December 5, 2012
Safe Stalls Horse Rescue Network
Equine professionals connect to help horses in crisis
The Safe Stalls program is a nationwide network of horse rescues, professionals, and enthusiasts who provide emergency care and shelter for horses in cruelty or natural disaster situations. The Humane Society of the United States administers Safe Stalls to address the critical needs of horses nationwide.
When animals are suffering from neglect or abuse, or are endangered because of a natural disaster, the Safe Stalls program can provide law enforcement and communities with local resources to help horses who need immediate intervention.
Safe Stalls partners will include pre-screened equine rescue groups, fosters, trainers, farriers, and other professionals across the country. Partners may also be individual horse owners and enthusiasts who can supply transport, food, and other care for horses.
- Horse rescue application [Word doc]
The Safe Stalls program needs rescues to take horses and find them new homes. Horses given to rescues will be up to date on veterinarian and farrier care unless specifically noted.
How to Join Safe Stalls
If you are interested in becoming a part of the Safe Stalls network, please:
1. Download one or more of these applications
- Transportation application [Word doc]
Whether you are able to haul horses internationally, within the state, or locally, please fill out an application to be recommended as a Safe Stalls partner.
- Veterinarian application [Word doc]
Equine veterinarians who are AAEP members are encouraged to apply for the Safe Stalls program.
- Farrier application [Word doc]
Safe Stalls needs certified and uncertified farriers can apply to be a Safe Stalls partner. All farriers should be experienced and must provide references.
- Equine dentist application [Word doc]
The Safe Stalls program is looking for certified equine dentists. Please note on your application if you are also a veterinarian or work with a particular veterinarian.
- Land and temporary shelter application [Word doc]
Those with acreage, barns, or paddocks can help save horses by housing them on your property for a predetermined amount of time. We will negotiate cost of feed and care with landowners.
2. Fill out the application(s), attach supporting documents, and return them to our Safe Stall coordinator by email or postal mail (see applications for details).
We will review your application and contact you regarding your interest in the program. When a need arises, we can contact you with information about any rescue in your area, and ask what you might be able to provide at that time.
Roy Halladay, star pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, and his wife, Brandy, are great friends to animals and to The HSUS. With a particular fondness for equines, the Halladays network with people interested in helping horses, and their Halladay Family Foundation spearheaded the Safe Stalls initiative.
Roy Halladay, star pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, and his wife Brandy adopted a horse from an HSUS raid in 2010. Their passion to help horses has only increased, and the Safe Stalls program is spearheaded by The Humane Society of the United States and The Halladay Family Foundation.
If you have questions about the Safe Stalls program after reading this page and the information in our applications, please email us.
You can also choose to support Safe Stalls with your monetary donation. Please also sign up for our on-line community to get information about rescues and other work of The HSUS.