Hidden Acres Thoroughbred (TB) Rescue provides safety from slaughter, abandonment, neglect by providing 8-12 TBs stabling, training, veterinary care, and adoptive services each month in Florida. To help 36 horses per year we rely heavily on fundraising and volunteer programs, and market adoptable horses and promote our program continuously to find new homes for 2 TBs per month. We assist FL TRAC an organization with over 100 horses in need of homes, by fostering and promoting their horses.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The american thoroughbred racing industry sends over 10,000 horses per year to the slaughterhouse. Many others are simply abandoned or neglected. Most of these horses are young, sound, and capable horses that could excel as sport or pleasure horses. A racehorse can simply lose a race one week and be slaughtered the next. Ex-racehorses deserve accountability from owners, trainers, and breeders to place them in programs like ours to give them a second chance to live healthy,happy post-track lives.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project will help retired racehorses by giving them a place to go and required care until they are adopted, the education they need to become great companions and competitors throughout the US, and by spreading public awareness on the uncertain future that many of our racehorses face. Our program has brought awareness to our local community, but through our Global Giving project we will reach far more of the United States to help more people understand the reality of the problem
Potential Long Term Impact
More people every day are learning of this unfortunate cruelty that is taking place and are stepping up to make a difference. We were able to adopt out 12 horses last year, and this year we are lined up to adopt out 36. The monies brought in exceed what we have the capacity to care for will be allocated to other organizations in place to help these horses get a life sentence instead of the death sentence that many face. We are excited to be making a difference 1 horse at a time!
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.