Category Archives: News

The latest news on rescue efforts and the organization.

US Dept of Interior Denies Allegan County Resident’s Appeal to Adopt Additional BLM Mustangs/Burros

October 12, 2015: The Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition (MHWC) applauds the decision by the United States Department of the Interior to deny an appeal filed by Allegan County, Michigan resident Wendi Bierling to be removed from the Bureau of Land … Continue reading

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JOIN the MHWC at The West Michigan Summer Horsefest!

August 28-30, Montcalm County Fairgrounds! http://www.summerhorsefest.com/  The West Michigan Summer Horsefest is an all ages, all breed, all discipline equestrian event. Each day is packed with fun events, clinics, seminars, and a tack sale. The Open Speed & Action Show, … Continue reading

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Rescue Groups Assist in the Removal of 12 Horses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rescue Groups Assist in Removal of 12 Horses from Suspected Neglect in Genesee County Flint, Mich. (June 24, 2015): Volunteers with Starry Skies Equine Rescue and Sanctuary and the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition have assisted Genesee County … Continue reading

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rescue Groups Assist in Removal of Horses from Suspected Neglect on Monroe County Farm Carlton, Mich. (February 19, 2015): Volunteers with Starry Skies Equine Rescue and Sanctuary and the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition braved sub-zero temperatures … Continue reading

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Horses and Coyotes

  The MHWC would like to address the recent incident in Lapeer County involving a coyote attack on a horse. Please keep in mind that the odds of such an incident occurring are still extremely minimal. In fact, in the … Continue reading

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Horse Rescue Groups to Assist Emmet County Officials in Removal of Seven Horses in Case of Suspected Neglect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Horse Rescue Groups Assist Emmet County Officials in Removal of Seven Horses in Case of Suspected Neglect PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN (November 17, 2014): Volunteers with Second Chance Ranch and Rescue have assisted Emmet County Animal Control officers with the removal … Continue reading

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Low Cost Gelding Clinics – October 18th!

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Circle Ride to Benefit the MHWC Hay Bank!

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Do You Suspect Abuse/Neglect in Your Neighborhood?

How to Handle Suspected Animal Abuse/Neglect in Your Neighborhood If you are concerned about the care of equines or any other animals in your neighborhood, please take note of the date, time, exact location and the type of animal(s) involved … Continue reading

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The Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition Thanks Officials, Reminds Citizens to Speak Up for Horses in Distress

The Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition (MHWC) wishes to extend its gratitude to law enforcement officials in Branch County for filing felony cruelty charges against the owner of horses on a farm in Ovid Township. According to The Sturgis Journal, Branch County … Continue reading

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