News & Events

  • HAHS Highlighted by University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Posted: 2/7/2018
    The University of Wisconsin - Madison has chosen HAHS as their featured shelter of the month! Check out their post below! :

    Our highlighted shelter for the month of February is the Hooved Animal Humane Society. Located in Northern Illinois, HAHS is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1971 by concerned and committed citizens. It is HAHS? mission to promote the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, legal intervention.. Find out more about them on www.hahs.org.

    On February 17th, SVM will host the Equine Health and Wellness Symposium Fundraiser. Equine conference based in Madison with topics covering imaging, emergency preparedness, alternative medicine, farrier care and common disease. All funds raised will benefit HAHS! More information at https://www.ehwsf.org/

    HAHS Wish List:
    CLEAN, used tack in GOOD CONDITION that you no longer need**
    5 Muck Buckets
    5 Heated Buckets
    10 New Sinking Tank Heaters
    5 Pasture Feeders
    Clumping Cat litter
    Pig Toys
    2 Rakes
    4 Scoop Shovels
    Nutrena Pro Force feed for Seniors
    Farm & Fleet Gift Cards
    Straw
    Copy paper
    Cutter or Off repellant
    De-wormers (Ivermectin, Quest or Strongid)
    Digging spades, shovels
    Gator preferably 4 wheel drive with dump
    Break away horse sized halters
    Iodine
    Plastic manure forks
    Salt/mineral blocks
    Shavings (bagged)
    Small bottles of water
    Skid steer with tracks and auger in good condition
  • Strangles at HAHS
    Posted: 2/2/2018
    Strangles at HAHS (Equine Distemper) The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) has placed itself on a 30-day quarantine because one of our horses has tested positive for Strangles. We were surprised at the positive test result because we have not taken in any new horses in close to a year. We did, however, host an open house here on January 21, 2018, which may have exposed us to the infection. Our horse began to show signs of Strangles on Monday, January 29, 2018. If you were at the open house, or know anyone who was, please check your animals for any clinical signs of a Strangles infection and take appropriate medical action. We are working closely with our veterinarians to ensure that all of the proper contagion protocols are in place. Accordingly, we will be closed to visitors, including volunteers, for at least 30 days. Thank you.
  • Register Now for the 2018 Equine Symposium!
    Posted: 12/29/2017
    Equine Health and Wellness Symposium Fundraiser
    February 17th, 2018
    2015 Linden Drive
    Madison, WI 53706


    This symposium is designed for the beginner horse enthusiast to the advanced equine professional. Multiple equine professionals from around the Madison area are joining forces to provide the most up-to-date and useful information available.

    Topics will cover areas from imaging, emergency preparedness, alternative medicine, farrier care for the sound and lame horse, and common diseases. Information regarding international equine welfare programs provided by local practitioners will be presented.

    All funds raised will benefit the Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS). HAHS is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1971 by concerned and committed citizens. It is HAHS? mission to promote the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, legal intervention.

    Visit the website today for more information, full schedule, list of featured speakers, and to REGISTER!

    https://www.ehwsf.org/
  • Humane Lobbying Seminar - November 15th
    Posted: 10/31/2017
    Please see below for information on a Humane Lobbying seminar coming up on Nov. 15. It offers 2 IL MCLE credits. 1 PR credit--, a free vegetarian/vegan lunch (there are usually two options), and a great program.

    The DePaul Center for Animal Law and the National Anti-Vivisection Society present:

    Humane Lobbying: Using the Legislative Process on Behalf of Animals

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    DePaul Center
    1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    Room 8005
    Chicago, IL 60604

    Lobbying is an effective means by which advocates can have their voices heard and effect change at all levels of government. But with it comes unique challenges and ethical considerations. The first part of this lunchtime panel discussion will look the unique roles that lawmakers and lobbyists each play in advancing legislation. Specific attention will be paid to the recent passage of the Research Dogs and Cats Adoption Act. The second part of the discussion will examine the ethical issues pertaining to lobbying and legislating in the State of Illinois. Leading this discussion will be lobbyist Dave Marsh, who was instrumental in shepherding the Research Dog and Cat Bill through the Illinois General Assembly, along with the bill?s sponsor, State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora). Please e-mail bdavinge@depaul.edu with any questions.

    Free registration at:
    http://HumaneLobbying.Eventbrite.com
  • HAHS Gearing up For Annual Holiday Party
    Posted: 10/30/2017
    HAHS Holiday Party and Craft Fair Fundraising Event

    Do your holiday shopping with HAHS!

