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Rescue Resources

This is a list of places that rescues can receive help during difficult times.

Sling and Emergency Supply Assistance:

Rocky Mt. Horse Rescue

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:45 am (PST)
Rescue Equipment
As we mentioned last Spring, RMHR is very pleased to announce the ability to provide FREE rescue equipment for any organization or individual in Colorado who has the need. With the help of a grant from the Lauretta Boyd Charitable Trust and our wonderful major donors: Carole Kenney, Nancy Gooding, Sue Tinder, Harriet Weisenthal, Robyn Thurber, Bini Abbott, Heather Christie, Sally Larsh, Susie Stroh and Nancy Reed, we have been able to purchase several valuable and life-saving tools.
a.. 2 complete sets of the Anderson Sling -- in 3 sizes! (Large, medium & foal/pony)
b.. A "Glide" for dragging a recumbent (downed) horse out of a field or enclosure with extra slip sheets. The "Glide" can also be used to pull an animal into a trailer for transport to a hospital or similar care facility
c.. A portable Dura-Pic Tripod for suspending an animal in a sling.
d.. Helicopter sling rescue equipment.
e.. Gel pads to protect from pressure sores.
f.. Leg Supports
Our slings have been used by vet clinics and even to rescue a horse who fell into a swimming pool. We have also suspended "Lucky", the life size training model provided by Shirley Hoffman of Horses Forever, in the rescue sling as an exhibit at the Colorado Horse Expo and Halloween for Horses. We will continue to use "Lucky "in future seminars/expos to help train vets, firemen, owners and any other rescue personnel interested in the use of the rescue equipment. For more information on our rescue equipment please reference this One Page Overview.
In the future we hope to purchase an Emergency Animal Lift (e.g. to lift a fallen animal on the road to get him/her on his feet and out of danger). In addition, we would like to retrofit a trailer to provide an equine ambulance for transporting an injured standing animal who needs sling support; or for a fallen animal who needs to be winched in while down for transport to a clinic or safety.
Of course, we hope to achieve these goals with the help of all of you - our very generous donors.
"Regardless of which path one chooses to get to Heaven, the best way to arrive there is on a horse."


Certification Assistance:
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries



Arizona Registry Lists Horse Rescues

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Thu Nov 4, 2010 1:51 pm (PDT)

Arizona Registry Lists Horse Rescues
by: Pat Raia
November 01 2010, Article # 17171
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Rescue operators in Arizona whose organizations meet specific corporate and care standards can now register with the state Department of Agriculture for inclusion in an online listing of sanctioned equine rescues in that state.
Arizona lawmakers created the Equine Rescue Registry last year when they passed SB1115. The registry officially opened in July 2010. Under the measure, incorporated nonprofit equine rescues that meet care and facility standards set down by the American Association of Equine Practitioners are eligible for inclusion in the registry. Registrants must also submit a letter of recommendation from a practicing veterinarian familiar with the organization and pay a $75 annual registration fee. The Arizona Department of Agriculture maintains the registry, and participation in the registry is voluntary.
Jean Anderson, director of communications for the Arizona Horse Council, the organization that worked with rescues and lawmakers to craft the legislation, said the registry is designed to help owners of at-risk horses and donors to equine charities identify reputable rescue agencies operating in the state.
"We had a lot of fly-by-night organizations that would raise money, not take care of the horses, and then disappear," Anderson said. "We wanted to put an end to that."
Soleil Dolce, vice president of The Arizona Equine Rescue Organization Inc., said her organization was the first to apply for inclusion in the registry.
"We wanted to get our credentials out there." Dolce said. "We wanted to add to our credibility."
So far, the Arizona Equine Rescue Organization is the only rescue to receive registry status. But Dolce expects that to change soon.
"It's going to take a while for rescues to get their registration materials together," she said. "But the registry will take off. It's just a matter of time."
Meanwhile, Jo Deibel, director of Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue Inc. in Pennsylvania, hopes similar registries will eventually be established elsewhere.
"This will help reduce the number of people calling themselves rescues that really have no care or consideration about the final outcome of the horses they are supposedly dedicated to protecting," Deibel said. "I would like to see other states adopt this program."


Financial Assistance:

HSUS starts to help Rescues with grants up to $2,500 deadline is sep

Posted by: "phazzii" phazzii@yahoo.com   phazzii

Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:42 pm (PDT)


Grant contest

Posted by: "Kimberly/Ladywolf" ladywolf@metrocast.net   kalis_enigma

Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:33 am (PDT)
I just learned that Tom's of Maine wants to support nonprofit organizations working to do good in their community. They are taking submissions until August 30th, and five nonprofits will be selected to receive $20,000 for their projects. I thought you might be interested.
Go to their site http://www.tomsofmaine.com/community-involvement/project-sponsorships.aspx to apply.
I was specifically thinking of the emergency feed fund for this contest as it is quite possible (or maybe NEER already has) that NEER may be requested to help a therapeutic riding program or other non-profit that uses horses. I know NEER has already assisted individuals. This definitely helps the community as we all know how therapeutic horses are to their owners and the extreme pain of having to part with them. So maybe this could be a source off funds. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
Reiki II practitioner


Good info.  Please forward and post on Facebook.  Thanks. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian F. LeBourgeois [mailto:bfl@llynk.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2011 2:59 PM
Subject: Foster c(c)3 are Expenses incurred for Animals are Now Officially Deductible as Charitable Contributions

For years there was no official ruling on the subject of the tax deductibility of expenses a person incurs when taking care of foster pets on behalf of a bona fide 501(c)3 not for profit entity. This ruling referenced below by the tax court declares that these expenses to the extent that they are documented and justifiable are now officially deductible. This ruling can be used in any state as a basis for taking this deduction. It is also not a carte blanche in that the expenses must be incurred for pets fostered for the not for profit, receipts are required, and the amount spent must be acknowledged in writing by the not for profit. Thus food for stray cats is not deductible, but food for foster cats is deductible as a charitable contribution. There are of course other rules and limits and you should consult your tax preparer for detailed information. 

Nevertheless it is great news for people who foster pets. This ruling paves the way for you to deduct the expenses that you have incurred for animal care.   


Note this message is not intended as professional advice of any kind and is intended for informational purposes only. Consult your tax professional for further advice.


