"If it's good for equines, we support it.
If it's bad for equines, we want to help fix it."
Below are some of our previous calls to action for major missions that Fleet of Angels played an instrumental role in, helping equine victims of natural disasters and other life-threatening crises.
To join the effort or to follow Fleet of Angels' work on this mission, please go to our Facebook page for this region.
Equine Evacuation + Disaster Response
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ONE OF THE LARGEST HURRICANES IN HISTORY BEARS DOWN ON AMERICA'S EAST COAST
HORSE OWNERS IN FLORIDA, GEORGIA, AND THE CAROLINAS ARE PREPARING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF HURRICANE DORIAN. THE STORM HOVERED OVER THE BAHAMAS FOR AN EXTRAORDINARILY LONG TIME, PUMMELING THE ISLAND AND ITS INHABITANTS.
BECAUSE HURRICANE DORIAN IS SO BIG AND POWERFUL, IT'S DIFFICULT TO PREDICT WHERE IT'S MOST LIKELY TO MAKE LANDFALL, SO THOUSANDS OF HORSE OWNERS ARE HAVING TO PREPARE FOR THE STORM TO HEAD STRAIGHT FOR THEM.
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE REGISTERED WITH US IN OUR NATIONAL EQUINE EMERGENCY DIRECTORY, OFFERING EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION, TEMPORARY STABLING, AND MANY MORE SERVICES TO HORSE OWNERS IN CRISIS. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE EVACUATING FROM THE PATH OF HURRICANE DORIAN, CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW.
Please help us help them.
Simply put, we can't do it without YOU!
Fleet of Angels is counted on by people to help keep their horses safe during emergencies and afterward during early stages of recovery. After the storm, we'll be needed to provide hay and emergency supplies for equine victims of the storm.
HAY BANK NEWS
Fleet of Angels is preparing to assist in the affected states by offering hay bank services and other assistance to equine victims of the storm.
If you were directly affected by this storm and are in need of emergency hay for your equines, you are welcome to SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE WITH HAY HERE.
Although we are not able to assist in all cases, we help in every case possible.
Please be patient after making your request. It takes time to make all the arrangements needed, establish a hay bank hosting location, and ship hay to the sites where needed. Unfortunately, we are already currently providing emergency hay services in several other parts of the country, and our volunteer teams are spread very thin. We will provide updates on new hay bank availabilities on the Fleet of Angels News page on Facebook.
For equines (horses, mules, donkeys, ponies, minis)
HEARTLAND OF AMERICA SUFFERS UNFATHOMABLE LOSSES DUE TO STORM
ANOTHER CRISIS STRIKES US EQUINES! HEAVY SNOW, RAIN, HARD WINDS, AND FLOODING HAS CAUSED TREMENDOUS DAMAGE IN MULTIPLE STATES. MANY HORSES ARE AT RISK. HAY AND SUPPLIES ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED ACROSS THE MIDWEST.
Equine Evacuation and Disaster Response
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Photo: Burning hay in barn
about Fleet of Angels' work during
HURRICANES FLORENCE AND MICHAEL
RACE HORSE NATION
October 10, 2018
"One story of horses and rescues I stumbled upon deserves sharing, as it proved to be not only inspiring for the accomplishments — saving hundreds of horses and assorted animals — but it is a remarkable testament to innovation and solving problems on the fly." ...
September 23, 2018
FLEET OF ANGELS HELPING HORSES
WLTX19-TV in Columbia, SC reports on Fleet of Angels Hay and Supply Bank hosts and their work to help horses after Hurricane Florence.
Elaine Nash, you and Fleet of Angels were a God send. Without you many, many horses in Horry County, where almost all pastures and roads flooded, would have gone hungry. Local animal control gave me three bales of hay for three horses with no pasture and no way for me to get to a hay supplier. My husband lost his job and I go to school. When you learned of our need, 32 hours later myself, two friends, and the truck driver unloaded a semi load of hay late into the night. That hay was what sustained many, many horses until the floods receded some and they could get to their suppliers. As for me, my pasture flooded so badly that it is still just a dirt lot, I did see sprigs of green this past weekend- Yay! I just wanted to personally thank you and all the volunteers that make this possible. Thank you! I will always be available to help when needed as well.'
