Your generous support helps people provide proper care for their equines in difficult economic times. THANK YOU!
The Equine Protection Fund is developing a volunteer network to help animals like this donkey, who desperately needs farrier care for his overgrown hooves. Stay tuned for ways to get involved!
Launched last month, the Equine Protection Fund’s Emergency Feed Assistance program has helped families in Los Lunas, To’Hajiilee, El Prado, Pie Town and Capitan keep their equines fed in difficult financial times. To date, sixteen animals (10 horses, 4 donkeys and 2 mules) have received free feed.
Emergency Feed Assistance will provide for up to four equines for two months while a family gets back on its feet financially. Applicants must have lost a job or had a medical emergency in the past six months, as well as provide a veterinary reference, have no record of animal abuse, and have a plan for how they will care for their animals after assistance has expired. If you or someone you know can benefit from this program, please see the application on the Fund’s website: equineprotectionfund.org/programs.php.
[Note: Due to Fund processing requirements, feed assistance may not be available for up to two weeks from the date of the original request.]
Similar programs are available to promote responsible horse stewardship in other states, but this is the first program of its kind in New Mexico. Please watch this video to meet a few of our first successful applicants.
Advisory committee members of the Equine Protection Fund have voted to work on a low-cost gelding program next, and APNM is working to develop a statewide volunteer network for equines. Have you wanted to see resources for horses suffering in New Mexico? We have! The programs we are creating today are designed to be in place for years to come, that is the reality of the horse crisis, it will take many people working together to solve it. Join us in creating sustainable solutions for equines; support the Equine Protection Fund today!
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YouTube: Emergency Feed Assistance, Program Launch, May 2010