Adoption

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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

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Illinois Accident Horses Nearly Ready for Adoption

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

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Trailer Accident: Proposed Law Would Ban Illinois Double-Deckers

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

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Unwanted Horse Group Compiling List of Facilities Accepting Horses

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

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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in North Carolina

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

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Illinois BLM Facility Holding Wild Horse Adoption Event

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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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in South Carolina

August 21, 2007

The Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a special wild horse and burro adoption at Clemson University's T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Clemson, S.C.

There will be about 80 horses and a few... Read More

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Illinois BLM Facility Offering Reduced Adoption Fee on Mares and Foals

July 31, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facility in Ewing, Ill., is offering 25 mare and foal pairs at reduced fees through September. The pairs can be adopted for $125; calculated as $100 for the foal and $25 for the mare, in lieu of the... Read More

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20 Horse Welfare Groups Meet for Conference

July 31, 2007

National and state-based equine protection, placement, and rescue organizations gathered for the first time Friday (July 27) to discuss the rehoming of at-risk horses in America. The Homes for Horses Conference was jointly sponsored by the Human... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Humane Center Draws Interest

July 07, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center held its inaugural open house June 23 at the organization's leased property in Nicholasville, Ky. Formed to facilitate adoption of unwanted horses in Kentucky and to provide humane treatment and shelter during... Read More

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Taking the 'Un' Out of Unwanted Horses

June 20, 2007

The Unwanted Horse Coalition hopes to step up awareness and engage the entire horse industry in its "own responsibly" campaign.

The coalition, made up of industry organizations... Read More

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BLM: Reduced Fee for Second Horse at Wisconsin Adoption

June 15, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites you to head out to the Mequon Holding Facility in Mequon, Wisc., on June 30, to take home a horse or burro from America's public range lands.

Adopters can now get another horse for $25 through... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in Georgia

June 02, 2007

The Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a special wild horse and burro adoption at the Chicopee AG Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, in Gainesville, Ga.

"A wonderful selection of animals will be... Read More

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Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society Conducting Adoption Drive

June 01, 2007

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society (BEHS) has announced "Bluebonnet Adoption Days," to be held from June 15 to July 15, 2007.

In two years of operation, the organization has taken in almost 200 horses but nearly 100 of those horses are still... Read More

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KHP Hosting Adoption Event May 26

May 21, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., will be hosting a special adoption day May 26. Interested parties can check out adoptable horses from the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Kentucky Equine Humane Center, and ReRun at the Maker's Mark... Read More

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Sharpsburg Horses Now Available for Adoption

May 13, 2007

The horses seized by the Humane Society of Washington County from a farm in Sharpsburg, Md., in December 2006 are now available for adoption.

Last month the owner of the horses relinquished ownership to the Humane Society of... Read More

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BLM Hosting Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Michigan

May 07, 2007

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States will be hosting a horse and burro adoption event this month in Michigan. More than 60 horses and a few burros will be available.

Animals will be available for viewin... Read More

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The Kentucky Equine Humane Center Opens

April 15, 2007

Horses of all breeds in Kentucky who are currently in life-threatening situations will receive the gift of a second chance at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC), which will officially opens its doors on April 16. 

“This is a... Read More

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New Kentucky Shelter for At-Risk Horses Opens April 16

April 14, 2007

Horses of all breeds in Kentucky who are currently in life-threatening situations will receive the gift of a second chance at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC), which will officially open its doors on April 16.

"This is an... Read More

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Oregon State Fairgrounds Hosting BLM Horse Adoption, Clinics

April 12, 2007

Nearly 40 wild horses will be offered for adoption this weekend in Salem, Ore. Those interested will have the opportunity to get out and see wild horses up close, learn about their history and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's... Read More

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Plea Agreement Releases Seized Maryland Horses for Adoption

April 05, 2007

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BLM Hosting Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Indiana

April 02, 2007

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States will be hosting a horse and burro adoption event this month in Indiana. More than 60 horses and a few burros will be available.

Animals will be available for... Read More

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Homes Sought for Rare Fillies Removed from Shackleford Banks

March 28, 2007

The herd on Shackleford Banks is cooperatively managed by the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc., and Cape Lookout National Seashore. This herd is considered one of the most pure. Removed foals are available for adoption.... Read More