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. For more information on the FERA Equine Voucher program call 828-817-9689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonda Mabe 828-228-0164
Jonathan Rowe 828-817-2653
Tony Horton 864-680-6350
Rutherford County Landfill 828-287-6125
(Rutherford County NC horses only)
NC Dept of Ag Veterinary Diagnostics Lab