Nearly 50 Horses Seized From Hill County Ranch This is being repeated across the country on an almost weekly basis. THIS is why rescues need to meet certain qualifications BEFORE opening their doors and need to be licensed and monitored by either state or county officials....all rescues, not just those for horses. We say that animals are members of our families. We require official oversight of places like foster homes for children. Why do we give just anyone who professes to love animals a free ride (and tax exempt status if they get a 501c3) when they hang up a FB page and a fund raising page and declare themselves a "rescue"?