Brian F. LeBourgeois

LLYNK Enterprises

1615 Poydras Street

Suite 1280

New Orleans, LA 70112

Voice: (504) 598-1455

Fax: (504) 598-1356 

Email: bfl@llynk.com


Fundraising Assistance:

Sent: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 11:17:46 AM
Subject: [NewEnglandEquineRescues] 2011 fundraiser idea: Lucky Bucky

We have selected the 6 organizations for “Pony Up Tee Grants” in 2010. There will be more available in 2011. Please keep sending any fund raising ideas you may have and we'll share them here. Scroll down for some great fund raising tips that others have had success with. Thanks to all!

What is the Lucky Bucky® Clothing - “Pony Up – ‘Cause You Care” Campaign?
The equine community has been impacted by tough economic challenges over the past year.  With job losses and shrinking budgets, horse owners have suffered and equine therapy and rescue group have been hit hard as donations have become scarce.
 With the “Pony Up - ‘Cause You Care” campaign, Lucky Bucky® Clothing’s goal in 2010 is to help underfunded equine-related charities by providing tools to help create successful fundraisers.  LBC will seek out registered, nonprofit organizations that offer equine-related therapy for mentally and physically challenged people or provide horse adoption or relocation programs.
 It’s time to “Pony Up” and help those in need.  Lucky Bucky® will provide each selected organization with six dozen custom printed t-shirts at no cost with the “Pony Up - ‘Cause You Care” logo along with the organization’s logo.  This represents a value of over $1500.  LBC’s website will also offer “Fun” Raiser Tips” to help organizations maximize their fund raising efforts. 
Lucky Bucky® is reaching out to the equine community through trade publications, Facebook, its website and retailers for help in getting the word out.  “Pony Up - ‘Cause You Care.”

If your organization qualifies, Lucky Bucky® Clothing will provide at no cost Six Dozen Tees, a $1500 value, For Your Next Fund Raiser.

How do I apply to be considered for the “Pony Up – ‘Cause You Care” Campaign?
Please send us the following information:

Your organization must be a registered 501 (3) (c) nonprofit organization. Send a copy of your certification.

Submit your detailed event plan and include:  description of the fund raiser, dates, jpeg photo(s) of your facility,   and your goals and how the money will be spent for your organization.

Provide a central Point of Contact for your organization, shipping and mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and website address.
Mail above to:
Lucky Bucky® Clothing
Attn: Pony Up Campaign
87 Old Molino Road
Fayetteville, TN  37337
Call 877-675-2256 or more information or questions.

If selected, you agree to follow up with us about the results of your events and provide photos so we can share your story on our website and Facebook page.  We encourage you to partner up with local retailers and or media to help make your event more successful. 


To get to the actual page, use the Search button and put in the term “pony up”.


Hay and Feed Assistance:

Urgent: Help Feed Starving Horses

Thu Sep 6, 2012 8:21 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Barbara Anne Dunn" eldespejo
From: ASPCA <website@aspcaemail.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2012 8:02 AM
Subject: Urgent: Help Feed Starving Horses
To view this email as a web page.
Help us feed horses now—before it's too late.
Debbie Coburn's heart sank this week when she read a local farmer's sign: Hay Sold Out. "I thought, 'Oh God, no.' I really depended on him." Amid a punishing drought and skyrocketing hay prices, Coburn's Four Corners Equine Rescue and countless others in the same position are struggling to find a way to feed their horses this year. They are running out of options fast, and they need our help.
Last winter, Coburn watched as pastures dried out in December and hay prices surpassed $16 a bale. Then, in January, hay became terrifyingly scarce. People who couldn't afford to stockpile hay were forced to feed their horses corn stalks, the equine equivalent of sugary cereal. In New Mexico "the horses were bones by spring," Coburn says.
The situation is only getting worse. Last year, Coburn was able to help others with hay, but "this year, I don't even know if I can find it for myself," she says. "Yes, this winter scares the hell out of me."
This year hay prices are five times higher than 10 years ago, with most of the increase occurring in the past 12 months. This winter will be worse. And as fewer people can afford their horses, rescues are filling up past capacity.
"Every dollar I have to spend on hay, or time I spend trying to find hay, it's time and money I can't dedicate to the horses. And unfortunately, what that means is horses are going to die."
Make no mistake: This is an emergency, but we have a plan to help horses in peril. The ASPCA Hay Bale-Out program is designed to assist horse welfare organizations with purchasing hay, and we're mobilizing it now. Together we'll save horses' lives, but we have to move quickly.
Please help us save horses and other equines from starvation. Every penny you give to this initiative will go straight to feeding hungry horses.      
Always remember to Make Pet Adoption Your First Option®!
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As it says below, please cross-post to rescue groups.  Thanks. 

Hope this info is helpful; please crosspost to as many rescue groups/people as possible

This info is from Purina headquarters here in St. Louis, missouri


I would like to invite you to join the Purina® Pets for People™ Community please go to the Pets for People website: www.petsforpeople.com and register your organization with us by clicking in the right hand corner Register your Organization.

Food Donations:
Occasionally, the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company may have food donations available in your area. When registering for Purina® Pets for People™ you have the option to opt into the Food Donation program. Animal welfare organizations that are registered members of our Pets for People Community will be considered first.

Pets for People™ Programs:

Here is a brief description of the other programs we have to offer you.

Purina® Pets for Seniors Program – www.purinapetsforseniors.com – Purina partners with more than 200 shelters nationwide to provide senior citizens with reduced cost pet adoptions. Participating humane shelters are reimbursed $50 for every senior adoption to help defray the costs of spaying or neutering‚ vaccinations‚ and other fees.

Pro Plan Rally® to Rescue® Program – www.rallytorescue.org – Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue® helps rescue organizations across the country give rescued pets the nutrition and care they need and the loving homes they deserve. To express interest in the program, please visit: http://rallytorescue.org/about_ambassador.aspx and click "Begin Application" at the bottom to access the online form.

One Hope Network National Program – Is a movement dedicated to helping transform the lives of pets. To express interest in the program, please visit: http://www.onehope.org/One_Hope_Shelters/Default.aspx and click "I'm Interested" at the bottom to access the online form. 

AdoptAPet.com – www.adoptapet.com – Get your pets seen and adopted through the largest non-profit pet adoption service in North America.


