To The Rescue: Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society First Annual Adopt A Thon

The Anti-List
May 2, 2011
50 Plus and Fit! Senior Games Coming to B/CS
May 3, 2011

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, a College Station organization that helps starving and abused horses across Texas, will hold the Bluebonnet Adopta-Thon on May 14 at the Bar Cross Cowboy Church in Alvarado. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the organization hopes to have 20 to 30 adoptable horses on hand to meet the public.

Randi Smith, adoption coordinator for BEHS, says, “We hope to find many adopters and showcase the talents of our rescue horses. I want to show the public that rescue horses can do anything any horse can do.” Attending horses will range in age from young foals to older horses. Some will be broke to ride while others still need training. Horses of different breeds and talents will be present at the adopt-a-thon.

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, a College Station organization that helps starving and abused horses across Texas, will hold the Bluebonnet Adopta-Thon on May 14 at the Bar Cross Cowboy Church in Alvarado. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the organization hopes to have 20 to 30 adoptable horses on hand to meet the public.

Randi Smith, adoption coordinator for BEHS, says, “We hope to find many adopters and showcase the talents of our rescue horses. I want to show the public that rescue horses can do anything any horse can do.” Attending horses will range in age from young foals to older horses. Some will be broke to ride while others still need training. Horses of different breeds and talents will be present at the adopt-a-thon.

In addition to the adoptable horses, there will be trainers giving training and behavior clinics throughout the day, a silent auction featuring horse and ranch themed art, clothing, crafts and jewelry, and a sale area that will include new and used horse tack and equipment. Proceeds from the silent auction and sale area will benefit the horses of Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society.

“We want to make this a fun-filled horse day for everyone to attend,” says Dr. Jennifer
Williams, president and executive director of Bluebonnet. “We’re hoping people will come out, watch the clinicians, meet some horses and decide to become part of the Bluebonnet family by adopting a horse, joining the rescue or becoming a volunteer.”

Pre-approved adopters will be allowed to adopt at the adopt-a-thon on a firstcome,
first-served basis, will receive 25 percent off their adoption fee and will be able to take their new horse home the day of the event. Anyone who applies to adopt a horse at the event, is approved and adopts
within 30 days of the event will also receive 25 percent off their adoption fee.

Anyone interested in being pre-approved to adopt can download an adoption application off the organization’s website at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org. BEHS still needs help to make this a successful event. The organization is currently seeking event sponsors, beginning at just $25, and tack and other horse-related items including horse and ranch-themed jewelry and home décor for the silent auction and sale area. All donations are taxdeductible.

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of equines by educating owners, assisting law enforcement agencies, rehabilitating abused and neglected equines, and placing them into safe, permanent homes. BEHS has been overwhelmed with calls about starving horses throughout Texas, and the organization hopes to make the Bluebonnet Adopt-a-thon an annual event that will enable them to help many horses throughout the year.

For more information, visit www.bluebonnetequine.org, call (888) 542 5163, or email jenn@bluebonnetequine.org.