Recent News for Adoption & Rescue


Missouri Trailer Accident Horses Ready for Adoption

January 22, 2007

Once wanted just for their meat, about two dozen horses that survived a trailer wreck are ready for adoption.

The animals were headed to an Illinois slaughterhouse in September when the truck overturned on Interstate 44 between Sullivan and... Read More


Waldrop Elected to American Horse Council Board of Trustees

January 18, 2007

The American Horse Council announced that Alex Waldrop, president and chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), has been elected to the AHC board of trustees.

“It is great to have an AHC trustee with... Read More


Matchmaking Horse Finds a New Home

January 09, 2007

Southern Start Fury, an 18.1 hand Shire horse featured as a Matchmaking Adoptable Horse in the Dec. 20, 2006, The Horse Health E-Newsletter has found a new home! Fury will be traveling from Frog Pond Farm, a draft horse and pony rescue in Ohio, to a ... Read More


Slaughter Bill Ban On Wild Horses Introduced Today

January 05, 2007

A bill to restore the 34-year ban on the commercial sale and slaughter of America's wild, free-roaming horses and burros (H.R. 249) was introduced today (Jan. 5) by U.S. House of Representatives Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) and Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.).... Read More


Farm Animal Adoption Center Works to Acquaint Children with Animals

January 02, 2007

If you're looking to adopt a horse or goat, goose or chicken, pig or guinea pig, rabbit or hamster, bird or turtle, and of course, a dog or cat, Nevins Farm is the place to go.

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to... Read More


El Rito Ranger District Plans Wild Horse Adoption

December 07, 2006

Wild horses rounded up on the Carson National Forest northeast of El Rito in Taos, N.M., are available for adoption.

A contractor has captured 31 horses on the Jarita Mesa in an effort to reduce the population in the area.

Carson... Read More


Animal Disaster Team Rides to Rescue

December 06, 2006

A horse rescue in Western Maryland involved the same Humane Society disaster team that responds to hurricanes, floods and forest fires.

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Authorities Seize 74 Horses from Maryland Farm

December 04, 2006

Animal control authorities said Sunday (Dec. 3) they have seized an estimated 74 horses and a 35-acre farm in Sharpsburg, Md., where poor care led to death, illness and malnourishment. Windrinker Farm owner Barbara P. Reinken, 61, denied... Read More


Adoptions in Store for Corolla Horses After Bumper Crop of Foals Arrives

December 04, 2006

More than two dozen foals were born this year to the wild horses of Corolla, N.C., pushing the herd above its designated limits and meaning more of the animals will be available for adoption.

With about 30 foals, the herd stands at 108... Read More


Moneighs Being Auctioned on eBay to Benefit ReRun

December 04, 2006

ReRun Inc., the non-profit Thoroughbred adoption group, announced Monday, Dec. 4 that it has placed 30 Moneigh paintings by racehorses in its annual holiday auction on eBay. The auction will run between Dec. 3-10. Read More


Animal Control Needs Housing for 40 Seized Maryland Horses

December 04, 2006

Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Lisbon, Md., currently has 20 horses at its farm that were seized in the Washington County animal control case. Washington County Animal Control is... Read More


All Heart Inc. Debuts

December 02, 2006

All Heart Inc. has launched a Web site that will connect prospective adopters with horses needing good homes. The site will offer listings from across the nation with advanced search options that facilitate the match of donor and adopter. All... Read More


Former Champion Horse Finds Permanent Home in Florida

December 02, 2006

A former champion Quarter Horse abused by his previous owners has found a permanent home on a 140-acre Florida ranch.

He's Doubly Sonny brought $14,000 at a Polk County Sheriff's auction two weeks ago, and already several people are... Read More


Humane Society of Missouri Secures Ownership of Accident Horses

November 02, 2006

The Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) announced this morning (Nov. 2) in a release that it has finalized an agreement that gives the organization ownership of the survivors of the Sept.... Read More


Mother, Daughter Sell Art to Cover Cost of Horse Care

November 02, 2006

It all started with a blind horse.

Dianne Hooker said her daughter Fawn, now 14, went horseback riding for the first time when she was seven years old and became completely enthralled with the animal.

"She fell in love with... Read More


For Love or Money?

November 01, 2006

Was it for love, or money? H.L. Mencken wrote that when someone says "it's not about the money," it is about the money. This cynicism is more clever than true. For most of us, most of the time, it's about both. It has to be.

Let's be... Read More


Sixteen Horses Removed From Ohio Farm

November 01, 2006, the online edition of The Vindicator, has reported that 16 malnourished horses have been removed from a boarding farm in Canfield,... Read More


BLM Offering Weanling Horses and Mules for Public Adoption

October 29, 2006

Horse enthusiasts who want to begin training a young animal for pleasure riding, work or competition have the opportunity to adopt a weanling wild horse or mule, when the Bureau of Land Management holds a special adoption event Saturday, Nov. 18... Read More


Veterinarian Describes Missouri Trailer Accident Response

October 25, 2006

A veterinarian who responded to the deadly trailer accident on Sept. 27 has described his experience with The Horse and how it has impacted him.

A truck carrying 42 horses bound for slaughter overturned early that morning on... Read More


Lengel to Retire as Director of USEF Drugs and Medications Program

October 23, 2006

After 28 years of loyal service, the most tenured USEF staff member, John G. Lengel, DVM, has decided to retire.

Lengel started working for the Equine Drugs and Medications Program as a testing technician and then testing veterinarian in th... Read More


Indiana Couple Cares for Neglected Horses

October 16, 2006

Katherine Caldwell's husband, Tony, promised to buy her a horse when their children turned 5.

"The trouble is," she said, "we never had any kids."

So 12 years ago, the couple founded Indiana Horse Rescue, a nonprofit organization... Read More


State Election Commission Stays Out of Celebration Flap

September 21, 2006

The State Election Commission took no action against Hamilton County Election Commissioner Mike Walden over his offer of money to get competitors to withdraw from the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.

Walden was suspended from... Read More


AHC Requests Grassroots Contacts for "Right to Ride" Bill

August 02, 2006

The House of Representatives has passed Congressman George Radanovich's "Right-to-Ride" bill (H.R. 586). The bill is intended to protect the use and access of pack and saddle stock animals on public... Read More


British Horse Society Seeks Riders for Trekking Challenges

July 21, 2006

The BHS's pioneering Horse Trek in Inner Mongolia proved a huge success raising £9,000... Read More


Trial Postponed in California Neglect Case

July 19, 2006

The 35 horses removed from James DeNoyer's northwestern Read More