I wanted to give a suggestion I've found to be affective here in Kentucky. Year before last hay was so overpriced horses were flying thru the auction for 10 and 15 dollars (True story) and farmers were turning unwanted animals loose. Last season we had a surplus of hay and the farmers are leaving it to rot in rolls in the fields.  

My suggestion is this... 

Tell everyone who will listen to network and encourage whoever owns abandoned hay to donate it to the humane society or animal shelter. IT'S A GREAT TAX DEDUCTION! Also encourage those (like you) who have taken on the expenses this kind of rescue is associated with to ASK about surplus hay. Ask neighbors, friends, farmers or anyone at the feed store. Post an ad at the local auctions and feed stores since (believe it or not) most cattle farmers still don't have a computer. Offer to trade out work or services for this hay. They just might accidentally make some friends along the way.

Fight the good fight, 



Free hay to any rescue group, 50 round bales, but

Posted by: "Michelle" spottedsheila@hotmail.com   spottedsheila

Thu May 14, 2009 6:06 pm (PDT)
I am going to post the mesg, but the issue isIt is in VA, this is the
problem, but if you can find a way to get it to your place, it is free,
I do not think you have to take it all, it is not that far from the PA,
border. Just thought I would throw it out there, as in any case someone
might know someone, etc.. here is the post...
Hi All:
We've recieved a call from a farm in Fluvanna that has about 50- 4x4
round bales of 2008 hay to donate to a rescue organizaton. The hay is
mixed grasses with some fescue, but has been stored inside and is horse
quality. The farm is an organic farm,
so no chemicals. Southside farmers are preparing to cut hay, so they
need to free up room for the 2009 crop. The receiving rescue will need
transportation, as they are unable to deliver. If you are interested,
please call Candy at 434-589-8531.
Also, please feel free to forward this information. The farm does not
specify whether the organization needs to be a 501c3 or not, but they
are nice people and would like to see the hay go to a rescue group.


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Emergency Hay Support Grant!

Posted by: "Kimberly/Ladywolf" ladywolf@metrocast.net   kalis_enigma

Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:47 am (PDT)
I found this as well:
Emergency Hay Support Grant
Equine rescue groups and sanctuaries have been hard hit by rising hay prices, farm foreclosures, uncooperative weather conditions and the failing economy. These groups are experiencing higher costs, more calls for assistance, and the loss of financial support. The ASPCA is here to help through its ASPCA Emergency Hay Support grants.
Groups can apply for one of two types of Hay Support grants:
a.. Direct support to help in providing feed for the horses, ponies, mules and burros under the care of 501(c)(3) organizations involved in providing rescue or sanctuary
b.. Program support for organizations providing hay to needy equine owners in their communities; that is, who are running a type of equine food bank
ASPCA Emergency Hay Support grants began to be distributed in October, 2008.
a.. Grants range between $500 and $4,000 and will not exceed 10% of an organization's annual operating budget.
b.. An organization can receive only one Emergency Hay Support grant within a twelve-month period.
c.. An organization may have received an ASPCA Equine Fund grant in the previous 12 months, but must have already submitted the final report and receipts on that grant in order to apply for a hay grant.
d.. Within six months of receiving a grant, groups must submit receipts totaling or exceeding the amount of the grant.
Reiki II practitioner


Tack and Supplies Assistance:

Winter Blanket exchange

Posted by: "boss mare" brockstables@yahoo.com   brockstables

Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:44 pm (PDT)
It's time....
We are collecting, repairing and redistributing winter horse blankets to needy horses. If you have unused/unwanted blankets, or know of a horse needing a blanket, please contact me!
We do ask that someone cover shipping if at all possible! We do not charge for our blankets!


Strawberry Fields Farm is now the Florida Heaquarters for Halters of Hope,  an organization that matches donations of halters, blankets, buckets and other equipment with the rescues that need them.   If you are a rescue and need donations of specific items or if you have items you can donate please contact Halters of Hope at susanbobsmom@yahoo.com (susanbobsmom @ yahoo.com)




The Animal Assistance Foundation launched its Model State Grant program to address its mission to make Colorado the Model State for animals to live with people. To invest our resources most effectively and to have the greatest impact on animal welfare in Colorado, AAF has identified the following priorities listed below.
1. Companion Animal Spay/Neuter
2. Animal Sheltering, including sheltering for companion animals and equines
3. Other Initiatives demonstrating innovation or high impact
AAF appreciates the time invested in pursuing a grant from us. Should you have any questions about our grant process or an idea you would like to discuss with us then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reach us on 303-744-8396 or by email at info@aaf-fd.org (info @ aaf-fd.org).




Please forward.  Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: drpiasalk [mailto:drpiasalk@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 12:17 PM
To: Christienne Metropole; Ed Boks; Victoria minetta; Mike Lawrence; D. Theis; Resqpet@aol.com; D.A.W.G.S.
Cc: Margret F.; abbie@1800saveapet.com; sandra
Subject: Foreclosure- GRANTS for RESCUES

From: Helen Storey <helen.storey@verizon.net>
Date: July 3, 2008 12:16:57 AM PDT
To: Helen Storey <helen.storey@verizon.net>
  As you may know HSUS has a program designed to help victims of foreclosure with their pets in various ways. Whatever your feelings may or may not be regards HSUS, they are accepting applications from 501c3 rescues for GRANTS OF up to 2K to help offset costs of helping some of the animal victims. The application is simple  ( although it does require you are/become a member) Here is the link: 
NoPawsLeftBehind.org <http://www.NoPawsLeftBehind.org/> .
It all helps.


Adoption Incentives:

Note from Brandi:  I am not sure if this is only for Canadian rescues since the program is based in Canada. 

Hi all, 

A new program, Horse Protection Initiatives, has been launched by TRACS (The Responsible Animal Care Society), and we invite you to participate. 

We'd like to increase your adoptive rate by offering a $50 rebate to anyone adopting a horse or other equine from your rescue facility.  We hope that this will provide an incentive for more adoptions that will save more animals. 

Please read further about our program here: http://www.tracs-bc.ca/horseprotection.html .  Feel free to spread the word amongst your contacts and to link to this page on your website.  We also offer euthanasia assistance in cases of intractable illness or infirmity. 

On behalf of TRACS, we hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity.  I look forward to hearing from you! 

Thanks for everything you do for equines,

Sinikka Crosland, President

TRACS (The Responsible Animal Care Society)

P.O. Box 26097

Westbank, B.C.

