Nearly 200 Horses Adopted Through Service

September 09, 2009

We're only nine adoptions away from 200 horses finding new homes through's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds. Originally launched as a Thoroughbred service in November 2008, Standardbreds were recently added into... Read More


Seized Arabians in Custody of Texas Group

August 28, 2009

More than 70 allegedly neglected Arabian horses seized from their owner earlier this month are now in the permanent custody of the agency directing their care.

Denton County... Read More


Record Number of Horses Surrendered to MSPCA; Assistance Needed

August 25, 2009

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at Nevins Farm is receiving a record number of surrendered equines and is seeking adopters as well as donations for the horses' continued rehabilitation and medical care.... Read More


Chicago Carriage Horses' Day in Court Delayed by Budget Crunch

August 20, 2009

The carriage horse seizure case involving J.C. Cutters Ltd. has been continued once more. This time it was due to a City of Chicago budget-related mandatory work furlough day for all non-essential city employees on Aug. 17.

"The new trial... Read More

Article Adoption Service Helps 175 Horses Find New Homes

August 03, 2009

Only nine months after launching's Thoroughbred Adoption Service, 175 horses have found new homes.

The list of available Thoroughbreds is composed of horses of all ages and backgrounds, from young colts that have just begun... Read More


Guilty Plea in Oklahoma Starved Mustang Cruelty Case

July 10, 2009

A criminal case involving the starvation of two wild horses adopted from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ended with a guilty plea in Rogers County, Okla., the Bureau announced yesterday.

Adopter Shannon J. Smoke of Broken Arrow,... Read More


Unwanted Horse Survey Results Released

July 09, 2009

The results of a survey on perceptions of factors surrounding the unwanted horse issue are now available from the Unwanted Horse... Read More


Chincoteague Ponies Receive Donated Vaccines, Dewormers

July 08, 2009

The Chincoteague pony herd is thought to be descended from animals aboard a Spanish ship that wrecked in the 16th century, but today the herd is getting 21st century health care.

Again this year, the herd will receive donated vaccinations... Read More


Thoroughbred Identification Service Enhanced by Jockey Club

July 08, 2009

Owners and equine rescue groups with unidentified Thoroughbreds that sport lip tattoos now have access to free identification services provided by the Jockey Club.

Unveiled in April, the free tattoo lookup service allows horse owners and... Read More


Standardbreds Find New Homes through Free Horse Listing

July 07, 2009

 Four Standardbreds listed on the's Adoption Service listing for horses free to good homes have already found new homes. The Standardbred list, modeled after an identical program for Thoroughbreds, was launched June 4. It is... Read More


Boston Police Horses Relocated After Budget Cuts

July 02, 2009

The horses of the Boston Police Department Mounted Unit disappeared from Boston's streets as of June 30, the end of the fiscal year. The 12 horses fell victim to budgetary cutbacks needed to bridge a $20 million shortfall and avoid layoffs of... Read More


Horse Rescues React to Unauthorized Fundraising

June 13, 2009

Two equine rescue operators are revamping their fundraising policies after learning about unauthorized fundraising activities taking place on their behalf.

The situation came to light June 3, when Tawnee Preisner, vice president of... Read More


Standardbred Adoption Service Launched for FREE Horses

June 04, 2009 and the U.S. Trotting Association have joined forces to create a Standardbred Adoption Service listing for horses offered free to good homes. This is designed after's successful Thoroughbred Adoption Service.

The... Read More


National Wild Horse Adoption Day Launches Web Site

May 26, 2009

The National Wild Horse Adoption Day Web site is now live. Located at or Read More


Kentucky Horse Park to Host Second Equine Adoption Fair

May 18, 2009

In response to the plight of abused and neglected horses, the Kentucky Horse Park last year held its inaugural John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair to provide assistance to organizations involved in rescuing them.

"Last year's adoption... Read More


Abandoned Horse Recovering from Head Injury

May 15, 2009

An abandoned Thoroughbred gelding found near Mesa, Ariz., is recovering from injuries and regaining condition better than his foster owner expected.

Gwen Cleary has been caring for the horse, called Solo Vino, since he Read More


3-Strikes Mustang Adoptions Ongoing

May 07, 2009

More than 70 of the allegedly neglected horses and burros found at a Morrill County, Neb., ranch have found new homes through Habitat for Horses, a Texas-based equine protection organization. Placement efforts are continuing for the more than 50... Read More


125 Thoroughbreds Placed through Listing

May 07, 2009

Six months after its launch,'s Thoroughbred Adoption Service listing has helped place 125 horses in new homes. See a list of horses placed.

Another 108 are... Read More


HSUS, Doris Day to Develop Horse Rescue and Adoption Center

May 05, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced plans to develop a Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Thanks to a donation of $250,000 by the Doris Day Animal Foundation, the new... Read More


Rescued Mustangs Available for Adoption

May 04, 2009

More than 200 BLM mustangs removed last month from a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary are gaining strength and are now available for adoption to qualified new owners.

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Restraining Order Halts Chicago Carriage Horse Adoptions

May 04, 2009

Proceedings have ground to a halt pending the next court date for Chicago carriage horse company J.C. Cutters Ltd., including any further adoption or transfer of ownership of the five remaining horses.

Defense attorney John Robeznieks has... Read More


BLM to Offer Cash Incentives for Wild Horse Adoptions

April 30, 2009

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hoping cash incentives will boost adoptions of wild horses and burros that would otherwise spend their lives in long-term holding facilities.

Under a pilot program slated to debut at an... Read More


Thoroughbred Rescue Receives Not-For-Profit Status

April 19, 2009

One of the groups that has successfully used the Thoroughbred Adoption Services on is Kim Clark's Now she has established a 501(c)(3) to help Thoroughbreds transitioning to a new life off the track.

"I... Read More


Jockey Club Offers Free Thoroughbred Identification Service

April 15, 2009

The Jockey Club has established a free service to help owners identify tattooed but unidentified Thoroughbreds in their possession.

For legible tattoos, an owner can use a free tattoo lookup feature available from Read More