Equine Assistance Program

The mission of the VHF’s Equine Assistance Program (EAP) is to provide established horse rescue organizations, sanctuaries, law enforcement agencies, and horse owners facing financial hardship with castration, euthanization, medical care and/or temporary hay and feed assistance.

To apply, please download and complete the application.  We review applications on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Once your application has been received, a VHF representative will schedule a time to visit your property to meet the horses and assess their needs.  Eligibility will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

If you are awarded funds, they will be paid to the provider (farmer, feed store, veterinarian).  If you do not use all the hay or grain provided, let the VHF know and we will use it for other horses in need.

Additional Resources

Humane Society of the United States, Horse Protection

ASPCA Professional, Horses

Vermont Horse Council

The Green Mountain Horse Association

The Homes for Horses Coalition

Donate to the Equine Assistance Program

The VHF’s Equine Assistance Program is funded entirely by donation.  VHF is a 501(c)3, so your gift is tax-deductible.  Please consider helping us help more horses by making a contribution. You can click the Donate button below to pay through Paypal (you do not need a Paypal Account, Paypal accepts credit cards). If you would prefer to make a donation by check, you may donate to “Vermont Humane Federation” by mailing your check to Vermont Humane Federation, PO Box 311, Waterbury, VT 05676. Please write “EAP” in the memo line.  Thank you for your support.  Together we can help horses in need!

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The VHF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all donations are tax-deductible.