From the start, the ASPCA has put horses at the heart of what we do.
Today we’re aimed squarely at improving equine welfare through 3 main priorities:
- Helping horses find homes by popularizing horse adoption and increasing support for transitioning of horses
- Keeping horses safe by establishing safety net programs, supporting programs that help prevent horses from needing to be rehomed, and developing Equine Support Centers that provide horse owners with options for their equines
- Preparing for and responding to disasters and other situations that put horses in harm’s way.
How to Get Involved
We work collaboratively with a variety of groups to develop innovative partnerships to reach those goals, and you can help too! Each of the efforts listed has resources to help you learn more about the topic, ways to implement big or small changes into your operations and communities, along with other ways to get involved.
Find Out How We Got Here
And, if you’re interested in learning more about the ASPCA’s journey to improve equine welfare, explore the history of our Equine Welfare program.
Encouraging Research Regarding Homes for Horses
New research suggests there are 2.3 million individuals or 1.2 million households with the strong interest and capacity to adopt a homeless horse.
They Did It: Increased Horse Adoption and Decreased Length of Stay with Customer-Friendly Adoption Policies
Learn how one adoption agency was able to help more at-risk horses by welcoming new adopters and transferring in more community members’ horses.
New Horse Adopter Guide
Share this handy guide from Horse Illustrated with all your new equine adopters.
ASPCA Honors Animal Welfare Advocates
Learn about 3 of the ASPCA Humane Awards winners, including Sterling the TrapKing Sterling, the Oregon Humane Society, and the Retired Racers Racehorse Project.