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Pure Thoughts Horse and Foal Rescue Saves Seven on Independence Day

Loxahatchee, FL - July 6, 2007 - On this Independence Day, Pure Thoughts Horse and Foal Rescue had much to celebrate. With the help of Fans of Barbaro, Pure Thoughts welcomed seven new additions to their farm, including five orphaned foals from Kentucky. Along with the new additions, Pure Thoughts currently has about 15 rescued horses, ponies and foals available for adoption.

Pure Thoughts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving, rehabilitating and adopting out horses, ponies and foals that would otherwise be destined for slaughterhouses in the United States, Canada and Mexico. They also rescue starvation, neglect and abuse cases. Pure Thoughts was founded in 2004 by Jennifer Swanson and Bradley Graver and is located at B Lazy J Ranch in Loxahatchee, FL.

Fans of Barbaro is a world-wide community of people active in horse welfare issues in the name of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Champion, Barbaro. FOBs, as they are called, have been an invaluable asset to Pure Thoughts, financially backing the rescue of dozens of horses and foals. FOBs are also active in issues such as anti-slaughter legislation, safer racetrack conditions and equine medical research.

"At about 6 a.m. [July 4, 2007,] the babies arrived along with a couple other weary travelers. Everyone looks great and seem to be adjusting well to their new digs and their new friends," said Swanson. The orphaned foals arrived with an emaciated Quarter Horse from South Carolina and a palomino Paint pony that was rescued from the kill pen at Sugarcreek Livestock Auction in Ohio. FOBs had a large role in all of these rescues, and Pure Thoughts was extremely grateful for their help and continued support.

Swanson added a slideshow to the Pure Thoughts website of the new arrivals. She said, "It just seems appropriate that they arrived on Independence Day!"

For more information on Pure Thoughts Horse and Foal Rescue, please visit http://www.pthr.org or call (561)254-0415.

For more information on Fans of Barbaro, please visit http://www.timwoolleyracing.com.

Photo Credit: Foals recently rescued with the help of Fans of Barbaro. Photo courtesy of http://www.pthr.org.


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