FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2016
Contact: Lynn Coakley, mail@equusfoundation.org, 203-259-1550
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Today through midnight is the last day to ROAR for horses!

Animal Planet is partnering with the EQUUS Foundation and six other leading animal and wildlife organizations to inspire people like you to make the world a better place for animals. Why the EQUUS Foundation? Because we are committed to helping the many horses in need in the United States!

Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. Matching Campaign will close at midnight tonight. It's easy to support the EQUUS Foundation - just click, vote or give! Animal Planet will match up to $100,000 in donations while funds last through October 10 plus bonus awards!
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$4,000 Fan Favorite Award!
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Did you know that at this time there are an estimated 200,000 horses in the US designated as unwanted? Tragically, many are slaughtered when they can be re-trained and re-homed to help serve our communities especially for veterans and those with special needs. There are 50 million people with disabilities, but only about 54,000 are currently able to benefit from equine assisted activities and therapies. Let's get ROARing!


About EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, enabling the therapeutic use of horses for those in need, fostering the horse-human bond, and educating the public about the horse's unique ability to empower, teach and heal. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.

About Animal Planet: Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world's only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. Animal Planet consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 94 million homes in the US; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access to the animal kingdom; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service, and merchandising extensions.

About Discovery Impact: Through its Discovery Impact programs, Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) leverages the power of its brands, businesses and employees to give back to the world. From programming that inspires and educates to annual events that make a direct impact on the communities in which we live and work, Discovery strives to celebrate, support and sustain the majesty of the earth's people, animals and natural beauty. For more information about how Discovery is making an impact, please visit: http://impact.discovery.com.

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