Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation
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
February 16, 2008
When Colleen O'Keefe, DVM, approached Illinois legislators about licensing horse rescue and shelter facilities around the state, the lawmakers were surprised.
"Usually, industries don’t want to be regulated," said O'Keefe, Division manager... Read More
January 23, 2008
Operators of another Colorado horse rescue have been accused of animal cruelty, less than a month after a similar case occurred in the state. Now, one rescue industry operator in that state says the two seizures illustrate the plight of... Read More
January 12, 2008
January 09, 2008
An attorney for a Colorado woman whose horses were seized by Larimer County authorities is seeking a bond hearing to recover custody of the animals.
The seizure took place on Dec. 29 when Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden ordered the... Read More
January 09, 2008
British police and animal welfare authorities rescued 84 neglected horses Wednesday from a farm where they had found 31 dead horses, ponies, and donkeys, officials said.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officials were... Read More
January 08, 2008
A Colorado woman could face multiple criminal charges after Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden seized animals, including 16 allegedly malnourished horses, from her Animal Angels... Read More
January 06, 2008
A downturn in the housing industry is being blamed for a shortage of equine shavings that has resulted in sharp price increases and changes in the methods some owners use to manage their horses.
"The cost of shavings has increased by 70% in... Read More
January 04, 2008
The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has established a fund to support programs that promote the health and welfare of all horses in the state.
As a part of the continual work to find second careers for unwanted horses and evaluate and... Read More
January 01, 2008
December 30, 2007
An elderly man who told Deland, Fla., deputies he had "fallen on hard financial times" and was having problems caring for the animals by himself had 26 horses removed from his farm on Dec. 29, according to an article on Loca6.com (
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 20, 2007
State agriculture officials plan to charge a Shorter, Ala., man with animal cruelty after finding three dead horses on his property and six others allegedly undernourished.
State Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks said Wednesday his... 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 09, 2007
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the largest recorded horse rescue in the state of Maryland. The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) continues to feel the affects of the horse seizure, and six horses are still in need of... Read More
November 23, 2007
Ranchers in the old West saw their horse herds depleted by rustlers. Today people are abandoning unwanted domestic horses on ranches and public lands, noted a story on TheWorldLink.com originating from La Grande, Ore.
High hay prices and... 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 17, 2007
The pony cowered in the corner whenever Colin Mensch walked into her stall.
Beneath her fuzzy winter coat, the filly, called Color of Faith, was about 50 to 100 pounds underweight, the teenager remembered. Her hooves were long and cracked, the... Read More
November 05, 2007
The American Horse Council (AHC) held a day-long Issues Forum at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 2. This is the second such forum held outside the AHC's base in Washington, D.C.
Topics covered included:... 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
September 06, 2007
The horses that pull tourists on leisurely carriage rides through Central Park are working without enough water, shade, or oversight from authorities, a city report says.
City agencies haven't kept up with required veterinary checks and... Read More
August 21, 2007
The Horse contacted more than 100 industry and welfare groups in North America from the list in The Horse Source industry directory to ask them specific questions regarding their organizations, how they serve the horse, and what... Read More
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
July 26, 2007
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced that Priscilla Clark will receive the TCA Industry Service Award at the 18th annual TCA Stallion Season and Art Auction at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 30.
Clark will be honored... Read More
June 09, 2007
More than 40 concerned halter horse owners, breeders and trainers from nine states gathered in Tioga, Tex., May 29-30 for a think tank strategy meeting to discuss issues facing the halter horse industry and methods for response, including the... Read More
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