Brennan Equine Welfare Fund
|A 501(c)(3) CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF EQUINES IN NEED
Brennan Equine Welfare Fund is a fund-raising, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Grants from Brennan
Equine Welfare Fund are used to serve equine rescue shelters across the country which provide dignity to
final years of aged, injured, abused, starved and slaughter-bound horses, as well as those used in medical
experimentation. This fund supports registered, 501(c)(3) organizations that specialize in retirement and
rehabilitation services and offer a peaceful and permanent sanctuary for these beautiful animals. Shelters
which offer carefully scrutinized adoption or re-placement services are also supported.
Established in 2000 by Linda S Pavey, Brennan Equine Welfare Fund carries on the memory of her equine
companion, Brennan (J.B.'s Hero), an off-the-track Thoroughbred
Brennan Equine Welfare Fund is a non-breed, non-discipline specific organization believing that all horses,
regardless of their breeding, training, age or stature in life, are deserving of respect and dignity.
2000-2013 Thirteen Years Of Helping Equines In Need
To read a special
story about "Angel", a
rescued from a feedlot
and assisted by BEWF,
please click on her
Brennan Equine Welfare
Fund is a proud member
|From The Track To Trusty Companion:
2012 Grant Winners Announced!!
Congratulations to the following outstanding organizations;
- Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
- Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement
- Equine Encore Foundation
- Peaceful Acres Horses
- Speak Up For Horses
- Bright Futures Farm
- Brook Hill Farm
- Rainhill Equine Facility
- Standardbred Retirement Foundation
- Days End Farm Horse Rescue
- Circle P Sanctuary.
Open letter to all donors to Brennan Equine Welfare Fund
from Patty Shirley, Founder & Director, Equine Encore Foundation:
Every racehorse should be as lucky as Lit'sgoodlookngray. He was born the son of a famous sire (Lit de Justice)
and stakes-producing dam (Color Collection) and was raised in sunny California. He is well put together and sports
a beautiful gray coat with a disposition to match. He earned $405,836 in his career, racing all but 4 races in the
state of his birth. As he aged and slowed a step, he was moved to Phoenix, AZ, and ended his career at Turf
Paradise in the barn of the very capable Robertino Diodoro. Lit won on 11-14-11 but finished 8th on 12-20-11. Mr.
Diodoro realized that the horse had the heart to compete but his knees weren't up to the task and he notified the
owners that it was time for their horse to retire. This is a critical time for Thoroughbreds--a time when many of them
are discarded and end up in a horrible situation, but Lit's connections were not going to let that happen to this
beautiful gray champion.
Equine Encore Foundation was contacted and on January 2, 2012, we drove from our farm in Tucson, AZ, to Turf
Paradise and brought Lit to his new home. He had been retired at just the right time. He was in beautiful condition
with a shining coat and an attitude to match. Although most of our 70 horses are permanent residents, we could tell
that after a few months of adjusting to a quieter lifestyle, this good-looking gray would be ready for adoption. A
grant from Brennan Equine Welfare Fund helped us support Lit while he was learning about life away from the
racetrack. We were thrilled to discover that the Brennan folks didn't care if we were located across the country in
Tucson, AZ. They were only concerned that we were providing a safe haven for racehorses who could no longer
compete at the racetrack.
When it came time to send Lit to a new home, he hit the jackpot when Joy McKenna of Woodland Park, CO, adopted
him. We usually don't adopt horses to people out of state, but Joy came so highly recommended that an exception
was made and it has proven to be an excellent decision. Joy and Lit have bonded in an amazing way, and we
receive pictures and updates constantly. Joy had knee surgery performed on Lit to make sure that his retirement
would be spent in comfort. If only every ex-racehorse could find an owner like Joy!
It has been said that "Rescuing an animal may not change the world, but for that animal, its world is changed
forever!" Thanks to Brennan Equine Welfare Fund and Joy McKenna, Lit'sgoodlookngray is one of those
Read our most recent
Lit'sgoodlookingray, now called "Glitz", with his new owner, Joy, in Colorado.
Lit'sgoodlookingray with Equine Encore
Foundation's founder, Patti Shirley
Lit'sgoodlookingray, Monmouth Park, 2010