Sport, a senior, brown-and-white Arabian horse.
Photo courtesy Animal Rescue League of Iowa.
This week’s featured adoptable hails not from Kansas or Missouri, but from Iowa. Sport – a handsome senior Arabian horse – is currently staying with the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, which is about a three hour drive north of KCMO.
Why so far, you ask? Well, I like to highlight a less traditional adoptable animal every now and again; and while some species, such as rats and mice (i.e., “pocket pets”), are less commonly available for adoption than cats and dogs, they’re still somewhat easy to find in the Kansas City area. “Farm” animals and “livestock” such as horses, goats, cows, and pigs, not so much. As these animals are less likely to be kept as “pets,” they’re also less likely to pass through the shelter/animal rescue system.*
Previously, I’ve featured adoptable animals from the HSMO’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, as well as a handful of “farmed” animals available for adoption through smaller rescue groups. This week, I thought I might highlight a shelter that, though it may be located out of state, is still a rather short distance to drive if you’ve your heart set on adopting a new hoofed friend! Enter: the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. And Sport, of course!
Location: ARL Main
Ticket Number: 7075329
Reference ID: 12129
Pet Type: Livestock
Date Available: 8/28/2009
Age: 32 Years
Breed: Horse, Arabian
Special Needs: None
Reason for Arrival: Needs new environment
How Animal Arrived: Owner surrender
Sport is a handsome senior who is looking for a home in which to spend his retirement. He is about 32 years old and a gelding. He is available at ARL Main and can be seen by appointment. If you are interested in meeting him or learning more about him, please contact Judy at jhand [at] arl-iowa.org or (515) 473-9112.
Visit www.arl-iowa.org to learn more about the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and find a more extensive list of the shelter’s adoptable animals.
You can learn more about Sport through his listings on Petfinder and ARL-Iowa.
ARL-Iowa is also home to two other adoptable horses, Marquis and Silver Bullet, as well as a motley crew of goats, donkeys and pot bellied pigs.
* Speaking of, did you know that Rep. Jim Viebrock (R-Republic) has introduced a measure to the Missouri House of Representatives that would legalize the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the state of MO? To find out more about H.B. 1747 – and ask the Missouri House to reject the measure – please see the following action alert: Show Me Missouri – Show Me Horse Slaughter?.