The Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition is dedicated to helping horse owners struggling to provide for their animals, and to saving as many horses as possible from abuse, abandonment and neglect. Our coalition of rescue organizations, veterinarians, law enforcement officials, equine media, and concerned citizens provides responsible horse owners with hay, veterinary, and humane euthanasia assistance, and assists law enforcement agencies with the response to equine neglect, abandonment, and cruelty cases.
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The Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition shared Starry Skies Equine Rescue and Sanctuary's photo.
We received a call about this boy from a concerned citizen, and are so happy that one of our partner rescues, Starry Skies, was able to respond so quickly and pick him up! "Zeus" had been tied to a tree and abandoned at someone's home 4 month ago in Lenawee County, and despite the home owner's best efforts, became just too much for her to care for. Sometimes, it's all about networking! Please consider making a donation to Starry Skies for his veterinary bills! http://www.starryskiesequinerescueandsanctuary.com/#!donate/ctzx
Much of our work is done quietly to protect the privacy of those requesting feed assistance via our MHWC Hay Bank, making it difficult for the public to see what we do. We, therefore, particularly appreciate the individuals and organizations who understand that all aspects of horse rescue must be supported in order to prevent the more horrific scenes we too often see in the media.
On that note, we'd like to take this opportunity to send a HUGE thank you to the Helmut & Candis Stern Animal & Bird Welfare Fund for their extremely generous donation. Their kind gift will allow many equines across Michigan to get the emergency assistance they need to stay healthy, and in their loving homes!
It's easy to donate to Michigan's only state-wide Hay Bank, and all donations are tax deductible!
The Humane Society of the United States has joined The Coalition for Horseracing Integrity to support federal legislation that would establish a uniform set of rules, testing procedures, and penalties to rid racing of unethical drugging and doping of horses. Such legislation is crucial to protect the animals and jockeys in an industry that has proven it cannot and will not regulate itself. More at the link: