Adapted from a Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary email which you can receive by visiting their website:
The Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary has just kicked off their new Equine Adoption Network. They are seeking help from rescuers to locate adoptive homes for neglected horses which you can do without even leaving your desk!
They are diligently trying to find good homes for the abused, abandoned and neglected horses that come through the rescue program because with winter coming, it will not be possible to help any new cases until some of their current rescues are moved along.
Annette, Executive Director, shares:
If you have not heard of the new Happy Trails Equine Adoption Network, we are hoping you will consider being a part of it. It involves about three minutes of your time once or twice a week, and all we ask is that you help find horses homes by forwarding the emails to other horsey friends, horse groups and clubs, stables, feed stores in your community, etc. If you happen to be overly busy when you receive one of these emails, simply delete it and maybe the following week you will have time to forward it on. You are welcome to ask us to take you off the equine adoption list at any time and we will honor that request. You can also print out a flier of a horse that gets your attention and hang it up in your community at a feed store, vet office, etc.
Right now Happy Trails is at a record high number of rescued horses in our program; 46 of them to be exact. Yes, you read that right. Out of those 46 horses, some are still involved in court cases and are not available for adoption. However, quite a few are signed over to us and are indeed available for adoption. A good number of them are mini horses; some of the horses are healthy, sound, and ready for either riding or training; and then there are those lovely horses that are sweet and kind and gentle, but are in our Pasture Pal Program because they cannot be ridden, but they can be adopted as a friend for another horse or as a big family pet.
Though the horses can be viewed at any time on the Happy Trails website, this network is designed to give you some behind the scenes information about the horses and their history, and to share some additional photos. It’s also designed to share details about current rescues, court case updates, and horse-related announcements. For example:
Foster homes needed asap for…
A Gentle Giant – A Big Belgian Draft Horse Gelding:
A 2,000 lb. retiring Amish horse that is labeled as “the sweetest horse I have ever run across” by his Amish owner. We are picking him up on Friday morning due to special circumstances though we are full. The drafts are often adopted quickly, and we hope he won’t be in foster care very long. His name is Conn, and I will take photos of him on Friday [8-22-14] when we pick him up.
A Standardbred Gelding:
Waiting to come into our Amish Horse Retirement Program, this poor fella has waited all summer while Happy Trails has been extra busy with abuse and severe neglect cases. While his Amish owner has been patient, we don’t want to push our luck. The Amish horses are 99.9% of the time extremely well mannered, easy to handle, very well trained, and just a joy to work with.
A Mini Stud Named Muffin:
Seriously. That’s his name. He’s involved in a court case and we can’t have him gelded quite yet, so he will need to have his very own separate paddock. If you are set up for a little man like this, you would be a true guardian angel.
Ready for Adoption!
To kick-off this first Happy Trails Equine Adoption Network news update, we’d like to feature some healthy, ridable horses who should be easily adoptable. (Click on the horse’s picture to learn more.)
We’d like to introduce you to…
For more information on adopting or fostering horses, contact Happy Trails staff member, Ashley Kloes, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 330-296-5914.
We are working on getting better photos of all the animals, so please bear with us as we attempt to improve the quality of some of the horse photos. We know some of the photos aren’t the best, but they are from the past. We are currently getting better quality photos to share with you.
Thanks SO very much for helping us find homes for really wonderful horses. We thank you, and the horses thank you. It is an honor to work together with you to bring about peace, healing, and a bright future some really amazing animals!
With kindness and compassion for all animals,