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SEPTEMBER 29, 2010

News from the Arizona Horse Council

Equine Rescue Registry accepting applications
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The Arizona Department of Agriculture has announced that the Equine Rescue Registry is accepting applications from certified Equine Rescue facilities. Certified Equine Rescue facilities can now be listed on the Equine Rescue Registry found on the Departments website.

The application for listing is located at
Certification and listing on the registry allows the public to easily find Equine Rescue facilities that meet veterinarian approved standards of care. This will lead to more secure homes for abandoned or unwanted horses in the future.

horsesThe issue of abandoned horses in Arizona is one with which we are all too familiar. The number of abandoned horses has skyrocketed in the United States. It is estimated that the annual number of abandoned horses is over 100,000 per year.

In 2009 the Arizona Horse Council working with representatives from the Equine Rescue community were successful in having legislation enacted to create the Equine Rescue Registry.

This year the Arizona Department of Agriculture created a set of rules to implement the new law. The new rules went into effect July 5, 2010.

The Arizona Horse Council encourages all interested Equine Rescue facilities to take advantage of this opportunity.

If you have any questions please contact Chip Wilson of the Arizona Horse Council at
602-390-6806 or by e-mail at