Celebrate National Pet Day - April 11, 2018

Celebrate National Pet Day - April 11, 2018

Misty Kale

We have all, at one time in our lives, experienced the unconditional love and companionship of a pet. They bring so much joy to our daily lives and studies have shown that there are many benefits to having them around, so why not take some time to honor our furry friends!  

Two-thirds of American households own at least one pet. Statistics say that there are over 70 million dogs and 74 million cats owned in the United States. Studies have shown that owning a pet translates to positive health benefits. They can handle stress better and tend to be healthier and lead more active lifestyles.

They can be especially beneficial to the elderly giving them companionship and to the very young, helping children learn to develop empathy and a sense of responsibility.

The beauty of animals is they ask for so little in return, and there are so many ways we can brighten their day and let them know we care. Maybe make a special treat, or organize a play-date with your dog-owning friends at the local dog park. Maybe an extra cuddle session or a few extra minutes with the Frisbee would be all your pet needs to let them know you love them. Pause on April 11th and ensure your pet is up to date on vaccinations and has had a wellness check-up. Consider a trip to the groomer’s for a special wash and cut so your pet is stylin’ for National Pet Day. 

Even if you don’t have a pet at home, you can help make National Pet Day a success by helping raise awareness about shelter overcrowding and encourage people to consider adopting a homeless animal from their local humane society. It is estimated that 16,000 animals die in US shelters every day. There are also Horse adoption options if you are interested in rescuing an equine friend.  

Pets come in many shapes, sizes, and types, from small with scales, to big with drool. One thing is universal, whatever form your pet takes, they are dependent on you for their care and can offer you so much pleasure.

Here at HOOF-it we are very fond of Equines. Below are some links to equine rescue centers.

 

NATIONAL HORSE RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS

Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER)
www.canterusa.org

Forever Morgans
www.forevermorgans.org

National Equine Resource Network
www.nationalequine.org

National Wild Horse and Burro Program
www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov

New England Equine Rescue
www.newenglandequinerescues.com

Saddlebred Rescue
www.saddlebredrescue.com

Standardbred Retirement Foundation
www.adoptahorse.org

The United States Equine Rescue League
(North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana)
www.userl.org

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
www.trfinc.org


ALASKA
Alaska Equine Rescue
alaskaequinerescue.com/

ALABAMA

ARIZONA
The Arizona Equine Rescue Organization
www.azequinerescue.org

Equine Eden
www.equineeden.org

The Horse Rescue of North Scottsdale
www.rescueahorse.com

Hacienda de los Milagros
www.haciendadelosmilagros.org

Harmony and Hope Horse Haven
www.harmonyandhopehorsehaven.com


ARKANSAS
Arkansas Animal Rescue Foundation
www.aarfpets.com/act.html


CALIFORNIA
Redwings Horse Sanctuary (Horsepower Sanctuaries)
www.redwings.org

United Pegasus Foundation
www.unitedpegasus.com

Diamonds in the Rough Equine Rescue
holdyourhorsesca.tripod.com/diamondsintheroughhorserescue/

Glen Ellen Vocational Academy
www.glenellenfarms.com/geva

The Golden Carrot
www.thegoldencarrot.org

Hayflakes Sanctuary
hayflakes.org/

Heaven Can Wait
www.heavencanwait.us

Mustang-Spirit
www.mustang-spirit.org

Golden Hills Ranch Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc.
www.ghrequinerescue.com

COLORADO
Ally’s Haven
www.allyshaven.net

Black Forest Animal Sanctuary
www.bfasfarm.com

Colorado Horse Rescue
www.chr.org

Denkai Animal Sanctuary
www.denkaisanctuary.org

CONNETICUT
H.O.R.S.E of CT
www.horseofct.org


DELAWARE
Tri-State Equine Adoption & Rescue
www.tristateequine.org

Summerwinds Stables
www.summerwindsstables.com

FLORIDA
Horse Protection Association of Florida
www.hpaf.org

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Florida
www.sphofl.com

Happy Hooves Horse Rescue
www.happy-hooves-horse-rescue.org


GEORGIA
Triple L Horse Rescue
www.triplelhorserescue.com

Horse Rescue, Relief & Retirement Fund
www.savethehorses.org

HAWAII

IDAHO

ILLINOIS
Hooved Animal Humane Society
www.hahs.org

Society for Hooved Animals' Rescue and Emergency
www.s-h-a-r-e.net 

INDIANA
Equine Rescue League of Southern Indiana
userlindiana.bravehost.com

Animal Protection Coalition
www.animalprotectioncoalition.org/

IOWA
Healing Hearts with Horses
www.healingheartswithhorses.info

Hooves and Paws Rescue of the Heartland
www.hoovespaws.org

KANSAS

KENTUKY
Rerun Inc.
www.rerun.org

The Exceller Fund
www.excellerfund.org

Kentucky Equine Humane Center
www.kyehc.org


LOUISIANA
Hooved Animal Rescue and Placement
www.harprescue.com

Hopeful Haven Rescue Organization
www.hopefulhaven.com


MAINE
Ever After Mustang Rescue Training and Educational Center
www.mustangrescue.org

