Happening Now: Veterinary support for displaced horses and animals from Ukraine
Devoted to the health and welfare of horses, The Foundation for the Horse stands ready to assist equines and their caretakers during these crises.
The Foundation made a gift of $50,000 to help horses in Ukraine and neighboring countries in early April, distributing the money through its partnership with the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and its charitable arm BEVA Trust. The groups are collaborating on equine relief efforts in and around Ukraine with two additional organizations, British Vet Professionals for Ukraine, and British Equestrians for Ukraine.
The goal of this partnership and initial $50,000 gift is to support the veterinary and equestrian communities that have “boots on the ground” and are making an immediate impact for all horses and working equids in Ukraine and in neighboring countries to which animals have been evacuated, including Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova.
This aid is made possible by individual donors who responded to the Foundation’s appeal for assistance in March as well as a matching donation by the Foundation.
“This financial support and partnership with the AAEP and its Foundation for the Horse is important, appreciated and needed,” said David Rendle, president-elect of the British Equine Veterinary Association. “Horses and animals have not been spared from the horrific death and destruction in Ukraine. External support is needed urgently to limit their suffering. Monetary support is what is truly needed to allow us to get medical supplies and equipment to veterinarians and horse owners both inside Ukraine and at the border.”
As the devastation sadly continues in Ukraine, many in the equine and veterinary communities have asked how they can help. Through The Foundation for the Horse, you can make a financial gift to support this effort to help horses in Ukraine.
The images and reports from Ukraine and border countries are heart-wrenching. While many residents fleeing Ukraine are trying to take their pets and animals with them, thousands of displaced horses, and other animals remain behind and, like the people of Ukraine, need your help.
Please consider making a “Disaster Relief Gift” below to support the current and anticipated needs of horses, animals and veterinarians impacted by this war. Together we can make a difference for horses and animals! You may also give direct to BEVA Trust to support this combined effort for the horses of Ukraine.