ASPCA Provides $10K in Equine Rescue Support Funds to Humane Society of North Texas

September 30, 2009

NEW YORK — The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has awarded $10,000 to the Humane Society of North Texas to support current and anticipated activities related to ongoing equine and livestock investigations and rescue. Funds will be dedicated to equine rescue and rehabilitation, as well as increasing capacity for humane housing and improving the agency's ability to care for animals.

Most recently, the Humane Society of North Texas, located in Ft. Worth, assisted the Denton County Sheriff's department in rescuing 77 purebred Arabian horses that were found starving in their stalls on a breeding farm in Pilot Point, just north of Dallas/Ft. Worth. The owner of the property is expected to be charged with cruelty to livestock.

"The Humane Society of North Texas has shown an exceptional commitment and dedication to animals in its community, and this instance is no exception," said Julie Morris, the ASPCA's Senior Vice President of Community Outreach. "We are glad to be able to provide them with support in their time of need."

The Humane Society of North Texas conducts investigations in all unincorporated areas of north and central Texas and provides resources and support for many North Texas sheriff's departments for animal cruelty investigations.

"We are grateful to the ASPCA for their support," said Tammy Hawley, Director of Operations for the Humane Society of North Texas. "These funds will enable us to purchase materials and improve the holding area we currently have for horses. Ultimately, it means we'll have a higher standard of care on site so we don't have to spend funds for off-site housing."