News & Events

October 2017

  • 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 with any questions.

    Free registration at:
  • 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 or follow us on Facebook at

    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.


  • 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:

    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." -