V4T 2G3

Ph/fax: 250-768-4803


e-mail: tracs@shaw.ca (tracs @ shaw.ca) 

This initiative has been made possible through a generous grant from The Vancouver Foundation.  It is our hope that ongoing donations will keep the fund alive and that we may continue to assist horses in need for years to come.


Vaccination Assistance:

Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:17:54 -0500
Subject: HorseCity.com | Keeping the Horse World Connected - Applications Now Accepted for Free Vaccines through Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign 



Gelding Assistance:


Stop-the-Backyard-Breeder Program:In 2002, FRER implemented this innovative and unique program to target the irresponsible breeding of horses. While FRER can provide direct rescue of mistreated horses, the problem cannot be solved without addressing the issue of horse overpopulation. Similar to spay/neuter programs of animal welfare organizations, Stop-the-Backyard-Breeder program offers a partial reimbursement for gelding stud colts and/or stallions. A copy of the vet bill showing the actual surgery cost should be forwarded to Front Range Equine Rescue, PO Box 307, Larkspur, CO 80118 to receive partial reimbursement (approximately reimbursement is 30% of the surgery expense). This program is funded through grants and private individuals.


(Note from Brandi:  I am not a supporter of the UHC, but I believe this is one good thing they are doing.)

UHC Announces Operation Gelding

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has initiated Operation Gelding.  The new UHC program will provide funds and materials to assist organizations, associations and events that wish to sponsor clinics in which horse owners can bring their stallions to be castrated.  A number of associations have sponsored such clinics and the UHC wants to help more organizations, associations and events get involved in this effort.

This initiative is made possible by a special gift from the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation and the UHC; both organizations have donated seed money to get the program started. Operation Gelding is patterned after several initiatives undertaken by horse associations, organizations and events around the country.

The UHC will provide information and forms necessary to conduct a clinic, along with seed money to defray the costs.  Funds of $50 per horse gelded with a $1,000 maximum will be awarded to groups once a year.  Assistance will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, subject to available resources.  Organizations can apply by filling out the Operation Gelding Funding Form provided by the UHC.  Funds will be awarded once the clinic is complete and a veterinary statement is provided.  With the inauguration of Operation Gelding, the UHC will become more directly involved in helping horses.

Any organization, association or event can participate in the UHC’s Operation Gelding program.  The UHC wants to involve as many groups as possible.  Please pass this notice on to your state and local organizations or other equine organizations in your area to inform them of the inauguration of Operation Gelding.

The impetus for these clinics is that the castration of a stallion will help prevent over-breeding and produce a gentler horse that is more rideable, more trainable and more saleable, allowing them to be used in several careers.  Programs such as Operation Gelding should help reduce the number of horses being bred and aid in the adoption or sale of more horses.

There are many ways that your organization or event can become involved in helping with unwanted horses in addition to Operation Gelding.  Please review the UHC’s handbook, Best Practices: How Your Organization Can Help Unwanted Horses, which outlines other activities that organizations, associations and events can undertake to create programs that help horses in need.  Best Practices cites many examples of how organizations and groups can get involved, including gelding clinics.  This handbook can be downloaded from the UHC website at http://www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org/?id=1 or by contacting the UHC.  

For more information about Operation Gelding and how you can participate, please contact UHC Director, Ericka Caslin, at ecaslin@horsecouncil.org or 202-296-4031


Euthanasia Assistance:

Trails End program

Posted by: "Linda Davis" davlynracine@kingcon.net   equinejunky

Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:05 am (PDT)

This info was posted on a thread I have going. I thought I would pass it along. I did not know about this program. Thought I'd share it.
Trails End Program:
In 2007 special funding was received to initiate the Trails End Program which provides a 50% reimbursement for the expense of humanely euthanizing very old, sick or crippled horses as a means to prevent their disposal at auction and slaughter. The reimbursement also includes 50% for hauling fee, if applicable. We believe no horse should ever end up at slaughter, but those horses whose quality of life is so poor stand more of a chance of being further injured, trampled or killed during transport. To apply, send copy of vet receipt (and hauling invoice) to Front Range Equine Rescue, PO Box 307, Larkspur, CO 80118. Please note this program also applies to owners who need financial assistance with euthanizing their horses for other reasons (i.e., colic, other debilitating illness) that would otherwise be unable to do so.

Linda Davis
The Middle Age Spread
Pike, NH. 03780


Habitat for Horses - Amazing Grace Fund
http://www.habitatforhorses.org/index.html (you'll have to contact them and ask about parameters
Linda Davis
The Middle Age Spread
Pike, NH. 03780


Registration Transfer Assistance:

Help spread the word to Animal Control/Humane Officers

USTA Supports Standardbreds in Peril         

The United States Trotting Association (USTA) announced today its intention to offer support to Standardbred horses in the care and custody of animal control authorities because of neglect, abuse or abandonment.

The program, to be called “Support Our Standardbreds” (SOS),  will extend assistance in providing feed, veterinary and other care to Standardbred horses in the legal custody of animal control officials anywhere in the United States.

“We believe this program will begin to meet two very vital needs that are either completely unmet or severely underfunded,” said USTA Executive Vice President Mike Tanner. “This is a widespread problem that affects horses whose owners have failed to care for them and government officials are left with little to no funding to step in when care has fallen to a criminally low level. We have anecdotal reports of animal control officials not able to exercise their authority to seize horses because of a lack of funds to do so.

“While we recognize there are many horses in need of assistance in transitioning to a useful career, there are some programs in place to help them, for which we are grateful.  That need is partially met.  We saw this need as being completely unmet,”  said  Tanner.  “We want animal control officers throughout the country to know we will help them to restore a horse to health if they believe the best interest of the horse requires them to be removed from their owner’s custody.  We have $100,000 designated for this program.  That is vastly more than is available now, which in many areas is nothing.” 

The USTA has begun outreach efforts to animal control authorities throughout the country to let them know of the association’s willingness to assist Standardbreds in their legal custody.  Those reading this story are asked to pass this information along to animal control officers in their areas. 

For more information about the program, contact Ellen Harvey at 732-780-3700 or HRCNews@ustrotting.com.


