Grant Funds Available to Help Horses

January 23, 2012 – After The Finish Line ( awards grants to OTTB rescue and rehabilitation facilities.  After the Finish Line will award grants to 501 (c) 3 organizations in May 2012. If your mission is to save, care for and rehabilitate Thoroughbred ex-racehorses for a second career, please contact to request a grant application. Please include your website address. Applications must be received no later than March 13, 2012 to be considered.

January 12, 2012 – Deadline for non-profit Equine Rescue and Retirement facilties to apply for free spring vaccines is February 1, 2012.  Equine rescue and retirement facilities are encouraged to apply for free vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC), a program sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and Merck Animal Health. The deadline for applications for spring vaccines is Feb. 1, 2012. To qualify for donated vaccines, facilities must have 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status and abide by the AAEP Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities. Rescue and retirement facilities are required to work with an AAEP-member veterinarian when applying for vaccinations.

For more information and a program application, visit

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