Did you know there are a number of equine serving programs in our community? Here is a list of resources to refer to if you know of or discover a non-HPL horse in need.
The Baco Fund
Helps horse owners with emergency veterinary bills.
Contact Franci Taub-Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303 570-4402
Colorado Horse Council (CHC)
Grassroots organization dedicated to protecting and advancing shared equine interests through legislation and education. Go to the CHC website for information on judicial/legislative issues, emergency disasters, and equine related resources.
22 S. 4th Ave. Ste. 106, Brighton, CO 80601
Colorado Horsecare Foodbank
Provides temporary grants of emergency hay, grain, veterinary care and horse-shoeing for Colorado horse owners experiencing financial hardship and or natural disaster.
Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR)
In addition to rescuing horses, CHR also provides:
Equine Crisis Assistance Program. Small short-term grants are available for horse feed and care to horse owners experiencing temporary hardship financial, illness, injury, or natural disaster.
Surrender Program. Accepts surrendered horses from responsible horse owners who have suffered a catastrophic life event and find that they are unable to care for their horse(s).
10386 N 65th St. Longmont, co 80503
Colorado Horse Rescue Network
Maintains a statewide network of foster homes and transporters for neglected, abused or slaughter bound. In addition CHRN offers a time limited “Buy Out” a program for horse owners who need to surrender an unwanted or at risk horses for foster placement, rehabilitation, training and adoption.
Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance (CUHA)
Provides emergency funding for horse training, gelding, humane euthanasia, special equipment, hay, medical assistance, or boarding. Also sponsors Equidopt a data base of horse rescues and other organizations that promote responsible horse ownership.
720 598-CUHA (2842)
Humane Society of Colorado
Offers advocacy, and education on horse welfare and care. Website contains guidelines on horse care, resources for making a humane end of life decision for your horse, and information on equine rescue and emergency response. See Facebook page for information directly related to Colorado.
Aubyn Royall, Colorado State Director
email address: Colorado@hsus.org
Jefferson County Horse Council (JCHC)
JCHC is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to advocacy for and promotion and protection of horses. JCHC works to keep members informed about relevant equine issues in Jefferson County. Their website has an abundance of information on all things horsey in Jeffco. Search the internet for horse councils specific to your county.
P.O Box 1177, Golden, CO 80402
Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue
Local horse rescue also provides free use of rescue slings and equipment to anyone in need.
Contact Bini Abbott
9190 Alkire St. Arvada, CO 80005
Unwanted Horse Coalition
Broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together to reduce the number of unwanted horses. Advocates for and raises awareness of unwanted horses and offers information to the public regarding the responsibilities of long-term horse ownership. Financial and planning assistance available to groups interested in hosting a low cost or no cost “Operation Gelding Clinic.”