Category Rescues

Free Spirit Sanctuary Looking to Expand Property and Save Wild Horses From Cull

Dr. Sandie Hucal, who runs Free Spirit Sanctuary northwest of Cochrane, said she’s looking to expand the operation, which is already at capacity, by leasing at least 30 additional hectares in the western foothills. “What we would like to see is to have the ones who are being captured this year be placed in a […]

Please Help First Lady – Tenir

UPDATE Thanks to generous donations from concerned people, First Lady has had surgery and is on the mend.  There will likely be permanent damage due to the extent of the wound and the neglect in having it attended to.  The vets have said that she will always have a hole leaking pus but there will […]

The Business of Broker-Owned Horses

Conestoga Woman Saves Horse From Slaughter After Being Contacted by “Broker Program” He is a big black beautiful horse. Or at least he was. Brownstone, nicknamed Brownie, moves around his stall with a nervousness that tells his story even better than the cuts, bites, kicks and infection he suffers from, or his jutting hip bones […]

Massive Horse and Mule Dispersal in Crossfield, Alberta

July 21st, Irvine Tack & Trailer in Crossfield, Alberta is auctioning off 80 to 100 horses and pack mules, a partial herd dispersal from Ron Warner Outfitting Ltd. Irvine Tack & Trailer is owned and operated by “horse dealer”, Scott Irvine. If anyone is in the area and wishes to attend the auction, additional info […]

Jobless woman rescues Point Given’s son

By Susan Salk on November 30, 2012 Elizabeth Reeves Smith of Lexington, KY., had been painfully unemployed for 11 months when she first laid eyes on the son of racing superstar Point Given languishing, all beat up and tired at the end of the line. Orchard Point was 250lbs underweight and was about a day […]

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada in Psychology Today

Cathy is a donkey, not a woman! “So you’re unlikely to hear about her on the evening news. But the underlying principles are pretty similar.The next time you experience relationship conflict, think about Cathy’s Tale and all the people and animals in need of better communication.” Recently Kim Hayes, The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada’s (DSC) […]

Durham Region Horses Recovering at Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue

Milagro. It’s the Spanish word for “miracle,” and that’s what he is. Milagro is one of five horses recently seized from an Ontario farm and taken to Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue in Hagersville, Ontario. These five Quarter Horses, four stallions and a mare most likely in foal, ranging in age from six to ten years […]

Eight Horses, Five Ponies Rescued in Durham Region, Ontario

Jennifer Pagliaro Tues Nov 13, 2012 08:54 The ruddy brown and chestnut horses appear to be barely standing on knobbly legs, their rib cages distinctly visible beneath stretched skin and matted fur. But OSPCA Investigator Debby Houghton said the photos don’t do justice to the “severe neglect” experienced by eight horses and five ponies rescued […]

Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue Reaches Out to Help a Community

Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue located in Hagersville, Ontario was founded by Brenda McArthur-Thompson in 2007.  Since that time, Whispering Hearts, on the list of Canadian Horse Defence Coalition approved horse rescues, has saved over 150 horses. Brenda has her hands full with the care and rehabilitation of 50 abused, neglected and unwanted horses keeping them safe […]

Can you help Refuge RR?

Your help is urgently needed, ASAP, to support the provision of food and water for the hundreds of animals at Refuge RR for Horses. Refuge RR, a 70-acre sanctuary located east of Ottawa near Alexandria, has rescued, rehabilitated and provided permanent homes for thousands of abused, neglected and abandoned animals in its 20 years, including […]