Recent News for Adoption & Rescue

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Kentucky Governor Authorizes Horse Park Funds

March 30, 2007

Gov. Ernie Fletcher has authorized $900,000 to design a new stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Fletcher gave Commerce Cabinet Secretary George Ward the go-ahead on Thursday to use money that had been set aside for a statewide campground... Read More

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Homes Sought for Rare Fillies Removed from Shackleford Banks

March 28, 2007

The herd on Shackleford Banks is cooperatively managed by the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc., and Cape Lookout National Seashore. This herd is considered one of the most pure. Removed foals are available for adoption.... Read More

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Dubai International Horse Fair Begins April 1

March 25, 2007

For the third consecutive year, the Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF)  will serve as a forum for international manufacturers and traders, and regional distributors, retailers, and equestrian enthusiasts. Over 200 companies will bring... Read More

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Two Men Charged in Montana Shooting Death of Horse

March 24, 2007

Two Missoula, Mont., men are charged in the fatal shooting of a horse in the Ninemile Valley earlier this week.

David A. Moorse, 21, and Jacob C. Scharff, 25, were each charged Thursday with accountability for criminal mischief, a felony... Read More

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Horse Won as Contest Prize Turns 30

March 17, 2007

Mountwood Bally Hy--"Monty" to her longtime owner--will soon reach the milestone age of 30 years. Helen Seymour of Suffolk, England, won the horse as a prize in a Horse & Hound... Read More

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Abandoned Ponies, Donkey, Other Animals Await Adoption

March 11, 2007

Wanted: a good home for 23 neglected and abandoned ponies, 10 dogs, some goats, and one donkey.

The animals were rescued Mar. 7 from a ranch in Menifee, Calif., where they were abandoned several weeks ago. A concerned resident contacted... Read More

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Horseshoeing a Family Business for Michigan Farriers

March 10, 2007

A sizzle followed by a billow of foul-smelling smoke floated through the barn as Jeff Lickfeldt pressed a hot shoe to a Thoroughbred's hoof.

"That smells like money," he said laughing as it caused others' nostrils to curl.

For more tha... Read More

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BLM Horse Adoption Planned in Southern Illinois

March 09, 2007

The Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a Wild Horse and Burro Adoption at the Wild Horse and Burro Holding Facility in Ewing, Ill., on April 27-28.

The adoption will be from 9 am. to 5 p.m. o... Read More

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BLM Hosting Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Arkansas

February 26, 2007

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States will be hosting a horse and burro adoption. More than 60 horses and a few burros will be available.

Animals will be available for viewing March 9, 2007, from 1:00... Read More

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Clenbuterol Use Below Expectations in Calif. Sample

February 16, 2007

Only about 12% of horses tested for clenbuterol had measurable levels of the medication in 193 blood samples taken recently, according to a report made by Rick Arthur, DVM, Thursday to the California Horse Racing Board medication committee.... Read More

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U.K. Racing Authorities Investigating Horse Death

February 13, 2007

The U.K.'s Horseracing Regulatory Authority (HRA) is investigating the death of steeplechaser Venn Ottery, who was euthanatized after fracturing his pelvis while running at Newbury on Saturday (Feb. 10), Read More

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Alberta Wild Horse Shootings: New Evidence Found

February 08, 2007

Members of the Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said they hope several items found in the area where seven wild horses have been killed since December will help lead them to the shooter, Read More

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Stallion Manager Sandy Hatfield to Be Guest on "Talkin' Horses"

February 07, 2007

Join Sandy Hatfield, stallion manager at Three Chimneys Farm, for Thursday's edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses."

Hatfield has overseen an all-star roster of Thoroughbred racehorses and will be the guest live online at Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Offered in Columbus, Ohio

February 07, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will offer approximately 80 horses and possibly a few burros for adoption at the Cooper Arena at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.

"There will be some exceptional horses from the... Read More

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Three Groups Join Efforts on Equine Scholarships

February 05, 2007

Edited press release

The Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky Horse Council, and the Race for Education have announced a joint effort to promote Kentucky's equine scholarships.

While each organization will continue to award... Read More

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New York Equine Inventory Valued at $1.8 Billion

February 02, 2007

Edited press release

The inventory value of equines in New York was $1.83 billion at the end of 2006, according to the United State Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service.

Steve Ropel, director of th... Read More

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Coleman Taking the Reins of UK's Equine Education Program

January 31, 2007

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is set to launch an undergraduate equine education program this fall and officials have tapped a trusted, familiar face with a wealth of experience to take the reins.

Bob Coleman, PhD,... Read More

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Equine Week a Major Fundraiser for Mass. Zoo

January 28, 2007

"(Equine Week at the Zoo) has become a big promotional event for the Zoo, and a kick-start to our season opening," says The Zoo in Forest Park education director Alison Summers. The event will celebrate its fourth anniversary April 14-22, 2007,... Read More

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Zebra Breaks Neck at Seattle Zoo

January 26, 2007

A zebra was found dead at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle with a broken neck.

The zoo says the animal ran into a fence in a holding area yesterday and died on impact.

The 4-year-old female was one of two zebras that arrived in Seattle... Read More

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Missouri Trailer Accident Horses Ready for Adoption

January 22, 2007

Once wanted just for their meat, about two dozen horses that survived a trailer wreck are ready for adoption.

The animals were headed to an Illinois slaughterhouse in September when the truck overturned on Interstate 44 between Sullivan and... Read More

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Waldrop Elected to American Horse Council Board of Trustees

January 18, 2007

The American Horse Council announced that Alex Waldrop, president and chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), has been elected to the AHC board of trustees.

“It is great to have an AHC trustee with... Read More

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Matchmaking Horse Finds a New Home

January 09, 2007

Southern Start Fury, an 18.1 hand Shire horse featured as a Matchmaking Adoptable Horse in the Dec. 20, 2006, The Horse Health E-Newsletter has found a new home! Fury will be traveling from Frog Pond Farm, a draft horse and pony rescue in Ohio, to a ... Read More

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Slaughter Bill Ban On Wild Horses Introduced Today

January 05, 2007

A bill to restore the 34-year ban on the commercial sale and slaughter of America's wild, free-roaming horses and burros (H.R. 249) was introduced today (Jan. 5) by U.S. House of Representatives Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) and Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.).... Read More

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Farm Animal Adoption Center Works to Acquaint Children with Animals

January 02, 2007

If you're looking to adopt a horse or goat, goose or chicken, pig or guinea pig, rabbit or hamster, bird or turtle, and of course, a dog or cat, Nevins Farm is the place to go.

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to... Read More

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El Rito Ranger District Plans Wild Horse Adoption

December 07, 2006

Wild horses rounded up on the Carson National Forest northeast of El Rito in Taos, N.M., are available for adoption.

A contractor has captured 31 horses on the Jarita Mesa in an effort to reduce the population in the area.

Carson... Read More