The ASPCA equine program has grown out of a rich history of horse protection, dating back 150 years to founder Henry Bergh, a pioneer in equine welfare.
Today, the ASPCA offers lifesaving resources for equine rescues and sanctuaries and fights for equine protection on the legislative level.
Through a combination of financial help and online training and sharing of best practices, we support the organizations and individuals who are saving our nation's horses.
Help a Horse Day
Help a Horse Day is a national celebration and contest to raise awareness of the abuse and neglect suffered by many horses. Equine rescues and sanctuaries are encouraged to host an event highlighting the work they do and showing community members how they can help.
The ASPCA provides grant money and national exposure, plus downloadable resources on event planning, media and promotion that equine rescues and sanctuaries can use for Help a Horse Day or any event.
Tools, Tips and Job Aids
We’ve created tips, guidelines, posters and more, including information for daily care and operations.
Global Equine Cooperation
The ASPCA cooperates with equine organizations that can also provide support and information.
The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries works at an international level to help equine rescues and sanctuaries improve animal care, obtain funding and connect with the larger animal protection community.
The Homes for Horses Coalition is a collective of professionals working together to advance equine protection by promoting growth and professionalism in the equine protection community.