Rescue Help Needed Now!
Several of the thirty-five trotters and pacers tagged to ship to slaughter have past owners and breeders stepping up to help them. They are paying the “kill buyer” to release their horse and several are taking them back home, but most are still at great risk to ship to slaughter.
For the past few days the volunteers at Save Our Standardbreds From Slaughter, (SOSS), active on Facebook and are associated with Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), have been working around the clock trying to find past connections to help these horses. So many have no help at all and will be shipped to the Mexican and Canadian slaughterhouses in the next 48 hours. These horses need caring homes and donations to divert them from this horrific trip on Friday, January 18, 2019. There is an article that confirms what is going on when these horses ship south. Many of them originated in the northeast but have passed from dealer to dealer, often not fed or watered and now being closer to Mexico would ship there.
The most urgent are the mare in foal due in April, Funny Girl, and two with injuries that are in need medical attention, a common occurrence in kill lots. One past connection to Naomi Blue Chip has informed SOSS in the past that they would like to find her and asked to be contacted if found, however, we are unable to reach them. Hopefully someone sees this and contacts them.
SRF will do all it can to help, but taking in more horses at this time will weigh further on its financial burden with 378 trotters and pacers under its expense and care. A spreadsheet is attached.
Those in the most urgent need of help are the mare in foal and those injured, but all the horses need help. These horses can be paid for and homed directly from the kill lot or through the help of SRF or SOSS; go to the SOSS page on Facebook for information or message them through Facebook. You can also contact SRF directly, via email to , or call 609-738-3255 to offer a home or make a donation. SRF asks for help from other organizations but they must have a strict and active policy of lifetime follow-up. Many of these horses are in Pa., NJ, and Kansas. Tax-deductible donations can be made on our website at AdoptaHorse.org or via Paypal. For questions, please call Tammy 609-738-3255.
Attached below is the most current list, you can visit Adoptahorse.org for a more up-to-date information as the hours count down.