This is Sundance, a yearling horse rescued from a feedlot in Washington State.  Now 9 years old, he is the mascot for Founder Rehab Ranch.

Community support needed for chance to win $10,000 ASPCA grant and

save more horses


Lodi, CA (March 25, 2015) — Founder Rehab Ranch will be celebrating the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help A Horse Day on April 25 and competing for a chance to win up to $10,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect horses. To celebrate the day, Founder Rehab Ranch will be hosting a full day of fun and information at Lee’s Feed in Lockeford (18503 CA-88, Lockeford, 95237). (Event from 9 am to 3 pm) There will be speakers from Loomis Basin Equine, Summit Nutrition, O’Hara Shoeing, Triple Crown Feed, Star Milling, and Speckled Oaks Ranch. We will have a horse vaccination clinic, demonstrations, and nutrition consultations! There will be a craft table for the kids, and a raffle for lots of great prizes.

This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community who have often been abused or neglected. Horses have been central to the ASPCA’s work since its founding 149 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866.

The ASPCA Help A Horse Day is a wonderful opportunity for our team to welcome the residents and businesses of Lodi and Lockeford. We hope to help spread awareness about at-risk horses in our community who are in need of forever homes,” said Beth Kennalley, President of the Founder Rehab Ranch.  “Horses are majestic, loving animals, and we hope our local supporters will come out on April 25 to learn more about how we help these deserving animals. The $10,000 grant would also help us continue our lifesaving efforts for years to come.”


Founder Rehab Ranch is a non-profit, 501c3 organization, established in 2005.

We moved from Clayton, CA to Lodi, near Lockeford, in 2014.

Our mission is to provide rehabilitation, medical treatment and sanctuary services for horses with Equine Cushing’s, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Founder and other hoof and leg related conditions. The organization provides sanctuary to horses who are older and/or slaughter bound, and have chronic health issues, leg and hoof issues or are unridable. We have included elderly mares who are pregnant in our health related issues category, as they have potential for serious complications. The horses accepted are typically not in the scope of other rescues or sanctuaries, so we are a unique service organization

·         Come visit Lee’s Feed in Lockeford, 18503 Highway CA-88, April 25 from 9 am to 3 pm, for lots of information on caring for horses, and fun crafts and raffles all day!

·         Help us continue to rescue horses like Willow, rescued from a feedlot in Fallon NV. She was heavy in foal and doomed to be sent to Canada for slaughter for human consumption. But with the help of our donors, she and two other mares, with their two foals, were saved. Willow gave birth a while later to a sweet foal we named Xiolal (a Mayan name for ‘Liberty’, pronounced ‘she-o-lal’).

·         Visit a few of our sanctuary permanent residents on April 25 and see Claire Thunes talk about Body Condition Scoring and nutrition for horses!

For more information about Founder Rehab Ranch please visit .


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