Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation

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Rio Vista To Give Award To Outstanding Animal Rescue

Rescue agencies or individuals active in rehabilitating or saving mistreated horses and dogs are being encouraged to contact Rio Vista Products for details on nominating candidates for their annual Hank Award program. Deadline for entries is

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Slings for Horses–Getting A Lift

Rescuers can employ equine-specific manufactured slings, or fabricate a temporary sling from rope or a fire hose. A sling gives rescuers mechanical advantage–it can help them move a horse up an inclined plane (dragging up a ramp) or get a horse out

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June Declared Disaster Preparedness Month

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has declared June National Disaster Preparedness Month for Animals. HSUS is launching programs to educate America on the need and the details for disaster preparedness for horses. These developments

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MSPCA Launches Search For Loving Homes

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm has launched a search for permanent homes for Clydesdales Surprise, Joe and Prince; Tulip the Pygmy Goat; and a host of brown Swiss Cows. The

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Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines Debuts New Web Site

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines is proud to announce the debut of their new web site at www.ryerss.com. The site features information on the farm’s history, its current equine residents, how to volunteer and how to donate to the farm’s mission.

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Rescuers Honored

Winners have been announced in the first annual Rio Vista Fund contest to recognize outstanding equine and canine rescue agencies.

Victoria Goss and Last Chance Corral of Athens, Ohio, won the Agency award for their work saving 200

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MSPCA Prevention, And More

One goal of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for all animals in need. The group also is in the business of educating owners, and they specifically are working t

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Priming for Trailer Emergencies

Emergency preparedness is becoming a top priority in the agenda of many horse owners. Rescue and emergency response organizations are responding to the need of educating those working with horses so that individuals will be ready to deal with th

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N.M. Fire Rescues

The Los Alamos, N.M., wildfire that blazed during most of May not only ravaged the homes of residents, but also affected the lives of many horses.

The fire, which was deliberately set May 4 by the U.S. Park service, grew out of control and

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Rio Vista Products Unites Rescue Agencies

James B. Towle, president of Rio Vista Products, announced March 13 that he will offer all equine rescue agencies as much space necessary on the company’s web site and in its Journal, so they may list their horses that are available for

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California Considers New Rescue Efforts

A proposal to establish a formalized, statewide structure for financing the care, placement, and possible retraining of retired racehorses is under consideration by several California Thoroughbred organizations, led by the De

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