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Premarin Horse Rescue

mastifflover
April 13th, 2012, 07:30 AM
I have a friend who is really wanting to get into rescuing Premarin Horses. She has found a place and is interested in funding. Does anyone know or could help to point her in the right direction to get more info. I am trying to help with the ulterior motive she may rescue some cats and dogs as well. She is a big animal lover. Any input welcome thanks

BenMax
April 13th, 2012, 11:49 AM
She should really consult with rescues that are already involved in horse rescueing. They can share the best advice...do's and don'ts.
There is RR Horse Rescue and Teja's Animal Rescue. I suggest she contact them and see how they operate, what it took in regards to funding, insurance, financial expenses etc.
Best of luck to her.:thumbs up

mastifflover
April 13th, 2012, 12:04 PM
Thanks that is what I suggested to her but I thought someone here might have done some research and would save some time or maybe have some info. :thumbs up

Myka
April 14th, 2012, 09:35 AM
Has your friend considered the other side of the fence? Putting effort into educating people about the side effects of Premarin (the "leftover" animal, as well as the medical side effects) as well as the other options out there would likely to more for the future of these poor horses. Most of these Premarin horses are draft or draft crosses (although there are lots of Quarter Horses as well) which can be difficult to find homes for.

Shaykeija
April 14th, 2012, 11:15 PM
on the lighter side..I had breakfast with a friend and I asked her what her pill was taking...she said pemarin I laughed as she swallowed the pill then told her she just ate horse pee....she puked....lol

mastifflover
April 15th, 2012, 01:35 AM
Yes she is planning an educational program as well. We are just starting the process of going through the steps involved in setting up a rescue and finding out what funding is available.

Myka
April 15th, 2012, 12:09 PM
Yes she is planning an educational program as well. We are just starting the process of going through the steps involved in setting up a rescue and finding out what funding is available.

I hope she understands it is a business of love. She will end up putting a lot of money into the horses and not recovering much back. It is tough to try to make any sort of living doing it, and not likely to work as a sole source of income as usually there is no income from it. The foals are easier to deal with than the worn out, broken down broodmares that are difficult to re-home. The trouble is that as long as the farms are able to make money from selling the foals it just helps fuel the fire of the business. Does your friend plan to deal with the foals mainly? Or the broodmares?

mastifflover
April 16th, 2012, 04:34 AM
Both but the mares are her main concern. This is a labour of love for her. There is still a lot of work and research to do before this can happen. She is aware she is not going to get rich that is not why she wants to do it.