we’re going into this winter with a clean slate.”
However she added the sanctuary were still under pressure due to the “tremendous demand” for spaces.
“Look in any horse magazine and you’ll see horses being abandoned on racecourses, on golf courses, just literally being abandoned everywhere.
“Horse sanctuaries are full to the rafters, we just can’t physically take anymore.”