Safety net services and support for your horses

The ASPCA Right Horse is one of several programs at the ASPCA focused on improving equine welfare. Our focus on massively increasing horse adoption works hand-in-hoof with the ASPCA’s safety net and transport programs to provide a nationwide network of support for horses and the people who love them. 
If you, or someone you know, needs help caring for their horse, you’re in the right place.  
Do you need help temporarily caring for your horse? 
The ASPCA’s Vet Direct Safety Net Program, administered by the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s Foundation for the Horse, provides subsidized non-routine veterinary care. If you’re experiencing an equine emergency and need help keeping your horse healthy at home, find an enrolled veterinarian in your community or encourage your practitioner to enroll in the program 

The United Horse Coalition has compiled a database of services including regional feed banks, shelters and community resources. Visit the database and find local services and support. 

Do you need help rehoming your horse? 
We understand that, for a variety of reasons, you might be looking to safely rehome your horse. The decision to rehome a horse can be a difficult one, and we’re here to help you through this loving choice you’ve made for your horse. While we can’t always guarantee placement into an adoption program, we’ll do our best to connect you with resources and support. 
If you need help finding a home for your horse, please email [email protected]. We’ll do our best to either match you with a local Right Horse Partner or help you access the Partner network through the ASPCA Horse Adoption Express. 
Additional regional opportunities exist through the ASPCA and ASPCA Partner network: 

  • If you’re based in Oklahoma, call (405) 423-1461 to access the services offered by the ASPCA’s Equine Transition and Adoption Center pilot.  
  • If you’re based in North Texas, email the Humane Society of North Texas at [email protected] to access the services offered by the North Texas Regional Support Center.

  • If you’re based in Maryland, visit the Maryland Equine Transition Service’s page to learn more about services and rehoming support available statewide.  

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