The Humane Society of the United States is providing a $7,500 grant to Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue. The rescue recently took in 28 horses from an alleged cruelty situation in Skiatook, Oklahoma.
The grant funds will assist Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue with veterinary care for the horses rescued in the alleged cruelty situation. Some of the horses are in need of medical care to address conditions associated with what appear to be neglect and malnourishment.
“We are grateful for the assistance that Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue provided to the Tulsa County Sheriff’s office in the recent rescue of 28 horses,” said Cynthia Armstrong, Oklahoma state director for the Humane Society of the United States. “This grant will assist them with veterinary expenses and other costs of care necessary to rehabilitate the horses.”
Blazes has assisted numerous law enforcement authorities throughout Oklahoma with equine cruelty cases over the past decade and has also collaborated with the Humane Society of the United States to rescue and rehome the surviving horses of an overturned tractor trailer rig bound for a Mexican slaughter plant. Most recently, Blaze’s assisted in the 2018 training of Oklahoma law enforcement personnel on the investigation of equine cruelty cases through the Humane Society of the United States’ Humane State program.