Recent News for Adoption & Rescue

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Trailer Accident: Proposed Law Would Ban Illinois Double-Deckers

November 04, 2007

Less than week after a double-decker trailer rollover caused the death of 17 horses, a member of the Illinois General Assembly introduced legislation that would ban the use of such trailers to transport horses for any reason.

Ill. State... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Group Compiling List of Facilities Accepting Horses

October 18, 2007

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is asking facilities that will accept and/or place horses to list themselves on the UHC Web site.  

"This is an important step... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in North Carolina

October 17, 2007

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 Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville, N.C.

There will be about 70 animals, from yearlings to... Read More

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Audit Criticizes NYC Carriage Horse Conditions

September 06, 2007

The horses that pull tourists on leisurely carriage rides through Central Park are working without enough water, shade, or oversight from authorities, a city report says.

City agencies haven't kept up with required veterinary checks and... Read More

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Illinois BLM Facility Holding Wild Horse Adoption Event

August 22, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a Wild Horse and Burro Celebration at the Ewing, Ill., holding facility on Sept. 7 and 8, 2007. There will be 150 animals available for adoption, including yearlings, mares, mare-foal pairs, studs,... Read More

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State of the Industry: Welfare Organizations

August 21, 2007

The Horse contacted more than 100 industry and welfare groups in North America from the list in The Horse Source industry directory to ask them specific questions regarding their organizations, how they serve the horse, and what... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in South Carolina

August 21, 2007

The Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a special wild horse and burro adoption at Clemson University's T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Clemson, S.C.

There will be about 80 horses and a few... Read More

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Illinois BLM Facility Offering Reduced Adoption Fee on Mares and Foals

July 31, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facility in Ewing, Ill., is offering 25 mare and foal pairs at reduced fees through September. The pairs can be adopted for $125; calculated as $100 for the foal and $25 for the mare, in lieu of the... Read More

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20 Horse Welfare Groups Meet for Conference

July 31, 2007

National and state-based equine protection, placement, and rescue organizations gathered for the first time Friday (July 27) to discuss the rehoming of at-risk horses in America. The Homes for Horses Conference was jointly sponsored by the Human... Read More

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Clark to Receive Thoroughbred Charities of America Industry Service Award

July 26, 2007

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced that Priscilla Clark will receive the TCA Industry Service Award at the 18th annual TCA Stallion Season and Art Auction at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 30.

Clark will be honored... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Humane Center Draws Interest

July 07, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center held its inaugural open house June 23 at the organization's leased property in Nicholasville, Ky. Formed to facilitate adoption of unwanted horses in Kentucky and to provide humane treatment and shelter during... Read More

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Taking the 'Un' Out of Unwanted Horses

June 20, 2007

The Unwanted Horse Coalition hopes to step up awareness and engage the entire horse industry in its "own responsibly" campaign.

The coalition, made up of industry organizations... Read More

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BLM: Reduced Fee for Second Horse at Wisconsin Adoption

June 15, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites you to head out to the Mequon Holding Facility in Mequon, Wisc., on June 30, to take home a horse or burro from America's public range lands.

Adopters can now get another horse for $25 through... Read More

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Focus Turns to Conformation Horse as Group Forms

June 09, 2007

More than 40 concerned halter horse owners, breeders and trainers from nine states gathered in Tioga, Tex., May 29-30 for a think tank strategy meeting to discuss issues facing the halter horse industry and methods for response, including the... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in Georgia

June 02, 2007

The Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a special wild horse and burro adoption at the Chicopee AG Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, in Gainesville, Ga.

"A wonderful selection of animals will be... Read More

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Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society Conducting Adoption Drive

June 01, 2007

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society (BEHS) has announced "Bluebonnet Adoption Days," to be held from June 15 to July 15, 2007.

In two years of operation, the organization has taken in almost 200 horses but nearly 100 of those horses are still... Read More

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Driver Who Struck Horse-Drawn Carriage Sentenced

May 22, 2007

A man who drove his van into a horse-drawn carriage in downtown Indianapolis, Ind., has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated and other charges.

The crash sent two tourists from... Read More

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KHP Hosting Adoption Event May 26

May 21, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., will be hosting a special adoption day May 26. Interested parties can check out adoptable horses from the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Kentucky Equine Humane Center, and ReRun at the Maker's Mark... Read More

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Federal Government to Hold Horse Auction In Michigan

May 20, 2007

Dozens of Michigan horse lovers are expected to attend an auction this weekend at the Midland County Fairgrounds, where the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will offer wild mustangs and burros for as little as $125 each.

The bureau will have 60... Read More

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Iowa Horse Industry Impacts State Economy

May 16, 2007

Ask most people about animal agriculture in Iowa and they talk about pigs and cattle. But there are other animal species raised in the state that have a significant economic impact. One is the horse industry.

Peggy Miller-Auwerda, associate... Read More

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Sharpsburg Horses Now Available for Adoption

May 13, 2007

The horses seized by the Humane Society of Washington County from a farm in Sharpsburg, Md., in December 2006 are now available for adoption.

Last month the owner of the horses relinquished ownership to the Humane Society of... Read More

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BLM Hosting Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Michigan

May 07, 2007

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

Animals will be available for viewin... Read More

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Accident on the Way to the Slaughterhouse Ends Up Rescuing a Handful of Horses

April 29, 2007

The new foal is so tall he has trouble tucking his long, white legs underneath him to nap.

Considering where he came from, the colt called Baby can rest easy.

New life has sprung from a gruesome middle-of-the-night wreck of a... Read More

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World's Largest Horse Sculpture Proposed in Scotland

April 26, 2007

A plan to create the world's largest horse sculptures is taking shape in the workshop of one of Scotland's leading artists.

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The Kentucky Equine Humane Center Opens

April 15, 2007

Horses of all breeds in Kentucky who are currently in life-threatening situations will receive the gift of a second chance at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC), which will officially opens its doors on April 16. 

“This is a... Read More