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Assistance Programs from Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County

From Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County –

Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County (HAR-OTC) has programs to help financially strapped Thurston County citizens whose hooved animals need emergency veterinarian or farrier care.

HAR-OTC also has funds to provide humane euthanasia when recommended by a veterinarian.

These programs are so important, especially in this distressed economy. Continue reading Assistance Programs from Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County

Adopt “Summer” from Hooved Animal Rescue

From the Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County –

Click here to see the Hooved Animal Rescue website.

“Summer” –

Summer, the day after she was impounded in August 2013
Summer, the day after she was impounded in August 2013

Summer is a beautiful paint mare, 20+ years old.  Her adoption fee is negotiable.

Summer was very thin and nursing a foal when she was impounded in August of 2013. She has gained weight now and is sound and healthy.

We tracked down her history from her brand, and learned Summer spent most of her life as a PMU mare.  She is now in her early 20s and while she is easy to handle on the ground, she is not broke to ride.

summer snip

She is good for grooming and foot handling. Her teeth have been floated and she’s up to date on vaccinations. Continue reading Adopt “Summer” from Hooved Animal Rescue

Adopt “Summer” from Hooved Animal Rescue

Summer

Summer is a beautiful senior mare, rescued by Thurston County’s Hooved Animal Rescue in August 2013.

Read more about Summer by clicking here, and visit the Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County website by clicking here.

Summer had been used as a PMU mare before her rescue.   Click here to read about the sad fate of PMU mares and the foals.

The sad story of PMU mares and their foals–you can help them

“See, the foals — and the mares which can’t get pregnant any more — they are the byproduct of the PMU industry. … We crush ’em and recycle ’em, just like cans.”  —Canadian Slaughterhouse Buyer
Urine collection from a PMU mare
Urine collection from a PMU mare
More information at the HorseFund.org

The Mares

Premarin PMU mares are typically Belgian – Quarter Horses crosses.  PMU stands for “pregnant mare urine,” which is the only function these mares are allowed to have.  They are impregnated for the hormones that will be produced in their urine.

For most of their 11-month pregnancies, these horses are confined to stalls so small that they cannot turn around or take more than one step in any direction.

The animals must wear rubber urine-collection bags at all times, which causes chafing and lesions.

Once the foals are born, the horses are re-impregnated; this cycle continues for about 12 years.

How Premarin PMU mares live
How Premarin PMU mares live

Continue reading The sad story of PMU mares and their foals–you can help them