Bobby II Freedom, a Draft Cross born around 1992, is a former New York City Carriage Horse rescued from slaughter on June 25, 2010. Equine Advocates made the arrangements to bring Bobby to an equine hospital for evaluation and then to the sanctuary. This wonderful horse, affectionately known by our staff as “Bobby Segundo,” will spend the rest of his life retired and turned out in the company of other horses—quite a departure from the unnatural conditions under which he was previously forced to live.
Bobby II Freedom has become the current-day ambassador for the tens of thousands of urban carriage horses in the U.S. and around the world who are used and scrapped for slaughter after they become old or injured. We hope to educate the public through Bobby about the plight of urban carriage horses and other equines who are used for work, abused and then discarded after they outlive their usefulness. Come visit Bobby up at the Main Barn or in the field called "The Heartbreakers" where you'll find him alongside his best pal, Dallas! Photo credit: Jeffrey Anderson
Bobby is proudly Sponsored, In Full, by a couple from Spencertown, New York.
Buddy, a gorgeous unregistered Thoroughbred born around 2009, was rescued in 2012 when a truck shipping him and other horses to Canada for slaughter was intercepted by police. We were so pleased to be able to take Buddy who is one of the youngest horses here at the sanctuary. He spends his days with four other Thoroughbreds in a section we call "A Few Good Men."
Buddy is proudly Sponsored, in Full, by a supporter from Schenectady, New York who also generously sponsors Ginny!
Casey, a Miniature Donkey, was born on April 30, 2007 here at the sanctuary. Casey's dam, Pat, was pregnant with Casey at the time of her rescue from an upstate NY petting zoo (sadly, Pat passed away on January 29, 2013). Casey is an absolute joy. He is best friends with two other donkeys named Reggie (from the same rescue as Casey's dam) and Franklin, who came to the sanctuary in 2010. These three are inseparable and are affectionately known as "The Three Amigos." Photo credit: Wendy Braun
Casey is proudly Sponsored, In Full, by a supporter from Saint James City, Florida who also generously sponsors his best pal, Reggie!
Cello, born in 2013, is a Nigerian Dwarf Goat! He and his pal, Jakey, had been owned by a family who could no longer care for them so they were placed at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) in Saugerties, NY. Equine Advocates was fortunate to be able to adopt them both from CAS on May 7, 2015. These great boys spend their days with Charlotte, a Pygmy Goat. They are constant entertainment for her, us, our volunteers and visitors! Cello is such a sweet and shy animal and we just adore him! Photo credit: Chris Spangler
Cello is proudly Sponsored, In Full, by a supporter from New York, New York who also generously sponsors our other two goats, Charlotte and Jakey!
Charlotte, born on August 5, 2004, is an adorable and lovable pygmy goat. On April 25, 2015, Charlotte lost her boyfriend, Tuffy, who she was with her entire life. We are thrilled to say that Charlotte has two new friends, Cello and Jakey who we adopted from the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Since their arrival, Charlotte has a new lease on life! We are all so happy for her and the boys! Charlotte is super sweet and one can't help but fall immediately in love with her!
Charlotte is proudly Sponsored, In Full, by a supporter from New York, New York who also generously sponsors our other two goats, Cello and Jakey!
Jack, born around 2001, is a gorgeous dark bay Percheron who was a work horse. His life was suddenly placed in jeopardy when injuries he sustained over the years ended his ability to perform. We sent Jack to a hospital for a complete evaluation. He was diagnosed with left hind lameness, evidence of an old bone fracture, osteoarthritis and other changes in his feet and legs, in addition to thrush, mange and white line disease. However, he is sound enough to be in the company of his best buddy, Lionel. Photo credit: Karen Wagner
Jack is proudly Sponsored, In Full, by a supporter from Charlottesville, Virginia, who also generously sponsors Sheena!
Jakey, born in 2013, is a Nigerian Dwarf Goat! He and his pal, Cello, had been owned by a family who could no longer care for them so they were placed at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) in Saugerties, NY. Equine Advocates was fortunate to be able to adopt them both from CAS on May 7, 2015. Appropriately nicknamed “Jumping Jake,” he is one of the cutest and most inquisitive animals here. He adores people and plays until he exhausts himself and everyone else around him! We love our Jakey to pieces!
Jakey is proudly Sponsored, In Full, by a supporter from New York, New York who also generously sponsors our other two goats, Cello and Charlotte!
Kip, a Quarter Horse born around 2001, was a horse-for-hire at a New York City riding stable which has since closed. He was rescued by a NYC resident who had ridden him there. She purchased Kip after she found out that he was suffering from a disease called EPM and was going to be sold at auction. At Cornell University College for Veterinary Medicine, she saw to the treatment for this condition before retiring him at the sanctuary. Kip spends his time with his pasture-mates, Spirit and Bandit the area of the sanctuary we call "Goodfellas." Photo credit: Jim Craner
Kip is Sponsored, In Full, by this same New York City supporter who rescued him!
Nelson, a Wild American Mustang born around 1999, was captured by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) in Nevada. As a stallion, he was destined to be sold for slaughter due to the 2004 Burns Amendment which privatized all of America's wild horses and burros. We traveled to a BLM adoption in Ohio to get him and brought him to the sanctuary in February of 2005. He, along with his buddy, Hayden, another Wild American Mustang, are our ambassadors for the wild horse issue. They have been written about and featured on TV. We hope that our government reinstates the protection of these precious wild horses and burros before they are gone forever. Photo credit: Caroline Christie
Nelson is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from New York, New York.
Pedro is a Standard Donkey rescued in August of 2018. His estimated birth year is 2008. Pedro and several horses had been abandoned on a property in upstate New York. Initially, we were alerted to the plight of the animals by one caring individual who then put us in contact with two others who lived in the area and who also became involved. In a wonderfully-orchestrated group effort, all the animals were saved! Equine Advocates got the donkey and named him Pedro. We immediately shipped him to Cornell University Large Animal Hospital where he was gelded and treated for various stages of neglect. He remained there for a week and then came to the sanctuary. Pedro is a very sweet and shy guy. While we probably will never know a lot about his past history, we can be sure that his future will be a bright one! - filled with lots of love and great care by our doting staff and wonderful volunteers.
Pedro is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Canandaigua, New York.
Pepper, a gorgeous Mule born around 1992, was purchased by Equine Advocates at the same Pennsylvania sale as Jewel in 1999. She had been adopted when first rescued. She has since come back to us and was happy to be reunited with her old friend. They reside with other mules and Ginny, the horse, in "Mule Town." Photo credit: Jim Craner
Pepper is proudly Sponsored, In Full, by a supporter from Sands Point, New York.
Rain Man, a registered Miniature Horse born April 1, 1990, is not only our official greeter, but he is also one of Equine Advocates original founding horses. Rain Main was first rescued by a Staten Island resident from an abusive situation at a stable on Staten Island. When she could no longer keep him, she contacted Susan Wagner who took him in 1994, two years before she founded Equine Advocates. It is fitting that Rain Man is near the entrance of the sanctuary, not just because he has "seniority," but also because of his unique vocal qualities in "talking" to almost everyone as they arrive!
Rain Man is proudly Sponsored, in full, by supporters from New York, New York.