Give Health & Purpose to a Neglected Horse

by Sound Equine Options
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Summary

The mission of Sound Equine Options (SEO) is to save the lives of horses through support, education, rehabilitation, training and adoption. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, SEO founded in 2009 by Columbia Equine Hospital's Dr. Scott Hansen and Kim Mosiman to assist the growing number of area horse owners who could no longer afford to properly care for their animals, resulting in large-scale neglect and abandonment.
$130,000
total goal
$20,611
remaining
573
donors
56
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Currently horses in NW Oregon and SW Washington do not have a publicly provided safety net. There are no animal shelters in our area that can take in a horse should the owner no longer be able to provide for them. The economy has decreased the purchase price of these animals making it easy for people with "hoarder" mentalities to collect and then not be able to afford minimum standards of care. These factors along with others are leading to an increase in horse neglect in our community.

Solution

SEO offers owners in financial crisis assistance with feed and medical care in short term situations. SEO also offers re-homing assistance for those owners seeking long term solutions. Local law enforcement often responds to horse neglect complaints. SEO provides a helping hand to responsible owners during these encounters. If horses are seized or surrendered, SEO provides handling, hauling, housing and care.

Long-Term Impact

Sound Equine Options hopes to provide education and awareness of our programs and the neglect crisis in our community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.soundequineoptions.org/​
Sound Equine Options Website
Sound Equine Options Facebook Page

Organization Information

Sound Equine Options

Location: Gresham, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.soundequineoptions.org/​
Project Leader:
Kim Mosiman
Executive Director
Gresham, OR United States

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