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American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ Helping Care for 26 Severely Neglected Horses in Maryland

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The American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team is in Howard County, Md., helping care for 26 horses — all extremely neglected and found on the verge of starvation — that were seized from a farm in western Maryland, along with 18 cows and six goats. Rescuers also found animal carcasses in numerous locations around the property.

American Humane is now working alongside Days End Farm Horse Rescue and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to help care for these emaciated animals and ready them for adoption into new, loving homes.

According to Days End Farm Horse Rescue, it costs $2,000 for each horse for the first 30 days of medical treatment alone — not including the cost of feeding and boarding. In addition to the Red Star team’s services, American Humane is providing a Second Chance® Fund grant of $9,000 to Days End Farm to help cover the medical cost of treating these animals. The grant was made possible by donations to the Second Chance Fund made through “shopkick, makers ofCauseWorld,” a mobile application available on the iPhone and Android phones.

“American Humane is proud to work alongside Days End Farm Horse Rescue and the ASPCA on this important effort to care for these suffering horses,” said Debrah Schnackenberg, American Humane’s vice president of Animal Protection Programs and director of Animal Emergency Services. “Our highly trained Red Star emergency responders were eager to assist these horses, and we are pleased to also provide a grant to offset some of the expensive medical treatments these horses require.”

An investigation is pending, and charges will likely be made against the owner.

For more information on American Humane’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services or American Humane’s Second Chance Fund, or to make a donation, visit

About American Humane Association

Since 1877, the historic American Humane Association has been at the forefront of every major advancement in protecting children, pets and farm animals from cruelty and abuse and neglect. Today we’re also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society. As the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at today.

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