Happening Now: Support for equines impacted wildfires in Maui with feed and hay
The devastating wildfires that have swept through Maui have also had a profound impact on the local horse population. The Foundation for the Horse, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), is collaborating with caretakers on the ground to provide prompt aid and support to horses that require assistance.
Through its Disaster Relief Fund, The Foundation provides immediate care for horses that are affected by disasters by coordinating with AAEP members on the front lines to assess current and changing needs. As the fires continue to burn across the island, most equines have been evacuated to safety and reported injuries have been minor.
Long-term care of these displaced equines is the most pressing need, and hay and feed are of the utmost importance to support the equines whose owners may have lost everything.
Currently, The Foundation is not accepting physical supply donations. Monetary gifts are more important at this time so that supplies can be sourced locally and quickly.
Please consider making a “Disaster Relief Gift” below to support the current and anticipated needs of horses, animals and veterinarians impacted by natural disasters. Together we can make a difference for horses and their caretakers!