The Issue: High Cost of Feeding and Caring for Horses
Feeding and caring for large animals such as horses is an enormous financial responsibility. During an economic downturn, the strain on families that own and provide for these animals can become especially onerous. Help is sometimes required to insure that the horses continue to receive adequate food and medical care.
The Campaign: Funding Feed for Two Horses
If 30 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then Sound Equine Options (SEO) can provide two horses—Chiquita and Chance—with food for one month. In 2011 SEO cared for 274 horses, and currently works with 50 horses through its foster program.
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Sound Equine Options
An equine veterinarian founded Sound Equine Options (SEO) in 2009 after witnessing the plight of horses whose owners had succumbed to financial crises. Without the funding to provide them with adequate care, owners were forced to watch horses languish, and many could not find adequate resources for the animals. Sound Equine Options filled this void by strengthening the safety net for horses in need through a variety of programs. The Emergency Veterinary Care Fund helps reduce immediate suffering with the help of a local veterinarian, and the Rescue Blankets program distributes waterproof blankets to keep horses warm during the winter. SEO also supports equine rescues that make sure neglected horses have shelter.