Recent News for Adoption & Rescue


2018 TAA Accreditation Application Available Online

January 14, 2018

Thoroughbred aftercare organizations interested in applying for accreditation must do so by 6:00 p.m. on Apr. 15.... Read More


What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 2

January 04, 2018

Now that you've acquired your "free" horse, here's how to keep him healthy.... Read More


Horse Rescue Operators Share Christmas Wish Lists

December 21, 2017

Find out how you can help horse rescues this holiday season, from donating supplies to offering time.... Read More


What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 1

December 07, 2017

Here's what you need to know before acquiring a free (or nearly free) horse.... Read More


ASPCA Grants $185,000 to Help Retired Racehorses

December 02, 2017

The ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has granted more than $2 million to help protect former racehorses.... Read More


Peaceable Farm Owner Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

November 02, 2017

Anne Williams must serve 18 months in jail and pay $300 in fines. ... Read More


Horses Abandoned Near Florida Everglades

August 08, 2017

Three horses have been apparently abandoned in the same area since Aug. 1.... Read More


LNJ Foxwoods Raises More Than $85,000 for Horses First Fund

August 07, 2017

The fund was established to help more than 40 horses abandoned in 2016 and those in need of emergency aid in the future.... Read More


Poll Recap: Free Horses

July 18, 2017

Of the 502 respondents, 348 (69%) said they have acquired a horse for free.... Read More


Rehabbing Neglected Horses: No Small Task

July 13, 2017

Restoring a neglected horse's health can be rewarding, but also complicated, time-consuming, and sometimes unsuccessful.... Read More


UHVRC Distributes More Than 3,200 Vaccines to Horses in Need

April 22, 2017

The UHVRC has delivered more than 25,000 doses of core vaccines to protect horses in need since its inception in 2009.... Read More


Rescues Will Compete to Help Horses on 'Help a Horse' Day

April 14, 2017

The ASPCA's contest will award $100,000 in grant prizes to equine organizations across the country.... Read More


Adopting a Mustang: What It Takes

April 13, 2017

Considering adopting a mustang? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More


The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Cruelty Prosecutions

February 16, 2017

The equine veterinarian is the prosecutor's most important resource and witness in these cases, one attorney said.... Read More


How Veterinarians Become Involved in Equine Rescue Cases

February 07, 2017

Take a look at six ways vets might become involved as well as the legal considerations when dealing with these cases.... Read More


Best Practices for Equine Rescues

February 02, 2017

Quality rescues practice good horse husbandry, maintain a realistic annual budget, seek continuing education, and more.... Read More


Secretariat Center Places Record Number of Horses in 2016

January 07, 2017

The Kentucky-based organization placed 62 retired Thoroughbred racehorses in new homes for second careers.... Read More


Monday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 06, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on biosecurity, equine collapse, MRI, industry issues, and more! ... Read More


Wild Horse Sanctuary Must Rehome Horses Before Dec. 1

November 15, 2016

Any horses and burros not adopted by Dec. 1 will be sold at auction.... Read More


New Beginnings Horse Rescue Operator Indicted

October 18, 2016

Cassy Newell-Reed was indicted on animal cruelty charges months after officials declined to prosecute previous charges.... Read More


Poll Recap: If You Won the Lottery: Equine Edition

August 09, 2016

Of the 1,296 respondents, 571 (44%) said they would build their dream barn with lottery winnings. ... Read More


Charges Against Virginia Horse Rescue Dropped

August 05, 2016

New Beginnings Horse Rescue operator Cassy Newell-Reed had been charged with three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.... Read More


Kentucky Agriculture Officials to Study Equine Welfare Laws

July 22, 2016

Officials will explore ways it can help counties expedite how they carry out equine cruelty investigations.... Read More


Investigation to Prosecution: Making an Equine Cruelty Case

July 21, 2016

Proving a case is legitimate, then levying charges and prosecuting those responsible, takes time and cooperation.... Read More


ASPCA Grants $200,000 to Assist Retired Racehorses

July 15, 2016

The ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has granted more than $2 million to aid former racehorses since its inception.... Read More