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Equine Crisis Intervention - Surrender Program

We receive many inquiries from people looking for a solution, when needing to part with their horse. Due to unforeseen circumstances, owners are sometimes forced to find new living arrangements for their beloved animals. More and more people are now aware of the dangers of selling a horse through auction. We do accept surrendered horses into our program whenever possible. But please understand that neglect/abuse cases take priority.

Applications to The 505 for owner surrenders are always accepted. However, it is important to understand that The 505 may not be able to accept your horse immediately, if ever.

The 1st responsibility of The 505 is to receive and rehabilitate horses seized by Animal Control Officers in west Texas and neighboring states. Space allowing, we will evaluate each surrender application based on available space and the level of need for each applicant. We require a valid coggins test and up to date vaccinations. We cannot accept stallions. If the horse is located in another state, we will need help with transportation costs. The owner must sign our Surrender contract and relinquish all rights. A monetary donation to help with the care of the animal until a new home can be found, would be greatly appreciated, but is not a requirement. We cannot pay you for your horse. If you need to get *some money* for your horse, we are not the right place for you. We do not buy horses from private owners, unless it is the only way to get an animal out of a neglectful/abusive situation.

Lately, we have been receiving many inquiries from owners needing to place their horses into new homes. We will gladly help you place your horse into a new home if at all possible, but ask you to keep the horse with you and take care of it until a new home can be found. The same policies apply and new owners must sign our placement contract.
You have decided that you need to surrender your horse - what now?

The first step in the surrender process is to send an E-mail to: info@505ranch.net to ask about space availability and to complete and submit a surrender application. Once we receive your application, we will contact you regarding our current space and financial availability.

You may download and submit your Surrender Application (PDF) via:

If we are able to accept your horse into our program the following information/documentation must be provided prior to acceptance: