HOOVED ANIMAL RESCUE & PROTECTION SOCIETY
September 15, 2011
The Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society, (HARPS) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2001 by Donna Ewing, one of the nation's best-known and respected rescuers of abused and neglected horses and other hooved animals. As the founder and former director the the Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS), Donna has over thirty five years of experience in rescuing hundreds of horses and contributing to the rehabilitation of thousands more. In Illinois, Donna played a key role in the passage of the 1973 "Humane Care For Animals Act" legislation (which was over 150 years old) along with State veterinarian Dr. David Bromwell. They worked diligently with attorneys and state legislators in getting the laws changed so that Illinois then represented the first state in the country to have the best laws governing the protection of hooved animals. Donna also worked with legislators on the recent changes that are part of Senate Bill 629, signed into law in August of 2001. As in the past, Donna Ewing and her staff work in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Agriculture, as well as a multitude of volunteer investigators, in rescue and protection efforts across the nation.
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I have been on a rescue and have seen abused and neglected horses brought to HARPS where they have received food and exercise and have become healthy and happy running in the pastures.
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like a larger farm.
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Volunteer & general handyman. I repair equipment, electric fences, gates & mowers. I mow and drag the pastures as needed. .