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American Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals: Rescuing Racers Initiative

Deadline: May 31, 2016

The American Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is putting out a call for proposals from organizations providing rescue, rehabilitation and/or sanctuary and, saving the lives of retired race horses from a terrifying and undignified ending on the slaughterhouse floor. Thousands of horses are retired off the nation’s horse racing tracks every year. Some are retired due to injury, others because they’re just not fast enough. Some are so broken down that they will never be able to be ridden again; but many others have a long, full life ahead of them, perhaps in another equine discipline.

Applicants must participate in the rehabilitation and placement of 10 or more retired race horses (of any breed) or offer sanctuary to 25 or more retirees annually. Preference will be given to those programs that forbid the breeding of retired racers when all other considerations are equal.

Amount: Up to $200,000 is available. Grants will range from $3,000-$20,000 and may not exceed 10% of the applicant’s operating budget.

Eligibility: Established 501(c)(3) equine rescues and sanctuaries located within the United States, in good standing with the ASPCA.

Link: http://www.aspcapro.org/grant/2016/04/08/aspca-rescuing-racers-initiative

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