What’s New & Review of 2018

2018 was an absolutely amazing year for Horse Plus Humane Society!  We had over 400 adoptions, which is absolutely outstanding! We lead America with the most adoptions of any horse shelter in 2018 , and we are most grateful to all our wonderful adopters opening their hearts and homes up to a homeless horse.  We also want to thank each and every donor who made this amazing year possible!

Before we get into a review of 2018, we have some exciting news.  First off you probably have noticed there’s a new look and feel. We have updated our logo and our website has had a complete makeover.  Please take a minute to visit our new website and let us know what you think: Horse Plus Humane Society

We would like to introduce our new shelter manager Chloe Hancock. Chloe has a B.S. Degree in Animal Science with a concentration in Horse Science, as well as a Pre-Vet specialization from MTSU and is a veterinarian assistant. Chloe grew up making friends with and taking care of all kinds of animals from small to large. We are very excited to be adding her to our team! 

We would also like to introduce our new head trainer Todd Morrissey. Through the years Todd has picked up many bits of training info and knowledge to develop his own style and methods for training horses. Todd’s goal with every horse is to have them to become a good riding partner and a good friend. Todd joined our team previously as an equine adoption partner and was very successful and we are very excited to have him joining our team as staff and know that he is going to do amazing things for the horses that are in transition at our shelter.


2018 Year in Review 

In 2018 we rescued over 600 animals! Let’s look at this amazing year month by month.

January – Intake of 20
In January 2018 we rescued 15 horses from an auction saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 4 owner surrenders and 1 horse that had been abandoned. 

February  – Intake of 105
In February 2018 we rescued 16 horses from an auction, saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 4 owner surrenders and 85 horses were surrendered at a 1 Day Open Door Shelter in California.  

March  – Intake of 29
In March 2018 we rescued 17 horses from an auction saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 11 owner surrenders and 1 horse that had been abandoned.  

April  – Intake of 36
In April 2018 we rescued 18 horses from an auction saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 14 owner surrenders and 4 horses transfer to us from a horse rescue in another state.  

May – Intake of 65
In May 2018 we rescued 21 horses from auction saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 3 owner surrenders, assisted law enforcement with seizing 15 horses in a cruelty case, 4 horses transferred to us from a horse rescue in another state, 1 horse that had been abandoned and 21 horses surrendered at a 1 Day Open Door Shelter in Kentucky.  

June – Intake of 46
In June 2018 we rescued 24 horses from an auction saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 20 owner surrenders and we purchased 2 horses that were in danger of being shipped to slaughter.  

July – Intake of 47
In June 2018 we rescued 30 horses from an auction saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 12 owner surrenders and we purchased 1 horses that were in danger of being shipped to slaughter, we assisted law enforcement in seizing 1 horse in a cruelty case, and also took in 3 abandoned horses.  

August – Intake of 96
In June 2018 we rescued 26 horses from an auction saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 40 owner surrenders and we purchased 3 horses that were in danger of being shipped to slaughter, we assisted law enforcement in seizing 18 horses in a cruelty case, 4 horses transferred to us from a horse rescue in another state, and 5 born at the shelter.  

September – Intake of 54
In September 2018 we rescued 19 horses from an auction saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 20 owner surrenders and we purchased 3 horses that were in danger of being shipped to slaughter, we assisted law enforcement in seizing 5 horses in a cruelty case, and 7 horses transferred to us from a horse rescue in another state.  

October – Intake of 52
In October 2018 we rescued 28 horses from an auction saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 22 owner surrenders and we purchased 2 horses that were in danger of being shipped to slaughter.  

November – Intake of 35
In November 2018 we rescued 11 horses from an auction saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 17 owner surrenders, we purchased 3 horses that were in danger of being shipped to slaughter and 4 horses transferred to us from a horse rescue in another state.  

December – Intake of 45
In December 2018 we rescued 26 horses from an auction saving them from the slaughter pipeline. We took in 17 owner surrenders, we purchased 2 horses that were in danger of being shipped to slaughter.  


Again we would like to thank you all so much for your support that made 2018 such an amazing success we are excited to see what lies ahead for Horse Plus Humane Society in 2019.  We can’t do it without you – you are the horses’s heroes!