Help Us Give Rescue Horses a Second Chance
There are close to 200,000 horses in need of care and shelter in the United States. That’s why Purina sponsors A Home for Every Horse, a program to help find forever homes for horses in need. We supply participating rescue shelters with high-quality nutrition developed by our Ph.D. equine nutritionists at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center. To date, we’ve donated more than 600 tons of feed.
Over the past three years, Purina has donated $425,000 in free feed to rescue shelters participating in the A Home for Every Horse program. We look forward to continuing our support for rescue horses in 2015.
Stay tuned for 2015 program details on how you can help rescue horses and shelters!
Nutrition is Key to Bringing Rescue Horses Back to Good Health
“We don’t always know the history of a horse when it comes to the rescue, and Purina® Equine Senior® horse feed is what we start each horse with. It’s so important that these horses start out with a food that is easily digestible.
The improvement in Lucky was that, as she gained her strength back, she also understood she was safe here. She’s a loving, sweet girl.”
Joyce Pomeroy, Last Stop Horse Rescue
- Joy, Harmony New Beginnings Animal Rescue
Purina® Equine Senior® horse feed was one of many factors that helped these horses' recovery. Purina is proud to assist rescue shelters with one of many resources needed to bring troubled horses back to good health.*
ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS
Bringing a Rescue Horse Back to Good Health
At the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, Kelly Vineyard, Ph.D., Research Equine Nutritionist, lives and breathes equine nutrition research. She’s provided some guidance to get a malnourished horse on the path to good health.
Understand the importance of working closely with an equine veterinarian.
Develop an immediate re-feeding plan for the first 10 days.
Closely monitor the first 10 days of re-feeding.
Implement a long-term feeding plan.