SAFE News & Events

KOMO-4: Anakin’s remarkable progress: ‘He’s really come a long way’

Anakin’s remarkable progress: ‘He’s really come a long way’ BY STEVE MCCARRON Aired MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST 2016 Click here to view the news story on the KOMO-4 website! WOODINVILLE, Wash. — A local horse that was near the brink of death in mid-December is making remarkable progress. 20-year-old Anakin was incredibly weak and thin when he was rescued from a small farm in Lewis County late last year. His hips and all...

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Seattle Times: Celebrated horse, found neglected and starving, faces uphill course to health

Celebrated horse, found neglected and starving, faces uphill course to health By Jessica Lee Published January 8, 2016 at 8:24 pm Link to story on the Seattle Times website With a starved frame, Anakin lacks strength to stand on his own. The 20-year-old Thoroughbred was found neglected in Western Washington early last month following a celebrated career in research years ago. But now, several hundred pounds underweight, the former star is on an...

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Horse Collaborative: Anakin and the Anatomy of a Horse Rescue

Anakin and the Anatomy of a Horse Rescue From the racetrack, to the research lab, to death’s doorstep by Bonnie Hammond Published Dec 16, 2015 Link to the story online at HorseCollaborative.com Link to the story on Horse Collaborative’s Facebook Page For us, Anakin’s story began early Monday morning with an email asking for our help. It was from a woman in Winlock, Washington who wanted to know if SAFE had room to take in an...

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KOMO-4: Snohomish horse near brink of death is now on road to recovery

Snohomish horse near brink of death is now on road to recovery By KOMO News Staff Aired on Dec 12, 2015 Click this link to view the video on the KOMO Website SNOHOMISH, Wash. — A local horse that’s near the brink of death is now on the long road to recovery in Snohomish. It’s pretty tough to look at Anakin, a 20-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. He’s painfully thin. His hips and all of his ribs are exposed. No horse should...

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KPLU Public Radio: One Woman’s Drive to Save Neglected and Abused Horses

One Woman’s Drive To Save Neglected And Abused Horses by Jennifer Wing Broadcast on Oct 15, 2015 Radio Interview and Full Story at http://www.kplu.org/post/one-womans-drive-save-neglected-and-abused-horses Anyone who is remotely interested in buying a horse should talk to Bonnie Hammond first. “Caring for horses is expensive,” says Hammond. Hammond is the Executive Director of SAFE, otherwise known as Save A Forgotten Equine. She says if...

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Unwanted horses find love through SAFE place

Unwanted horses find love through SAFE place By Seraine Page, Bremerton Patriot Staff Writer Published September 4, 2014 Portland was found starving in a field in Snohomish County when he was discovered last June. Shortly after, the thoroughbred horse was retrieved by SAFE (Save a Forgotten Equine), an organization that focuses on rescuing, rehabbing, and retraining horses that have faced neglect or abuse. “He was not far from death,” said...

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Horsebytes Blog: SAFE Forever

SAFE Forever by Monica Bretherton Posted August 8, 2014 I recently found the original ‘adopt me’ sash I made for Cedar. Only a few of the letters had fallen off.” That was an artifact from 2008, the second SAFE benefit show ever. According to my blog (well, that is why I write, because I have no memory), I made it as a distraction from potential pre-show nerves – it was thirty years since I had ridden in a horse show. Thankfully, Cedar was a...

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Woodinville Weekly: Student’s Book Helps SAFE Horses

Student’s Book Helps SAFE Horses by Shannon Michael published March 18, 2014  Alex Olson is not your ordinary second grade student. She took a book writing project and turned it into a charitable fundraising opportunity that benefits Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE), a nonprofit based in Woodinville that rescues neglected and abandoned horses and rehabilitates them. Alex is a student in Ms. Jones’ class at Bear Creek Elementary and is the...

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Everett Herald: Horses’ owner may be charged with animal cruelty

Horses’ owner may be charged with animal cruelty By Herald Staff Published Oct 4 2013 SNOHOMISH — Police here are recommending animal cruelty charges against the owner of two horses that apparently were so poorly cared for that one had to be euthanized. The case was investigated in August and September, Snohomish Police Chief John Flood said Thursday. The owner initially was given a chance to improve care, but when it became clear there...

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KING-5: Rescued neglected horse set to compete in equestrian event

Rescued neglected horse set to compete in equestrian event Posted Sept 20 2013 A neglected and near-starved horse that was rescued three years ago by King County animal services is now thriving and set to compete in an equestrian competition this weekend. Delilah was one of five horses seized from a southeast King County farm in January 2010. Officials found the then-pregnant, underfed mare standing in knee-deep mud. Other animals on the farm...

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Rehabilitated horses thrive thanks to SAFE rescue

Rehabilitated horses thrive thanks to SAFE rescue By Denise Whitaker Aired on Aug 2 2013 WOODINVILLE, Wash. – There’s been an increase in horse rescues in recent years and the KOMO 4 Problem Solvers have been there to help in several cases. But what happens after a horse is taken away from an abuser or a neglectful situation? In the case of Corona, a 12-year-old thoroughbred, he was nursed back to health by Save a Forgotten Equine,...

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The Woodinville Weekly: Rehabilitation and Re-Homing at the Heart of SAFE Harbor

Rehabilitation and re-homing at the heart of SAFE Harbor by Deborah Stone published October 15, 2012  Meet Shay, a stunningly beautiful and perfectly proportioned Arab mare. A year ago, however, you would have been hard-pressed to have used these words to describe this incredible creature. At that time, she was one of 16 horses seized by Pierce County Animal Control. The animals had been part of a breeding operation and all were starving and...

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KOMO-TV: Auburn Couple Accused of Starving Horse Charged with Animal Cruelty

Auburn couple accused of starving horse charged with animal cruelty By Denise Whitaker Aired on Feb 2 2012 AUBURN, Wash. — An Auburn couple is facing animal cruelty charges after they allegedly let one of their horses nearly starve to death. Prosecutors say Jason Markley and Cherish Thomas were negligent for not consulting a veterinarian and allowing the condition of their horse, Mr. Pibb, to deteriorate. An organization called Save a...

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Featured charity of the week: SAFE!

We’re very pleased to announce that SAFE has been selected as the Featured Charity of the week for the Washington Military Department’s Combined Fund Drive. The Combined Fund Drive is a workplace giving program for Washington State employees, and SAFE got more than $1,400 from CFD donors in 2011 alone. We are very grateful to everyone who has donated to SAFE via the Combined Fund Drive! Does your employer offer a workplace giving program?...

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Auburn Reporter: SAFE showcases horses, riders in benefit program

SAFE showcases horses, riders in benefit program Published August 11, 2010 Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE) presented its fifth annual Benefit Horse Show last weekend at Auburn’s Donida Farm Equestrian Center. Competitors of all ages competed in different classes over the two-day showcase. Competition also featured special classes open to rescued horses. The horse show included a dinner and silent auction. Proceeds benefited the...

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Auburn Reporter: Horse rescue organization holds Benefit Horse Show in Auburn

Horse rescue organization holds Benefit Horse Show in Auburn Published August 2, 2010 Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE) presents its fifth annual Benefit Horse Show on Saturday and Sunday at the Donida Farm Equestrian Center, 16600 SE 376th St., Auburn. Competitors of all ages will compete in different classes, including Dressage, Hunters, English and Western Pleasure, Gaming and Trails. Fun classes include costume, leadline for kids 8 and under,...

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