Terry and John Sanford of Douglass, have given a home to a lovely rescued gelding.

Terry and John Sanford of Douglass, have given a home to a lovely rescued gelding from Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc. The Sanfords are eagerly learning about their new Kidd whose “best summer ever” is being spent getting lots of love and attention from his new family.

When Kidd’s previous owners knew they were relocating to Arizona, they called Rainbow Meadows and asked them to take responsibility for finding a new home for their seventeen-year-old gelding. Kidd is a people friendly horse who has no known health or emotional issues. He has abundant energy and will be a great partner for his new owners. To date, Rainbow Meadows has rescued over 160 horses and found homes for more than 150 of them.

"Every time one of our horses is adopted, we celebrate its chance at a new life in a loving forever home," said Karen Everhart, Rainbow Meadows executive director. "The true heroes for these horses are those that support us in our work - the adopters, volunteers, fosters and donors. Without them, we could not be successful in our mission."

Dedicated to the rescue of abused, neglected and unwanted horses, Rainbow Meadows is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) public charity located in Sedan, Kan. It currently houses more than 30 rescues, all of which are available for adoption through a process designed to ensure that the horse goes to a safe and caring “forever” home. Rainbow Meadows also actively works to educate current and potential horse owners on how to provide quality care for their horses.

Rainbow Meadows was established in 2005, and was the first Kansas horse rescue to be verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries ( HYPERLINK "http://www.sanctuaryfederation.org/gfas/"www.sanctuaryfederation.org/gfas). In addition to its rescue services Rainbow Meadows also offers a retirement program for individuals wishing to retire their horses to the ranch. All services provided by the rescue are funded entirely by gifts and donations. For more information, call (620) 725-3402 or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.rainbowmeadowsranch.com/"www.rainbowmeadowsranch.com.