Hello Friends of SCR! Have we got news for you!
For 33 years, Katie Merwick has rescued, cared for, trained and adopted out thoroughbred racehorses in the Pacific Northwest. She announced a transition in SCR's mission to begin in 2015, as she retires from "rescue" and will continue to work on behalf of the horses in an administrative role through teaching and consulting.
What will happen to the horses?That is where the good news comes in! SCR currently houses 36 horses. 16 will continue to be rehabilitated and re-homed while partnering with people in need too! The other lucky 20 will stay on as "equine staff". SCR and Equine Therapy and Learning Specialist, Amy Schilder are planning an ambitious horse facility to benefit both horses and people, Stanwood Therapuetic Horsemanship.
Read more about the partnership in the latest Rescue News blog written by the talented journalist, Karen Ducey!
Your contribution helps us to provide shelter, food, and healthcare for the horses and ensure the community benefits from our life changing services. You can choose where you want to contribute. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. Find out how to Adopt a Horse.
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Beau, a 17 yr old Thoroughbred, was bought from the Enumclaw auction by a kill buyer and transported to a feedlot to await transport to slaughter. SCR bought him for $300 last Oct, starved and in need of antibiotics for an infection. He is now at a new home, loved and cared for as this 17 year old girl’s first horse and companion to her mother, who is wheelchair bound. Beau is a loving and faithful friend, still sound and with many years left to share all that he has learned in life – from riding to forgiving and now Beau knows – never give up hope. Miracles do happen.
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