CANTER California Receives Grant from ASPCA

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CANTER California is thrilled to announce the continued support of the ASPCA through a generous grant from their Equine Fund.

The ASPCA has granted $7,500 to CANTER California to assist in rehabilitating and retraining retired racehorses. The funds will be used for veterinary care, feed and boarding expenses for off-track Thoroughbreds the adoption program.

“We are incredibly grateful to have support from ASPCA and we are excited they have again chosen CANTER as a recipient of these funds to help ex-racehorses in need of rehabilitation and retraining.” said CANTER California Executive Director, Ali Dacher.  “This grant provides much needed funding to continue our work and provide the resources to help more Thoroughbreds find new homes and move into second careers.”

CANTER California has successfully transitioned over 400 horses through its adoption program and online trainer listings since its incorporation in 2008. Our CANTER graduates have gone on to excel in the show ring as well as on the trails and as pleasure horses Through the development of a network of trainers and boarding facilities, horses are now placed in temporary care with CANTER until a new, approved home is found. CANTER assumes financial responsibility for each horse including board, feed, farrier, dental and vet care. Once a horse enters the CANTER program, our knowledgeable volunteers, professional trainers, farriers and veterinary staff evaluate each horse to ensure that it has the health, soundness, training and skills needed to successfully transition to life off the racetrack. When CANTER horses are ready for adoption, they leave our care with a solid foundation for the next rewarding phase of their lives. Financial support from the ASPCA will strengthen these efforts.

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  • Ann Taylor

    Wonderful & deserved. Grateful appreciation to the ASPCA, CANTER and to all the rescue groups who work tirelessly on behalf of our horses. Funding is critical — we all need to chip in.

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