11.29.2007

Raise a paw!



Gaius's Contest rocks. I love causes! We all talked it over and I said I'd raise a paw for Snap who will raise a (wet) hoof for....Canter USA. Like Siamese Rescue there are lots of independent smaller Canters across the country. This organization helps trainers sell ex-race horses who aren't doing so well at the track to people who want to rescue them. These volunteers go to the Shedrows and take pictures of horses and post them on their websites and assist people in meeting the horses. Its unique because the racing industry is involved and behind the whole process. From their website:

Through its Web site, CANTER provides the means for the public to view what horses are ending their racing careers and are available for purchase or adoption at Thoroughbred racetracks in six states. CANTER volunteers walk the shedrows of the racetracks taking listings and photographs for posting to the Web site. At most of our affiliates, the trainers may donate or sell their horse to CANTER and the organization will find approved non-race homes for their horses.


CANTER helps so many horses get a second chance at a new life! Snap didn't find a home through CANTER because the track where she raced does not have a CANTER associated with it. I know this is rather unpleasant but many ex-race horses who do not find non-racing homes end up at slaughter houses and many of the prices of these horses are barely above what the "meat man" would pay for them. There is an anti-slaughter bill now but its all rather controversial and I'm a cat so I'm not getting involved.

I just want to say bravo to the beans at CANTER!

14 comments:

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

That is nice to know that exists. Kind of like Greyhound Rescue but for horses!

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Oh we think this is such a worthy coause! Great idea Chase and Snap!!

DK & The Fluffies said...

Excellent Cause! We love Snap's Paw!

Tyler said...

Wow, you really know how to raise some paws Chase. All four at once. Since I don't like my back, mom's going to try bribing us with treats to get a good picture this weekend. Hey Snap, that's a huge paw you have there. That metal thing looks dangerous.

Your mom sure wants to keep your carpets clean. Two new machines so close together. I'm sorry she doesn't appreciate your yaks on the Thanksgiving table cloth. I would have thought that would take strategic planning on your part.

The Meezers said...

awsome!! it's nice to know that there are people out there helping the horsies

Junior said...

That sounds like a great cause to raise a paw/hoof for!

Honey P. Sunshine said...

dats wat a horsey paw looks like from underneath, we nefer noo

michico*Adan said...

it's a great idea to raise the paw!!

Mickey said...

Thank heaven for Canter!!!

The Furry Kids said...

That's an awesome cause! It took Momma a minute to figure out what the second picture was. We were all like, duh, Momma, it's Snap's paw. Sometimes Mommas are slow.

Love,
Tazo

Victor Tabbycat said...

Excellent! Our NOMSS Snap got to raise a paw! Mom says that's a furry clean lookin hoof. I wanna know, where are her toes? Does she got claws? How come her shoe don't look like bean shoes?

Mom says she'll asplain. Gee, I's just bein curious! :-)

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

oh wow, that is a big hoof, and a perfect photo for Raise a Paw.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Excellent job by you and Snap. Good choice of charity. It is sad what can happen to race horses once they're done racing :(

You have absolutely adorable paws, Chase. I love all the different colors on them!

Parker said...

Great job you guys!