Community Outreach

How We Can Help

Community Outreach

SAFE’s Community Outreach program started when a horse owner who had fallen on hard times contacted us requesting help feeding her horses. Since then, SAFE has had the opportunity to help other horse owners who want to keep their horses but are having difficulties doing so at the present time. For circumstances of exceptional need, we have provided hay & grain, vet and farrier care, and training, as well as hands-on assistance from our volunteers.

SAFE has a limited amount of funds available each year to help horse owners who are facing temporary financial difficulty.

Gelding Surgery

If you own a colt or stallion, we may be able to help him become a gelding, either by negotiating low cost gelding options on your behalf or by paying these costs directly. You must demonstrate financial need as well as the ability to provide your horse with the necessary after care following the surgery. Please submit your information using the form at the bottom of this page, or contact us at outreach@safehorses.org.

Assistance with Veterinary Care

Horse owners who are facing a temporary financial setback may apply for assistance from SAFE for routine or emergency vet care. You must demonstrate financial need and you must also have a plan in place to be able to afford future care of your animals. Funds will be paid directly to the equine professional providing this care, but we are happy to work with any accredited veterinarian in the local area. Please submit your information using the form at the bottom of this page, or contact us at outreach@safehorses.org.

Humane Euthanization

Individuals with horses facing old age, illness or injury, or documented behavioral problems can apply for assistance with humane euthanization and removal. You must demonstrate financial need.

To inquire about obtaining assistance, please contact us at outreach@safehorses.org or fill out the application for assistance below.

Blanket Bank

Waterproof rain sheets and winter blankets are available at no charge to any horse owners who are concerned about being able to keep their horses warm and dry over the winter. No qualifying process, no hassle, no questions. Just contact SAFE at tack@safehorses.org. Let us know what you are looking for and we will do our best to provide you with waterproof turnout blankets and sheets, while supplies last. We want all horses to be warm and dry this season. If we can help your horse, or a horse belonging to a friend or neighbors, please spread the word.

Other Helpful Information

We have put together information to help people rehome horses safely and responsibly. Click here to read SAFE Options for Rehoming Your Horse.

If you are unable to complete the online form, please download the printed application by clicking here and mail your completed form to SAFE, 16509 164th Ave NE, Woodinville WA 98072