Category Success Stories

Foot Surgery Corrects Deformity For Timmy The Foal

Pictures and video by Bear Valley Rescue Little Timmy came to Bear Valley Rescue in Sundre Alberta thin and underweight,  with a deformed hoof that didn’t allow him to have a normal gait.  It was very likely that he was removed prematurely from his mother’s care  due to the birth defect that caused him to […]

Introducing….The International Horse Registry

From time to time the CHDC passes along information or services that may be of interest to our supporters.  The International Horse Registry offers registration of your horse(s) along with physical identification that will be stored in a database in the event of an emergency such as the theft or a horse or a localized […]

Dog Tales Rescue And Sanctuary Festival – August 2016

On Saturday and Sunday, August 20th -21st, Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary held their 2nd summer festival in order that the public could be entertained and acquainted with them.  Dog Tales, a not-for-profit rescue, sits on fifty acres in the rolling landscape of King City, Ontario and is the dream of owners, husband and wife […]

Rescue Stories: Follow-Up On Dolly And Crumpet – Saved At Dawson’s Creek Auction

This is a follow-up to a previous blog post where  CHDC supporter Patti wrote in detail about the acquisition of a mare and foal from the Dawson’s Creek Auction last year.  Patti is also known to CHDC supporters as the host of the “Tea in the Forest With Horses” fundraiser held in May 2015.  Dolly […]

The Dawson Creek Horse Auction – A Supporter’s First-Person Account

Hubby and I had been thinking about finding a new mare since the passing of our 37 year old a few months ago. Our senior Percheron draft horses were looking a bit down, and after reading Joe Camp’s book – The Soul of a Horse – I was thinking that the herd might be happier […]

A Slice Of Reality About Horse Auctions….

The September 19th Valley Auction in Armstrong British Columbia was a success by all accounts – reportedly ALL horses found homes and no horses went to kill buyers.  Many rescuers came home with multiple horses and this is merely one account of a very lucky mare (and foal!) who was purchased merely ONE DAY before […]

Announcing CHDC’s 2016 Equine Calendar!

We are thrilled to announce CHDC’s 2016 Photo Contest/Horse Calendar, in honour of CHDC Director Marie Dean – all proceeds will benefit the work of the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition. Marie’s horses,  Johnny and Candy,  will be featured in the calendar as well. The 12-month calendars will be available  from our store at Café Press, […]

“Tea In The Forest With Horses” Fundraiser A Success For CHDC

CHDC Supporter Patricia Thomson’s charitable event in Lake Cowichan, British Columbia was a success, raising a total of $212.91 for horses.  That’s a lot of tea! Patti reports that the event was a blast to organize and the horses behaved themselves perfectly.  Once again she issues a challenge to other horse advocates to hold similar […]

Nova, Honeycomb, and Flame – Adoption Success Stories From Free Spirit Sanctuary

The braying of donkeys early this morning heralded the arrival of a very special colt. Seven months ago, his mama, Nova, was in obvious distress in an auction mart pen awaiting transport to the slaughterhouse in Fort McLeod, Alberta. She had a large udder and initially it was suspected that she was in labour. Free […]

New Advocate Against Horse Slaughter? Start Here….

Overview and Brief History of Horse Slaughter in Canada (for newcomers to the advocacy movement) The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is a collective of people and national groups that have joined forces in order to ban the slaughter of equines for human consumption in Canada, as well as the export of live horses to other countries for the […]