President Trump Signs Bill Making Animal Cruelty A Federal Felony

On November 25, President Donald Trump signed a bill, called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, making certain acts of animal cruelty a federal felony. Passed unanimously in the Senate on Nov. 5, the bipartisan bill was sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-PA and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT. It has been shown that […]

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From Helping To Hoarding: A Slippery Slope For Some

Rescuing a horse is a noble endeavor; to attempt to ease or relieve a horse’s suffering is a gut reaction for many human beings. However, there are times when well-intentioned people go astray, taking on too many animals in need of assistance and getting in over their heads. Many times, the horses ends up worse […]

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Unique Program At Colorado State Helping Horses In Transition

The Department of Equine Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) has launched a rapidly expanding course that rehabilitates and trains rescue horses in an effort to help them find new homes. Dubbed The Right Horse Program, CSU partnered with the Harmony Equine Center, Colorado Horse Rescue and Drifter Hearts of Hope to source the horses […]

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EQUUS Foundation Awards Over $405,000 In Grants In 2019

The EQUUS Foundation announced today the award of over $405,000 in grants, including $136,000 in awards of new and gently used riding apparel to individual riders in need, scholastic riding programs, pony clubs, equestrian camp programs and equine charities through The Rider’s Closet program. Primary support is awarded to equine charities nationwide that save and […]

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Horses Removed From The California Equine Retirement Foundation

Animal control officers could suggest criminal charges against the California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF), after the removal of about 40 retired racehorses from the sanctuary, according to multiple media reports. Officials say the California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF) 38 retired racehorses were recently removed from the sanctuary’s care. Carrie Ard, CEO of the San Jacinto-based […]

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Equine Rescue of Aiken Helps Horses And Animal Control Officers

Founded in 2006, the Equine Rescue of Aiken is a sanctuary for horses that has placed more than 900 equines into new homes. The horses, which mainly come from the Aiken community, could be retired racehorses or they may have come from abuse and neglect situations; the organization has between 60 and 65 horses in […]

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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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Union County Sheriff’s Office, ASPCA Announce Charges In Florida Animal Cruelty Case

With support from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Union County Sheriff’s Office and local prosecutor today announce animal cruelty charges against Lake Butler residents Cheryl and Richard Ervin for 37 misdemeanor counts and four felony counts of animal cruelty. Pablo Rivas, the owner of a horse being kept on the […]

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Unintentional Equine Neglect And Abuse A Concern For The Bluegrass

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) welcomed a diverse range of attendees to their November meeting, which was one of the largest of 2018. Focused on understanding the process of prosecuting equine neglect and abuse cases in Kentucky, as well as the roadblocks organizations assisting with these cases may encounter, the room was full of […]

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