Welcome to Habitat For Horses!|Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rescues & Seizures

How Seizures Work

Why Do People Abuse Horses? Studies are now showing a close relationship between animal abuse and future acts of violence both at home and in the community. In fact, animal abuse is a strong predictor of future violent acts among juveniles. It might start with a young child throwing ...
It might be a call from a police officer or a concerned neighbor, “I just saw a horse that looks like a bag of bones. Can you help?” Nonprofit animal welfare agencies in Texas don’t have the power to do seizures. We work through law enforcement officers under the ...
“The horse just doesn’t want to eat. I think he’s just old.” That’s not a valid excuse, nor is, “I just ran out of money,” “I think the horse is sick,” “I don’t own the horse. It belongs to my son.” There is never a valid excuse for abusing ...
The Henneke Body Condition Scoring System is used by most rescue operations rates horses from 1 to 9 based on the amount of fat and muscle visible in several places on their body, with 1 being horrible shape, the “bag of bones,” and 9 being grossly overweight, which is ...
Don Henneke, PhD, developed the Henneke Body Condition Scoring System during his graduate study at Texas A & M University . It is based on both visual appraisal and palpable fat cover of the six major points of the horse that are most responsive to changes in body fat. ...
Medical Rehabilitation We have a veterinarian on our Board of Directors, Dr. Dennis Jenkins, who does an assessment on each horse and recommends certain actions, such as worming, hoof work, teeth and special feed. The vet does the work on open wounds or any other immediate medical needs. Our ...
Each state has its own laws governing “abuse and neglect.” Some are very strict, others just give a minimal definition and leave it up to the law enforcement officer to make a judgement. Not too many years ago it was legal to tie a horse up and beat it ...
Law enforcement agencies are invited to contact us for help in any area of animal abuse enforcement. We will provide forms, advice, transportation, documentation, whatever you need to help you enforce the laws. Through our network we can provide personnel to help you manage virtually any situation. If we ...
Most states have one or two nonprofit equine rescues with the ability to work with the legal system in helping abused or neglected horses. If you follow these links, you should be able to find one in your area. A word of caution – The listing of these links ...
August 14. 2013 At the ranch, we try to maintain positive training methods in everything we do. The majority of the horses that come through our gates have experienced the worst of mankind’s behavior and our job is to overcome that negative impression, knowing full well that it can ...
Bismarck Tribune, August 2, 2013, Jenny Michael (The news on the sentencing¬†on this major case of neglect and starvation¬†came out over 6 weeks ago. Having been involved in these cases before, I know what kind of psychological effect it has on the responders, The damage is made far worse ...
Do You Need Assistance with Horse Abuse?
Contact your local law enforcement right away!

In order for the horse to receive help, you must do this first! Tell them exactly what you saw, the address, a description of the horse and the people involved. If you can’t find an address, tell them the road it was on and how far from an intersection.
An innocent horse might be saved because a special someone saw what was happening and called law enforcement. You might be that “special someone” that saves a horses’s life.

Horse Rescue

Even $15 a month can help keep a single horse fed for 4 – 6 days.
$25 will pay for a farrier to keep the hooves of one horse healthy (required every 5 to 7 weeks)
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Volunteer
There are many ways you can volunteer with us, and all make a difference in the lives of horses.
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