    Woodstock, IL - The Hooved Animal Humane Society is hosting their annual Holiday Party and Craft fair. This family friendly event features over 20 vendors for visitors to browse through for that perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list! There will also be a kid?s craft zone, farm tours, hot cocoa, and opportunities for visitors to learn more about how HAHS promotes the humane treatment of hooved animals.

    "The HAHS Holiday Party and Craft Fair is always a popular event," states Grant and Social Coordinator, Jenna Dickson, "Visitors love browsing through all of the great vendor booths amid holiday decorations and music. The winter weather puts everyone in the holiday spirit and visitors love grabbing a cup of cocoa before taking a walk around the farm to meet all of the rescued horses, goats, pigs, sheep, llamas, alpacas, and cows!"

    The annual HAHS Holiday Party and Craft Fair is Saturday December 9th, 2017 from 10am -3pm. Admission is FREE. For more details about the HAHS Holiday Party and Craft Fair, please visit our website at www.hahs.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hoovedanimals.

    About The Hooved Animal Humane Society

    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 46th 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.

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  • HAHS Online Auction Open for Bidding
    Posted: 10/9/2017
    The 3rd Annual HAHS Online Auction is now open for bidding and will run until Sunday, October 15th, 2017. Make sure to shop, bid, and win on items such as event tickets, furniture, gifts, saddles, artwork, and exotic trips (including Spain, Ireland, Africa, Panama, and more!!).

    Also part of the Online Auction is the Fund-A-Need segment that lets you choose a cause to donate towards. 100% of Fund-A-Need donations go towards the care and rehabilitation of hooved animals at the HAHS farm and future rescue animals.

    Make sure to browse the HAHS Online Auction website today: https://www.auctria.com/Az/acb1b2fc-b0d2-4e37-837e-f6283010da39/Event/Index?page=4ea2bfbc-f1e8-481f-90da-b2fe85a72855&initial_state=~()

    HAHS would like to thank our 2017 Online Auction Sponsors:
    Nature's Feed
    Blain's Farm and Fleet
    Rustic Roots Salon and Spa
    Crystal Lake Jeep, Dodge, and RAM
    Kopp and Bloom General Dentistry
    Union Feed
  • World Animal Day is October 4th!
    Posted: 10/2/2017
    HAHS is participating in World Animal Day October 4th, 2017 by raising awareness about humane care for animals!

    The Mission of World Animal Day is:
    "To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. It's celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognized as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare." - www.worldanimalday.org.uk
  • Partners for Pets
    Posted: 9/11/2017
    HAHS is pleased to announce that we have been accepted into the BISSELL Partners for Pets Program! You will now find our organization listed in a drop-down menu at the checkout site on bissell.com. Our organization will also be listed on bissell.com?s Partners for Pets Participating Shelters page, will be eligible for grants, and auction item donations!

    After only being a part of the BISSELL Partners for Pets Program for a few short weeks, HAHS has already received a wonderful donation from Bissell in the form of a brand new Total Floors Upright Vacuum to use to raise money through our silent or online auction! Thanks BISSELL!

  • HAHS Recieves Grant
    Posted: 9/1/2017
    HAHS is proud to announce that we have received a $4,000 grant from the D.A.S. Charitable Fund to support our Pasture Expansion Project. The D.A.S. Charitable Fund supports organizations that seek to preserve and advance animal life related to Lake County, Illinois. HAHS is a proud recipient of this grant because of our long-standing contract with Lake County Animal Control to take in any hooved animals impounded through their program. These funds will go towards the purchase and installation of new fencing to create a brand new pasture at HAHS.
  • HAHS Celebrates ASPCA Help A Horse Day
    Posted: 3/20/2017
    Community support needed for chance to win up to $25,000 ASPCA grant to
    help save more horses

    WHAT: The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) will be taking part in the national celebration of ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Help A Horse Day on April 21-26 and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect horses. To celebrate the day, please join HAHS at their vendor booth at the Midwest Horse Fair during the weekend of April 21st ? 23rd, 2017 and play the ?Horsin Around Game? for a chance to win a variety of prizes!

    This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community who have often been abused or neglected. Horses have been central to the ASPCA?s work since its founding 150 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866.

    WHO: Jenna Dickson, Adoption Coordinator, Hooved Animal Humane Society

    WHEN: April 21st 8am-7pm, April 22nd 8am ? 7pm, April 23rd 8am-5pm

    WHERE: Midwest Horse Fair, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

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  • 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.

