“In late August of 2005 Terry and I had the privilege of working beside the Louisiana State University’s Equine Rescue Team while rescuing not only horses but all sorts and types of animals after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. It was life changing stuff and thanks to the […]
Excerpt from the book Straight from the Horse’s Heart by R.T. Fitch We shall not Forget “15 years ago, yesterday, Hurricane Katrina roared ashore New Orleans, LA and changed the lives of millions, forever. We were there, in Louisiana, and participated in one of the largest Animal Rescues […]
“It is my honor to announce that Equine Welfare Alliance and ReinFree.org have nominated R.T. Fitch for the Public Interest opening on the National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board.” – Debbie Coffey R.T. has been a true leader in the fight to save the wild horses, and […]
“Exactly seven years ago this day, I penned these jumbled sentences, below, in an effort to make sense of the feelings that both Terry, myself and our horses felt as Hurricane Katrina was bearing down upon our small Louisiana farm. Today Terry and the herd are safe in Texas and it appears out of harms way, but the same is not true for our friends along the northern gulf coast of the mighty USA. So from half way around the world I extend a virtual hand to those who are sharing the same feelings and asking the exact same questions we struggled with over a half a decade ago; truly, may the ‘Force of the Horse®’ be with you” ~ R.T.
story by Pat Raia as it appears in The Horse Horse Owners should Plan NOW for Emergencies While firefighters work to contain a massive wildfire in New Mexico, the blaze has forced few horse evacuations, according to agricultural authorities in that state. But national authorities believe 2012 could see an […]
Thanks to record summer temperatures and persistent drought, several wildfires have flared in Texas this year, according to information contained on the Texas Forest Service website. Since Sept. 1 the Texas Forest Service has responded to 181 fires covering a total of 118,413 acres. On Sept. 5 the agency responded to 22 new fires affecting 7,544 acres, including 10 new large fires, according to the website. As of Sept. 6, firefighters continued the struggle to control the blazes.
From months on the range, weeks on keyboards or days in court the Board of Directors of Wild Horse Freedom Federation can now add equine wild fire evacuation to their list of horse related rescue operations.
Hitchcock, Texas based Habitat for Horses (HfH) is gearing up for another hurricane season along the Gulf Coast.
[Saving Flooded, Trapped Horses]
Volunteers leading horses trapped in Katrina flooded pastures to safety
The members and leadership of HfH cut their Hurricane responding teeth on back to back hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and then they were dealt a smack on punch from hurricane Ike in 2008. One of the few Equine Rescue organizations in the country to be equipped and experienced in rescuing horses stranded, trapped and/or injured after hurricanes HfH is asking for volunteers to assist during the current season as the experts promise it to be a hot one.