Equine Rescue Netowrk (ERN) is an electronic network of equine advocates working together to help slaughter-bound, neglected, abandoned, lost/stolen/missing horses in the USA.
We have an extensive digital network (214,000+ followers) that has successfully rescued hundreds of horses.
~There are over 160,000 unwanted horses in the United states
~ In 2013, 142, 077 horses were shipped to Canada and Mexico for slaughter
~US rescue facilities have the capacity to care for 33,000 horses
~ it costs $2,485 per year (average) to care for a horse.
ERN's Equine Protection Registry provides protection for horses that are microchipped and registered in our database.
ERN has a vast network of individuals, volunteers and animal control offers who scan for MicroChips. If a microchip is found on slaughter-bound, neglected or abandoned horse, ERN is notified and searches for a match in our registry. If a horse is found, we notify previous owners and emergency contract numbers associated with the micrchip matched record. In addition, ERN will often provide funds to temporarily remove the horse from harm way until the previous owners can be reunited with their horse. [Learn More]
ERN's three main initiatives are below:
- ERN posts high risk horses (slaugther-bound, abandoned, neglected, missing/lost/stolen) on social media platforms to gain exposure and viral visibilty to help horses.
- ERN Encourages owners to Microchip and Register thier horses in our Equine Protection Registry. [Learn More]
- ERN provides funds to help horses that are in our registry and found "at-risk" (slaugther-bound, abandoned, neglected)
We encourage EVERY Equine Advocate to help combat the systemic problem of unwanted horses!
What ERN Does NOT do:
~ 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.
Other Services Provided by the Equine Rescue Network:
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