Recent News for Adoption & Rescue

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IVERCARE Award Winners Announced

January 14, 2004

Five winners are sharing prize money totaling $17,500 in the IVERCARE - Because You Care award program. The program, sponsored by Farnam Horse Products, rewards nonprofit organizations and individuals who strive to improve the health and welfare... Read More

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USRider Distributes 500 Copies of Large Animal Rescue Video

January 12, 2004

USRider has distributed more than 500 free copies of a large animal rescue video to U.S. organizations and individuals since the video's introduction in the first quarter of 2003. The video, which was designed to increase awareness of the need... Read More

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Year In Review: Death of a Derby Winner

December 18, 2003

From The Blood-Horse year in review, featured in the Dec. 20, 2003 issue.

It was the story nobody wanted to believe, yet no one could disprove. It was the biggest news item of 2003 in the Thoroughbred industry, and... Read More

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Adoptable Horses at MSPCA

December 11, 2003

If you’re horse shopping, you just might find your next best equine friend at a shelter near you. Many of these rescued horses can go on to new careers, according to the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at Nevin... Read More

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Two Chances at Life

December 01, 2003

To Michele Oren, each horse at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Exceller Farm is special. You don't devote your life to saving Thoroughbreds and finding them homes without having a special affection for horses. But she's not afraid to... Read More

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Field and Stream Advocates Donkey BBQ

November 10, 2003

Field and Stream columnist Thomas McIntyre is free in this country to say what he pleases, but methinks he's gone too far. While he rambles around quite a bit in his column, taking pokes and jabs at all equids and their owners along the... Read More

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Rescued Mare Recovers from Leg Surgery

October 21, 2003

The operation to straighten the joint lasted six hours, including the hoof wall reshaping, and cast application. "We broke down all the bony callous, placed the lower limb back in alignment with her cannon bone, and plated it with a dynamic hip screw... Read More

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Donations Needed For Silent Auction To Benefit Racehorse Adoption Program

October 06, 2003

Thistledownracetrack in Cleveland, Ohio, will host the Fourth Annual Silent Auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program on Breeders Cup Day, Sat., Oct. 25. Once again, General Manager Bill Murphy has offered the use of... Read More

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Take the NARHA Challenge

October 06, 2003

The deadline to participate in the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association's (NARHA) Challenge Ride 2003 is quickly approaching. This year's promotion will officially conclude on Oct. 31, 2003. The Challenge Ride is an easy way to... Read More

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Old Friends Kentucky Farm in Joint Project

September 30, 2003

Old Friends, the Kentucky-based operation that hopes to give the public access to visit retired Thoroughbred stallions, could open its doors at Afton Farm near Midway, Ky., as early as next March.

Michael Blowen, president of Old Friends... Read More

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Forego Fund Established by TRF

September 03, 2003

Martha Gerry, who raced the champion Forego, has helped the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation establish a fund in his name to help feed the 600+ horses currently being cared for by the program.
Gerry has agreed to lend the name of her former... Read More

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Starting a Rescue Facility

September 01, 2003

Q: I live in Florida, and I am researching private equine rescue facilities. I am interested in starting one in my area. I see a great need for it! Any info that you could send my way would be... Read More

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Vote in the Ivercare -- Because You Care Award Program

August 26, 2003

Nearly 31,000 online votes were received from the public in the semifinals of the Ivercare--Because You Care award program sponsored by Farnam Horse Products. Earlier this year, more than 100 organizations and individuals were nominated for the... Read More

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Large Animal Rescue Video Deemed a Success

August 25, 2003

An organization has sought to remedy the problem of large animals being dragged, strangled, drowned, or dropped during attempted rescues due to improper training of emergency responders for lage animal rescues.. USRider has produced a video to... Read More

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New President for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

August 25, 2003

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Board of Directors recently named Terence Collier president of the organization at its most recent meeting. Collier, best known in the horse racing industry as the director of marketing and the sales... Read More

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$10,000 Gift Will Help Care for Aged, Abused Horses

July 10, 2003

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines has once again received a generous $10,000 grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) in support of the Farm's century-long mission of caring for aged and abused horses.

"Ryerss receives no public... Read More

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IVERCARE--Because You Care Award Finalists Announced

June 17, 2003

Public to Decide the Winners

Nearly 31,000 online votes were received from the public in the semifinals of the IVERCARE--Because You Care award program sponsored by Farnam Horse Products. Earlier this year, more than 100... Read More

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Ivercare Because You Care Award Finalists Announced

June 13, 2003

Nearly 31,000 online votes were received from the public in the semifinals of the Ivercare--Because You Care award program sponsored by Farnam Horse Products. Earlier this year, more than 100 organizations and individuals were nominated for the... Read More

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to Hold First Annual Open House

May 20, 2003

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) farm based at Blackburn Correctional Facility in Lexington, Ky., will be having its first annual open house on June 6. Events begin at 10 am and last until 2 pm.

Twenty TRF horses will be... Read More

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Reward offered in California Abandoned Horse Incident

May 15, 2003

There are still no clues as to the identity of the person or persons who left a badly malnourished and injured horse in a riverbed west of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway last month, according to the Whittier Daily News. However, a... Read More

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Equine Rescue Operation Barn Burns in Colorado

May 15, 2003

A fire destroyed a barn used by an equine rescue operation on May 5 near Colorado Springs, Colo. No people or animals were hurt in the late evening blaze at Hunting Crest Farms Horse Rescue, said El Paso County Fire Marshal Arnie Lavelett in a... Read More

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ReRun to Operate Farm, Educational Center in Maryland

May 05, 2003

ReRun Inc. has assumed management of Greener Pastures Equine Sanctuary, a 160-acre estate along the Sassafras River near Cecilton, Md., donated by the Wear Family. The facility, which was previously managed by Thoroughbred Charities of America... Read More

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Authorities Probe Horse Deaths in Pennsylvania

April 21, 2003

At least 20 thoroughbred horses on two farms in Pennsylvania have died in the past month and the remaining group of about 30 horses has been impounded, according to animal control officials quoted in an Associated Press story on... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Rescue Groups Deal With Drought Aftermath

April 16, 2003

Last year’s drought continues to affect horse owners in Franklin, North Carolina, according to WRAL.com, the web site of News Channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, NC. Many of the horses have ended up on horse rescue farms like The North... Read More

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Foster Homes Needed For Military Pets

April 04, 2003

Steve Albin, who operates NetPets.org, had a good idea that has nearly taken over his life. Albin was told that during Desert Storm, many military personnel were forced to give up their pets because they had no place to leave them when they were... Read More