Auction Rescue Grant
This grant helps nonprofit organizations by covering the direct cost of purchasing horses at slaughter auctions. The goal is to save as many horses out of the slaughter pipeline as possible, and help nonprofit organizations with the initial cost (up to $500 per horse) by covering the cost of purchasing the horses. The nonprofit can focus on raising funds for the rescued horses quarantine, medical needs and sheltering.
If your organization has been previously approved and returning for support you must fill out returning applicant grant form.
Returning Applicant Grant
Requirements: Applying organization must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, have good Veterinarian and Farrier references, and the ability to transport and quarantine horses rescued from auction. Grant must be used to purchase members of equine family directly from auction, saving them out of the slaughter pipeline. Organization agrees to make a public Facebook post (using Horse Plus Humane Society *Facebook template) acknowledging Horse Plus Humane Society for the assistance provided toward the purchase of the rescued horses. This post may be shared on Horse Plus Humane Society's main Facebook page. A full, clear photo of each side of each horse (including ears, hooves, nose and tail) and face of the horse (3 photos total for each horse rescued with the grant,) a minimum 10 second clear video of each horse, and a minimum 30 second interview video with appropriate background (horse trailer, rescued horses, etc) are required within 7 days of the auction, upload instructions will be provided with grant approval. Horse Plus Humane Society reserves the right to request additional media if provided media is inadequate due to technical limitations or content.
Criteria: The grant will cover up to $500 for the approved number of horses for that particular auction rescue. Grant will be paid directly to nonprofit upon submitting the auction receipt and photos/videos.
Reporting: An update of the rescued horses must be provided at 30 days or upon humane euthanasia / adoption.
* Example of Facebook Template Post
I Was Saved From Slaughter!
Thanks to a generous grant from @Horse Plus Humane Society, we were able to rescue this horse from slaughter! This grant covered the initial rescue cost, but we still need your help with the intake, feeding, and sheltering costs. We cannot thank Horse Plus Humane Society enough for making the rescue of this horse possible, without this grant, [she/he] could be on their way to Mexico to be slaughtered.
(Organization Name: XXX)
This Auction Rescue Grant program is available as funds allow, made possible by the support from our generous donors. You can help support this program and help us protect horses across the United States by making a donation.