The ASPCA® is excited to announce that more than $45,000 in grants were awarded to four organizations for their programs to move equines from areas of the country where they are in low demand, to areas where they are in high demand and can be readily adopted. The collaborative efforts of the winning equine organizations will allow them to adopt out horses more efficiently, increasing their capacity to help even more horses.
Transporting horses is groundbreaking because ASPCA research suggests that there are 1.2 million households with the strong interest and capacity to adopt a horse, so moving horses directly to adopters or partner rescues will help serve that demand and get those horses into homes.
“Oftentimes, all that is prohibiting a horse in transition from finding a new home is his location. Our goal is to remove this barrier by providing funds for creative collaborations aimed at connecting adopters and equines nationwide."
Recipients of the 2019 ASPCA Teaming Up to Hoof It Home grant were selected for their commitment to finding loving homes for horses regardless of geography and include:
- Love This Horse, California.
- West Virginia Horse Network, West Virginia.
- Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc., Puerto Rico.
- 3 Sisters Equine Refuge, Oregon.
The ASPCA Equine Welfare department is focused on ensuring horses nationwide have good welfare, which includes working collaboratively with stakeholders in both the rescue community and equine industries to help at-risk horses safely transition to new careers and homes, increasing safety net support for horse owners, and enhancing anti-cruelty efforts.