The United Horse Coalition is seeking organizations that provide programs that help at-risk horses, those in transition, and owners in need, to join its Equine Resource Database. By having one centrally located area to access these resources, UHC hopes it will help owners keep their horses from becoming at-risk. To date, the UHC Equine Resource Database has received over 15,000 visitors!
The UHCERD contains a list of resources available nationwide. This includes horse rescues and sanctuaries, direct placement organizations, feed assistance, temporary foster, castration assistance, veterinary funding or assistance, euthanasia programs and clinics, behavior modification assistance, law enforcement services, legal advice, and educational materials on responsible ownership and breeding.
The database is populated from a questionnaire available on the UHC website regarding available safety net programs, and is currently being sent to the following:
- All known equine welfare organizations nationwide that have a current (501c3) status
- 4H Groups
- Extension Specialists
- Veterinary Colleges and Universities
- State Horse Councils
- State Horse Specialists
- State Veterinarians/DAR
- Municipal Groups that assist with horses
- Equine Industry Organizations
Those who offer any type of assistance program are encouraged to take part in this questionnaire and help the United Horse Coalition build upon this critical resource. The brief questionnaire (5-10 minutes) can be completed by going to the UHC website at: https://unitedhorsecoalition.org/join-resource-database/
In addition to the Equine Resource Database, UHC has added a searchable component that can be found here: https://unitedhorsecoalition.org/equine-resource-database/ If you have already submitted your organization’s information, thank you! You can always update your information by submitting a new form in the future.
UHC would like to encourage those who have found the UHC Equine Resource Database to be helpful to become a UHC Member and help support the important work being done to help at-risk horses and those in transition. https://unitedhorsecoalition.org/become-a-member/
The United Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the American Horse Council to educate the horse industry about the issues facing horses at-risk or in transition. We seek to provide information for existing and prospective owners, breeders, sellers, and horse organizations regarding the long-term responsibilities of owning and caring for horses, as well as focusing on the opportunities available for these horses.
Contact: Ashley Harkins
United Horse Coalition