Horse Rescue on the East Coast starts here...
The United States Equine Rescue League, Inc. (USERL)
A tax exempt charity, the USERL is a valuable, needed service that takes funding, time, and dedication. Please take a moment to learn about this inspiring group of people, right in your neighborhood.
East Coast Horses is proud to promote the USERL. We urge you to check out their official website and consider how you can help out, or even benefit from this service. Promote horse rescue, help save a horse!
About Horse Rescue with USERL
The following information comes from their site, and is just a glimpse of all they do.
The USERL acquires horses from a variety of sources. In the beginning, the League accepted donations of equines.
Now, having established a reputation with the equine community, USERL shelters horses that have been seized by law enforcement authorities and those surrendered by neglectful and/or abusive owners.
As soon as these horses, ponies, mules and donkeys come into the program, they are quarantined for three weeks to screen for infectious diseases.
During this time, they are examined by a veterinarian, de-wormed, vaccinated and given a Coggins test. Their feet are trimmed and their teeth floated, if necessary.
Malnourished horses are started on a rehabilitation program that has been developed by USERL in conjunction with the advice of several veterinarians. Sick and injured horses are treated immediately.
After rehabilitation is complete, horses are sent to foster homes to await adoption. Foster homes are carefully screened so that each rescued horse receives the level of care it needs. Once they are in foster care, USERL makes rescued equines available for adoption.
On the East Coast, USERL has active regions all over North Carolina and parts of Virginia. They are also operational in Iowa, and will soon have a presence in Kentucky, Indiana and Colorado. To find a region near you, and for more information, please visit the main USERL website: www.userl.org. Also contact them at:
Horse rescue is everyone's concern, and there are several ways to become involved. You may serve as a foster home or you can apply to adopt a rescued horse. They need volunteers to help in many capacities—feeding, grooming, following up on fostered and adopted horses, help with fundraising, horse transport, as well as title positions.
Equally as important as donating your time, donations to USERL can be made in several ways.
Learn more about the USERL in their important equine rescue service, won't you?
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