Recent News for Adoption & Rescue

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New York Equine Inventory Valued at $1.8 Billion

February 02, 2007

Edited press release

The inventory value of equines in New York was $1.83 billion at the end of 2006, according to the United State Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service.

Steve Ropel, director of th... Read More

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Coleman Taking the Reins of UK's Equine Education Program

January 31, 2007

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is set to launch an undergraduate equine education program this fall and officials have tapped a trusted, familiar face with a wealth of experience to take the reins.

Bob Coleman, PhD,... Read More

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Equine Week a Major Fundraiser for Mass. Zoo

January 28, 2007

"(Equine Week at the Zoo) has become a big promotional event for the Zoo, and a kick-start to our season opening," says The Zoo in Forest Park education director Alison Summers. The event will celebrate its fourth anniversary April 14-22, 2007,... Read More

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Zebra Breaks Neck at Seattle Zoo

January 26, 2007

A zebra was found dead at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle with a broken neck.

The zoo says the animal ran into a fence in a holding area yesterday and died on impact.

The 4-year-old female was one of two zebras that arrived in Seattle... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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All Heart Inc. Debuts DonateMyHorse.com

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Sixteen Horses Removed From Ohio Farm

November 01, 2006

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

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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

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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

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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

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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