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HORSES GET A LEG UP ON LIFE one slaughterbound, the other a hurricane victim, get new lease on life.
Goshen resident Kay O'Hanlon and Equine Rescue Resource work together to rescue horses in New York. They now team up with Animal Aid in Vermont, so that horses can move on to new lives and more New York horses in dire circumstances can be assisted.
Gerda Silver, of Animal Aid Inc. in Townshend, VT, had read online of the rescue and the woman helping horses in dire circumstances and reached out. Animal Aid would take the 2 horses at her VT facility, provide them training and rehoming. This would enable more horses in NY to be saved.
Meeting half way in the Albany area with horse trailers sounded like a good plan to transfer Lucky and Glory, however, finding a safe facility for the swap was a challenge.
Colleen Segarra of Equine Rescue Resource made several calls to various stables and even the Albany Mounted Police Unit, but no return calls. The Troy Animal Hospital answered their phone and recommended Capital Agway. There’
Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. Lucky and Glory arrived at Capital Agway, transported by Kay and Colleen. Moments later, Gerda and Barbara from Animal Aid pulled in to the feed store’s lot. The two horses were safely transferred between trailers, and the women took a few moments to share information and details on the horses, their health and plans for the future.
As Lucky and Glory left to start new lives in VT, Colleen gave the bay thoroughbred she rescued a kiss on the nose and called him “a Lucky duck”.
Capital Agway has agreed to further help the rescues in their mission to help more horses, by allowing them to use their facilities for future transfers.
Photos available upon request.
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Grassroots nonprofit organization helping horses in need. Providing rescue, rehabilitation and adoption services. More information available online at www.equinerescueresource.com
Page Updated Last on: Nov 09, 2011