Rescue News
New Concord, OH - Heresy Horses rescue barn in Ohio destroyed by fire
North Stonington, RI - Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue featured in news article
Thomas County, GA - Woman pleads no contest to cruelty charges of horses now in protective custody at Dancing Cloud Farm

Petfinder isn't just for dogs and cats

Petfinder is well-known for listing adoptable dogs and cats. also lists horses, and rescues are increasingly using the service to list their adoptable horses. If your horse rescue is not using Petfinder, consider using it as another way to promote your adoptable horses. As more web users discover Petfinder’s horse listings, your adoptable horses are a few clicks away from a prospective adopter. To list horses, a rescue must be a non-profit organization and be verified by Petfinder. Petfinder listings are available on The Rescue Horse. A search by zip code returns adoptable horse information from Petfinder’s database. Read more

New Vocations receives grant

Marysville, OH - New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program - New Vocations has received an ASPCA grant, which will allow the rescue to take in 40 additional injured Thoroughbreds over the next twelve months to rehabilitate, re-train, and place. Since 1992, the rescue has adtoped out more than 3,000 rehabilited Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds. New Vocations has locations in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Tennesee. Read more

Rescued Clydesdale wins in MD

Mt. Airy, MD - Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue - Sunrise won several classes at the Howard County Draft Horse Show. The Clydesdale yearling was rescued from a kill pen in Athens in late April by the rescue, which is committed to saving draft horses from slaughter and adopting them into new homes as trail and schooling horses. When rescued, Sunrise had a 4-inch framing nail embedded in her hoof and had a 25% chance of survival. Read more

Welcome to The Rescue Horse

Launched in January 2012, The Rescue Horse is a website exclusively devoted to rescue horses. The website provides rescue horse information and news, promotes adoptable horses, and will allow people affiliated with rescue horses to connect with each other via a forum. The Rescue Horse is creating a database of horse rescues in the US. If you manage a non-profit rescue, please signup for the newsletter and your rescue will be automatically added to our database. In February 2012, forums will be open on the website. The forums will allow horse rescue managers to connect with each other. Owners of adopted horses will be able to communicate and share their adoption experiences in forums on OTTBs, BLM Mustangs and Burros, PMU babies, and all breeds. Read more

Stay Connected with Horse Rescues on Twitter and Facebook

Follow The Rescue Horse and tweet your rescue horse news. If you manage a horse rescue, tweet about what’s happening at your horse rescue and announce recent adoptions. If you adopted a horse from a rescue, tweet about how your new horse is doing. If you volunteer at a rescue, tweet about what you do to help. If Facebook is more your style, “like” The Rescue Horse on Facebook and post your news. Or, if you’re a social media junkie, tweet AND post! The Rescue Horse checks Twitter and Facebook daily for information and news to post on the website. Just in case we miss big news you’d like to see on The Rescue Horse, email us at We’ll contact you for more information. Read more

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation plans to relocate horses

Jan. 30, 2012 - The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TFR) intends relocate up to 600 horses from facilities around the US to a 45,000 acre ranch in Colorado. TFR, which has acknowledged financial difficulty, is an equine sanctuary devoted to the rescue, retirement, rehabilitation, and retraining of off- the-track Thoroughbreds. The organization currently cares for over 1,000 horses, and has adopted out more than 800. Recently, horse racing industry organizations have rallied support for TFR, with over $350,000 being raised. Read more

Unwanted Horse Campaign continues to help rescues with vaccinations

Over 8,000 rescued and retired horses have been vaccinated through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign. UHVRC is a veterinary assistance program supported by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Merck Animal Health. More than 500 horse rescues have applied for vaccinations through UHVRC since its inception in 2009. Donated vaccinations have protected horses against diseases including West Nile virus, rhinopneumonitis, influenza, rabies, and tentus. Read more