The Help a Horse Home Adoption Challenge is the perfect opportunity to supercharge your adoptions and improve equine welfare in your community.
Who Can Participate?
Any U.S.-based 501 c(3) or government agency that adopts out horses or other equine is invited to compete in the contest.
When Is the Help a Horse Home Adoption Challenge?
It launches on Help a Horse Day, Friday, April 26and runs through Sunday, June 30, 2019.
A national platform for your horses and organization from which to spread your message and engage your community around adoption
An opportunity for professional development through exclusive contestant content
Membership in the Help a Horse Home community, where you’ll collaborate with groups across the country to get more horses home
An occasion to get your legal house in order and make your organization desirable to other grantors
What’s Different from 2018?
Winners are determined based on increases in adoption numbers over the same time period the previous year—your baseline number will be how many horses you adopted out between April 26, 2018 and June 30, 2018
There are 4 divisions and multiple ways to win, including a grand prize and prizes for best social media
You will not be required to make a video, track donations or create a campaign—though those things may help you adopt out more horses
This webinar is suited for any organization in the U.S. that is interested in facilitating the adoption of equines and is interested in participating in the Help a Horse Home Challenge.
Dr. Emily Weiss, PhD, CAAB, oversees strategic direction of the ASPCA Equine Welfare program, a part of the ASPCA's Anti-Cruelty Group.
Weiss is a lifelong horse owner and trainer and has conducted research regarding adoption and rehoming of horses. Recently, she began leading the ASPCA's collaboration with The Right Horse Initiative, a collective of industry professionals and equine welfare advocates working to improve the lives of horses in transition by increasing training opportunities for horses and promoting adoption.
Weiss leads efforts such as a pilot program with veterinarians and global animal health company Zoetis to provide access to vital veterinary care and increase the likelihood horses can remain in their homes.
She also served as the ASPCA’s VP of Research & Development, overseeing research related to the animal sheltering field and developing assessment tools for shelter animals, including the SAFER assessment and Meet Your Match Canine-ality, Puppy-ality and Feline-ality. Before that she created training programs to improve husbandry and decrease stress for many zoo animals.
Weiss is co-editor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science and has published and lectured extensively in the field of applied animal behavior.