The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC), a program of the United Horse Coalition, recently held the July Data Drive to encourage 501c3 equine welfare organizations to participate in EWDC data collection and have their amazing work recognized in the next EWDC report.
The EWDC July Data Drive raffled off several Visa Gift Cards ranging from $100 to $500 to qualifying organizations that submitted data on the at-risk equines in their care for the entirety of 2021. The data collected includes critical information on equines entering the custody of sanctuaries, rescues, and transition centers, as well as safety net services provided to owners in need such as veterinary assistance, direct placement services, and feed bank assistance.
The EWDC is working hard on analyzing the data for a 2021 summary report and is looking forward to once again sharing information on the critical services being provided to thousands of owners and at-risk equines across the United States.
“The July Data Drive was a great success in helping us build a robust sample size for our next report. We’re excited to get started analyzing the data and sharing it with everyone that works towards supporting at-risk equines and owners in their community,” said Emily Stearns, EWDC Program Manager.
Since the inception of the EWDC in 2018, over 350 organizations across the country have participated. Participation is free, and all data collected is aggregated so no individual organization is identified.
To view EWDC reports or contribute data, visit the EWDC website at www.unitedhorsecoalition.org/ewdc/
$500 PRIZE WINNERS
Win Place Home, CA
Blue Rose Ranch Inc, CO
Broken Road Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, FL
Ranger’s Legacy Equine Rescue, NM
Penny Lane Foal Rescue, NM
Big Purple Barn, MD
$250 PRIZE WINNERS
Wings Programs Inc, MT
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, KY
February Star Sanctuary, MD
Terolyn Horse Rescue, CO
Brook Hill Retirement Center for Horses, Inc., VA
Mountain Oasis Animal Sanctuary, CA
Skagit Animals In Need, WA
The Horse Protection League, CO
$100 PRIZE WINNERS
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, NY
Randy’s Rescue NFP, IL
Colorado Horse Rescue, CO
Borderlands Horse Sanctuary, SD
CANTER Delaware, DE
Lucky Glider Rescue & Sanctuary, TX
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, MA
The Chocolate Chip Animal Rescue, FL
TRRAC Inc., PA
Wild Horse Outreach & Advocacy WHOA, CO
The EWDC is a collaborative effort to accumulate, analyze, and report data to enhance services for transitioning and at-risk equines. The EWDC is a grant funded initiative created by the United Horse Coalition (UHC), a program of the American Horse Council (AHC), with current funding partners being The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Foundation for the Horse, and US Equestrian Trust. Interested in helping to fund the continued work of the EWDC? Reach out at EWDC@horsecouncil.org.
About the American Horse Council and United Horse Coalition
As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media, and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day. The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, racetracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers, and state horse councils. Learn more at www.horsecouncil.org
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. Learn more at www.unitedhorsecoalition.org
Contact: Emily Stearns
Equine Welfare Data Collective