And I am not a rescue. I said that they have a licensed rescue at the barn where I board. I volunteer there.
AC has released horses into rescues when they don't have space. They DO require an adoption contract and application. The rescue usually looks at all horses and chooses the ones that need the most help. Then animal control takes the horses in better condition that can be adopted out immediately after the courts decision. Rescues take the ones needing most help and rehabilitates them. Then they adopt the horses out with adoption contract and fee. Part of the fee stays with the rescue, part of the fee goes to animal control. It's a win win for everyone.
Guess I should have been a little clearer stating exactly what would happen. Geez