Over $250,000 goes to rehabilitating retired racehorses

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Over $250,000 goes to rehabilitating retired racehorses

The ASPCA recently granted $250,500 to 12 equine rescue groups to assist with their efforts to rehabilitate and retrain retired racehorses.

Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has so far awarded over $2 million to rescues to prepare horses for new homes and second careers once their racing careers come to an end. Recently, they granted $250,500 to 12 equine rescue groups to assist with their efforts to rehabilitate and retrain retired racehorses.

“The ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative provides focused and impactful grant funding to the many groups around the country that provide critical resources to former racehorses,” said Dr. Emily Weiss, vice president of Equine Welfare for the ASPCA. “While their racing careers may have ended, these retirees still have much to offer, and we are proud to support these innovative groups as they effectively, humanely and efficiently rehabilitate and rehome retired racers.”