There is a racing breeds adoption day in Goshen NY. It is sponsored by the Harness Racing Museum and they will offer Standardbreds, Thoroughbreds, Arabs and greyhounds and barn cats. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Standardbred Retirement Foundation a local rescue (Equine Rescue Resource) and a greyhound rescue will be on site to aid future adopters.
Below is a press release from Ellen Harvey of the United States Trotting Association in regards to this.
The Racing Breeds Adoption Fair, to be held Saturday, October 17 in Goshen, New York and the lineup of horses provides something for everyone. The adoption fair, featuring race horses, greyhounds and barn cat prospects will be held at the Harness Racing Museum and adjacent Historic Track, 240 Main Street in Goshen, from noon to 3 pm, rain or shine.
About a dozen Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds, ready for adoption, can be viewed by prospective adopters at the track. Visitors can learn more about the groups offering them for adoption at booths in the Museum. Both the Thoroughbred and Standardbred Retirement Foundations will send horses looking for a home, along with Equine Rescue Resource, located in Pine Bush, N.Y.
The horses include three seasoned trail horses, an unraced Arab, dressage prospects and horses who have been extensively handled and are ready to train to the discipline of the adopter’s choice. Two grey geldings are among the horses looking for a home, as well as two horses recovered from severe neglect and malnutrition, now healthy and ready for a second chance.
Joining the adoption fair will be greyhounds seeking a permanent home through Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation, of Cross River, N.Y. Since horse owners must also have a barn cat to keep rodents out of horse’s grain, the Goshen Animal Shelter will have cats in need of a job on display for potential adopters. The greyhounds and cats will be on hand to greet prospective adopters in the Museum, horses will be at adjacent Historic Track. All groups will have booths at the Museum.
Those who cannot adopt a horse, dog or cat, can find out about other ways to help the equine, canine and feline adoption groups, including volunteering, providing foster care or providing a donation.
There is no charge to attend the adoption fair. The Museum will donate a portion of the day’s gift shop proceeds to each of the groups in attendance. For more information, call 732-780-3700 or 732-616-6092.
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