Kill pen horses liberate veterans with love
Off Track Thoroughbreds, By Susan Salk on August 11, 2016
“The reason I wanted to pair horses with veterans, or anybody suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder, brain injury, anxiety, depression, or substance abuse is because in order to heal, a person first needs to feel present. And in order to be around horses, (and stay safe) you have to be very present at all times,” says Lois Dawn Fritz, a Navy veteran and forensic nurse examiner. Fritz and her husband Mitchell, whom she nicknamed Mr. Budget, recently named their new farm New Freedom in honor of the rescued Thoroughbreds, and opened their doors to those seeking to transport themselves from their cares and worries to a place of peace.
Big plans for two Botetourt County horses
WDBJ Channel 7, By Christian Heilman on May 08, 2016
New Freedom Farm is Lois Fritz's idea of paradise. Lois Fritz, Owner, New Freedom Farm, said, "We searched for two and a half years for this perfect land."
After moving here last November, she wanted to share it as much as she could. Two months ago, she brought in Mabeline.
“It fell into place fantastically,” she said. Fritz says the then pregnant horse was set to be slaughtered. Her complicated birth came less than a month after getting settled in her new home.
New Freedom Farm in Buchanan helps horses, people heal
The Roanoke Times, By Cathy Benson on July 27, 2016
So far Fritz has 15 horses, including two mares she rescued from Vermont through Gerta’s Animal Aid that were pregnant. She now has two foals from the mares. The foals are Liberty and Silver Justice.
New Freedom Farm asking for help to save more horses from slaughter
WSLS Channel 10, Christina Craig on July 20, 2016
New Freedom Farm in Buchanan is currently caring for six horses, which is expensive and won’t possible without more money.
“When she came off the truck it was like her freedom ride that she was here and she was going to be okay,” said New Freedom Farm Founder Lois Fritz.
Rescued horses Martha and her colt, George Washington, are adapting to their new surroundings. Fritz works to rescue horses, like Martha and George who were saved from a kill pen a day before slaughter.