Recent News for Adoption & Rescue


Vet's Work with Retirement Group Garners February "My Vet Matters" Award

March 11, 2004

Stephen H. Bokman, DVM, MS, of Englishtown, N.J., has been chosen as the February honoree of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) My Vet Matters Contest. Bokman, a racehorse practitioner, was nominated by Ellen Harvey for his... Read More


Merial's Jack Chellew Receives SRF's Burke Humanity Award

March 05, 2004

Jack Chellew of Merial Pharmaceuticals is the recipient of the second annual Standardbred Retirement Foundation's Burke Humanity Award. Chellew is Senior Sales Representative in the Equine Group for Merial Pharmaceuticals and has been with Meria... Read More


The Blood-Horse Launches Online Directory of Thoroughbred Welfare and Rescue Organizations

February 25, 2004

In conjunction with its focus on the plight of the retired and unwanted Thoroughbred in the Feb. 28 issue of Blood-Horse magazine, Blood-Horse Publications announces the establishment of what is believed to be the first-ever online... Read More


PETA Involvement At Local Levels

February 20, 2004

A Pike County, Ohio, resident reported in mid-December 2003 what she thought was abuse in a herd of approximately 52 horses to Kristen Rohde, DVM. Rohde asked local law enforcement officials to have the horses examined by a veterinarian. By Jan.... Read More


Horse Rescue in Maryland Searches for New Farm

February 04, 2004

Samuel Johnson once said that, “Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.” This old adage definitely applies to Days End Farm Horse Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit equine rescue and humane education facility founded by Kathy... Read More


Wild Horse and Burro Adoptions

January 28, 2004

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding adoptions around the country in order to find homes for horses and burros in the program. These unbranded, unclaimed, free-roaming horses and burros are found on Western public rangelands... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


$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


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


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


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