Habitat for Horses Awarded Generous Grant by ASPCA

Justin Doherty, with Habitat for Horses, leads one of 27 horses seized Wednesday in Jamaica Beach to a trailer to be taken to Habitat for Horses in Hitchcock.
Media Contact: Rebecca Williams
April 17, 2015

Habitat for Horses Awarded Generous Grant by ASPCA
Emergency Grant for Care of 28 Starving Equine Seized Earlier This Year

Hitchcock, Texas —Habitat for Horses today announced the receipt of a $14,000 grant, awarded by the ASPCA Equine Fund to assist in the extraordinary costs incurred by the seizure of 28 starving equines, taken to the safety of Habitat for Horses on January 22nd. The court awarded permanent custody of the equine to Habitat for Horses.

“It is hard to overstate how important this grant is to us,” said Rebecca Williams, Executive Director of Habitat for Horses. “The funding provided by the ASPCA will specifically be used to cover the first six months of feed, and also farrier and dental care.”

“We are hoping that this grant inspires the public to donate for the second six months of care,” stated Jerry Finch, Board President. “It is only by trusting that the public will step forward that we are able to unhesitatingly say “YES” to calls for help from law enforcement, even when it is a cruelty seizure of this magnitude. Undoubtedly, many of these horses will need to remain in permanent sanctuary with us.”

“The ASPCA Equine Fund awards life­saving grants and resources to nonprofit equine welfare organizations across the country,” said Jacque Schultz, senior director of the ASPCA Equine Fund. “We are pleased to award this grant to Habitat for Horses to help cover some of the costs associated with the care of these horses and we thank them for their commitment to equine protection.”

The equines were taken from Terri Glenn, who owns S­n­G Horseback Riding on Galveston Island. The initial trial for Glenn was Friday, January 30th. Glenn was ordered to pay nearly $7,000. Glenn’s criminal sentencing is pending. There were 26 horses and 2 mules rescued. Sadly, one horse had to be euthanized on January 31st, for humane reasons, despite intensive care hospitalization. Another suffered the same fate later. Such severe starvation is difficult to survive, but the remainder of the horses and mules are expected to recover.

To donate to help, please visit https://www.habitatforhorses.org/support­habitat­for­horses/

Pictures taken at the scene of the seizure

About Habitat for Horses
Habitat for Horses is a not­for­profit equine protection agency committed to the prevention, rescue and rehabilitation of neglected,
abused and homeless equine. One of the largest organization of its kind in North America, HfH operates a rehabilitation ranch, an adoption/education center, a 160 acre therapy center and an equine retirement facility in locations throughout Texas. While being responsive to calls for assistance from law enforcement, the organization maintains a leadership role in horse protection issues and assist in setting the standards for all equine facilities throughout the US.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not­for­profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti­cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

A Non­Profit Equine Protection Organization
P.O. Box 213 Hitchcock, TX 77563
(409) 935­-0277 (866) 434­-5737 (409) 515­-0657 Fax
www.habitatforhorses.org admin@habitatforhorses.org

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AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
1 Comment
  • MS

    God knows, HfH can and will use this grant wisely … thank you to the ASPCA for helping this organization …

    April 17, 2015