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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-14-00180Pete (male)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs Vaccinations, Malnourished 

    
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DeKalb County Kirkland, IL MAP IT!

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Robert Tutt 8159784749

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-14-00179Pete (male)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs Vaccinations, Malnourished 

    
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DeKalb County Kirkland, IL MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-14-00147Ruby (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 

    Overview: 'Ruby' is a huge, lovely Hanovarian cross mare who came from a massive ASPCA seizure out of North Carolina. Ruby was starved, neglected, and very likely abused based upon her fear issues. REPORT CARD: Overall Health: B Ruby arrived about 200 lbs underweight, having just had what was likely her first farrier care, vet care, vaccinations etc of her life while in the care of the ASPCA the month prior. She has picked up weight nicely, and as of 5/8/16 is now starting to put down topline and rump muscling. 12/1/16: Ruby continues to gain weight nicely. In spring 2017 she will need a dental. Ground Manners: C Ruby arrived pushy, ... (Read More)intimidated and intimidating. She was a challenge for the ASPCA rescue team to manage. In just a few weeks, she has settled significantly and is rapidly learning manners. She is sweet and incredibly expressive, and will be a fabulous partner in the near future. She can still be pushy, especially if worried, but is improving nicely. She isn't mean; her flight instinct has served her well during past abuse, and she is learning to make other choices. Riding Skills: unknown May 2016: Pre-riding work; Ruby is bridling, saddling, and ground driving! 12/1/16: Ruby had her first lunge line session, her first rider sitting on her saddled, and her first few steps with a rider -and did GREAT! She's making such nice progress. Ideal Career 12/1/16: Dr Miller approved Ruby for riding work! She sees her as very capable as lower level eventer, hunter/jumper, hunter under saddle or dressage -or any other career suited toa massive forward energy beauty like her! Medical Care: B Ruby is timid and suspicious of vets, farriers, and esp strangers at this time. Stall manners: B Ruby enters and exits her stall nicely, but can still be pushy at times, esp if her companion has already gone out. Trailering: A We're told Ruby loaded and transported surprisingly nicely, perhaps realizing this was her chance for something new! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 2500 Animal Location:

Crosswinds Equine Rescue, Inc.
Vermilion County Sidell, IL 61832 MAP IT!

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217-649-7915

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-14-00131Ani Le Dodi (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 

    Both Rose and Dodi arrived VERY frightened, from a heartbreaking situation. They were exceptionally well bred and cared for, trained and shown at a young age. Then their owners' health deteriorated, and was soon diagnosed as dementia. Her husband has cared for the horses as well as he could, but his priority is his wife's care of course. Finally he could no longer keep them, and so her sister contacted us, then drove hundreds of miles to pick up the horses and bring these 2 to us, and the 3rd horse to another facility. The mares had little handling for quite some time, and they arrived extremely attached and nervous, with severe separation ... (Read More)anxiety. ARRIVED Arrived 12.20.2016 ADOPTABILITY Available FEED: needs a sponsor MEDICAL: need a sponsor BREED/AGE '04 Reg 1/2 Arab 1/2 saddlebred mare = full sister to Supreme Ruby Rose Skills/Training 'Report Card' Overall Health: A She arrived at a healthy weight- with a shaggy rough coat, in need of dental care, farrier care. She behaved POORLY for the vet for her physical and basic exam, and was found to not have any major health issues, just a need for dental work come late spring. Ground Manners:C She is excitable when led, worried more about her sister than about the humans handling her. This is improving with time, as their separation anxiety is easing and they now often even come into the barn separately, with one remaining in the pasture with a friend and CHOOSING not to come to the gate together. Basic Riding Skills:unknown We believe both mares have basic riding skills. She saddles and bridles easily, lunges exceptionally well, and has learned to round pen at liberty easily. Our first ride was VERY brief, as her concern for Rose was evident and we did not want significant upset. We stepped back to ground work at that time and have made GREAT progress. Ideal Career We suspect she was intended to be a saddleseat show horse and that she would excel in that arena once fit. Stall Manners-D If both mares are in the barn, then she is fairly calm, but still plays with latches, etc. She will stand calm to be groomed once asked to settle, but it takes some time. Dodi is more concerned about Rose leaving than Rose is about Dodi. Trailering Skills: B We're told they trailered with ease Companionship / Pasture Manners=A Both mares originally wanted nothing to do with the herd, but have since settled in beautifully and get along well with all the herd. Manageability for Routine and Medical Care-D She was difficult and fearful for the vet upon arrival, but we anticipate improvement with time. She is edgy about having farrier work done. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

