Originally Posted by nurse_in_boots
Also, why would a rescue be adoping out a colt that is almost 2 without gelding him first??? Isn't that just contributing to the problem of too many horses???
According to the adoption contract, all colts must be gelded within 1 month of being placed into a new home. We do not promote, condone, encourage or allow breeding of rescue and placed equines.
Our federal 501(c)(3) tax id # is: 20-1156396.
99% of people that see the countdown timer love it. It allows people to know that the information on the page is current and up to date. The fact is, the horses are going on the truck for Canada tomorrow evening if the money isn't raised, it's a really simple equation. No money, dead horse. I apologize if you don't like the "tactics" but with over many rescues working together, and the publics support, over 300 horses have been saved from the feedlot in the last year and a half. Each and every one of those 300+ horses would be dead and eaten by now if it was not for their rescue.
There is still the Illinois slaughter plant operating, they were allowed to reopen while the legalities is sorted out, and there are still thousands of horse crossing the border, primarily into Canada as they pay the most for horses.
NorCal Equine Rescue was the first group to rescue feedlot horses out of the northern Nevada feedlot that I am aware of, and we have recently re-focused our efforts to directly saving these precious lives. We recently launched www.Feedlothorses.com
to educate the public, raise funds to rescue horses on death row, and then place those horses into qualified rescues to find their forever homes. NER has rescued and placed over 200 horses since our humble beginnings 5 years ago, and we are rapidly approaching the 100 mark for this year alone. No matter whether you love us or hate us, that’s a lot of horse lives saved.