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 info@ferancsc.org.

RESOURCES

HAULING

Tonda Mabe  828-228-0164

BURIAL

Jonathan Rowe  828-817-2653

Tony Horton  864-680-6350

DISPOSAL

Rutherford County Landfill  828-287-6125

(Rutherford County NC horses only)

NECROPSY/DISPOSAL

NC Dept of Ag Veterinary Diagnostics Lab

Fletcher 828-684-8188

http://www.ncagr.gov/vet/ncvdl/FeeBrochure.pdf

FOR VETERINARIANS

VET PORTAL

For Voucher Forms

CLICK HERE

 

Areas of Operation:

Polk and surrounding counties of NC - including the upstate of SC.

email us at: info@ferancsc.org

 

Tel 828-863-4924

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When mailing a donation check, please make your check out to

"FERA"

and mail to:

PO BOX 14

Columbus, NC. 28722.

Or, DONATE electronically HERE.