The goal of the Micro-Rescue program is for individuals to save horses, one horse at a time.
The Equine Rescue Network (ERN) is an electronic network of equine advocates working together to help slaughter-bound, neglected, abandoned, lost/stolen/missing horses in the USA. We have helped hundreds of horses. Over time we have learned the following lessons:
~ Despite best efforts and good intentions, “forever homes” are a rarity.
~ An unwanted horse’s best chance for a secure future is to find an individual that is willing to rehabilitate and retrain so the horse is valuable and wanted in the horse community.
That is where MICRORESCUERS come in….ERN’s goal is to continue to find responsible equestrians who will take in a rescue horse, rehab, retrain and rehome responsibly. ERN will help provide funds to MicroRescuers to get you started rescuing.
While MicroRescuers may receive fund to help purchase an at-risk horse, we all know that NO HORSE IS FREE. The ongoing expense of care, feed and maintenance of a horse will fall on the MicroRescuers. In the end, MicroRescuers are able to sell their rescues responsibly, with a contract and for a profit. The MORE time and training you put in, the MORE valuable the horse which means the LESS likely that horse will fall back into the slaughter pipeline.
All horses sold must be sold responsibly – with contract – and a microchip.