Purchase - Dogs, Donkeys & Circus Performers
ERN is an electronic network of equine advocates working together to help 'At Risk' horses in the United States.
ERN followers raise money to help highest risk horses. Our followers share posts of high risk horses in thier own networks, and offer homes to horses that need help. ERN often provides funds to help high risk horses; most often we purchase horses from killbuyers and send them to other qualified (501c3) nonprofit rescues for rehabilitation and rehoming.
We encourage EVERY Equine Advocate to help combat the systemic problem of unwanted horses!
Do the Math:
There are over 170,000 unwanted horses in the United states.
There are only 14,000 available stalls in rescue facilities in the United States.
It costs on average $2,485 per year to care for a horse.
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.
Long Term Solution: Microchipping
ERN is working to introduce a long term solution by promoting responsible ownership through microchipping:
In 2014, 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, the ERN office is notified and we contact previous owners in our database. 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. In 2014, we will begin our "Responsible Ownership Campaign" which will include links to purchase chips and register horses in our ERN Recovery Database.
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.
Please Note ~ ERN is staffed solely by enthusiastic and committed volunteers. So please be patient with us!
We do our best to return all emails and requests in a timely fashion.
Rescue, Rehabilitate, Retrain, Rehome