FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2015
Mariah Hammerschmidt, A Home for Every Horse Program Coordinator
Picture Your Rescue Giveaway Recipient Named
Zoetis donates $1,000 to Hope for Horses equine rescue
Boulder, CO —Hope for Horses equine rescue was randomly selected by A Home for Every Horse to receive a $1,000 donation for horse health and veterinary expenses from Zoetis as the winner of the Picture Your Rescue giveaway. The Galt, California, based rescue plans to use the donation towards veterinary care, vaccinations and diagnostics for the more than 10 horses it helps to rehome each year.
Zoetis sponsored the Picture Your Horse giveaway to promote meeting the health needs of all horses as a part of the launch of the first and only equine leptospirosis vaccine, LEPTO EQ INNOVATOR®. A Home for Every Horse and Zoetis continue to encourage horse owners and enthusiasts to complete the online Leptospirosis Risk Assessment (http://bit.ly/EvaluateYourRisk) and evaluate their horse’s risk for equine leptospirosis.
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.
Zoetis continues to partner with A Home for Every Horse by providing rescues with assistance through the donation of 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 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.