  • HAHS Receives ISF Grant
    Posted: 6/15/2016
    HAHS Receives Ian Somerhalder Grant

    Emergency Medical Grant to Help Young Horse

    Woodstock, IL - The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) announced today that it is the proud recipient of a $300 grant from the Ian Somerhalder Foundation to assist with dental treatments needed for a three month old rescue horse.

    Our rescue horse, Cane, has a severe overbite that will impact the quality of his life unless fixed while he is still young and growing, said Jenna Dickson, Adoption Coordinator at HAHS, This grant from the Ian Somerhalder Foundation will help support HAHS with the cost of Cane's dental surgery and braces to fix the overbite.

    Cane came to HAHS as a rescue horse along with his mother, Candy. Cane was born with a "parrot mouth" or severe overbite which, if left untreated, could cause him significant discomfort and interfere with him being able to eat properly. Cane is currently scheduled for his dental treatment at the University of Wisconsin Madison Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Once Cane has completed all of his dental treatments, HAHS plans to continue his rehabilitation and training so he can be adopted to a loving, forever home.
    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.

    About the Ian Somerhalder Foundation
    ISF, founded by actor and environmental/animal advocate Ian Somerhalder, is dedicated to empowering, educating and collaborating with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures. ISF focuses on raising awareness about environmental and animal protection issues, supporting initiatives to promote green energy, global conservation and anti-animal cruelty programs, and empowering youth to become a united and spirited force for change.
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  • HAHS Receives One Horse at a Time, Inc. Grant
    Posted: 3/7/2016
    HAHS Receives Grant from One Horse at a Time, Inc.

    The Hooved Animal Humane Society is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a $250 grant from One Horse at a Time, Inc. to cover the castration cost of our miniature pony stallion, PonyBoy.

    PonyBoy came to HAHS with severely overgrown hooves and in need of dental care. Now that PonyBoy is in rehabilitation with an excellent prognosis, the grant from One Horse at a Time, Inc. allowed us to castrate PonyBoy and took us one step closer to finding his forever home. Now that PonyBoy is a gelding, he can be turned out with the other horses and enjoy spending time outside with the herd. We know he will find his forever home soon!

    www.onehorseatatime.org
  • HAHS Receives ASPCA Grant
    Posted: 2/29/2016
    HAHS Receives ASPCA Grant

    Grant to fund the rehabilitation of 14 rescue miniature horses

    Woodstock, IL?The Hooved Animal Humane Society announced today that it is the proud recipient of a $7,000 grant to help with the continued care and rehabilitation of 14 rescued miniature horses.

    ?These miniature horses came to HAHS with severely overgrown hooves and were in desperate need of care,? states Adoption Coordinator Jenna Dickson, ?Not only will these funds provide continued health care and feed for all of the horses, it will assist us with our main goal of adopting out these miniature horses to loving, forever homes.?

    ?The ASPCA Equine Fund awards life-saving 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 the Hooved Animal Humane Society to help cover some of the costs associated with the care of these horses and we thank them for their commitment to equine protection.?
    In early December 2015, HAHS rescued 14 miniature horses who were in desperate need of help. HAHS received a phone call about the deteriorating conditions of these minis and mobilized to help them. One owner had suddenly died, and the other had serious health problems preventing continued care of them. HAHS staff and investigators traveled several hours south with a large trailer and discovered 14 miniature horses in need of immediate farrier care. HAHS immediately took eight of the most critical cases and brought them back to HAHS to begin rehabilitation. The next week, HAHS returned to rescue the remaining six miniature horses. They too were loaded onto the trailer and brought to HAHS, where they, like the other eight, received farrier care and a veterinary exam including blood work. Some of the ponies with very long hooves also received x-rays before the farrier could start with corrective trimmings. Our vet also checked their teeth and noted that they all are in need of dental care.

    They have all been making great progress and all seem to be walking more comfortably. Most of the minis will have to undergo several more treatments by the farrier before their hooves, leg muscles and bones have healed and returned to normal, however, their prognosis is excellent!

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  • Stateline Equine Education Program
    Posted: 2/18/2016
    Please Join HAHS' Executive Director, Tracy McGonigle, Esq., and the University of Wisconsin's- Cooperative Extension for their Stateline Equine Education Program on Saturday, March 5th! The event will be held in Bristol, Wisconsin at the Kenosha County Center.

    Here is a link to the program flyer-

    http://files.ctctcdn.com/4d28c99f001/8db1df97-a40c-40ee-9d4a-b6c3cddd3666.pdf?ver=1455817228000

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