FERA - FHS EQUINE VOUCHER PROGRAM
You may be surprised to know that each year in the U.S., over 150,000 horses are sent to slaughter in Mexico and Canada, enduring horrific conditions on their way to a cruel end. Many don’t survive the trip. Sometimes, horses end up in this slaughter pipeline because owners can’t afford to help their horses. To begin to assist with these situations in our region, Foothills Equine Rescue Assistance (FERA) and the Foothills Humane Society (FHS) together have launched a pilot program that provides vouchers for humane equine euthanasia and gelding. Working with a small group of veterinarians and Animal Control officers in Polk County, vouchers will be provided to horse owners on a case-by-case basis (with vet or Animal Control approval) to provide some financial help for these procedures.
UNWANTED HORSE COALITION
GELDING VOUCHER PROGRAM
The Unwanted 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 problem of the unwanted horse. 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.