horse rescue

Kentucky Humane Society Takes In Surviving Mare, Colt From Herd Killed In Eastern Kentucky

Late Friday night, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) received a pregnant mare and her weanling colt from the same herd where 20 horses were found shot dead on a strip mine near the Pike and Floyd County KY line on Dec. 17. The two survivors are recovering at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Willow Hope Farm […]

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Commentary: The Problem With ‘Naming And Shaming’ In Horse Rescue

Everyone, step away from your keyboards for a moment.  If you spend any time on social media pages geared toward horse rescue, specifically rescue from the slaughter pipeline, chances are you’ve seen a comment pop up urging others to “name and shame” the person responsible for the horse’s predicament. What often happens next is the […]

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Parker Hit With Two More Felony Animal Cruelty Charges In Louisiana, Bringing Total To Over A Dozen

Police in Union Parish, La., have charged horseman Hal Parker, 60, of Haile, with two more felony counts of animal cruelty related to two horses he housed from the kill pen rescue ICareIHelp. In February, Parker was arrested and charged with one felony count of theft of livestock, two felony counts of aggravated cruelty to […]

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TRF ‘Steps Up’ In Collaborative Effort To Rescue Four Neglected Horses

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, working in partnership with the authorities and several other horse rescue organizations, has taken in four horses from an equine neglect case in New York’s Hudson Valley. TRF was alerted to this large-scale rescue in early March and responded immediately. In a collaborative effort with ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption, New York Thoroughbred […]

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Parker, Close Associate Of Louisiana ‘Rescue,’ Arrested For Animal Cruelty

The saga of a kill pen rescue in Louisiana continued this week with the arrest of one of its associates on multiple animal cruelty charges. Hal Parker, 60, of Haile, La., was taken into custody by the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office on the morning of Feb. 19 and has been charged with one felony count […]

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Kentucky Equine Rescue Changing Name To Better Reflect Its Mission

After ten years operating as the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, the foremost all-breed equine rescue in the state has changed its name to Kentucky Equine Adoption Center (KyEAC). The farm, located in Nicholasville, Ky., on Catnip Hill Road, maintains the same mission of taking in horses from all over Kentucky that are in transition and […]

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‘Rescuing A Horse From A Rescue’: NTWO Voices Concerns About Louisiana ‘Non-Profit’

The following article was first published at, and has been reprinted with the permission of Victoria Keith and the National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization. This piece serves as a follow-up to ‘Chicken Houses And Horse Rescue: A Complicated Tale,’ which was published on the Paulick Report in early April 2018. Most horse rescues and individuals […]

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Horse Plus Humane Looks For New Ways To Reach At-Risk Horses

Combating the problem of the unwanted horse in the United States often feels akin to emptying the ocean with a teaspoon. As anyone in the rescue world will tell you, there are a variety of factors influencing a horse’s change in status from ’employed’ to ‘in need.’ Tawnee Preisner, founder and president of Horse Plus […]

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Future Outrider? Maryland Teen Corrals Runaway Horse On Busy Road

A Maryland teenager was captured on video Sunday helping to rescue a horse that broke loose and was running next to traffic on a busy road. When the horse bolted from a barn at a riding competition at De Novo Farms, 16-year-old Caroline Shoults, who was preparing to compete, gave chase. Fellow riders pursued in […]

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