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
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,
May 26, 2008
Only a handful of racehorses continue racing for more than a few years. The most talented runners are retired ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
March 14, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
November 09, 2007
A veterinarian who has been caring for the 42 equine survivors of an Oct. 27 semitrailer rollover accident in Wadsworth, Ill., says the animals are mending and are nearly ready to go to new homes. Placement coordinators for the horses are in the... Read More
November 04, 2007
Less than week after a double-decker trailer rollover caused the death of 17 horses, a member of the Illinois General Assembly introduced legislation that would ban the use of such trailers to transport horses for any reason.
Ill. State... Read More
October 18, 2007
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is asking facilities that will accept and/or place horses to list themselves on the UHC Web site.
"This is an important step... Read More
October 17, 2007
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 Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville, N.C.
There will be about 70 animals, from yearlings to... Read More
August 22, 2007
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a Wild Horse and Burro Celebration at the Ewing, Ill., holding facility on Sept. 7 and 8, 2007. There will be 150 animals available for adoption, including yearlings, mares, mare-foal pairs, studs,... Read More
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