Recent News for Disasters

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ASPCA Grant to Aid Horses Affected by Colorado Wildfires

July 04, 2013

The ASPCA issued an emergency grant for $30,000 to Front Range Equine Rescue in Larkspur, Colo.... Read More

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Georgia Authorities Probe Deadly Saddlebred Barn Fire

June 24, 2013

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of 35 Saddlebred horses last week. ... Read More

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More than 600 Colorado Horses Evacuated Ahead of Wildfires

June 14, 2013

Officials report that more than 600 Colorado horses have been evacuated from wildfire zones.... Read More

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Wildfires Force Colorado Horse Evacuations

June 13, 2013

An undetermined number of horses are being evacuated due to wildfires sweeping through Colorado.... Read More

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Hagyard Ships Supplies to Oklahoma's Equine Tornado Victims

June 11, 2013

Clinic staff and volunteers loaded donated supplies onto a horse van scheduled to depart on June 11.... Read More

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Remember Brand Inspections for Colorado Horses

June 09, 2013

Colorado state statutes require a brand inspection if owners plan on buying, selling, or transporting horses.... Read More

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Florida Rains Displace Foals

June 07, 2013

A group of foals was relocated to drier quarters after rain flooded their pen near West Palm Beach. ... Read More

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Los Angeles County Wildfires Displace Horses

May 31, 2013

A wildfire forced the evacuation of horses from the Green Valley community in Los Angeles, Calif.... Read More

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Prepare Horses, Livestock, and Pets for Hurricane Season

May 31, 2013

Protecting livestock--including horses--and/or family pet is an important task during Hurricane season.... Read More

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Hot Branding to be Performed Under Anesthesia in Germany

May 30, 2013

From 2019 on, hot branding in Germany will only be legal when performed under local or general anesthesia.... Read More

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Preparedness is Key to Surviving Tornadoes with Horses

May 26, 2013

Being prepared in advance is crucial for helping horses survive potentially life-threatening storms.... Read More

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Reported Equine Deaths Exceed 150 in Oklahoma

May 24, 2013

More than 150 horses reportedly perished in the tornadoes that hit Moore and the Oklahoma City area May 20.... Read More

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Georgia Horses Removed from Flood Zone

May 23, 2013

The horses were brought to higher ground last weekend after water from heavy rains threatened their stable. ... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Aids Horses Affected by Severe Weather

May 23, 2013

The AAEP offers help through its Equine Disaster Relief Fund.... Read More

This photo from May 21 shows the Main Barn at the Orr Family Farm. The Main Barn was used for group events, wedding receptions, and other events associated with the Orr Family Farm.

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Oklahoma Horse Owners Face Tornado Devastation

May 21, 2013

Horse owners in Oklahoma are assessing their losses while bracing for yet another round of strong storms. ... Read More

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Calif. Wildfire Season Begins; Horse Owners Urged to Prepare

May 10, 2013

Horse owners residing in wildfire-prone areas in California are preparing for another fire season. ... Read More

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Stolen North Carolina Horses Sought

May 09, 2013

Law enforcement authorities hope the public can help find seven horses taken from a Forsyth County property. ... Read More

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French Horses Allegedly Stolen for Meat

April 22, 2013

An official said as many as 12 draft horses have been stolen from their pastures in France since June 2012.... Read More

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Washington Woman Arrested in Horse Theft

April 18, 2013

A Washington woman is free on her own recognizance after being arrested for stealing a horse in her care. ... Read More

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Cox Found Guilty in SAU Horse Case

March 29, 2013

Wendi Cox was found guilty for her role in the SAU horse thefts and sentenced to serve 60 years in prison. ... Read More

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10 Therapy Horses Dead in Ohio Barn Fire

March 22, 2013

Fire officials investigating the incident rule the cause of the blaze undetermined.... Read More

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Microchip Safety in Horses Evaluated

March 20, 2013

Researchers are evaluating the effects and usefulness of microchips implanted into horses' bodies. ... Read More

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California Man Suspected in Horse Theft Case

March 18, 2013

A California man is facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing five horses in Ventura County, Calif.... Read More

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Thoroughbreds Perish in Florida Barn Fire

March 13, 2013

Authorities say an overloaded circuit caused the fire that killed seven horses and injured four more.... Read More

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Florida Barn Fire Claims Pregnant Mare

March 09, 2013

A fire at a breeding farm claimed the life of a pregnant mare and caused more than $425,000 in other damages.... Read More