ASPCA Grants $200,000 to Equine Rescue Groups to Assist Retired Racehorses
Rescuing Racers Initiative funds programs to rescue and rehabilitate former racehorses
July 30, 2015
NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it has granted $200,000 to 26 equine rescue groups across the country in recognition of their efforts to assist retired racehorses. The grants were awarded as part of the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative, a major grants program that aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses to save them from slaughter. Now in its sixth year, the program gives retired racers a new lease on life by preparing them for lives off the track.