Recent News for Adoption & Rescue


Repeat Horse Abuser Arrested

July 25, 2005

Georgia Department of Agriculture officials removed seven starving and dehydrated horses from James Leonard Baxley's Appling, Ga., farm on July 15, said Linda Fulmer, manager of Colombia County Animal Care and Control in the eastern part of the... Read More


Nygaard Going to Jail for Animal Cruelty

July 19, 2005

After showing up to her sentencing 20 minutes late on July 19, Kathleen Nygaard faces 90 days in jail, according to WLEX-TV. Nygaard is charged with seven counts of animal cruelty after humane officials were alerted to dead and starving horses i... Read More


Wild Horse Amendment Passes House

July 01, 2005

Wild horses and burros that are eligible for slaughter had a victory on May 19 when the appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior 2006 budget (H.R. 2361) passed the House of Representatives.

Among hundreds of lines of text... Read More


Churchill Downs Incorporated Receives TRF "Champion Award"

May 05, 2005

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) today received the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's (TRF) "Champion Award" for CDI's work on behalf of the non-profit organization and the humane retirement of racehorses in the states where CDI racetracks... Read More


Wild Horses Slaughtered at Cavel

April 22, 2005

According to an April 21 AP newswire story, six wild mustangs that were sold to a private owner in Oklahoma have been slaughtered at Cavel International in DeKalb, Ill.

Celia Boddington, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Land Management... Read More


Summit Charts Historic Course for Unwanted Horses

April 20, 2005

More than 25 equine-industry organizations and one U.S. congressman participated in the nation's first-ever Unwanted Horse Summit on Tuesday, April 19, in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP),... Read More


Maryland Officials Respond to Equine Health Concerns in Howard County

March 25, 2005

Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) veterinarians are responding to concerns regarding three horses euthanatized due to illness in Columbia, Md.

Private veterinarians contacted MDA's veterinarians and are working closely with... Read More


Wild Horse Dispersal Under New Legislation

March 21, 2005

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun selling the wild horses and burros under its care due to the new stipulations of the amended 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act.

The first group to benefit from the new legislation was Wild Horses... Read More


The AAEP Announces Unwanted Horse Summit Participants

March 21, 2005

Bringing together the equine industry's major organizations for the first time to address the issue of unwanted horses, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will host a one-day Unwanted Horse Summit onTuesday, April 19 during... Read More


Thoroughbred Breeders Look Out for an Old Friend

March 17, 2005

When Patricia and Richard Lenihan sold a horse they bred along with a partner at a 1998 2-year-old sale at Timonium for $80,000, they never forgot about the colt who would be named Holmdel. They watched with delight as he finished third in the... Read More


Filly Helped by "Equine Walker" Recovering Nicely

March 14, 2005

An "equine walker" that was designed and built in 24 hours by a caring veterinarian and a skilled blacksmith has successfully assisted a severely malnourished filly to recovery. The filly is walking on her own and recovering remarkably, says... Read More


AAEP Convention 2004 Wrap-Up: The Grab Bag

March 03, 2005

Stopping Equine Aggression With An Electronic Collar

"Aggressive behavior in horses is expensive," said Michelle A. Kennedy, DVM, a private practitioner in Delta, Colo. Veterinary expense, property damage, loss of use of affected... Read More


AAEP Convention Wrap-Up 2004: The Unwanted Horse

March 03, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) made the welfare of unwanted horses in the United States a priority for the foreseeable future, according to AAEP leaders during the annual convention.

While the AAEP's stand against... Read More


Rescue & Rehab Facilities

March 01, 2005

To most people, the aging process seems cruel. Your body becomes less dependable, you can't do things as quickly as you used to, and you take a long time to recover from illness and injury. For horses, all of this applies and, in many cases, to ... Read More


Bill Introduced to Restore Prohibition of Wild Horses to Slaughter

January 26, 2005

Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia introduced a bill (H.R. 297) to the House of Representatives on Jan. 25 that would restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild horses and burros.

In a speech to the 109th... Read More


How to Manage Starved Horses and Effectively Work with Humane and Law Enforcement Officials

January 20, 2005

In an ideal scenario, horses that have been seized by humane organization officials and local law enforcement should be evaluated to determine if there's evidence of neglect or abuse, and to educate (owners) on how to take better care of the horses.... Read More


Owner of Central Kentucky Seized Horses Makes Statement

January 18, 2005

Amy Labbe, owner of the mare and foal seized by the Lexington Humane Society (LHS) in Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 5 and brought to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (HEMI) because of their malnourished condition, comes to the defense of Nancy an... Read More


Tsunami's Effects on Horses Unclear; Work Animals Likely Affected

January 10, 2005

No one has ventured to guess the extent of devastation to horses in tsunami-ravaged areas in Asia. The initial disaster and the resulting shortages of food and clean water could affect many work animals in regions of southern India areas and in... Read More


Malnourished Horses Seized in Kentucky

January 10, 2005

Twenty-four horses have been confiscated from a Lexington, Ky., farm by the Lexington Humane Society (LHS) after one dead horse was found in a pasture. Four of the horses were in acute condition from starvation and were transported to Hagyard... Read More


AAEP Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities

January 01, 2005

Because of the vital services provided to unwanted, neglected, or abused horses by equine rescue and retirement groups, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed a new resource guide titled Care Guidelines for... Read More


AAEP Announces Unwanted Horse Summit

December 17, 2004

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has announced plans for hosting an Unwanted Horse Summit. The Summit, a one-day conference bringing equine industry leaders together to address the problem of unwanted horses, will take... Read More


Bill Rider Makes Wild Horses Eligible for Slaughter

December 13, 2004

Some feral horses and burros rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are now eligible to be sold at public auctions to the highest bidder.

The appropriations bill for 2005 (H.R. 4818) was made public law on Dec. 7. This bill ha... Read More


13,000 Horses Placed Through Stewardship Program

November 23, 2004

For more than 60 years, the connection between horses and women's health has led to the development and manufacture of a medication for women seeking relief from their menopausal symptoms. Throughout the years, equine ranchers in Canada and Nort... Read More


Arkansas Trainer Charged With Animal Cruelty

November 17, 2004

An arrest warrant was issued yesterday (Nov. 16) for Arkansas trainer Glenn Hild on 17 charges of animal cruelty, according to Mary Ann Taft, Arkansas State Humane Officer. The 17 Thoroughbreds Hild allegedly mistreated... Read More


Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities Released by the AAEP

November 15, 2004

Because of the vital services provided to unwanted and neglected or abused horses by equine rescue and retirement groups, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed a new resource guide titled "Care Guidelines for... Read More