Crosswinds Equine Rescue, Inc.
Vermilion County Sidell, IL 61832 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-14-00119Supreme Ruby Rose (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 

    Pedigree: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/supreme+ruby+rose Both Rose and Dodi arrived VERY frightened, from a heartbreaking situation. They were exceptionally well bred and cared for, trained and shown at a young age. Then their owners' health deteriorated, and was soon diagnosed as dementia. Her husband has cared for the horses as well as he could, but his priority is his wife's care of course. Finally he could no longer keep them, and so her sister contacted us, then drove hundreds of miles to pick up the horses and bring these 2 to us, and the 3rd horse to another facility. Rose arrived significantly underweight -about 125 lbs on her ... (Read More)900 lb frame - with a shaggy rough coat, in need of dental care, farrier care, groceries, and possibly a muzzle to manage her cribbing. She behaved well for the vet for her physical and basic exam, and was found to not have any major health issues except nervous habits like cribbing, and a need for dental work come late spring. Ground Manners-C Rose is excitable when led, worried more about Dodi than about the humans handling her. This is improving with time, as their separation anxiety is easing and they now often even come into the barn separately, with one remaining in the pasture with a friend and CHOOSING not to come to the gate together. Basic Riding Skills:unknown We believe both mares have basic riding skills. Until Rose reaches a proper weight and fitness, we will not put any weight on her. However, she saddles and bridles easily, lunges exceptionally well, and has learned to round pen at liberty easily. Ideal Career -We suspect Rose was intended to be a saddleseat show horse and that she would excel in that arena once fit. Stall Manners-D If both mares are in the barn, then Rose is fairly calm, but still cribs and plays with doors, latches, etc. She will stand calm to be groomed once asked to settle. She is better about remaining behind alone than Dodi. Trailering Skill-B We're told they trailered with ease Companionship / Pasture Manners-A Both mares originally wanted nothing to do with the herd, but have since settled in beautifully and get along well with all the herd. Manageability for Routine and Medical Care-B Rose was well behaved for the vet. She is edgy about having farrier work done. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $1000 Animal Location:

Crosswinds Equine Rescue, Inc.
Vermilion County Sidell, IL 61832 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 16-02-27-00193Nova (male)

Horse    Age: Adult

Health: Gelded 

    Nova Oscar and Nova are a sad story. They had a great partnership with a teenage girl, were showing and trail riding and having a fabulous life. The girl went off to college, and was killed in an automobile accident her first semester. Her family cared for the boys for several years longer, keeping their beloved daughter's beloved horses; but they realized that sitting in a pasture with little care and attention wasn't what was best for the boys. They visited CWER, were pleased with what they saw in how we care for our horses, and asked us to bring them here. Stands to mount: B-. stands reasonably well, sometimes shifts away from the ... (Read More)rider. Fusses if a short rein is held. Walk: B. Has a nice smooth easy walk, still tossing his head and mildly annoyed at being told where to go, not directionally challenged, simply has his own opinions. Trot: C. He has a reasonably balanced trot, and usually doesn't drop his inside shoulder in turns. He prefers to trot with no rein contact whatsoever, and continues to toss his head (2nd ride trotting) when asked to turn or steer. Halt: D. Struggles against the bit when asked to halt. Have confirmed no dental or fit issues, and behavior is improving very rapidly, appears to be an old bad habit or possibly poor fitting tack in his past. Is improving quickly, but still struggles. Dismount: A. Stands calmly as soon as the right foot comes out of the stirrup, relaxes to stand calmly to dismount. Canter: not at this time. Riding outside the indoor arena: not yet. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $1000 Animal Location:

