Recent News for Adoption & Rescue


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


Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program Unveiling New Facility

April 16, 2008

The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) will officially unveil its new adoption facility April 18. The group's new headquarters is located on the grounds of Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington, N.Y.

The Purple Haz... Read More


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


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


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


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


Mustang Yearling Program Offers More Than $20,000

March 14, 2008

The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) has a new mission: to place for adoption more than 200 yearling Mustangs while at the same time providing educational funding to youth, as... Read More


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


Donkey Rescue Looking to Expand

February 04, 2008

Instead of finding homes for abandoned dogs or cats, one animal rescue group is asking Minnesotans to adopt donkeys.

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue has more than 1,000 donkeys, including abused and neglected domestic donkeys and wild burros.... Read More


Racing Group Endorses Deadline for Steroid Rule Adoption

February 01, 2008

Members of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium haven't backed away from a call for regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses, but on Jan. 31 they endorsed a Dec. 31, 2008, deadline for nationwide adoption of a model rule.

The move... Read More


More Than 300 Horses Placed by New Vocations in 2007

January 28, 2008

New Vocations placed more than 300 retired racehorses in new homes in 2007. The organization matches retired Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds with new homes throughout the Central and Eastern United States.

"A market flooded with... Read More


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


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


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


31 Equids Found Dead on British Farm

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


Charges against Colorado Horse Rescue Operator Pending

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


Cost of Wood Shavings Increasing as Housing Market Falls

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


Equine Welfare Fund Formed by Kentucky Horse Council

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


Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in Alabama

January 03, 2008

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption at the Mobile Agri-Ed Center in Mobile, Ala., on January 19 and 20, 2008.

Approximately 65 horses and a few... Read More


Horse Rescue Owner Trying to Get Seized Animals Back

January 01, 2008

The owner of a Fort Collins, Colo., animal rescue shelter says she will try to raise $10,000 for a bond so she can reclaim 27 animals seized by county officials over allegations that... Read More


26 Horses Found Undernourished on Florida Farm

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 (Read More


More Horses, Fewer Donors Challenge Equine Rescue Groups

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


Three Horses Dead, Six Impounded from Alabama Farm

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


John Henry Painting Brings In Record Amount for ReRun Adoption Program

December 13, 2007

A recent Ebay auction brought a record winning bid of $5,200 for an original painting created by the late John Henry. The painting was part of the annual holiday auction held by ReRun, Inc., a Thoroughbred horse adoption program with chapters in... Read More


Relocation, Purchases Save Baltimore Cart Ponies from Impoundment

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