HOPE4HORSES EQUINE RESCUE NETWORK
There are over 170,000 unwanted horses in the United states ~ 142, 077 horses were shipped to Canada and Mexico for slaughter ~There are only 14,000 available stalls in US rescue facilities with maximum capacity is 33,000 horses ~ and it costs on average $2,485 per year to care for a horse.
ERN is an electronic network of equine advocates working together to help at risk horses in the United States. Our three main initiatives are below:
- ERN followers share Facebook posts of high risk horses on thier own social networks in order to find homes and funds to help horses.
- ERN provides funds to purchase slaughter-bound horses from killbuyers and send them to other qualified (501c3) nonprofit rescues for rehabilitation and rehoming.
- ERN Encourages owners to Microchip their horses and Register thier horses in our Equine Protection Registry. [Learn More]
We encourage EVERY Equine Advocate to help combat the systemic problem of unwanted horses!
What ERN Does to Help:
We have an extensive network on Facebook that has successfully rescued hundreds of horses.
~ ERN posts horses that are at high risk and promote sharing.
~ We collect and redistribute funds to qualified rescues.
~ ERN promotes responsible ownership through eductation.
~ AND most importantly the Equine Rescue Network connects PEOPLE to help HORSES!
What ERN Does NOT do:
~ ERN does not give away free horses. We do provide funds for horses that are sent to Registered 501c3 organizations.
~ We do not post horses to our site/pages that are not AT RISK.
~ We do not sell horses.
~ We do not have an inventory of horses that are looking to be place. We are an electronic network.
ERN Equine Protection: Microchipping
ERN is working to introduce a long term solution by promoting responsible ownership through microchipping:
ERN is implementing a "REGISTRATION AND RECOVERY" system. We are working with auction houses, rendering plants and slaughter houses (if they open) to allow scanning of horses for chips before they are processed. If a horse is found with a Microchip that is registered in our Equine Protection database, the ERN office is notified and we contact previous owners. We provide funds to temporarily remove the horses from harms way until the previous owners can be reunited with their horse. ERN is working with several breed associations and other equine organizations to promote responsible ownership through microchipping.
Other Services Provided by the Equine Rescue Network:
ERN helps individuals rehome their horses by providing a clearinghouse that markets horses to consumers dedicated to equine welfare. Placing a free ad on Craigslist does not guarantee your horse a good home! Instead it can be an invitation to a killbuyer. Don't be mistaken, the killbuyers are stealthy - they will promise a good home, where your horse will be forever out to pasture on green grass, but the reality is your free horse will be loaded on a truck to auction or slaughter. Protect your horse by submitting a free ad on ERN and downloading a Transfer of Ownership template which includes a No Slaughter/No Auction clause.
Rescue, Rehabilitate, Retrain, Rehome