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Dominion Equine Welfare is dedicated to finding solutions for at-risk equines through innovative ideas and actions, as well as sharing information based on the our experience with horse rescues, veterinary medicine and best practices of the equine community.





A horse eating hay outdoorsEligibility Guidelines:

Applicants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis using a number of criteria, including but not limited to:

  • You must be a private equine owner. No applications from equine businesses (such as boarding, breeding or training facilities) will be considered. Regrettably, we are unable to offer assistance to rescues at this time.
  • The number of equine you own.
  • You must have owned your equine for a minimum of 6 months.
  • You have standing relationships with one or more equine professionals (veterinarians, farriers/natural trimmers, dental providers, etc.)
  • You must provide a safe, secure, clean, healthy environment to maintain your equine, to include shelters, pastures/paddocks, hay storage.
  • You are not involved in the breeding or sale of equine on a regular basis (not including the need to sell your equine due to your financial situation)
  • Applicant must agree to no breeding of any kind for a minimum of three (3) years. This includes the shipping or receipt of semen.
  • Situation and need must be short-term*.
  • You must show documented financial need due to unemployment or other financial hardship.
  • You must have a workable plan developed to avoid future need and be willing to share that.
  • A site visit is mandatory for applicants by a Dominion EquiHelp TM volunteer or designated person.

 If you feel you meet these criteria, please complete and submit an application.

* 3-6 months


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