Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation
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
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
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
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
June 04, 2008
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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Q. Q: I live in Florida, and I am researching private equine rescue facilities. I am interested in starting one in my area. I see a great need for it! Any info that you could send my way would be appreciated. Connie A: Rescuing horses is very rewarding work, but it's also very demanding work. And without a
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