HAHS Receives ASPCA Grant

Posted: 6/20/2016

HAHS Receives ASPCA Grant

Six Rescue Horses Currently in Rehabilitation

Woodstock, IL - The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) announced today that it is the proud recipient of a $3,250 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to help with the rehabilitation of six horses that were part of a large scale rescue by the ASPCA in North Carolina. Six horses from that rescue are currently recovering at HAHS.

"All six horses are in need of continued rehabilitation and training," said Jenna Dickson, Adoption Coordinator at HAHS, "This grant from the ASPCA will help support HAHS with feed costs, veterinary care, farrier care, and training expenses."

"The ASPCA is grateful to HAHS for stepping in to care for six of the more than 40 horses we rescued from a neglectful shelter in January," said Jacque Schultz, senior director of the ASPCA Equine Fund. "These horses were living in truly unacceptable conditions, but we know at HAHS they will continue their journey to recovery and eventually find the loving homes they deserve."

The six horses currently recovering at HAHS come in a variety of ages and personalities. Overall, they were very nervous when they first arrived and it has taken time for them to be comfortable around people. Once the horses have been completely rehabilitated, HAHS hopes to evaluate and train them to find loving, forever homes.

For more information, please visit www.hahs.org

About HAHS

The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1971 by six caring individuals who were shocked by the deplorable conditions in which horses were living. HAHS was the first humane society established in the United States to focus specifically on large animals, primarily horses. Unlike small animals such as dogs and cats, hooved animals had little representation until the formation of the Hooved Animal Humane Society. We are now in our 45th year. It is HAHS? mission to promote the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, legal intervention (impoundment). We provide physical rehabilitation to hooved animals that have endured severe neglect and abuse, and then adopt them out to compassionate forever homes. All of our animals come from abuse and neglect investigations and we accept these rescues regardless of age or condition.