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. Because our funds are limited, we can only help horses and horse owners who live in Washington state. If you are located outside SAFE’s area, we suggest you contact a rescue organization closer to home. You can find a list of rescue organizations who may be able to help you at https://homesforhorses.org/members/.
If you find yourself in a situation where you can’t care for your horse, we have put together some information that can help you rehome your horse safely and responsibly. Click here to read SAFE Options for Rehoming Your Horse.
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. This is a no-questions-asked service that SAFE provides, and while it is our intention to help horse owners in need, we will gladly pay for gelding surgery for anyone who asks. You do need to have 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 email@example.com.
Assistance with Vet or Farrier Care
Horse owners who are facing a temporary financial setback may apply for assistance from SAFE for routine or emergency vet care or farrier 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, and we are happy to work with any legitimate veterinarian or farrier in the local area. Please submit your information using the form at the bottom of this page, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serenity Fund (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 email@example.com or fill out the application for assistance below.
SAFE can provide up to 3 months of hay and/or grain for horse owners facing temporary setbacks. You must fill out the application for assistance below and demonstrate financial need, as well as a plan to be able to afford sufficient food for your horses in the future. Funds will be paid directly to a feed store that is convenient to you and you will need to pick up the donated items yourself.
SAFE has created a Facebook group called Mayday Horses to advertise horses that need new homes on their owner’s behalf. SAFE takes no responsibility for any claims made in these ads, and interested adopters will communicate directly with the horse’s owner.
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. 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. For information about the Blanket Bank, please click here.
If you are unable to complete the online form below, please download the appropriate form below and mail to SAFE, 10407 192nd Ave NE, Redmond WA 98053