The EQUUS Foundation is attempting to raise $50,000 to microchip 1,000 horses. During natural disasters like fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes, horses can get lost and far from their home farms and barns; they can be without food, shelter or medical care for long periods of time if not rescued.
Microchipping is one of the most effective ways to help ensure a horse is reunited with his owner after a disaster occurs. The EQUUS Foundation is raising funds to chip horses that are cared for by Foundation Guardian charities, recognizing that often a charity has limited funding and must choose between essentials like veterinary care and feed, and microchipping horses in their care.
On average, it costs about $50 for the microchip and its placement in the horse's neck. Microchipping is a humane, reliable form of identification, yet less than 20 percent of the horses at equine charities are chipped.
Donate to the EQUUS Foundation's microchipping drive to keep horses safe between Thanksgiving, November 28, and Giving Tuesday, December 3, here.
Read more at the EQUUS Foundation.
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