Jake is a Donkey whose estimated birth year is 2009. We heard about his situation from a concerned neighbor who had been trying to help him for a very long time. Jake had been locked in a stall for years with no access to turn-out or other equines. His feet and teeth were also badly in need of attention. Jake’s owner finally agreed to give him up. He was immediately shipped to Cornell University Animal Hospital where he was thoroughly evaluated, treated and gelded. He arrived at Equine Advocates on February 17, 2018. Equines that come here from cruel and unnatural circumstances like Jake do best in a sanctuary where they receive endless amounts of TLC and time to deal with their issues. Jake lives in a section at the sanctuary we refer to a "Hee Haw" due to his overwhelmingly cute and attention holding bray!
Jake is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Whittier, California; Coconut Creek, Florida; Pompano Beach, Florida; Wellesley, Massachusetts; Rochelle Park, New Jersey; Canandaigua, New York; Greenwich, New York; Hammondsport, New York; New York, New York; and Gainesville, Virginia. His Sponsors are affectionately referred to as "Jake's Club!"
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!
Jasmine, a Draft Cross born around 2000, is a rescued PMU foal from Canada. The majority of foals born annually to PMU mares are considered by-products and most are sent to feedlots to be fattened for slaughter. Jasmine was skin and bones when we rescued her after being severely neglected. Her transformation from sickness to health has been dramatic, as has been the case for so many of the horses rescued by Equine Advocates over the years. Now settled into life at the sanctuary, Jasmine spends her days with her best friend Millie.
Jasmine is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Chatham, New York and New York, New Yor.
Jeffrey Mac, born on May 1, 2004, is a Draft Cross and PMU offspring who spent the first month of his life in a hospital and almost didn't survive. Happily, he recovered completely and today is a very healthy horse. He loves sharing his large pasture that we call "Wise Guys" with his best pal, Connor. Jeffrey's dam is Fiona, who had also lived at the sanctuary, but sadly passed away in 2015.
Jeffrey Mac is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.
Josephine, born around 1991, is a half-blind Standardbred mare who had been an Amish buggy horse when Equine Advocates rescued her in 2001. She was adopted the same year, but came back to us in 2008 after the woman who adopted her passed away. Josephine spends her days alongside Gracie.
The abuse of buggy horses, work horses and mules by some farmers is an issue which we have dealt with many times over the years. The only way to discourage the over-breeding of these animals is to finally ban horse slaughter and close our borders to transportation of equines from the U.S. to Canada, Mexico and any other country for the purpose of slaughter.
Josephine is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Argyle, Texas.
Kelli, a Saddlebred Cross born around 1996, is a former PMU mare from Canada who is still very untrusting of humans. Unlike many of the other PMU mares at the sanctuary who have come around, it is taking Kelli longer than the others. In her case, the emotional scars were apparently a lot deeper than the physical ones. Kelli will always have a home here with her pasture-mates Cindy and Rose.
Kelli is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Bogota, New Jersey; Ridgefield, New Jersey; and New York, New York.
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!
Lily, a Draft Cross, was born on April 25, 2004 to former PMU mare, Jill, who was pregnant with Lily at the time of her rescue. Lily is a very spirited and feisty girl. She loves to run and play with her pasture-mates Suzie, born on the same day, and Terry, born the same year. All three PMU offspring share a pasture we call "Girls Just Want To Have Fun." Jill, who had also lived at the sanctuary, sadly passed away on March 5, 2018.
Lily is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Sierra Visa, Arizona; Weston, Connecticut; a family from Ghent, New York; and New York, New York.
Lionel was a six month-old PMU foal rescued by Equine Advocates in 2000 at a slaughter auction in Winnipeg, Canada. He was one of 12 horses we rescued that day. Lionel had been adopted twice since his arrival in the U.S., but came back to us in 2016. He will join the many other horses here at the sanctuary who were also victims of the cruel, outdated and completely unnecessary PMU industry. Many doctors agree that equine estrogens are dangerous for the human body and that safer and better plant-based alternatives for ERT/HRT medications should be used instead.
Lionel is proudly Sponsored by supporters/volunteers from Rensselaer, New York.
Lisa, born around 1986, is a Miniature Donkey rescued by Equine Advocates when an upstate New York animal park closed in 2006. Her feet were in terrible shape from poor care and neglect. Alice, another miniature donkey, is Lisa's best buddy and they spend their time up at the Main Barn where they are the center of attention. Photo credit: Jim Craner
Lisa is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Whittier, California and Queensbury, New York.
Lorna, a bay Thoroughbred mare, was born on May 26, 2001 in New York State and raced under the name “Speedy Witch.” We named her “Lorna,” in honor of one of our most loyal supporters and dearest friends, Lorna Finalyson, who passed away in 2016. You wouldn’t know by looking at this mare that she was terribly betrayed twice in her life and each time, nearly died. First, she was brought to the point of emaciation by her original owner when his operation was finally raided in 2009 and she was placed in a home by a local humane society. Fast forward to 2016, we received a call from Mindy Lovell of the Canadian-based group, “Transitions Thoroughbreds,” that a mare who originally was bred by the same abusive owner as three of our rescued horses, Mikey, Arnold and D.A., was discovered in a kill pen at the New Holland Slaughter Auction in PA. Mindy raised the funds to purchase her from the killer buyer and paid for her to be in quarantine for a month before being transported to New York. After enduring years of abuse and neglect, Lorna is finally in a safe home here, alongside her pal Beau in the field called "Lovers Lane."
Lorna is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from New London, Connecticut who also was a great friend of her namesake.
Mannie, a Miniature Horse born around 1994, had been adopted out for 10 years along with his girlfriend, Sonya. Both came back to Equine Advocates in 2009. Sonya sadly passed away on 2/22/2017, and Mannie now spends his days with Daffodil, also a Miniature Horse, at the main barn.
Mannie is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from New York, New York.