ASPCA Supporting Law Enforcement Response to Equine Cruelty in Florida, Wisconsin

A new grant initiative is designed to protect horses by combating barriers for addressing equine cruelty, the ASPCA says.
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ASPCA supporting law enforcement response to equine cruelty
Equine cruelty cases often require significant resources, training, and expertise, which can create a barrier for local organizations with limited funds, the ASPCA said. | Photo: iStock

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) announced Sept. 7 that it is offering up to $75,000 in grant funds to support effective law enforcement response to equine cruelty cases in Florida and Wisconsin.

Equine cruelty cases often require significant resources, training, and expertise, which can create a barrier for local organizations with limited funds. The ASPCA’s Effective Response to Equine Cruelty Grants Initiative will help combat these barriers and support the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of equids involved in cruelty and neglect situations.

“The ASPCA Equine Welfare department is focused on ensuring horses nationwide have good welfare, and combating cruelty and neglect is a vital component of this work,” said Emily Weiss, PhD, vice president of ASPCA Equine Welfare. “This initiative is designed to strengthen law enforcement’s ability to address equine cruelty, yield positive opportunities for collaboration and develop potential models for other organizations across the country

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