Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation

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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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Prominent Sire Silver Hawk Euthanized

June 09, 2008

Thoroughbred Silver Hawk, the sire of 76 stakes winners who was pensioned in the fall of 2003, was euthanized June 5 due to the infirmities of old age. He was 29.

By Roberto out of the Amerigo mare Gris Vitesse, Silver Hawk stood his... Read More

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Helping Hoarders: Rescuers, Therapists Ponder Options

June 08, 2008

Last week a court in Humboldt County, Calif., sentenced Elsie Smith, 69, to three years of probation for animal neglect. Authorities seized 40 horses from her property on April 1. Although Smith is forbidden to own horses during her probation,... Read More

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Dead Horses Found on Minnesota Farm, Survivors Removed

June 06, 2008

Nine allegedly starving horses were removed May 28 from a farm in Hewett, Minn., after Todd County sheriff's deputies discovered them, along with the carcasses of 19 other horses.

"The horses had been dead for a long time," said Wade Hanson,... Read More

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Animal Advocates Contemplate Remedial Horse Care Classes

June 04, 2008

Sara Isaacson of California's Heart of the Redwoods Horse Rescue has seen her share of abused and neglected horses. But since looking after a herd of horses connected with an animal... Read More

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The Seized Horse

June 01, 2008

The economy is hurting and many horse owners have lost their jobs, homes, and, in some cases, their horses. Drought, pressure to raise grain rather than hay, and rising fuel costs have pushed hay prices to unprecedented highs. In an ideal world,... 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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Prosecutors Planning to Appeal Seized Horse Reimbursement Ruling

May 19, 2008

An attorney with the Jackson County, Mich., prosecutor's office said Monday he will appeal a Circuit Court ruling that horses at the center of a controversial animal cruelty case were improperly seized, and that their former owner be reimbursed... Read More

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Tracking Sold Horses: Lucky Rescue of Little Cliff

May 10, 2008

During a visit to a known direct-to-slaughter holding pen in New Holland, Pa., Christy Sheidy, co-founder of equine rescue Another Chance 4 Horses, purchased a bay gelding. Thanks to a tattoo on his lip, Sheidy was able to identify the... 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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Horses Removed from California Ranch 'Thriving'

April 29, 2008

While their former owner faces animal neglect charges, most of the 40 horses seized from a Humboldt County, Calif., ranch are thriving, according to Sara Isaacson of Heart of the Redwoods Horse Rescue.

"They've turned the corner," said... Read More

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Washington Horse Rescue Operator Charged with Cruelty

April 24, 2008

The operator of two Washington State horse rescues will be arraigned in King County, Wash., Superior Court on animal cruelty charges April 29.

Dean Solomon, operator of both the former Pacific Equestrian Center and the Washington... Read More

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Trial Date Set for Colorado Rescue Abuse Case

April 23, 2008

A Colorado woman accused of starving more than 20 horses at a rescue facility pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges during an appearance in Larimer County District Court yesterday.

According to Linda Jensen, public information office... Read More

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Keeneland, Toyota Award Grant to Equine Humane Center

April 17, 2008

Kentucky's at-risk horses are set to receive a gift from the Keeneland Foundation and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in the form of a $20,000 grant to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center.

Located on a 72-acre farm near Lexington, the... Read More

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74 Horses Removed from Kentucky Farm Recovering

April 03, 2008

A week after animal welfare officials removed 74 horses from a Jessamine County, Ky., farm, the animals are gaining strength and acclimating to their new surroundings.

"When they first came off the trailer, they were listless," said Kim... 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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Kentucky Horse Council to Host Equine Rescue Networking Meeting

March 17, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Council is facilitating a meeting for all Kentucky Equine Rescue Organizations on March 25 in Lexington, Ky. This is an opportunity for all Kentucky equine rescues to network and learn about other organizations throughout the... 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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Illinois Offering Horse Rescue Licensing Option

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

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Horses Seized from Another Colorado Rescue

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

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The Horse Trust Issues Special Appeal in U.K. Rescue Case

January 12, 2008

According to a press release from The Horse Trust in Speen, Buckinghamshire, England, 17 more horses and ponies have been evacuated from an Amersham farm and taken to The Horse Trust. A... Read More

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Rescue Operator Seeks Hearing to Retain Custody of Seized Horses

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