Resources for Rescues
The following are links to materials and organizations that can provide assistance to rescue / rehabilitation / sanctuary facilities.
Guidelines for Rescues
Basic Guidelines for Operating an Equine Rescue or Retirement Facility (Animal Welfare Institute / Humane Society)
Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities (AAEP)
Equine Sanctuary & Rescue Facility Guidelines (UC Davis)
Match Horses with Adopters
Home for Every Horse
The A Home for Every Horse program helps connect rescue horses in need of homes, in over 600 rescues across the United States, with people looking for horses. Rescue organizations can list their horses for free on Equine.com, plus receive other benefits such a free feed coupons from Purina. The AHFEH Program Manual is available here.
Non-Profit Management / Fundraising
Homes for Horses Coalition (HHC)
The HHC Resource Toolkit includes a comprehensive list of resources for rescues looking for help with fundraising, technology, volunteer management, advocacy, grant writing and much more. A wonderful resource for rescues.
ASPCA Equine Fund
The ASPCA Equine Fund provides a wealth of resources in addition to offering substantial grant funding. Education webinars range from stress management to becoming a 501(c)3, and building a better Board of Directors to getting the most out of social media.
How to Start and Run a Rescue
This book is a valuable resource for those looking to start a rescue or for established equine rescues wishing to improve their business. It is available for purchase from the UHC (donated by the The Equine Network), and all proceeds support Operation Gelding.
Equine Welfare Grants
See the Homes for Horses Coalition website for a comprehensive list of grants and tips on preparing a winning grant application.
American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation (Note: Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief applications are now only accepted ONE time per year)
ASPCA Equine Fund Grants
Other Grant Making Organizations (from Michigan State University)
Did You Know?
The United States Trotting Association provides financial assistance to public agencies and 501c3 charitable groups caring for a registered Standardbred that has been abandoned, or is subject to removal due to legal intervention. Read the details here.