The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has initiated Operation Gelding. The new UHC program will provide funds and materials to assist organizations, associations and events that wish to sponsor clinics in which horse owners can bring their stallions to be castrated. A number of associations have sponsored such clinics, and the UHC wants to help more organizations, associations and events get involved in this effort.
This initiative is made possible by a special gift from the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation and the UHC; both organizations have donated seed money to get the program started. Operation Gelding is patterned after several initiatives undertaken by horse associations, organizations and events around the country.
The UHC will provide information and forms necessary to conduct a clinic, along with seed money to defray the costs. Funds of $50 per horse gelded with a $1,000 maximum will be awarded to groups once a year. Assistance will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to available resources. Organizations can apply by filling out the Operation Gelding Funding Form provided by the UHC. Funding Applications must be submitted to the UHC for approval at least 30 days prior to the clinic date. Funds will be awarded once the clinic is complete and a veterinary statement is provided. With the inauguration of Operation Gelding, the UHC will become more directly involved in helping horses.
Any organization, association or event can participate in the UHC’s Operation Gelding program. The UHC wants to involve as many groups as possible.
For more information about conducting a clinic and how to get involved in this program, please contact UHC Director Dagmar Caramello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-296-4031.