In order to not have to scramble for funding to help these horses at the last minute, we have created the Emergency Equine Fund. The purpose of this fund will be to assist owners in need through providing one time funding for veterinary care, farrier, and feed and to be utilized as Bail out funds for Equine with nowhere to turn.
We are finding that being able to provide some assistance to horse owners in need has been very successful and we have not experienced any recidivism so far with this program. Not only have we been able to educate horse owners, but also get resources for feed and other care to them through gelding programs, farrier care and continue to follow up with how they are doing.
This year so far, in working together with Shiloh Acres Horse Rescue, our groups were able to rescue a total of 16 horses, 10 of which were pregnant mares the day they were to be shipped to slaughter in Mexico. Most all of these horses have now been placed in loving, responsible homes.
We have started out here with a goal of $20,000 for this year, though in the future, plan to grow this fund to $100,000.
To date we have a total of $1500 to help horses in need. 4/24/2013
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OTERO COUNTY, Colo. - More than a dozen abandoned donkeys were rescued in Otero County in Southern Colorado this week by the Colorado Humane Society, SPCA, Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service
The donkeys were abandoned on national forest land by their owner, according to the Colorado Humane Society.
"The forest service and our agents wish to thank the Picket Wire Canyonlands permittees for their help in resolving the situation," said Katrina Schou, chief investigator for the Colorado Humane Society. "No matter the circumstance, there is no excuse for abandoning and neglecting these animals. Owners need to find alternative placement for these animals if they cannot be cared for any longer."
Officials said the owner of the donkeys will be charged with animal abandonment and multiple counts of trespassing on forest land.
The donkeys are being cared for at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center near Franktown.
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