Recent News for Adoption & Rescue

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SAU Horse Theft, Killing Case to Proceed in Oklahoma

May 16, 2012

The case against a woman accused of stealing five horses Southern Arkansas University will go forward.... Read More

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NETRC Accepts 100th Retired Racehorse

May 12, 2012

In 2011, the organization placed 30 Thoroughbreds in approved homes and maintained an average herd size of 24.... Read More

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Horse Rescuer Sues Suffolk Co. SPCA over Rights Violations

May 07, 2012

The complaint alleges the Suffolk Co. SPCA illegally exercised police power and violated civil rights.... Read More

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New York Attorney General Sues TRF

May 04, 2012

The complaint alleges that for years the TRF took in far more horses than it could afford to support.... Read More

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Neglect Charges Dismissed Against Oregon Horse Breeder

April 17, 2012

The farm owner had been declared incompetent and was under the care of a guardian in Washington state.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Georgia Horse Shooting Case

April 05, 2012

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia received $5,000 from an anonymous donor to establish the reward. ... Read More

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Investigation into Georgia Horse Shootings Launched

April 04, 2012

A Tennessee Walking Horse sustained five gunshot wounds and a Quarter Horse sustained one gun shot wound.... Read More

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Old Friends Earns GFAS Verified Status

April 01, 2012

To be awarded Verified Status an organization must meet GFAS's peer-reviewed animal care standards.... Read More

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Proposed N.Y. Bill would Create Abuser Registry

April 01, 2012

Erie County would become the fourth New York county to establish a registry for convicted animal abusers.... Read More

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Canadian Veterinarian Convicted on Cruelty Charges

March 29, 2012

Mark Marohn, DVM, was convicted of maltreating six horses, one of which he tried to use to pull an automobile.... Read More

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Musician Willie Nelson Adopts Rescued S.C. Horses

March 27, 2012

Two allegedly maltreated horses will soon be heading to a new home at singer Willie Nelson's Texas ranch.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council Convenes

March 21, 2012

Group discussed horse rescue, retirement, and rehab facility certification and welfare complaint stats. ... Read More

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Iowa Horse Owner Faces Charges

March 20, 2012

Following a veterinary examination at the scene, the surviving horses were placed with a horse rescue.... Read More

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Miss. Authorities Seek Owner of Injured, Abandoned Horse

March 20, 2012

The 4- to 5-year-old sorrel male Tennessee Walking Horse was discovered on March 2, standing on a roadside.... Read More

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New York Thoroughbred Groups to Aid Retired Racehorses

March 16, 2012

The new group is designed to expand options for ex-racehorses and the demand for the breed in horse shows.... Read More

This 3-year-old stallion allegedly had a mixture of kerosine and spent motor oil poured on his back, Steed said. She believes the owner might have been trying to treat rain rot with the mixture.

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South Carolina Man Charged in Horse Cruelty Case

March 10, 2012

Two allegedly malnourished horses were removed from the property, one of which has severe chemical burns.... Read More

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Mississippi Horse Shootings Probed

March 02, 2012

Police are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting three horses; two are dead while the other recovers.... Read More

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Plea Entered in Maryland Arabian Horse Case

February 29, 2012

Marsha Parkinson has pleaded no contest to 10 of 133 animal cruelty charges for alleged horse neglect.... Read More

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Georgia Farm Operator Charged

February 28, 2012

Rebecca Bannister is facing cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of nearly 100 horses.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants More Than $1.5 Million to Equine Groups in 2011

February 28, 2012

The ASPCA provided $1,682,352 in the form of 183 grants to support equine rescue groups in 38 states in 2011.... Read More

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Homes Sought for Arabian Horses

February 24, 2012

A herd of more than 40 Arabian horses belonging to a deceased breeder in West Virginia are now in the care of ... Read More

FEI President HRH Princess Haya, who gave the opening address at the 2011 WEVA Conference in India on Nov. 2.

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Demographics of Equine Donation and Adoption Examined

February 19, 2012

The USDA recently funded a study to determine who is relinquishing horses to rescues and who is adopting them.... Read More

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Roehl and Pittman Join Thoroughbred Aftercare Subcommittee

February 18, 2012

The goal of the aftercare subcommittee is to work toward a national solution to industry-wide issues.... Read More

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Successful Wild Horse Adoptions Characterized

February 18, 2012

Of surveyed adopters, 83% strongly agreed their expectations had been met in adopting a BLM mustang.... Read More

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Industry-Wide Campaign Launched to Help 'Unwanted' Horses

February 16, 2012

"A Home For Every Horse" seeks to place, foster, and sponsor America's 170,000 unwanted horses.... Read More