More help needed; donations welcome to The Foundation’s disaster relief fund
The devastating tornadoes that ravaged Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia last weekend have also impacted equine lives. The Foundation for the Horse is working with caretakers on the ground to provide relief and assistance for equines needing care due to injury and other needs.
The Foundation’s disaster relief fund provides immediate care for horses affected by natural disasters. Sadly, dramatic weather events continue to wreak havoc across various regions of the U.S. and other parts of the world, which means equines are in harm’s way.
As with the recent tornadoes across the South, The Foundation works with agencies and veterinary members in the impacted areas to identify the needs of the equine community. Supplies are not being accepted as The Foundation has other methods to gather needed supplies quickly. As The Foundation receives additional information regarding needs for the region, it will work to support non-profits and those affected through provision of monetary and other resources as needed.
“The Foundation and the equine veterinary community know the tragic loss of life and incredible destruction impacting horses and their caretakers in the South,” said Foundation Development Council Chair Dr. Leslie Easterwood. “We are compelled to reach out, together with our members, horse owners and industry leaders, as part of the effort to proactively support the disaster’s equine victims.”
To make a gift to The Foundation in support of disaster relief or another area benefiting equine welfare, visit www.foundationforthehorse.org and click the “Donate” button.
About The Foundation for the Horse
Established in 1994, The Foundation for the Horse is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the welfare of the horse through Education, Research, and help for Horses at Risk. It is governed and stewarded by world-renowned equine veterinarians and equine stakeholders. In 2022, and for the second consecutive year, The Foundation awarded over $1 million in scholarships and grants to impact equine health and well-being throughout the U.S. and developing countries. To learn more, visit www.foundationforthehorse.org.