Multiple Assistance Programs:


Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:11 am (PST)


Resources, Grants, & Funding Links

Posted by: "badgirl_cowgirl_1" badgirl_cowgirl_1@yahoo.com   badgirl_cowgirl_1

Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:27 pm (PDT)
Here's some links for various resources, funding & grants - hope this can help those in need! Harley
over 40 links on this site - not all will be applicable)
These two are resources on fundraising & applying for grants:
American Competitive Trail Horse Assc. - ACTHA donates up to 50% of its proceeds to eligible horse charities annually.
United Animal Nations LifeLine Grants - The LifeLine Grant Program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers, non-profit organizations and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations.
American Humane:


Freeze Branding Assistance:

Stolen Horse International, Inc.
Contact Debi Metcalfe
P.O. Box 1341
Shelby, NC 28151
February 26, 2009
Special Offer to NonProfits Ordering Freeze Branding Irons
For a limited time, any 501c3 nonprofit equine rescue organization or similar agency ordering a freeze branding iron through Stolen Horse International, aka NetPosse, will be automatically registered under the nonprofit's name in NetPosse's NIP (NetPosse Identification Program) database. These rescues will also be entered on the website as PREFERRED RESCUES* under the appropriate link (currently Horse Protection Groups) with an image of the brand (a reciprocal NetPosse link will be required if the nonprofit has a website). Thus, anyone coming to the site researching information on a horse with a brand can compare it to the Preferred Rescues' brands in an effort to locate rescue-owned horses as quickly as possible.
NetPosse will help the organization design a custom brand at NO CHARGE, and the cost of the iron will be comparable one ordered anywhere else.
Don't forget to ask about a Freeze Branding Clinic for your organization and other ID options!
We also have an Instructional DVD on Freeze Branding available.
Freeze Branding Info Links:
More about NIP: http://www.netposse.com/NIP.htm
To Recap ... Any NonProfit (must be 501c3) ordering a freeze branding iron through Stolen Horse International will receive:
> FREE assistance in designing a brand
> Advice for registering the brand in the appropriate state
> FREE quote on branding iron prior to final purchase
> FREE PREFERRED RESCUE LISTING on NetPosse.com with image of registered brand
> FREE listing for Rescue in NetPosse Identification Program database
> Opportunity to host Freeze Brand Clinic
Don't wait! Contact us today to start the process by emailing stolenhorse@netposse.com with the Subject: Freeze Branding Iron for NonProfit Rescue.
We look forward to doing what we can to help your nonprofit rescue!
Note: any organization participating in this opportunity must remain in good standing with Stolen Horse International in order to maintain its preferred status. Equines and other rescue property can be listed in NIP, but must be applied for separately from this agreement and will require the standard fee. Agreement subject to change without notice. Documentation of nonprofit status might be required.
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~ Angela Kirby ~
NetPosse.com Executive Coordinator

Michelle Gordon (aka mickiebon)

Stolen Horse International (SHI/NetPosse) Volunteer


and victim, read the incredible recovery story at


Equine Rescues post your Alerts, News, Info., etc... here:


"Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content." -Louis L'Amour

If you receive a NetPosse Alert from me and can not see what is in the body of the message simply click forward, return or print and it will be visible.  Sorry, but sometimes providers have their glitches that we can not control.    ;-)

More info:

There is a link in the left menu for NIP Registry: http://www.netposse.com/NIP.htm

The NetPosse Identification Program (NIP) is NetPosse's database for anyone wanting a registry for a horse or tack - the horse doesn't have to be registered or even microchipped. You can include scars, markings, tattoos, brands, etc.
When someone finds a horse we can search that database to see if there is a match and notify the owner immediately. Also, those currently registered in the database will have their horse/tack posted to the website much more quickly than current listings because we already have their information and pictures readily available.
As I mentioned before, there is no way to mandate scanning at auctions or slaughter houses. However, when a horse is missing or stolen, slaughter houses can be notified, and that is why we need the public to post flyers at auctions. If found at the slaughter house or auction, then the chip will provide positive proof of ownership. Without the chip, those places can easily say it was just another sorrel quarter horse. If someone spots a possibly stolen/missing horse at one of these places, they could request the horse be scanned. Authorities could possible detain the horse until that time, but without any notice of a positive ID, there is no way they can hold that horse and it will disappear again. 
That's just a basic summary ... I hope the link answers any other questions. If not, please feel free to ask!
7. Microchipping
    Posted by: "gatornsass06" gatornsass06@gmail.com gatornsass06
    Date: Sun Mar 1, 2009 6:50 pm ((PST))
I have been reading the threads about Microchipping because it's
something I've been thinking about doing for my horses.  I went to the
Net-Posse site to look more closely, and I have a question.  What is
the NetPosse Identification Program registration?  It doesn't give any
details, not that I can find anyways.  In what ways would having a
microchipped horse help if he/she is stolen?  Would it help prevent
slaugher or sale at auctions?  Thanks for your help!

~ Angela Kirby ~
NetPosse.com Executive Coordinator
Horse Theft Education Begins Here!
Volunteer AND Victim: www.netposse.com/Volunteer_Victim_StolenTack.htm
Express Yourself ~ www.cafepress.com/ponyexpressions


Fundraising Opportunities:
I talked on the phone with Mary Grace Gabriel yesterday for quite a while.  She wanted to let the horse rescues (across the US) know that there is an opportunity to do fundraising with her.  She sells Mia Bella’s Hand Poured Gourmet Candles.  Rescues interested in doing a Mia Bella Candle fundraiser can contact Marygrace at the contact info below.  After talking with her and reading over the information, the fundraiser sounds like it is very easy to do and could be very profitable for a rescue needing a little help right now.  Rescues do not have to be 501c3 to do a Mia Bella Candle fundraiser, but taxes would have to be figured out. 
Marygrace Gabriel   (516)409-6510   www.IdealScents.com


Also, I sell Avon and am now able to set up fundraisers for the rescues.   The fundraisers through Avon are done for 501c3’s, but if a non 501c3 wanted to do an Avon fundraiser, they can contact me and we can figure out a way to do it.   You can email me at missys.hope@gmail.com (missys.hope @ gmail.com).  You can see my Avon website at http://www.myavon.com/bqualset


Advertising Assistance:

