Equine Rescue Continues Care For Rescued Horses, Needs Your Help

June 7, 2010

Panhandle Equine Rescue is looking for help — both foster homes for horses and financial — after the rescue of three malnourished horses Friday in Molino.

“These horses will require extensive rehabilitation,” said PER President Diane Lowery. “Since our facility is full, we need to move some of our already rehabbed horses into foster homes, so we can have a spot for these three when they come home from the animal hospital next week.”

In addition, the animal hospital and vet fees will put a financial strain on the Cantonment non-profit volunteer organization.

The Tennessee Walking Horses were seized Friday from a weed-filled pasture at a stable in the 2400 block of Highway 97 in Molino. They were seized by PER and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office by order of an Escambia County judge. For more on that story, and more photos, click here.

For more information about Panhandle Equine Rescue and how to help financially or to foster a horse, visit www.panhandleequinerescue.org.

Pictured top: Volunteers from Panhandle Equine Rescue remove malnourished horses from a field in Molino Friday. Pictured below: Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Wes Brown throws a lasso at a horse during the execution of a search warrant at the Highway 97 property. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Equine Rescue Continues Care For Rescued Horses, Needs Your Help”

  1. katherine lindley on June 18th, 2010 12:31 pm

    hello DIANE, i cut your hair a couple times and we talked about me coming out to volunteer at the equine rescue.. i am no longer volunteering at the bird park, so, as soon as my broke toe heals and i can get my boots on, i can devote my time to help.. i was raised around horses, have a great uncle that was world champ bronc rider, in 1936 i believe.. i was riding before i could walk…. i’m from texas.. i would like to come out on tuesday, my day off, and talk with you and see what u have… i could be there afternoon time..just let me know.. i’ll muck stalls, or anything that needs to be done.. i’m a good hard worker.. and i love all animals..i taught my son how to gentle break and train horses. he lives in amarillo texas, doing just that..

  2. PickNChoose on June 16th, 2010 3:12 pm

    I don’t feel sorry for PER, they should not have took on any more horses when they still can’t place all the ones they still have! I f you don’t have the funds or support then don’t bite off more than you can chew! As for doing the right thing well that is funny you say you want to help these poor animals yet you throw the book at some people and seize their animals yet others you simply slap on the wrist when something should have been done. Seems like you pick and choose the horses that you really like and want and let others slide, if you are a real animal rights group then you take them all not pick and choose. Watch animal planet maybe you will learn from the pros in Houston!

  3. jack on June 13th, 2010 9:30 am

    I have a solution to the horse problem = Slaughter the horses and make some tastey rations , to be feed to all the unwanted dogs and cats . Then when these shelters realized , after spending much $$$……. they find they can’t even give these dogs & cats away for free , much less ask for the so called “donation / adoption fee” of $50 to $100 or more .
    Now the “animal shelters” have only one option , lethal injection and disposal of the carcass , which is around $60 and up , depending on the shelter .

    I have one other solution , do away with , PER , PETA , SHELTERS and the like . Cut through all the red tape and euthanize these poor animals and stop giving them false hope .

  4. Robert hudson on June 11th, 2010 2:56 pm

    Horse’s are livestock, if you chose to ride or own one, they are to be loved, very well taken care of, enjoyed and ridden as much as possible. But Peta is a two faced group that creates a problem and then just walks a way. If people wish to eat horse meat, so be it . it is no different than a cattle market. They need to reopen the slaughter house’s . Problem solved. By the way , what does the animal shelter do with the over flow? Well I think we know the answer to that one.In your own words ( If they could not care for so many horse’s ,then they never should have taken on so many of them to begin with) point made. And so now , what has PER done?

  5. Molino Resident on June 11th, 2010 12:27 pm

    Okay…so what is your solution to this problem? Don’t forget about all the dogs, cats, and children in our area that are living in abusive environments. Some one needs to take a stand. Heck, look at the Gulf Crisis. Do you really think we shouldn’t get involved or try to make a positive change in this bad situation too? Afterall, it is becoming a huge effort, cost, and “more than anyone can chew”…

    Sometimes, there are no easy or quick fixes. Problems are not always black and white. Don’t blame PITA for shutting down the slaughter houses. It’s the horse owners that have responsibilites and choices. People can get their dogs and cats fixed to prevent over population. Parents should stop abusing there children and become good role models. If they can’t handle the responsibility they shouldn’t become animal owners or parents.

    So, what is your solution to these problems if the wrong choices keep being made? If the abuse continues? Someone should step in and that is what PER has done with these horses or is at least trying to do. They are making us aware of the problem and are trying to make a difference to help. Honestly, what is wrong with helping…these animals are innocent.

    What gives them the right? We all have rights: The right to do the “right” thing. It’s actually the right of choice. Hey, if you want to help that is great. If not, then that is your choice, your right. But, don’t keep bashing them for trying or making us all aware. Some people really do care and are giving up their time, land, own money and love in support of these animals. That type of attitude works and can go a long way on people (children) too.

  6. Robert hudson on June 11th, 2010 8:07 am

    So what gives these folks the right to take on horse’s that they can not pay for up keep on? Is this more of, do as I say and not as I do? Peta forced the closing of the slaughter house’s, and now we have a over flow , and no way to deal with it. Thanks Peta , your a really great group( not really). Remember the old saying, Do not bite off more than you can chew. Well that goes for ever one.

  7. Molino Resident on June 10th, 2010 5:08 pm

    I beg to differ with you regarding the “slaughter houses” (a quick fix to an ongoing problem) … If you take another step back BEFORE PER took the responsibility of caring for these animals (which is a large responsibility and expense), you would see it is the FIRST OWNERS that should have been more responsible for their own horses. If they could not care for so many horses, they never should have taken on so many of them to begin with. If this was a situation the first owners were handling in a good and acceptable manner, then there would be no need for anyone else (PER or ESCO) to get involved. Thank goodness some cares enough to do the right thing!

    Everyone wants to blame someone or something!!! When do you stop and become repsonsible for yourself and your own actions. In addition, why do you continue to bash a non-profit that is at least trying to make a positive difference? Being hateful hurts us all…

  8. Robert hudson on June 10th, 2010 3:46 pm

    Thank you Jack, you hit the nail on the head. They never should have shut down the slaughter house’s. If people wish to eat them, so be it. After all, they are live stock.

  9. jack on June 10th, 2010 10:11 am

    PER , when you took the horses , you also took on the care for them , so stop crying about your financial strains . These animals should have been put down .

  10. Katie Rackliff on June 8th, 2010 6:20 pm

    Will try to help find people that have the means to help these horses.

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