Equine Foster Homes Needed in Texas and Arkansas

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is a rescue organization that helps horses, donkeys, and mules throughout Texas and Arkansas. The organization has taken in more than 125 horses and investigated over 250 neglect cases in 2009.

Law enforcement continues to call the group with requests for help, but the organization is out of room.

"It is easy to say that we cannot save them all," said Bluebonnet's co-founder and president Jennifer Williams, PhD, "but it is harder when the sheriff's department has you on the phone and you are the horses' last hope."

Although the organization hopes to eventually have a farm of its own, the rescue currently works through a network of foster homes. Foster homes supply hay and grain and cover a part of the farrier expenses (all of which could be tax-deductible since BEHS is a 501c3). The rescue pays for veterinary bills, approved medications and supplements, paste dewormers and a portion of farrier expenses.

The rescue provides mentoring and coaching on rehabilitating neglected horses. Anyone interested in becoming a foster home is asked to complete a foster home application and undergo a pre-fostering home visit. If you are interested in helping needy horses by fostering, please contact Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society at Bluebonnetequine.org or 888/542-5163.

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