Animal Rescue Facebook Directory



saveapetslife.org  New Event page - Free and Easy for rescues to pos

Posted by: "therapuppy" therapuppy@yahoo.com   therapuppy

Wed May 4, 2011 10:04 pm (PDT)
saveapetslife.org/events-Post events-Reach more people-Save more lives
saveapetslife.org/events allows rescues and shelters to self publish their events. Saveapetslife is committed to helping rescues and shelters to save more lives.
Go to our saveapetslife.org/events page to post your events like Adoption Days, FundRaisers, On-line events, Rabies Clinics ( list under fundraiser or do not choose and leave as general).
Your feed back on our new service to Rescues and Shelters is most welcome. If you need help posting your event email katherne info@saveapetslife.org
Our Adopt page allows rescues to post pets in need of homes or foster care. It is Easy and free .
Please share these free services with other rescues, shelters and animal welfare groups.
Katherine and Staff


Mid-Atlantic Horse ( major equine publication included once a month with Lancaster Farming newspaper), asks Non-profit Rescue and rehabilitation organizations to showcase an adoptable horse-of-the-month in their paper. Organization needs only to email one picture with brief description of that horse's attributes. A different horse each month. Include rescue contact info. Send the write-up and digital image to

dyeats-thomas.eph@lnpnews.com (dyeats-thomas.eph @ lnpnews.com) by the 15th day of each month.

For those who may not be familiar with Lancaster Farming, it is a weekly farm focused publication covering news, agricultural markets of all kinds, auction prices, research;etc. Huge advertising sections for farm equipment, farm dispersals, livestock auctions;etc. Widely read east of the Mississippi, not covering just Pennsylvania as one might assume. I recieve the "Southern Edition" serving Virginia, west Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. But there does not appear to be any restriction on where the Rescue may be located to participate in this nice opportunity.

the website: www.lancasterfarming.com

phone number to subscribe: 717-721-4412


Here is a website that you can post your horse rescue’s information.  It looks like it might even be free to list it.  http://www.horseshowcentral.com/horse_rescue_search.php?&page=3


From: Rescue Me! <RescueMe@rescueme.org>
Date: Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 12:53 PM
Subject: Fw: New Animal Rescue Guide (help spread the word!)
Dear Animal Rescuer,
Please forward this to anyone involved with animal rescue.
The nonprofit World Environmental Organization recently launched the
world's most comprehensive guide to Animal Rescue Groups:
Tens of thousands of groups, helping all breeds of dogs, cats, horses
and other animals, in over 150 countries, are listed.  The site also
features a worldwide directory of wildlife rehabilitators.
Visit www.RescueShelter.com now to see if your rescue group is listed.
If not, click the 'Add Site' link to add your group. If already listed,
click the small 'X' next to your group's name to edit your listing.
Thank you for helping spread the word!
Jeff Gold
Founder, The Rescue Shelter Network
Don't miss our emails, add RescueMe@RescueMe.Org to your address book.
Rescue Me! and The Rescue shelter Network are free services of
the nonprofit World Environmental Organization: www.World.Org
2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, #2001, Washington, DC 20006, 1-800-800-2099


As it says below, please cross-post to rescue groups.  Thanks. 

Hope this info is helpful; please crosspost to as many rescue groups/people as possible

This info is from Purina headquarters here in St. Louis, missouri


I would like to invite you to join the Purina® Pets for People™ Community please go to the Pets for People website: www.petsforpeople.com and register your organization with us by clicking in the right hand corner Register your Organization.

Food Donations:
Occasionally, the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company may have food donations available in your area. When registering for Purina® Pets for People™ you have the option to opt into the Food Donation program. Animal welfare organizations that are registered members of our Pets for People Community will be considered first.

Pets for People™ Programs:

Here is a brief description of the other programs we have to offer you.

Purina® Pets for Seniors Program – www.purinapetsforseniors.com – Purina partners with more than 200 shelters nationwide to provide senior citizens with reduced cost pet adoptions. Participating humane shelters are reimbursed $50 for every senior adoption to help defray the costs of spaying or neutering‚ vaccinations‚ and other fees.

Pro Plan Rally® to Rescue® Program – www.rallytorescue.org – Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue® helps rescue organizations across the country give rescued pets the nutrition and care they need and the loving homes they deserve. To express interest in the program, please visit: http://rallytorescue.org/about_ambassador.aspx and click "Begin Application" at the bottom to access the online form.

One Hope Network National Program – Is a movement dedicated to helping transform the lives of pets. To express interest in the program, please visit: http://www.onehope.org/One_Hope_Shelters/Default.aspx and click "I'm Interested" at the bottom to access the online form. 

AdoptAPet.com – www.adoptapet.com – Get your pets seen and adopted through the largest non-profit pet adoption service in North America.


Adoption Ready Horse Classifieds – All Free
Hi, The Rocking G Riding Club now has a new section specifically for any Horse Rescue Service who has any horses ready for adoption. It is a special Classified Ad to advertise your rescue horses to the public. This is totally free. You may add as many as you need to, the only thing we ask is that you please delete them from our classifieds as they are adopted out and are no longer available.
If you are not a member already, you will have to join our club, but that is all free. Once you are a member then click on "Classifieds" on the main menu, then click on "Horse Rescue Services", then choose the "Horse Ready for Adoption" category. Then you can write as much as you want to about that horse and add up to 10 pictures . . ALL FREE.
We also have a lot of other services available including "Events", "Blogs", "forums" and our game "Arcade" to relax and have fun in during your spare time. Please look in our "Help" section, on the main menu, for tips on joining and adding any other features.
We look forward to your ads for your rescue horses and other features.
Thank you so much, Claudia & Harlan


Animal Cruelty Assistance:

Vermont Cruelty Response System!!... Up and running.

Posted by: "Beth" fatoldfarmwife@verizon.net   bethofneer

Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:53 pm (PDT)
www.reportanimalcruelty.com <http://www.reportanimalcruelty.com>
This website accepts non-emergency animal cruelty and neglect complaints
for the entire state of Vermont. Once a complaint is submitted, the
lead agency for the appropriate county is notified and will make sure
the complaint gets into the right hands for investigation. That lead
agency will also follow up and make sure the investigation has taken
I'll send the official press release as soon as it's ready.
If anyone would like to learn more about Vermont's Cruelty Response
System project, please visit www.vermonthumane.org/cruelty.php


ASPCA: Cruelty: Reporting Cruelty FAQ

Posted by: "Marge" redmm97@cox.net   redmm97

Sun May 18, 2008 2:03 pm (PDT)

This is new and very informative. Lots of info and some files are worth saving.