Crosswinds Equine Rescue, Inc.
Vermilion County Sidell, IL 61832 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 16-02-27-00189Oscar (male)

Horse    Age: Adult

Health: Gelded 

    Oscar - 15HH 03 Morgan/Quarter Horse Located in Sidell, IL (90 mins west of Indianapolis, In) We adopt all over US! For extensive details: www.cwer.org/oscar.html Oscar is making very nice progress in his riding refresher, and has reached the stage of playing teasing games with his riders to see what he can get away with (ie rubbing against arena rail, backing when asked to stand). He is riding VERY well for two upper intermediate riders; riding nicely for a solid intermediate, and has done leadline and simple walk riding with several others. He has a strong forward trot when asked, but also knows how to settle into an easier jog ... (Read More)while still maintaining balance. He has nice brakes but does not yet understand halting on weight transfer without rein contact. As you can see, he walks easily on a long rein; he trots just as nicely and keeps balance nicely without rein contact if asked, but prefers a solid yet fairly light handed contact when trotting. For details visit www.cwer.org/oscar.html - including fees, how to adopt, application, etc. We adopt all over the US! We can assist with finding transport in most cases. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 1000 Animal Location:

Crosswinds Equine Rescue, Inc.
Vermilion County Sidell, IL 61832 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-10-00581Brownie (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    2006 Sorrel Quarter Horse Please read below or visit her site at www.cwer.org/brownie.html When Brownie arrived we were told Brownie had no riding skills, and find that to be accurate. We worked her through ground school then pre-riding training as we do all horses. 7/9/14: Brownie stepped onto the bridge/scale with little difficulty and was weighed and measured with ease. 7/10/14: Brownie had a saddle pad, then a surcingle, then a cinched surcingle, then a saddle, then a girthed saddle on her this evening, all with ease. She walked a little, and expressed very mild concern or uncertainty, but she was curious, willing, exceptionally ... (Read More)responsive to positive reinforcement. Brownie also saw the circus stand for the first time, and with little help stepped her front hooves on it and then stepped up on and across/off it within a few minutes. 7/11/14: Brownie was saddled again this evening with just a few strides but no concern. She was also bridled, on and off 4 times, tonight. She clearly has never had a bit previously -- chewing at it feverishly - but without being pushy or rude or fighting being bridled or unbridled. Brownie is proving to be a willing student who is just unsure what we are asking of her. She still gets mildly pushy if she doesn't like or is unsure of what we are doing, but for the most part she is responding wonderfully and is consistent and surprisingly level headed. November 2014: time restraints have kept Brownie from working much until recently. Brownie is ground driving VERY nicely, and we've begun work at the mounting steps . December 2014: Brownie has started riding training and is progressing well. VERY GREEN. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $1000 Animal Location:

Crosswinds Equine Rescue, Inc.
Vermilion County Sidell, IL 61832 MAP IT!

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Horse in Illinois
    Horses can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. Horses are beautiful, romantic animals that many people love. Sadly, however, horses are being neglected, abused, and abandoned at an alarming rate. The reasons a horse would need to be rescued are quite varied. Some horse owners in the Western U.S. have lost their homes and land to foreclosure, leaving nowhere for their horses to go. These horses are sometimes abandoned in the plains and deserts, where they often die of slow exposure. Droughts, rising food and fuel prices, and other economic pressures mean that some owners can no longer afford to feed and care for their horses. Other horses are purchased by inexperienced people for sentimental reasons or as gifts for children, but their owners are unprepared for the ongoing expense and involvement of caring for the horses.

    Like horses, donkeys and mules (sterile hybrids of a horse and a donkey) have their own charm and usefulness. However, these animals have also been affected by hay shortages and some have sadly become victims of abuse or neglect.

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    Horses evolved from small mammals with multiple toes. The smallest horse in the world is a mature miniature horse named Thumbelina. She is seventeen inches tall and weighs 60 pounds.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)

McHenry County - McHenry, IL 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan, IL 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights, IL 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge, Illinois 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee, IL 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford, IL 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan, Illinois 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline, Illinois 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg, IL 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, Illinois 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy, Illinois 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro, IL 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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