A horse with a home and a purpose is a happy horse! However, America's horses are also confronted with a disturbing reality. Tens of thousands are abused and neglected and in need of rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing each year. Over 65,000 horses were transported across our borders for slaughter in 2019. The EQUUS Foundation is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America's horses and strengthening the bond between horses and people.
Tens of thousands of America's horses are subjected to abuse and neglect each year -- and tens of thousands more are transported across our borders for slaughter. Most are young, healthy and have untapped potential.
The funding from this project will be used to empower equine charities across the nation that have the greatest capacity to rescue, rehab, retrain and re-home horses subjected to abuse and neglect and at risk for slaughter, provide sanctuary to aged horses that deserve a humane end of life, and to tap into the healing power of horses to increase opportunities for horses to partner with people in new and innovative ways.
Our goal is to create a sustainable and humane environment for horses now and in the future which will put an end to the transportation of horses across our borders for slaughter and significantly minimize the conditions that lead to abuse and neglect of horses.