Help Us Give Rescue Horses a Second Chance
There are close to 200,000 horses in need of care and shelter in the United States. That’s why Purina sponsors A Home for Every Horse, a program to help find forever homes for horses in need. We supply participating rescue shelters with high-quality nutrition developed by our Ph.D. equine nutritionists at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center. To date, we’ve donated more than 600 tons of feed.
Purina will donate $150,000 in free feed coupons to rescue shelters participating in the A Home for Every Horse Program. To start, we’re giving $125,000. And you can help us donate the rest.
Just share this page to help spread the word. Each time you do, between May 5 and September 5, 2015, Purina will donate $1, up to an additional $25,000.
And if you share a rescue horse story with us on Facebook (facebook.com/purinahorse), we’ll donate $25.
Nutrition is Key to Bringing Rescue Horses Back to Good Health
“For the first seven to 10 days, Primrose was fed a modified version of the UC Davis re-feeding diet. After Day 10, we began introducing concentrated feeds such as Purina® Equine Senior® horse feed, and oils. After she got used to eating again, we had to really get nutrition into her because she was gestating and using an unbelievable amount of calories; then after foaling, as well, because she was lactating. So we were going through bags of Purina® horse feed very quickly. Primrose delivered a healthy foal, Sawyer, who is doing really well.”
Katie, Sonoma CHANGE Program
Purina® Equine Senior® horse feed was one of many factors that helped these horses' recovery. Purina is proud to assist rescue shelters with one of many resources needed to bring troubled horses back to good health.
This story is presented in connection with Purina Animal Nutrition LLC's participation in the A Home for Every Horse program. This story is provided as an individual’s experience with Purina® horse products and is not a representation of actual results that can be guaranteed. Because of factors outside of Purina Animal Nutrition LLC’s control, individual results to be obtained, including but not limited to: financial performance, animal condition, health or performance cannot be predicted or guaranteed by Purina Animal Nutrition LLC.
ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS
Bringing a Rescue Horse Back to Good Health
At the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, Kelly Vineyard, Ph.D., Research Equine Nutritionist, lives and breathes equine nutrition research. She’s provided some guidance to get a malnourished horse on the path to good health.
Understand the importance of working closely with an equine veterinarian.
Develop an immediate re-feeding plan for the first 10 days.
Closely monitor the first 10 days of re-feeding.
Implement a long-term feeding plan.