(Edited press release)
The Unwanted Horse Coalition has added the Colorado Horse Rescue and Days End Farm Horse Rescue as members of its organization.
With the number of unwanted horses still at a discouraging level, the UHC feels it is important to have the opinions and perspectives of these two facilities. The CHR is headed by Hildy Armour, and the DEFHR is headed by Kathleen Schwartz Howe.
“Colorado Horse Rescue is honored to join forces with UHC’s national effort addressing the escalating issue of unwanted horses,” said Armour. “Here at CHR we believe the silver lining to this crisis is the horse industry working hard seeking both short and long-term solutions for unwanted horses in the United States.”
Colorado Horse Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency relief, shelter, care, rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses. CHR provides community resources through equine education, counseling, information and referral services. CHR is funded through private and individual donations, grants, bequests and corporate sponsorships.
Days End Farm Horse Rescue also joins the UHC as a new member and is a non-profit, volunteer based, animal welfare organization located in Woodbine, Md. Since its inception, Days End Farm has gone from a small non-profit that sheltered only a few horses annually to a full scale, well-respected national rescue and rehabilitation facility housing 50 to 70 horses at any given time with around 1,200 volunteers a year.
“With twenty years of ‘boots on the ground’ experience with abused and neglected equines, I am looking forward to collaborating on solutions that ultimately create a better quality of life for our beloved horses,” said Howe.
“With professional facilities such as Colorado Horse Rescue and Days End Farm Horse Rescue joining as members of the Coalition, the UHC looks forward to learning more about the rescue, rehabilitation, retirement, and adoption community and how the horse community can help even more horses,” said Ericka Caslin, director of the UHC.