News & Events

February 2016

  • 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-

  • HAHS Celebrates ASPCA Help a Horse Day
    Posted: 2/18/2016


    February 18, 2016

    Jenna Dickson
    Adoption Coordinator, HAHS

    HAHS Celebrates ASPCA Help A Horse Day

    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 22-24 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, HAHS will be attending the Minnesota Horse Expo with their ?famous? rescue miniature horse, Dino, and giving away free autographs and information the weekend of April 22-24, 2016. In honor of the ASPCA?s 150th Anniversary celebration this year, the contest has been expanded to include a total of $100,000 in grant prizes, including a grand prize of $25,000.

    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, Hooved Animal Humane Society, Adoption Coordinator

    WHEN: April 22-24, 2016

    WHERE: Minnesota Horse Expo
    Minnesota State Fairgrounds
    1265 Snelling Ave North
    St. Paul, MN 55108
  • Help HAHS Help the Minis Raffle
    Posted: 2/3/2016

    HAHS has rescued 14 miniature horses that are in need of continued care, feed, and corrective farrier care - and they want to send YOU on a luxurious vacation for all your support!

    Through generous donations from all of our supporters, enough money was raised to cover the intake costs of ALL 14 miniature horses! As a way to say thank you, HAHS is offering you the chance to win a 7 night vacation for only $50! (airfare not included). This raffle will go towards the continued care and support of the 14 miniature horses. The winner of this Raffle will get to choose from 4 great vacations: Maui, Lake Tahoe, Steamboat Springs, or Sedona.

    Only 100 tickets will be sold. If a minimum of 50 tickets are not sold, the raffle will become a 50/50 raffle instead.

    The raffle will end at 7pm on February 16, 2016.