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Resources for Horses


National Assistance Programs: only 501(c)(3) organizations and government agencies can apply
After the Finish Line Provides grants and emergency funds to qualified Thoroughbred rescue and retirement organizations located throughout the United States.
ASPCA Reach resource information via the "Grants" link. Disaster recovery, emergency care and supplies for large-scale seizures. Equine Fund grants for 501(c)(3) equine rescues, shelters and animal control agencies caring for equine victims of cruelty and abandonment. General grant amount range is $500-3,000. A small percent of grants will be awarded for professional improvement of equine rescues. 
The Binky Foundation Start-up costs and habitat expansion costs.
The Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Assists equine rescue shelters across the country that provide dignity to aged, injured, abused, starved and slaughter-bound horses, as well as those used in medical experimentation.
The Equus Foundation Raises public awareness in the value of horses through education and awards of grants to charities that illustrate the benefit of horses and promote equine welfare.
National Equine Resource Network Provides grants for: disasters, emergency medical relief, hay, gelding and euthanasia. Foundation Disaster Grants Emergency equipment and supplies during disasters.
Thoroughbred Charities of America Offers equine grants for Thoroughbred rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, adoption, retirement and euthanasia.
Unwanted Horse Coalition Vaccinations, equine welfare education.


Assistance Programs by State: available to individuals
Alaska              Alaska Equine Rescue   Hay, grain, veterinary and farrier services.
Arizona Arizona Coalition for Equine   Provides comprehensive assistance programs. 
Arizona Care for the Horses   Emergency care, general veterinary care, feed, grain and foot care; request repayment of a portion of the costs.
Arizona Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary   Humane euthanasia.
California Back in the Saddle  

Offers euthanasia services as well as hay assistance and low-cost gelding.

California Equine Assistance Project   Short term assistance with hay, board, farrier and vet care for owners facing financial hardship. Also offer re-homing services. May be able to help outside of California.
California The Heart of a Horse Foundation   Emergency hay support grants, emergency medicine support grants.
California NorCal Equine Rescue (Horse Plus Humane Society)   Humane euthanasia.
California Sonoma Action For Equine Rescue (SAFER)   Free website for rehoming horses in North Bay area; limited foster care available. Hay Assistance Program in the tri-county area of Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.
Colorado Colorado Horse Rescue   Pays part of the cost for such things as hay, feed, farrier work, dental care, vaccinations, or minor veterinary incidents up to $250.
Colorado Colorado Horsecare Foodbank   Provides assistance in feed and veterinary care.
Colorado Front Range Equine Rescue   Humane euthanasia, disaster evacuation and gelding assistance.
Florida H.O.R.S.E   Provides feed assistance to residents of Florida.
Georgia South Eastern Equine Rescue   Farm calls for injured or ill horse owners, food and hay assistance, new owner assistance, training and placement resources.
Georgia SOS Stamp Out Starvation   Offers assistance for gelding, hay, as well as farrier and veterinary care and euthanasia. 
Idaho Toby's Fund   Offers assistance for hay, gelding, boarding, veterinary care and euthanasia. 
Maine First Light Farm Equine Shelter   Provides hay assistance.
Maine Maine Equine Welfare Alliance   Provides temporary assistance to owners in the form of feed, vet or farrier.
Massachusetts New England Equine Rescue-North, Inc.   Offers short term feed assistance and advertising space to owners looking to rehome their horses free-of-charge.
Michigan  Michigan Horse Welfare   Provides hay assistance and temporary boarding.
Montana Montana Horse Sanctuary   Emergency veterinary procedures, gelding, feed and euthanasia grants; request repayment of a portion of the costs.
New Hampshire Becky's Gift Equine Relief   Provides feed and hay assistance as well as farrier services and basic veterinary care.
New Mexico Equine Protection Fund   Emergency feed assistance as well as gelding assistance available.
Oregon Oregon Hay Bank   Provides assistance with feed, veterinary care, gelding, dental, as well as rescue and equine care educational programs.
Oregon Sound Equine Options   Emergency veterinary care assistance, hay assistance and no cost euthanasia.
Texas Habitat for Horses   Emergency hay and feed program.
Vermont Vermont Humane Federation   Provides hay assistance.


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