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Front Range Equine Rescue, established in 1997, is working to prevent the abuse and neglect of horses through rescue and education.

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Recent Horse Rescue, Horse Slaughter, and Wild Horse News

Animal Cruelty to Become Federal Felony if…

Posted: February 5, 2019

The U.S. Senate appears to be on the verge of passing a bill called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT Act), that would establish malicious animal cruelty as a federal felony.

Federal Legislation Announced to Ban Horse Slaughter

Posted: January 31, 2019

The legislation would prohibit the sale and transport of equines for slaughter which would prevent horse slaughter plants from operating in the U.S. and also ending the export of U.S. horses across our borders to Mexico and Canada for this purpose.

Tips To Safely Re-Home Your Horse

Posted: December 18, 2018

One of the most important things when re-homing a horse is to allow enough time to advertise for a new home in order to locate a safe, qualified placement.

Adoption Alumni Update – Anna

Posted: December 17, 2018

In June 2012, we saved a little paint filly we named Anna from a low-end auction in Colorado. In 2014, Anna was adopted to a wonderful home!

Legal Action Continues to Protect California Wild…

Posted: December 14, 2018

As of December 10th, 190 wild horses (ages 10 and older) captured during the month-long helicopter roundup remain in danger of being sold for slaughter. Our Federal district court case filed to stop the sale of the older horses is ongoing with an expedited briefing schedule.

Winter Horse Care Tips

Posted: December 12, 2018

While Mother Nature prepared your horse for colder days and nights with the growth of a winter hair coat, horse owners might need to adjust feed, shelter and water requirements. You will want to have a well-fitting, waterproof blanket available for sharp temperature drops or if your horse did not grow a good winter hair coat.

The Pursuit To Stop “Sale Without Limitation”…

Posted: November 20, 2018

The Forest Service’s roundup of the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory has ended with the permanent removal of over 900 horses from their federally-designated habitat on our public lands in California’s Modoc National Forest. We’ve learned that at least 13 horses have died, including a foal. Three mares aborted foals likely due to the trauma of the roundup.

U.S. Forest Service Warned Against Selling Wild…

Posted: November 14, 2018

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has recently submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary and Chief of the U.S. Forest Service urging them to reverse their decision to sell  California wild horses without restriction.

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Wild Horse Sale…

Posted: October 30, 2018

Advocacy organizations are working hard to find safe, qualified adoptive homes for horses up for adoption as well as humane options for those facing the danger of sale to slaughter. The Forest Service needs to cooperate and do the right thing for the 1,000 horses it removed by adhering to laws protecting wild horses.

U.S. Forest Service Condemned for Wild Horse…

Posted: October 15, 2018

Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have put the U.S. Forest Service on notice regarding the sale without limitation of horses rounded up from California’s Modoc National Forest.