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Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society Completes First Year of Service to Texas and Arkansas Horse Industr




On February 28, 2005, a group of concerned horse enthusiasts in Texas and Arkansas came together to form Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society (BEHS). Their mission was to improve the lives of horses and other equine animals by educating and helping owners, assisting law enforcement agencies, rehabilitating abused and neglected equines, and placing them into safe, adoptive homes. The founding members possessed a wealth of equine rescue experience, and several were trained animal abuse and neglect investigators.
 

Although Arkansas does not have many equine rescue organizations, several rescues existed across Texas, and some horsemen believed there was no need for BEHS. However, in their first year of operation, the rescue has proven them wrong. BEHS has investigated over 75 reports of horse and equine neglect, and they have worked with law enforcement officers to remove neglected horses, donkeys, and mules from negligent owners in several cases. The rescue took in 79 horses in the first year of operation, and 15 of those were placed into new adoptive homes. The remaining equines are either available for adoption or still recuperating from past abuse and neglect. Horses and other equine animals in the rescue come from a variety of backgrounds - show horses, ropers, play day horses, trail horses, and more - and many breeds are represented.
 
BEHS members are looking forward to the next year of operation. They have planned several fundraising events ­ including virtual horse shows, several open horse shows, an adopt-a-thon and silent auction, and much more.
 
New members are always welcome. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of needy equines, the Bluebonnet Family has room for you! BEHS invites horse enthusiasts to join them and help make their second year of operation an even bigger success than the first year.
 
For more information on Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, visit www.bluebonnetequine.org, email jenn@bluebonnetequine.org, or call the group at (888) 542-5163.

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