Assistance Networks:

I saw this on the ABR forum and thought I would share.  I don’t know anything about it, but if they are helping horse owners in trouble keep their beloved pets and stopping them from leaving a good home, then I am all for it!!!

Network to help horse owners in trouble

Looking for ways to get involved?



Dear Horse Rescues,

Please bookmark http://www.horse-welfare.org/events.aspx and be sure to use this new free Rescue Events Calendar to promote all of your upcoming events!

This calendar is viewed by upwards of 300-500 unique visitors a day, so please take advantage of this service whenever you have an upcoming fundraising event.

Thanks for all that you do!

Best regards,


Horse Welfare Organizations



The Pegasus Brigade

OK, this is a bare bones outline of what Kathleen and I are trying to do to help transport horses that are currently in rescues but are not in the best location to get adopted. Cases in point: New Holland. Lots of drafts and saddlebreds and standardbreds there. Southeast Texas: lots of quarter horses, paints, tennessee walkers there. People in Texas are open to buying drafts and mules. People in the north are open to buying gaited horses and the refined type paints.

Rescues join the Pegasus Brigade and pay a small membership fee. That fee will go toward paying gas money and paying the vets who provide the health certificates.  We will have no paid employees. Each state will have its own coordinator -- large states may have two. These coordinators are responsible for choosing navigation routes for the volunteers to haul on. Choosing particular routes as main thoroughfares will be important because they will have to be scouted for safe trailer loading/unloading zones. Every volunteer should be a member of a legit rescue. Volunteers should be encouraged to pay for their own gas as much as possible to make this affordable. We don't know yet how much revenue memberships will bring in.

Once the coordinator gets the volunteer or volunteers set up for the route within their state, they will contact the coordinator in the adjacent state and arrange the handoff. The coordinators will need to arrange the vet health certificate; each coordinator might also wish to have an assistant coordinator to do this. Each horse will travel from rescue to rescue, not to private homes. Upon arrival at the destination rescue, the hauler will take posession of the horse that is being exchanged and the trip will be conducted in reverse back to the original rescue.

This allows rescues the opportunity  to arrange switching horses for something that has a better chance of being adopted in their region. It isn't going to be easy. It will take some time to get the 501(c)3 paperwork done. We are about to start the application process. 

Anyone interested in being a coordinator or a stopover point (if you are near a major highway) please send me an email to neatolgart@hal-pc.org (neatolgart @ hal-pc .org (remove spaces)). Please only have the rescue directors offer to be coordinators so we can keep some sort of organization to this thing. Once we have a list of coordinators they will act as our officers. We will try to arrange for a lawyer and an accountant on call. We are still figuring this out as I go along, so please make suggestions that you think might be of help.

I will also be starting a yahoo group for us so we don't clog up any more lists with this. As soon as I know the URL i will send it.

Amy in TX


Creating the Pegasus Brigade

Posted by: "Amy" neatolgart@hal-pc.org   lordhador

Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:20 am (PST)
OK here we go:
Web Address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thepegasusbrigade
Title: The Pegasus Brigade
Description: This is a new group currently seeking nonprofit status and is designed for rescues to transport horses across long distances to find new homes. Its purpose is for rescues to network and exchange horses that are in higher demand in certain areas, moving horse breeds from higher concentrated areas to lower concentrated areas thus increasing their chance of adoption. State coordinators, records keepers, transporters, and layover facilities will all be needed. Please join and state your rescue affiliation and location, including your closest major highway. Once 501(c)3 status is achieved, rescues will pay a small yearly membership fee that will be used to fund the organization and create a database of horses currently in rescue that can be exchanged between locations. Pegasus will have no paid employees; it is a volunteer only organization dependant on memberships and donations for support.
Please join if you can help; no help is too small...we'll all need to work together on this to make it happen.
Amy in TX


Capital Improvements:



Book: How to Start & Run a Rescue

Posted by: "Dr. Jennifer Williams" equinerescue@gmail.com   equinebehaviorist

Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:21 am (PDT)
Book available to rescues and individuals - How to Start and Run a Rescue – by Jennifer Williams, Ph.D.
Whether you are currently involved in rescue, wishing to start your own rescue or just enjoy reading about rescue animals, consider picking up a copy of How to Start and Run a Rescue.
The book includes topics such as setting up your organization, implementing an adoption program, quarantine, fundraising, PR and more. It is written from the standpoint of a horse rescuer, but many
topics are relevant to any species. The book has a bonus chapter on issues specific to dog/cat rescues and another bonus chapter with issues specific to wildlife/exotic rescues. Many topics are also relevant to anyone running an animal-related non-profit (horse show associations, riding clubs, dog agility clubs, etc).
The book includes success stories as well as before and after photos of horses who have been rescued through the two rescues the author has run. You can meet Gypsy who had never been handled when she arrived at the author’s barn and learn how she recovered to become a great pet, friend and riding horse.
Equisearch has a book excerpt up at
You can learn more about the book at www.howtostartarescue.com
Dr. Jennifer Williams
President, Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/
Equine Behavior Net, http://www.equinebehavior.net


A Voice for Animals during the Economic Downturn
Animal Fairy Charities, a non profit organization is launching Animal Advocate Television, a show aimed at raising awareness for animal welfare and giving voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Franklin, WI (Animal Fairy Charities) March 23, 2009
Animal Advocate Television, Wisconsin's premier animal welfare television show airs this month on Time Warner Cable On Demand. The show will raise awareness for local animal shelters and horse rescues, encourage the public to foster and adopt and will inform and educate on state and federal animal welfare legislation as well as encourage parents to teach children compassion at an early age.
With the bad economic downturn, shelters are seeing a decrease in donations and will have to learn to be more creative in their fund raising efforts in order to maintain their operations.  "When a shelter closes its doors or is forced to downsize, we all lose", says Debra Lopez, founder of Animal Fairy Charities.  "We must do all we can to help these shelters and those who are in the trenches everyday caring for our animals.  Many non profits can no longer rely on corporate donations and are depending on the general public." said Lopez.
In addition to the lack of donations, many shelters are overwhelmed with pets being surrendered.  Many financially strapped families and some who have suffered foreclosure are forced to give up their pets.  Animal Advocate Television will strive to encourage those animal lovers who are able, to foster.  Several shelters are already working with foster families until those who have suffered a set back can get back on their feet again.  "Many people just don't realize that they are saving two lives when they foster."  Lopez added.
Animal Advocate Television will also dedicate a fair amount of time encouraging parents to teach their children compassion at an early age.  An abundance of research has documented the link between animal abuse and violence towards people. According to The Humane Society of The United States, here in Wisconsin, 68 percent of battered women with pets reported that their animals had also been abused. Of these incidents, 75 percent occurred in the presence of children.
Animal Advocate Television premiers this month on Time Warner Cable on demand channel 1403 under the "Humanitarian" category.  Animal Advocate Television will also be viewable at Animaladvocatetv.com and Youtube after the 23rd of March.  You can log onto www.animaladvocatetv.com or animalfairycharities.org for more information and to learn how you can get involved.
Animal Fairy Charities, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non profit animal welfare organization based in Franklin, Wisconsin.  The organization raises and distributes funds in support of the missions of other animal non-profit organizations using a federated method.  In addition, Animal Fairy Charities educates and engages young children in compassion through the positive interaction with animals. 
Contact: Debra Lopez
Company: Animal Fairy Charities, Inc
Phone: 262-989-0604
Email: info@animalfairycharities.org




