PERRF EVENTS
SAVING THEM ALL ONE HORSE AT A TIME
THE RESCUE OF PENN AND PENNY

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Penn and Penny...and Cordelia

While many of our rescue horses have cruelty tales of their own, it was Cordelia’s story that is perhaps the most well-known because her story is connected to the story of Penn and Penny's rescue and new legislation that protects animals.

 

Cordelia was kept in a Bedford County junkyard and slowly starved to near death before the owner agreed to allow a rescue to take her. Sadly, even with rescue efforts and medical attention, Cordelia died within a matter of days. Her story provoked outrage from people all over the globe who offered well wishes via social media during her rescue and medical care.

 

Cordelia's story also prompted lawmakers to call for making systemic changes to the PA’s animal cruelty laws.

 

Soon after Cordelia's death, three more horses came to the attention of Governor Wolf, PA lawmakers, and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). By the time these horses were released for rescue, one of the horses had died, but the other two horses, Penn and Penny, were rescued by PERRF.

 

Penn and Penny are now healthy and living out their retirement at PERRF and even have "jobs" as mascots for Pennsylvania’s anti-cruelty laws introduced by Senators Eichelberger, Stephenson, and Bizzarro. This new legislation was one of four anti-cruelty measures included in the Act 10 Law, which adds equines to the animal protection law and adds starvation to the list of abuses. This law also provides the legal basis for criminal charges.

 

So while two horses in this story did not survive the horrific abuse and neglect they were subjected to, Penn and Penny not only survived, but are now safe, happy, and healthy, and helped lead the way to the new legislation that protects the welfare of horses in Pennsylvania.

SAVING THEM ALL ONE HORSE AT A TIME

Pennsylvania Equine Rescue and

Retirement Foundation

 

Mailing Address:

1818 Polk Street, Aliquippa, PA 15001

 

Rescue Address at High Tail Stables:

5372 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver, PA 15001

 

(724) 777-4747

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