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Wild Horse Population: Government Considering Euthanasia

July 01, 2008

Federal officials are considering euthanizing wild horses to deal with the growing population on the range and in holding facilities, authorities said Monday.

Wild horses have overpopulated public lands and the U.S. Bureau of Land Managemen... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park Hosting Equine Adoption Fair

June 26, 2008

A number of factors have converged to make this a difficult year for some of Kentucky's horses. Equine overpopulation, a challenging economy, and last summer's drought are among the causes of distress that have put Kentucky's horses in the... Read More

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Horses Seized from California Sanctuary

June 18, 2008

Nearly 90 horses remain under veterinarians' care at undisclosed locations after officials removed them from the Equus Sanctuary in Pearblossom, Calif.

"They were desperately in need of food and water," said Michelle Roache, deput... Read More

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HSUS Opening Oregon Horse Sanctuary and Rescue Facility

June 10, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will open a new 1,120-acre horse sanctuary and rescue facility in Douglas County, Ore. This will be the organization's fourth major animal care facility.

The new Duchess Sanctuary is made... Read More

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Wild Horse Adoption Planned in Jackson

June 08, 2008

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Teton Back Country Horsemen are hosting a wild horse adoption in Jackson, Wyo., later this month.

The adoption is scheduled for June 27-28 at the Teton County Fairgrounds.

The BLM... Read More

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Horses Seized in California Ready for New Homes

May 30, 2008

Ten horses seized in a California abuse case have been released to go to new homes now that their former owner pleaded no contest to the charges against her.

"We will either auction the horses or sell them to a third party who already has... Read More

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Rescues Consider Cost of Equine Welfare Cases

May 30, 2008

In February the Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HSPCA) in Columbia, S.C., seized 45 horses. Four months and thousands of dollars later, the criminal cases against the animals' owners, Read More

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Options for Ex-Racehorses

May 26, 2008

Only a handful of racehorses continue racing for more than a few years. The most talented runners are retired ... Read More

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Rescue Highlights Danger of 'Free Horse' Offers

May 23, 2008

Dennis Rutherford of Elma, Wash., had the best of intentions when he offered his pair of retired Thoroughbred racehorses free to good homes on a popular giveaway Web site. Now he's warning other horse owners it's dangerous to offer something for... Read More

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Ohio Horse Rescues Planning Mothers' Day Event

May 02, 2008

Horse enthusiasts will have the opportunity to both honor their mothers and contribute toward securing draft horses otherwise bound for an uncertain fate through a Mothers' Day effort organized by two Ohio horse rescue operators.

On May 9,... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park to Host Equine Adoption Fair

April 29, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park will host its first John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair on June 28. During this event, adoptable horses of various breeds will be available from several local equine rescue and adoption agencies.

The June 28... Read More

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Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program Unveiling New Facility

April 16, 2008

The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) will officially unveil its new adoption facility April 18. The group's new headquarters is located on the grounds of Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington, N.Y.

The Purple Haz... Read More

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One Year Later, Horses Seized in Indiana Faring Well

April 02, 2008

Nearly a year after Indiana Horse Rescue (IHR) Southwest took over the care of more than 100 horses on a Gibson County, Ind., farm, the animals continue to improve, and many have been adopted into new homes.

Between seized animals and a... Read More

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The Kentucky Equine Humane Center: Providing Another Option

March 14, 2008

Every horse has an owner. Every owner has a responsibility. The mission of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center is clear--to provide a home for horses who may not have a clear future. Between the rising costs of hay, grain and gasoline, as well as the... Read More

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Mustang Yearling Program Offers More Than $20,000

March 14, 2008

The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) has a new mission: to place for adoption more than 200 yearling Mustangs while at the same time providing educational funding to youth, as... Read More

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Donkey Rescue Looking to Expand

February 04, 2008

Instead of finding homes for abandoned dogs or cats, one animal rescue group is asking Minnesotans to adopt donkeys.

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue has more than 1,000 donkeys, including abused and neglected domestic donkeys and wild burros.... Read More

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Racing Group Endorses Deadline for Steroid Rule Adoption

February 01, 2008

Members of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium haven't backed away from a call for regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses, but on Jan. 31 they endorsed a Dec. 31, 2008, deadline for nationwide adoption of a model rule.

The move... Read More

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More Than 300 Horses Placed by New Vocations in 2007

January 28, 2008

New Vocations placed more than 300 retired racehorses in new homes in 2007. The organization matches retired Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds with new homes throughout the Central and Eastern United States.

"A market flooded with... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in Alabama

January 03, 2008

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption at the Mobile Agri-Ed Center in Mobile, Ala., on January 19 and 20, 2008.

Approximately 65 horses and a few... Read More

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More Horses, Fewer Donors Challenge Equine Rescue Groups

December 20, 2007

Two years ago, the directors of Maryland's equine rescue organizations got together to brainstorm ways to polish up their administrative skills and cultivate public support for their work. Back then, the Maryland Association of Rescue Equine... Read More

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John Henry Painting Brings In Record Amount for ReRun Adoption Program

December 13, 2007

A recent Ebay auction brought a record winning bid of $5,200 for an original painting created by the late John Henry. The painting was part of the annual holiday auction held by ReRun, Inc., a Thoroughbred horse adoption program with chapters in... Read More

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Relocation, Purchases Save Baltimore Cart Ponies from Impoundment

December 13, 2007

Just one day before being declared abandoned, 49 ponies formerly used to pull produce carts in the streets of Baltimore, Md., have been relocated--some to new homes in the country, others to temporary facilities within the city. The ponies had... Read More

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Thoroughbred Adoption Program to Receive AAEP Equine Welfare Award

December 03, 2007

The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) in Farmington, N.Y., is the 2007 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Equine Welfare Award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP Past President A. Gary Lavin, VMD, the... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Seeking Facilities to Accept Unwanted Horses

November 23, 2007

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) seeks to list facilities that provide specific services for unwanted horses, such as retraining facilities, therapeutic riding groups and police departments, and facilities that accept horses with special needs,... Read More

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Michigan State Vets Help Prepare Racehorses for Another Life

November 10, 2007

Michigan State University's Large Animal Hospital has been helping prepare retired racehorses for other occupations. Working together with CANTER, these horses receive necessary medical and surgical care, and then are sent on to new homes and ne... Read More