Recent News for Adoption & Rescue
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 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
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
March 14, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
January 01, 2008
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 Loca6.com (
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