Recent News for Adoption & Rescue
November 23, 2007
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) seeks to list facilities that provide specific services for unwanted horses, such as retraining facilities, therapeutic riding groups and police departments, and facilities that accept horses with special needs,... Read More
November 23, 2007
Ranchers in the old West saw their horse herds depleted by rustlers. Today people are abandoning unwanted domestic horses on ranches and public lands, noted a story on TheWorldLink.com originating from La Grande, Ore.
High hay prices and... Read More
November 17, 2007
The pony cowered in the corner whenever Colin Mensch walked into her stall.
Beneath her fuzzy winter coat, the filly, called Color of Faith, was about 50 to 100 pounds underweight, the teenager remembered. Her hooves were long and cracked, the... Read More
November 10, 2007
Michigan State University's Large Animal Hospital has been helping prepare retired racehorses for other occupations. Working together with CANTER, these horses receive necessary medical and surgical care, and then are sent on to new homes and ne... Read More
November 09, 2007
A veterinarian who has been caring for the 42 equine survivors of an Oct. 27 semitrailer rollover accident in Wadsworth, Ill., says the animals are mending and are nearly ready to go to new homes. Placement coordinators for the horses are in the... Read More
November 05, 2007
The American Horse Council (AHC) held a day-long Issues Forum at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 2. This is the second such forum held outside the AHC's base in Washington, D.C.
Topics covered included:... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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