FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2015
Mariah Hammerschmidt, A Home for Every Horse Program Coordinator
Picture Your Rescue Giveaway Now Open for Equine Rescues
Zoetis to donate $1,000 to a rescue with A Home for Every Horse.
Boulder, CO —One lucky equine rescue will be randomly selected by A Home for Every Horse to receive a $1,000 donation for horse health and veterinary expenses from Zoetis for veterinary care and horse health expenses as the winner of the Picture Your Rescue competition. Zoetis the sponsor of the competition to promote meeting the health needs of all horses.
Horse owners and enthusiasts are encouraged to take part in the contest in helping to “raise” the donation by completing the online Leptospirosis Risk Assessment (http://bit.ly/EvaluateYourRisk). Zoetis will donate $1 for each completed Leptospirosis Risk Assessment to fulfill the $1,000 donation.
Equine leptospirosis is a costly and underdiagnosed disease that can affect the entire equine industry. Horse owners can now answer a few simple questions to help determine if their horse is at risk for leptospirosis and are able to print the results to initiate a conversation on prevention with their veterinarian. Vaccination against leptospirosis is now available with LEPTO EQ INNOVATOR® from Zoetis, the first and only leptospirosis vaccine for horses, which launched earlier this fall.
Equine rescues can compete to win the Picture Your Rescue Giveaway and the $1,000 prize for veterinary care and horse health expenses by completing the online application (http://bit.ly/AHFEH_PictureYourRescue) Entries are due in full on Dec. 15, 2015. The $1,000 prize will be randomly given to a rescue based on a drawing of completed applications.
Zoetis has continues to partner with A Home for Every Horse by providing rescues with assistance through donating health care products including STRONGID® Paste and WEST NILE-INNOVATOR®. Rescue horses have many needs when they first arrive at rescues, and Zoetis actively supports A Home for Every Horse and shelters around the country helping provide rescues the ability to foster each in-coming horse.
Equine.com and the Active Interest Media Equine Network have joined forces with the American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition to launch A Home for Every Horse Project. If you want more information on rescue horses or you want to locate a rescue near you, please check out AHomeforEveryHorse.com.
This project helps find homes for America’s 170,000 to 200,000 horses in need of care and shelter. Here’s how it works: Begin the search for your next equine partner at Equine.com. You can search horses waiting for homes at nonprofit shelters across the country. Browse by rescue horse, or find a rescue organization in your area.
· Visit the site’s “services” section to learn about your local rescue organizations. Find out how you can volunteer, donate, or simply spread the word.
· Look for upcoming stories on AHomeforEveryHorse.com related to horse rescue.
If your 501(c)(3) rescue organization would like to join the A Home for Every Horse project please fill out the online application at AHomeforEveryHorse.com/join. Equine.com is part of the Active Interest Media Equine Network.
About the Equine Network
The Equine Network provides, creates, and distributes relevant content and services to passionate horse enthusiasts while connecting them to each other and the marketplace. The Equine Network is the publisher of award-winning magazines: Horse&Rider, EQUUS, Dressage Today, The Trail Rider, Spin to Win Rodeo, American Cowboy, and Practical Horseman. The Equine Network also publishes a proprietary line of books and DVDs for sale through its store, HorseBooksEtc.com. The Equine Network also provides emergency roadside assistance through USRider, and is home to several websites including: EquiSearch.com, Equine.com, MyHorseDaily.com, DiscoverHorses.com, AmericanCowboy.com, and Horse-Journal.com.
Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. In 2014, the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion. With approximately 10,000 employees worldwide at the beginning of 2015, Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in 120 countries. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com.