Horses at No Kill Sanctuary Love Frolicking in the Snow – Middletown, NY

Josie and Foxy, two horses who live at Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary in Middletown, NY, don’t understand why so many people are complaining about the weather. They love the snow and showed their appreciation for the fluffy white flakes by “horsing around” in their pasture this past weekend.  The horses were having a blast running back and forth in the pasture, jumping around and chasing each other.

Executive Director Audrey Lodato says “We’re so happy to be able to provide a safe haven for these beautiful animals while they wait for their forever homes. It’s a wonderful thing to see them so happy.”

The sanctuary staff loves seeing the horses play.  Farm Manager Cindy O’Brien says “Josie and Foxy love to get out and stretch their legs and kick up their heels. These mares really do have a lot of fun playing in the snow!”


Foxy is a 28-year-old an Arabian Mare who was rescued from slaughter by Pets Alive. She gets along well with other horses and even goats and pigs.  Although she can no longer be ridden, she is a sweet and gentle horse who would make a great pasture mate.


Josie is a 15-year-old Thoroughbred Mare who came to Pets Alive after being rescued from the racing industry.  Although she can not be ridden she is a pleasure to have around and will always put a smile on your face.

Both horses are available for adoption. To find out more about adopting Josie or Foxy, or to make a donation, please contact Pets Alive at 845-386-9738, or stop by every day between 10 am and 4 pm at 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940.

About Pets Alive

Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary is a private, nonprofit organization supported entirely on donations. Our mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, intervention, education and collaboration.