Conway, South Carolina
THE HALLELUJAH HORSES
Read about the rescue, rehab, placement and transportation of 907 unhandled, untrained wild horses to safe adoptive homes after they were seized by the State of SD from ISPMB (the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros). This is considered to be the largest rescue of horses in history, and was a factor in Fleet of Angels being honored as the recipient of the first ever ASPCA Equine Welfare Award.
How one woman and a small group of volunteers found homes for more than 900 horses
Fleet of Angels receives prestigious equine award- the first ever ASPCA Equine Welfare Award
FEED, TREAT, PLACE, AND TRANSPORT
STARVING AND NEGLECTED WILD HORSES IN NEED OF HELP
In early October, 2016, Fleet of Angels Executive Director Elaine Nash received a call from the SD States Attorney, who asked her to create and manage a large national effort to find adoptive homes for 270 of the 907 starving and neglected horses that they had seized from the ISPMB facility in SD.
By mid-December that goal had been met, even though the extreme winter weather and other factors in SD made normal wild horse management processes almost impossible. Fleet of Angels partnered with Return to Freedom and other equine welfare organizations in a massive effort to raise over $150,000 to pay off a lien the two involved SD counties had on the rest of ISMPB's horses for a hay bill that had accumulated. That effort was successful, and a planned auction of the 600+ horses was cancelled.
In late January, 2017, the State of SD reached a deal with ISPMB to remove all but 20 horses from their control and all the remaining horses (over 600) were turned over to Fleet of Angels.
After adoptinng out as many horses as possible before the end of March, FOA moved the remaining 312 horses from SD to a new FOA adoption hub in Fort Collins, CO, where the effort to care for, feed, adopt, and transport the horses to safe long term homes continues as more horses are adopted and transported to new homes every week. The goal is to have every horse (adopted out in groups of two or more at time) by Thanksgiving, 2017! Teamwork works!
FOLLOW THE HH HORSES HERE
HH ADOPT FORWARD PROGRAM
Applications for The Hallelujah Horses are now closed, and all the horses have been adopted. On occasion, however, an adopter becomes unable to keep their Hallelujah Horses. In those rare cases, we allow those horses to be adopted forward directly from the adopter's location. HH horses are adopted forward in groups or pairs only, except in special circumstances. All adopters must be approved through Fleet of Angels' application process. If you'd like to be on our waiting list to be notified if Hallelujah Horses become available, please complete the application form, below.
Eye of the Beholder Photo by Wendy Francisco
One of the many gorgeous HH stallions that were gelded and adopted to wonderful homes. Photo by Wendy Francisco
The Guardians: Three gorgeous stallions who received vasectomies. They will reign over an exhibition herd of over 50 mustang mares. Ruling in all their glory, but not reproducing. Photo by Wendy Francisco
Big beautiful dun mare that didn't want to be with people, so she gets to live wild in a CA sanctuary with 26 of her girlfriends. Photo by Wendy Francisco
Baby Allie Photo by Honor Nash-Putnam
Some of the beautiful HH mares Photo by Wendy Francisco
Duke- a favorite blind stallion. The scars on his neck show how he was attacked over the years by other stallions. And yet, he survived and then thrived after rescued by FOA. He's friendly and really loves the attention of humans! Duke was adopted to a fantastic home with his best buddy, Hitch. Photo by Wendy Francisco
Liberty- a 'West Douglas boy' escaped from the pen he shared with his seven friends, and was later reunited with them after all were gelded and released to live wild on a NV sanctuary. Photo by Wendy Francisco
Sheldon mares. A large number of the mares in the Sheldon herd are blind. All were adopted with their 'seeing eye horse' friends. Photo by Wendy Francisco