For horse owners who may be going through a temporary period of financial insecurity or a family crisis, the MSPCA’s Emergency Equine Relief Program acts as a safety net. The program takes a proactive approach to equine welfare, working to keep horses and people together.
With the economic downturn resulting from COVID-19, we know horse owners will need assistance now more than ever.
The MSPCA Emergency Equine Relief Program serves as a resource for those who need short term help feeding or caring for their horses.
Available for qualifying horse owners:
Hay & Feed support:
- Up to $150 in hay and/or grain
Routine Veterinary and Farrier Care:
- Up to $600 in routine veterinary care for vaccinations, basic dentistry, and routine farrier work
- Up to $500 towards humane euthanasia
Before you apply:
- Qualifying horse owners must be prepared to demonstrate financial need.
- Aid will be awarded on a case by case basis and will focus on animal owners with a track record of responsible care.
- Owners of companion farm animals are also considered for support.
- Equine businesses are not eligible for assistance; aid is awarded for individual horse owners.
- Payments for services will be made directly to the vendor.
Please email us at email@example.com, include details about your horses, type of assistance requested, and a sentence about your financial need.
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via telephone at (978) 687-7453 x6113.
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