News & Events

June 2016

  • 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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