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December 3, 2019
 
When Disaster Strikes . . .

Have you ever had to evacuate your horses in an emergency? The fright, the anxiety, the fear that you experience? Imagine what your horses feel.

Now imagine, that you have moments to make a decision and unfortunately the best one involves setting your horse free. Your only hope is that your beloved companion will be found. But what then? A microchip identifies you as the owner of your horse and typically costs around $50.

Now imagine, you run a horse rescue or an equine therapy program with limited funds, and you have to choose daily between critical essentials like food, farrier care and vet care and microchipping.

EQUUS Foundation

What's Giving Tuesday? Seven years strong, Giving Tuesday is a global movement designed as an international day of giving to kick start the holiday season and celebrate generosity.

The EQUUS Foundation is raising $50,000 to microchip 1,000 horses. Just $50* covers the cost of the purchase of one chip and the implantation by a veterinarian. Microchipping is regarded as a humane, ethical, and reliable form of identification. Less than 20% of the horses at equine charities across the United States are microchipped. With your help, we can make sure that these horses will find their way home after disaster strikes and help alleviate the fear felt by the organizations entrusted with their care.

EQUUS Foundation

Your donation, in any amount, will support our microchipping effort and protect these majestic animals from harm. The gift horses share with us is immeasurable. Please help keep them safe!


All gifts of $2,500 or more are recognized in our Winner's Circle.

*The price of a chip, plus the veterinary fees, can range from $40-$120, depending on the veterinarian and the cost of the original chip. Inserting a microchip is not an invasive process, and it is very unlikely that a horse will have a reaction.


ABOUT EQUUS FOUNDATION: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America's horses and strengthening the bond between people and horses. 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.