Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation

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Scooter Pie is one of the rare horses that has been donated to the Hooved Animal Rescue, rather than being a part of a humane case. He's a young colt (born February 22nd, 2006) and has been gelded and weaned. He has had all of his shots and has been fully dewormed. His current claim to fame is winning "runner up" in the local cutest foal contest. He needs an experienced horse person to train him as he has lots and lots of spirit and spunk. He loves people and all the attention you will give him. Super friendly, mindful, and well taken care of. Scooter Pie has a wonderful head and classic Quarterhorse build and will be a lovely horse under saddle!


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We would like to take a moment to honor and extend our sympathies to the more than 80 horses, ponies, llamas, goats, and donkeys of Grey Eagle, MN who did not have to die recently. To read the full article by Matt McKinney mentioning this tragedy, please visit the Star Tribune website at http://www.startribune.com/business/14873851.html

A related story by Bob Shaw can be read at the St. Paul Pioneer Press at http://www.twincities.com//ci_8123777?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com

If you, or anyone you know, is in need of assistance regarding the animals in their care, please contact your local shelter, humane agency, or local authorities to get help.


Due to a large influx of recent horse arrivals, the Rescue is in desperate need of hay - even money to buy hay would be greatly appreciated. So, if you have - or know of someone who has - a surplus of good hay, please point them in our direction. Or, if you'd rather donate a monetary amount, you can now make safe, fast and secure donations on our website with Paypal!


Horses are Pets, Too

For the past twelve years, the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation (formerly the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Station) in Zimmerman, Minnesota has been rescuing and restoring the health of horses and other animals in distress.
Just as dozens of humane societies offer dogs and cats a second chance at a loving home, our foundation finds permanent, caring adoptive homes for horses. Some of our horses are young and sound. Others are injured, ill due to extreme neglect, starved, or simply very old.

It's Easy to Find Horses in Need

Some of the horses that come to us are donated by their owners. Perhaps the owner recently has been divorced or suffered some sort of financial or medical hardship that makes it impossible to keep their horse.
County law enforcement agents must sometimes seize horses and other animals and bring them to us for care until the outcome of legal action is known. Still others we purchase at auctions, or we find horses that have been abandoned.

Doing What's Best for the Horse

Sometimes we take extreme measures to save a horse. Why take the time to bring back a starved, 30-year old Shetland pony with a broken hip? We thought little Fish was worth the effort, and so did the loving couple who adopted him and were willing to take the time and effort needed to rehabilitate his broken hip.
But we also have to be realistic. We know that some of the horses come to us in great pain or are injured to the point that they will never be comfortable again. For those horses we have our "Death with Dignity" program. At the hands of a caring veterinarian, these horses are humanely, painlessly euthanized.

A Chance to Heal

When a horse first arrives, we place it in our quarantine barn and paddocks until a veterinarian can examine the animal and provide vaccinations. Since many of the horses we take in are injured or sick, the veterinarian also makes an assessment of what treatment the horse might need. Blood is drawn for Coggins and other testing and the horses are dewormed.
Cuts and other injuries are treated. If the horse is malnourished, we decide on appropriate feed to safely bring the animal's weight back to a healthy level. Farriers trim the horses' hooves - a must for so many neglected horses whose hooves have been allowed to grow so long they may cause serious injury.
Lame legs are x-rayed. If surgery can correct a problem, we work with local veterinarians and the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine to do the necessary medical work.

How You Can Help

Each year, we rescue as many horses as we possibly can. But for every horse we help, there are dozens we must pass up because the cost of caring for abused and neglected horses is so high.
You can help. Since our foundation is a non-profit (501C-3) corporation, donations made are tax deductible. We can also accept gifts-in-kind. You may also make a stock gift of the foundation and get a full deduction - along with avoiding capital gains taxes. We also offer a convenient online donation option as well. Donations are safely and securely accepted via Paypal on out website at www.mnhoovedanimalrescue.org

Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation

P.O. Box 47
Zimmerman MN 55398
Phone: 763-856-3119 or 763-238-6615

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The best time to call is between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. We do not return long distance calls, so if calling long distance please call back. Remember, appointments are necessary as there are many, many animals to be taken care of and we must plan and schedule our time to get everything done each and every day. Thank you so much for your consideration.
Email: info@mnhoovedanimalrescue.org
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