Recent News for Adoption & Rescue


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


Sharpsburg Horse Rescue: One Year Later

December 09, 2007

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the largest recorded horse rescue in the state of Maryland. The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) continues to feel the affects of the horse seizure, and six horses are still in need of... Read More


Thoroughbred Adoption Program to Receive AAEP Equine Welfare Award

December 03, 2007

The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) in Farmington, N.Y., is the 2007 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Equine Welfare Award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP Past President A. Gary Lavin, VMD, the... Read More


Unwanted Horse Coalition Seeking Facilities to Accept Unwanted Horses

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


Abandoned Horses Pose Dilemma for Ranchers

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 originating from La Grande, Ore.

High hay prices and... Read More


Rescued Horse Goes From Fearful to First Place

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


Michigan State Vets Help Prepare Racehorses for Another Life

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


Illinois Accident Horses Nearly Ready for Adoption

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


Equine Industry Issues Discussed at the American Horse Council Forum

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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