Link for National Horse Abuse Investigation School

Posted by: "lynn.esty@comcast.net" lynn.esty@comcast.net   mlesty

Thu Dec 4, 2008 3:02 pm (PST)
December 2008
Please Donate
Do you know a horse that needs a Second Chance?
American Humane’s Second Chance® Fund helps organizations that are both American Humane members and animal welfare-related 501(c)(3) organizations offset the cost of caring for animals -- including horses -- that are victims of abuse or neglect. Find out how we’re giving these victims a second chance.
Horse abuse is on the rise.
Horses across the country are suffering neglect, starvation and torture.
Sometimes horse abuse is apparent -- sometimes it’s not. You can help us teach people how to spot the signs of abuse and neglect and create greener pastures for these poor animals.
Will you please help? The nation’s horses need our attention.
Seeing a horse in an open field can conjure up feelings of beauty, freedom and new frontiers.
But what do you see when you look closer? Is the horse really OK?
Or is his skin pulling tight against his ribs? Is his body emaciated or injured? Is he wandering on his own farm, or has he been abandoned there?
Horses need us now, more than ever, to take that closer look.
Experts indicate that horse neglect and abuse is on the rise nationwide. Too many horses are being starved, or just plain deserted in other people’s fields, as their owners struggle with meeting the rising cost of hay and care in this tough economy.
Other horses are being tortured, beaten or kept in unsafe, unhealthy environments -- even tethered to trees with no way to escape deadly cold or heat.
But we can do something.
With your help, we can preserve horses as the national icon they’ve always been.
American Humane works day in, day out, improving education, systems and programs to prevent abuse and neglect. It’s what we do.
For horses, we created and lead the National Horse Abuse Investigation School, one of the first trainings of its kind in the country.
In our National Horse Abuse Investigation School, people learn how to spot the signs of horse abuse -- and how to ensure convicted abusers are held accountable.
This training is high-quality. It’s comprehensive -- we cover it all, from basic horse anatomy, to horse care, to the proper chain of command in reporting horse abuse. It’s regional -- so we reach as many people as possible. And it’s hands-on. We teach using real horses, so the education is up-close and practical.
But all this means costs quickly add up. And the only way we can keep the tuition affordable and available to so many students is with the support of caring people like you.
Please help us help horses.
By supporting American Humane’s National Horse Abuse Investigation School, you can help us address horse abuse on the front lines -- by training more professionals and volunteers to immediately recognize the signs of abuse and take the right steps to stop the problem.
Forward this message to a friend!
Join American Humane’s CareGivers Circle®
If you’re looking for a little inner peace this holiday season, consider joining our CareGivers Circle. Members enjoy both the satisfaction and convenience of making automatic monthly or quarterly donations in the amount of their choice.
Our mission is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society.
American Humane is committed to the responsible stewardship of donated funds and to meeting the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness.
American Humane meets the strong, comprehensive standards of the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance , has been awarded the Independent Charities of America "Best In America" Seal of Approval and has met the stringent standards for financial efficiency and accountability required by the American Institute of Philanthropy to qualify as a Top-Rated Charity.



for rescue: Nearly-400-acre pasture Oklahoma lease $10k/yr

Posted by: "AnnMarie Cross, Crosswinds Equine Rescue" lists@cwer.org   amcross

Thu Dec 9, 2010 5:44 pm (PST)
I am forwarding this. We are nowhere near this farm and couldn't possibly utilize it, but perhaps someone else can. Please contact them directly, I have NO other information.
Danamen (@) netzero.net
From: Dan Amen [danamen@netzero.net]

Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 7:05 PM
To: info@cwer.org
Subject: Nearly-400-acre pasture available in northern Oklahoma for $10,000
per year
Dear Crosswinds Equine Rescue, December 7, 2010
On November 18, it was suggested to me that we try to lease our nearly-400-acre ranch that is 35 miles from Stillwater, Oklahoma to a horse rescue. I have contacted 4 organizations involved in horse rescue, but none seem to know of anyone that is looking for more land. That is a shame because it has not been pastured for a few years as it was going through intergenerational transfer, and so right now there is enough standing grass on it for it to support lots of horses this winter. I think it might handle up to 40 horses on a permanent basis year after year without any hay being fed. Of course with hay, the number could be very large.
The fences are good; there are 6 ponds and lots of crossfencing and gates to keep horses off of winter ice and rotate pastures. Included are 55 acres of fields with very good soil down along the little creeks. There are pecan and oak woods. I think horses will munch on nuts like do our deer.
Someone would be required to live on the property as all of our family are busy in Stillwater with our little jobs. It is getting time to pay on the mortgage, so we are asking $10,000 per year for this pasture. There is a
travel trailer in which a caretaker could live without extra charge. And there is a 20-acre haymeadow that is included in the deal.
Let me mention that there is a big, old one-story home on the property that is in very bad shape as to leaking roofs etc. which we use for storage right now. But if someone wanted to bear the big expense of repairing it, it might make a good place to work out adoptions or for caretakers' to live.
Do you know of anyone that would like to establish a horse rescue on our ranch? It is a very beautiful piece of property north of Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Dan Amen



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