DONATE TO AN EQUINE CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE
Unwanted Horse Coalition estimated there were 170,000 unwanted horses in the U.S. (including animals in the BLM adoption pipeline and unadopted feral animals housed in BLM facilities).
Most rescue facilities rely on donations for their operation. The average lifespan of a horse is 30 years. In 2005, the American Association of Equine Practitioners estimated the cost of caring for a horse to be approximately $1,825 per year—and that doesn't include veterinary or farrier care. Factoring in the rising costs of feed and hay, that number is likely higher now. According to a 2009 survey of horse rescue facilities by the Unwanted Horse Coalition, on average $2,300 must be budgeted yearly to care for one horse. It is not clear whether this figure includes veterinary and farrier costs.
Many horses will require treatment for chronic conditions and costs can quickly add up. In addition, horses currently being received by rescue facilities are thinner and sicklier than in previous years, requiring additional care and expense. Drought conditions leading to higher prices for hay and grain have compounded the problem, making covering expenses even more challenging for individual owners and rescue facilities alike.
HOW TO HELP
When you purchase a Mysafehorse system, we donate a portion of the proceeds to the Equine Charity of your choice. Fill out the form below and we will make a donation in your name to the charity you choose!