Bridgette, a Pinto Pony mare born around 2000, was rescued by Equine Advocates when an upstate New York animal park closed in 2006. The park auctioned off over 1,000 animals, of which approximately 800 went to animal dealers and hunting interests. There were 28 equines for sale and we were fortunate to be able to purchase seven of them, including this adorable little mare pony. Bridgette spends her days on "Pony Hill" with other miniature horses, ponies and donkeys.
Bridgette is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Cheektowaga, 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!
Ceci Divine, formerly Royal Citadel, is a gorgeous grey Thoroughbred mare born on March 29, 2005 in Virginia. She raced 12 times but was not interested in being a race horse. She clearly had been bred, but still ended up in a kill pen. Fortunately, “Ceci” was saved! She arrived at the sanctuary on May 31, 2018. Ceci is a truly remarkable mare because she just wants to be everyone’s friend. She is extremely intelligent and seems to know when another equine has a disability or behavioral problem. That makes her an extremely valuable companion for special needs equines like Zack and others that require a compassionate and understanding pasture-mate. Ceci lives in a section of the sanctuary we refer to as "Beauty and the Beast" with her pal, Zack!
Ceci is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Sarasota, Florida; Mascoutah, Illinois; Hamburg, New York and Ellenburg, Washington.
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!
Cindy, a mixed breed born around 1996, is a PMU mare from Canada who was rescued by Equine Advocates in 2003 and brought to the United States in 2004. She was part of a large rescue operation conducted by Equine Advocates where 46 PMU mares were saved from slaughter. Cindy is still a little standoffish, most likely due to never being handled or loved while being used as a PMU mare. Cindy spends her days with her best girlfriends Kelli and Rose in the area we call "Canadian Club."
Cindy is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Clive, a registered Thoroughbred born on April 13, 1994, was seized by State Police on June 16, 2008 along with five other horses as part of a cruelty case. Equine Advocates was asked to take Clive, Beau and Marty, all of whom were intact males. Clive was gelded shortly after we won custody and quickly put on some much needed weight. Clive hangs out with his best buddies, Plato and Buddy, also Thoroughbreds, along with the several others in the section of the sanctuary we refer to as "A Few Good Men." Photo credit: Jeffrey Anderson
Clive is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Sacramento, California; Millbrook, New York; and Saratoga Springs, New York.
Connor, a mixed breed and the son of our PMU mare, Annie, was born in the spring of 2004. This strapping chestnut and his mother had been adopted, but both came back to us in 2008. Connor is one of our kindest horses at the sanctuary. He really enjoys spending his day with Jeffrey Mac in the pasture we call "Wise Guys." Photo credit: Terry Hawthorne
Connor is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and New York, New York.
D.A., is an unraced chestnut Thoroughbred gelding whose name had been "Pass the Pie." He was born on March 14, 2004 and was one of three emaciated Thoroughbreds rescued by Equine Advocates at a NY breeding farm in 2007. All three horses were all in such poor condition that they had to be treated at an equine hospital for 31 days. Luckily, they all survived. The story of their rescue was featured in an article in the New York Times in April of 2009 when writer Joe Drape exposed wide-scale abuse and neglect by that same breeder for which he was later convicted and served time in jail. Today, D.A. is a beautiful and very healthy horse and spends his days in the company of four other rescued Thoroughbreds, Mikey, Freddie, Monty & Arnold in a part of the sanctuary we call "After The Finish Line."
D.A. is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Delmar, New York.
Daffodil is a Miniature Mare estimated to have been born around 2009. She was rescued out of a New Jersey kill pen in 2016 by Artemis Farm Rescue. One of our Minis, an aged gelding named Mannie, lost his long-time companion and needed a new one. When Daffodil was rescued, it was discovered that she had a serious leg injury sustained most likely at the auction. Consequently, she underwent a long rehabilitation. Even though she is young, she was a perfect candidate to be a companion for Mannie. Cornelia Guest, who founded Artemis, arranged to send Daffodil here after she recovered from her injury and she arrived on 8/7/17. It didn’t take long for her and Mannie to hit it off and are now great friends!
Daffodil is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Dallas, an Appaloosa born in 1989, was one of 27 Camp Horses and Ponies rescued by Equine Advocates at a bankrupt NY tourist attraction back in 1997. We went up against a known killer buyer who would have sold the animals for slaughter. Every year, thousands of “Camp Horses” end up at auction and often sold for slaughter at summer’s end. It is imperative that parents research riding camps before sending their children to one where the animals are leased for the season from dealers and killer buyers. There are good camps that keep their horses and retire them. One needs to take the time to find them.
Dallas had been adopted at the time, but came back to us in 2008. He spends his days alongside his best buddy, Bobby II Freedom, up at the main barn or in the field known at "The Heartbreakers." Stop by and say hello!
Dallas is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Great Barrington, Massachusetts; Briarcliff Manor, New York; and a family from Valatie, New York.