Mission: American Standardbred Adoption Program, Inc. was founded in 1994 by a small group of dedicated individuals and professionals who saw a need for a placement service for non-racing Standardbreds. This placement service honors and serves the people and horses within the harness racing industry around the country, with special emphasis on standardbred horses in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The American Standardbred Adoption Program also serves as a rescue facility and sanctuary for abandoned, abused, or neglected horses of all breeds, and is listed by the Humane Society of the United States as a humane equine rescue organization. Horses of all other breeds are accepted into placement. ASAP, Inc. is comprised entirely of volunteers that assist in every aspect of horse adoptions, from picking up a horse at the track or stabling facility at no cost to the donor, to office duties, to participation in exhibits, demonstrations, and rescue efforts nationwide.
I have watched ASAP for 7 years, seeing first hand how ex-race horses are thrown away once they can no longer earn money. At ASAP they are healed and loved, Every horse comes with a story and is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
My family needed to place two elderly horses where they would be cared for after a unexpected death. Flame and Angel are doing well and seem content in there new home for the past 3 years. Sue W. keeps us informed of there health and progress. We are so happy they have a good place to retire to for their remaining years.