adoption

WaterShed Animal Fund Taps Kappert As Program Officer For Equine Adoptions

WaterShed Animal Fund recently announced the addition of Christie Schulte Kappert as program officer for The Right Horse Initiative, which exists to massively increase the number of successful horse adoptions in the United States. As program officer, Kappert develops social engagement strategies, builds partnerships and oversees program implementation for The Right Horse. Kappert is a skilled […]

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University of Minnesota Horse Extension Office Publishes Horse Rescue Guidelines

The University of Minnesota’s Horse Extension office recently released a series of guidelines for rescuing a horse from situations that have or could put the horse’s well-being, health or safety in jeopardy, referencing situations like malnutrition, kill pens, and other inhumane-related situations. Included in their guidelines is a list of costs and considerations that one […]

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BLM Plans Two Helicopter Gathers Of Wild Horses In Early 2018

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced plans for a helicopter gather of wild horses in the Cold Springs and Hog Creek Herd Management Areas in Oregon beginning in January and February. The BLM has a commitment to keeping public lands healthy and productive. Located 45 miles southwest of Vale, the Cold Springs Herd […]

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25th Retired Racehorse Adopted In New Vocations Pony Club Challenge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is halfway to its goal of rehoming 50 retiring racehorses with United States Pony Clubs members. This rehoming effort is part of the New Vocations Pony Club Challenge program. The program is a unique partnership between the nation’s oldest and largest racehorse adoption program and the United States Pony Clubs, […]

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Study Suggests 1.2 Million Homes Available In U. S. For Unwanted Horses

A survey recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Animals suggests that there could be an estimated 1.2 million potential homes for unwanted horses throughout the United States. Orchestrated by a team from the American Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals and headed up by animal behaviorist Dr. Emily Weiss, the survey set out […]

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New Vocations and United States Pony Clubs, Inc. Partner In Project

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is pleased to partner with The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. to launch an educational challenge designed to give Pony Club members an opportunity to adopt retired racehorses. Participants in the Challenge will showcase their horse management and riding skills learned through Pony Club while providing qualified homes and new […]

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BLM Seeks Horse Trainers For Pilot Program

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been making excess animals removed from the range available for adoption since 1971 and has placed more than 235,000 animals into private care. Over the last 10 years, adoptions have steadily declined to approximately 2,500 animals per year. Adoptions totaled 2,631 animals in FY 2015, compared to 5,701 […]

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Honorable Discharge: Two Military Horses Retired from Arlington

Like many soldiers who retire from their time in active duty, two caisson horses working with the Old Guard at Arlington National Park are now looking for new homes. “Quincy,” as one horse is known, suffers from navicular disease, which prevents the 11-year-old Quarter Horse from comfortably spending his days in service. “Kennedy,” a 15-year-old […]

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Purina Pledges $150K In Free Feed To Horse Rescues

Purina Animal Nutrition has once again pledged up to $150,000 in free feed to equine rescues and  shelters through its continuing partnership with A Home for Every Horse, a program dedicated to finding homes for horses in need of adoption or fostering. For the fourth consecutive year, Purina has pledged a donation of at least […]

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