All horses safe after Warm Springs auction
By Maureen Harmonay - June 20, 2010
Against all odds, Joan Steelhammer did something that no one thought was possible. The founder of Equine Outreach in Bend, Oregon orchestrated safe passage for all of the horses offered for sale at yesterday's Warm Springs auction. Not only did they not fall into "commercial" hands, but mares and foals who had been separated prior to the sale were happily reunited, and even six imperiled stallions were granted a reprieve......
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Officials at Equine Outreach are very happy with outcome.
by Kelly Bleyer - June 22, 2010
It was a successful horse auction at Warm Springs this weekend. The head of Equine Outreach went there to prevent any horses from going to slaughter. Equine Outreach, the horse rescue organization bought half of the horses auctioned off at Warm Springs this weekend. Joan Steelhammer says they now have 30 horses that they will try to adopt out in the next couple weeks. And I can tell you this is amazing. It's been less than 48 hours and these horses just ran from us, are now coming up and begging for attention. And so they are all settled down, they are so happy. One of the goals of Equine Outreach during the auction was to prevent any horses from going to slaughter, and Steelhammer says they achieved that.
Equine Outreach: http://www.equineoutreach.com/
63220 Silvis Road
Bend, OR 97701-9743