Name-Rosie's-Colt Contest winner announced.
...unless, of course, the horse is the famous Mr. "Howard."
Last April, we accepted two desperate, neglected, and emaciated horses —
Billy and Rosie. Both were ready to die unless immediate, bold steps were
taken to restore them to health.
surprise when we discovered that Rosie was pregnant. We were determined to see a successful birth of her foal.
Our wish was granted on August 20 when a healthy colt was born.
Greyhound protection meeting schedule for Tuesday.
On September 23 at 6:00 PM, area animal supporters will meet at the Shelter's
Education Room for a review of the animal legislation scheduled for the upcoming
year in Florida, with a special focus on the topic of greyhound "decoupling" and
Expect to learn why current legislation is forcing greyhounds onto the race
track, despite the fact that many track owners are seeking to end this inhumane
practice. Here what you can do to help change laws and save lives. Special
speakers will be Carey Theil with Grey2K USA and Fate McFall, Florida State
Director for the Humane Society of the United States.
The event is open to the
public and everyone is invited to attend.
Along with the birth came an idea to have a contest to name the colt.
So we sent out an invitation to our community to donate for the privilege of
naming the colt. Entries started pouring in with some superb recommendations.
Radar, Rocky Balboa, and Aspen were all submitted, along with other excellent
choices. Then, on the day we celebrated the colt's first month, we selected a
The winning name was submitted by long-time Shelter Volunteer and Board
Member Cynthia Haskett. Cindy wanted to see the colt named "Howard" in honor of
Howard Jones, our veteran facilities and maintenance staff member. Over many
years, Howard has made a difference in the lives of so many animals that have
come through our Shelter and Cindy felt it would be appropriate to honor him
with naming this special animal in his honor. To help ensure victory, Cindy
submitted multiple entries (requiring multiple donations), all of them
supporting her name choice.
"We're so glad that Rosie's colt now has a name," states Chalmers I. Morse,
the Shelter's Executive Director, " and we are especially grateful to the
wonderful people who joined in our name-that-colt contest. Their support
reflects the spirit of so many neighbors who stand ready t ensure that our
Shelter will always make a difference in the lives of those who cannot speak for
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are Indian River County’s only open admission animal shelter. That’s an important distinction.
It clearly sets us apart from every other Shelter in the area.
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