Marilyn, a former Work Mule born around 1992, was named for Marilyn Monroe because of her long red eyelashes. She and four others were purchased at a mule dispersal sale in Lancaster County, PA in 1999. Marilyn had been adopted but came back to us in 2005. She spends her days with several other mules in the area of the sanctuary we call "Comedy Central."
Marilyn is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Idlewylde, Maryland; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Missoula, Montana and New York, New York.
Mary Kate, a Miniature Horse, was born at the sanctuary on June 16, 2007 to Mini Pearl who was in foal at the time of her rescue. Mary Kate is a very mischievous young horse and is always looking to play. She is always the first to run up to meet and greet our visitors. Photo: Jeffrey Anderson
Mary Kate is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Mundelein, Illinois; Belluvue, Nebraska; Hartsdale, New York; Slingerlands, New York; and Reading, Pennsylvania.
Maxine, a Cleveland Bay born around 1996, was a PMU mare when she was rescued by Equine Advocates at a Winnipeg, Canada slaughter auction in 2000. Maxine was being beaten in the sales ring, which is one of the reasons we bought her. It took a long time for Maxine to get over her past abuse, but she now enjoys her life here at the sanctuary with her friends, Dolly, Queen and Zoe, in the "Full Figured Girls" field. Photo credit: Caroline Christie
Maxine is proudly Sponsored by supports from Wellesley, Massachusetts and Hamburg, New York.
Melanie, a Belgian Draft, was born in the Spring of 2004 to PMU mare, Peggy, who was in foal at the time of her rescue. Melanie shares her pasture with her mom, Peggy, and several other PMU mares and PMU offspring in our "The Big and the Beautiful" field. Melanie is absolutely gorgeous with the most beautiful, flowing mane. Photo credit: Pam White
Melanie is proudly Sponsored by supporters from East Chatham, New York and Lynnwood, Washington.
Mike, a gorgeous Mule born around 1997, sustained an injury when pulling a plow in Pennsylvania. He needed to be rescued and Equine Advocates saved him before he was to be shipped to a slaughter auction in 2000. Mike is a shy guy who loves being in the company of both his human and equine friends. He spends his days with several other mules and Ginny, the horse, in "Mule Town." Photo credit: Jim Anderson
Mike is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Mikey was 250 pounds underweight when Equine Advocates came to his rescue along with two other Thoroughbreds, D.A. & Arnold, who were left to starve on a New York horse farm back in January of 2007. They spent thirty-one days in an equine hospital recovering from a series of problems in addition to emaciation. Two years later, the New York Times uncovered more of what was an expanding story involving many horses and ultimately led to the conviction and jail time for the perpetrator. Born on April 3, 1999, Mikey is a sweet and gentle gelding who has never looked back since those dark days. He is a very healthy and robust horse today.He spends his days in the company of four other rescued Thoroughbreds, D.A., Freddie, Monty & Arnold in a part of the sanctuary we call "After The Finish Line."
Mikey is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey; New York, New York and Yonkers, New York.
Millie, is short for Millennium Leap, as she was born on February 29, 2000. Her dam, Tullulla came from an 11-horse rescue of American Saddlebreds conducted by Equine Advocates in 1999. Both mares lived at Equine Rescue, Inc. in Wallkill, NY until June of 2015 when they came to Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary. Millie has a “cousin” here. Spirit, who lives in the “Good Fellas” field was also born in 2000 to one of the other mares saved during that same rescue. Sadly, Tullulla passed away on 9/9/2016. Millie lives in our "Glamour Girls" pasture along with her best buddy, Jasmine. Photo credit: Terry Hawthorne
Millie is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from New York, New York.
Mini Pearl, a Miniature Horse born around 2001, was rescued by Equine Advocates from an upstate New York animal park that auctioned off over 1,000 animals in October of 2006. Mini, born around 2001, was in foal at the time of her rescue and gave birth to Mary Kate on June 14, 2007. Mini and Mary Kate spend their days on "Pony Hill" with two other ponies and three miniature donkeys. It is one of the most fun places to visit at the sanctuary.
Mini Pearl is proudly Sponsored by a family from Latham, New York.
Monty whose racing name was "Honor Mountain" is a striking chestnut gelding born on May 18, 2002. After racing from 2005 – 2007, he was sent to be part of an equine studies program. However, in 2010 after he was no longer needed, Monty, along with two other Thoroughbreds also used in the same program were consigned to auction in December of that year where they could have been sold for slaughter. When we were alerted about this situation, we contacted the school and purchased the three geldings privately for $300 each on the very day they were to be auctioned off. Monty is a wonderful horse whose life is as rich and meaningful as ever, as are the other two Thoroughbreds rescued that day, Tim and Denny, who reside in another part of the sanctuary.
Monty is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Silver Springs, Maryland.
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, in Full, by a supporter from New York, New York who also fully sponsors Rain Man!
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.
Peggy, a Belgian Draft born around 1996, is a former PMU mare from Canada who was in foal at the time of her rescue. She has a freeze brand #157 on her side, which represented the stall number at the PMU factory farm where she came from. These factory farms don't even give them names—how sad. Happily, she is now with us and shares a pasture with her daughter, Melanie, and several other PMU mares and PMU offspring in the extra-large pasture we call "The Big and the Beautiful." Peggy is a very beautiful, sweet and shy horse! Photo credit: Wendy Braun
Peggy is proudly Sponsored by two sets of cousins from Glencoe, Illinois and from Herzilya, Israel.