The Humane Society of the United States has launched a new program to help horses rescued from cruelty and neglect or displaced by natural disasters. The Safe Stalls Horse Rescue Network provides law enforcement and communities a resource to tap to find places for horses to be transported in emergencies.
HSUS Safe Stalls partners will include pre-screened equine rescue groups, foster homes, trainers, farriers and other professionals across the country. Individual horse owners and enthusiasts who can supply transport, food and other care for horses on their own property may also participate.
“Horse lovers across the country are joining together to find solutions and respond to the call for help when horses are in distress,” said Elizabeth Zarkos, Safe Stalls network coordinator for HSUS. “The Humane Society of the United States is excited to launch the Safe Stalls network so that we and our partners are in the best possible position to address the critical needs of horses nationwide.”
Organizations and individuals interested in becoming participants in The HSUS’ Safe Stalls Horse Rescue Network can apply online.