From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you. A few weeks ago, we told you about the hay emergency facing American horse caregivers this year. We told you that persistent drought has put hay in dangerously short supply, and that if we don’t pull together and do something, horses will die.
We asked you to help us feed horses by contributing to our Hay Bale-Out initiative, and we were overwhelmed by the generosity of those who answered our call.
Here’s what happened next.
We told equine rescue groups the good news: The ASPCA has your back, and we can provide hay to help get your horses through the winter. We asked them to tell us what they needed.
Since then, equine groups have been flooding us with requests.
We’re deep in the process of working closely with these groups to meet their hay needs, and our equine rescue friends tell us this assistance couldn’t come at a better time.
“This year is setting up to become a ‘perfect storm’ for equine neglect, as we are already seeing a huge increase in calls and skinny horses,” Gail Vacca of the Illinois Equine Humane Center told us. “Thank goodness many will find relief due to the efforts and support of the ASPCA.”
We’re so grateful for your help feeding horses this year. If you haven’t yet given to this critical effort, it’s not too late! Every little bit counts, and it all goes directly to feeding horses.
Watch ASPCA.org for updates on this life-saving project, and if you haven’t already, consider being a part of it.
Go ahead—wear your passion for animals on your sleeve! When you shop the ASPCA Online Store, you are making a positive difference in the lives of animals nationwide. All net proceeds from your purchases help us rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters across the country.
When shopping for your furry friends, you can buy with total confidence that every item in our store has been selected and tested by our experts to ensure your pet’s safety and wellbeing. From cat toys to travel gear, your purchases will enable us to continue our live-saving work of ensuring that pets of all shapes and sizes find safe and loving homes.
Can’t stand leaving your pet behind on vacation? You don’t have to! More people are choosing to include their animal companions in family vacations than ever before. Just keep in mind that a bit of extra planning—and packing—may be in order.
Time for a check-up. A trip to the vet is a good idea. Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date before you hit the open road.
Location! Location! Location! It's essential to make sure your accommodations, hotel or apartment, are pet-friendly. Otherwise, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise when you arrive at your destination.
Prevention is key. Mistakes happen and pets get lost, so make sure your pet has a microchip and is wearing a collar and ID tag.
Pack for your pup! Be sure to bring along all of the necessary supplies to care for your pet. Double check to make sure you have a crate, toys, plenty of food and a doggy seatbelt!
Check out these ASPCA pet travel essentials!
Car Harness Just like a human seatbelt, this dog harness is your pooch’s first line of safety when traveling by car.
Floppy Moppy Plush Car rides can be boring! This fun mop-style plush will keep any doggie engaged for hours.
Seat Cover Protect your car seat from pet odors, dirt and spills with this heavy duty seat protector.