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals
www.msspa.org

Open Gates Equine Rescue
www.opengatesequinerescue.com

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Maine
www.sphomaine.net

4R Horse Rescue
4ranimalshelter.org


MARYLAND
Days End Farm Horse Rescue Inc
www.defhr.org

Gentle Giants Draft Rescue
www.gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.com

Greystone Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation
www.myspace.com/greystonequine

HorseNet
www.horsenethorserescue.org

Lilly Pond Foal Rescue
www.lillypond.info


MASSACHUSSETTES
Central New England Equine Rescue
centralnewenglandequinerescue.com

Eye of the Storm Equine Rescue Center
www.equine-rescue.com

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Massachusetts
www.standardbredhorse.com


MICHIGAN
Horses’ Haven
www.horseshaven.org


MINNESOTA
Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation
www.mnhoovedanimalrescue.org

MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI
Humane Society of Missouri
www.hsmo.org


MONTANA
Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary
www.rollingdogranch.org/horses


NEBRASKA

NEVADA
Miracle Horse Rescue
www.miraclehorse.com


NEW HAMPSHIRE
Equine Protection of North America
eponarescue.org/

Live and Let Live Farm
www.liveandletlivefarm.org

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Hampshire
www.spho-nh.net


NEW JERSEY
Manes and Tails
www.manesandtailsorganization.org

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Jersey
www.standardbredpleasurehorse.org


NEW MEXICO
Four Corners Equine Rescue
www.fourcornersequinerescue.org

The Horse Shelter
www.thehorseshelter.org

Perfect Harmony Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
perfectharmony-nm.org


NEW YORK
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
www.casanctuary.org

Double D Bar Ranch
www.doubledbarranch.org

Equine Advocates
www.equineadvocates.com

Equine Rescue Resource
www.equinerescueresource.com

H.O.R.S.E. Rescue and Sanctuary
www.hrsny.org


NORTH CAROLINA
Cape Fear Equine Rescue League
kintera.org/site/c.djIVK7NHLbJ0E/b.9217817/k.7EF1/Horses_Available_For_Adoption_in_Wilmington_NC.htm

Hearts Desire Equine Rescue
heartshorserescue.com

Paws Ranch Equine Rescue
www.pawsranch.org


NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO
Equirest
www.equirest.com

H.O.P.E. Organization
www.hopehorserescue.org

New Vocation Racehorse Adoption Program
www.horseadoption.com

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Ohio
www.sphooh.org


OKLAHOMA
Angel Horse Rescue
www.angelhorserescue.org

Greener Pasture Equine Rescue
www.greenerpastureshorserescue.com

Horse Feathers Equine Rescue
www.horsefeathersequinerescue.org


OREGON
Oregon Animal Care Center
www.oaccrescue.com


PENSYLVANIA
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
www.angelacreshorsehavenrescue.com

Animal Welfare Project
www.animalwelfareproject.org

Equine Protection Network
www.equineprotectionnetwork.com

For the Love of Horses
www.loveofhorses.org

Last Chance Ranch
www.lastchanceranch.org

The R.A.C.E. Fund
www.racefund.org

Noble Hill Rescue, Inc.
www.noblehillrescue.org


RHODE ISLAND
Horse Play Therapeutic Riding Center and Equine Sanctuary
www.hptrc.org


SOUTH CAROLINA
L.E.A.R.N. Horse Rescue
www.learnhorserescue.org

SOUTH DAKOTA

TENNESSEE
Horse Haven of Tennessee
www.horsehavenoftn.com


TEXAS
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society
www.bluebonnetequine.org

Habitat for Horses Inc.
www.habitatforhorses.org


UTAH
Best Friends Animal Society
www.bestfriends.org


VERMONT
Humane Organization for Un-Raceable Standardbred Equines
hourseinvt.org


VIRGINIA
Dream Catcher Farm
www.horsesanctuary.com

The Equine Rescue League
www.equinerescueleague.org

Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue
www.rvhr.com
 

WASHINGTON
Hope for Horses
www.hopeforhorses.net


WEST VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN
American Standardbred Adoption Program
www.4thehorses.com

Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation
www.equineadoption.com


WYOMING
Wyoming Horse Rescue
wyominghorserescue.com

 

 

 

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