Bebe, a gorgeous black mare, is the offspring of Scarlet, a PMU mare who was pregnant at the time Equine Advocates rescued her at a slaughter auction in Canada in 2000. (Sadly, Scarlet passed away on October 10, 2014.) Bebe was born in the U.S. on May 11, 2001 and adopted soon afterwards, but came back to us later that year. Bebe has since adapted very well to her life at the sanctuary and lives in the company of other former PMU mares and PMU offspring in a huge pasture we call "The Big and the Beautiful."
Bebe is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Powell, Ohio.
Belle, born around 1995, is a former Amish Work Mule from western Pennsylvania. She and her sister, Babe had been involved in a plowing accident where Belle sustained a broken jaw. The farmer who owned them was going to send them to auction when we heard about their story and purchased them privately from him. Belle is one of the sweetest equines at the sanctuary. In 2016, her left eye had to be removed due to Glaucoma, a condition she also has in her right eye. We manage her condition by administering medication to her right eye every day. She will be on this medication for the rest of her life. Belle and Babe will never be separated. They spend their days with two other mules, Henry and Marilyn, in a part of the sanctuary called, “Comedy Central.” Photo credit: Holly Scism
Belle is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Port Washington, New York.
Bernadette, a Draft Cross born around 1993, is a former PMU mare from Canada rescued by Equine Advocates in 2003. She was in foal at the time of her rescue and gave birth to Suzie who shares an adjoining pasture with other PMU offspring. Bernadette spends her days with Jill, another PMU mare, and Emma, a rescued mule, in a pasture we call "Pretty Women" - and they are! Bernadette will always be near her final offspring, unlike mares at PMU factory farms whose foals are taken away from them shortly after birth. We know that this had happened to Bernadette in the past and are thankful that she and Suzie are able to be together. Photo credit: Wendy Braun
Bernadette is proudly Sponsored by supporters from New York, New York and Saratoga Springs, New York.
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. Photo credit: Jeffrey Anderson
Bobby is proudly Sponsored, In Full, by a couple from Spencertown, New York.
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 Plato, also a Thoroughbred, along with the rest of the herd in the large area we affectionately call "Bobby and the Heartbreakers."
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 Devine, 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 ended up in the kill pen of one of the most notorious kill buyers in the east. Fortunately, "Ceci" was saved and not sent to slaughter. We needed a kind and gentle mare to join two others who lost a pasture mate. Ceci seemed like the perfect candidate to fit in with them and she proved to be that and more. Ceci arrived at the sanctuary on May 31, 2018.
Ceci is proudly Sponsored by supports from Sarasota, Florida and Mascoutah, Illinois.
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!
Chloe, a mixed breed born in 2004, was the last foal born to PMU mare, Willow, who was rescued and brought to the United States earlier that year. After moving to a home in North Carolina, Chloe and Willow both came to the sanctuary in 2012. Chloe sadly lost her Mom on October 19, 2015. She spends her days with other PMU mares and PMU offspring in a large pasture we call "The Big and the Beautiful." Photo credit: Jim Craner
Chloe is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
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 girlfriend Kelli in the area we call "Canadian Club."
Cindy is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Wellesley, Massachusetts.