The Equine Cancer Society

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Location: Mansfield, TX

Year established: 2012

Number of staff/volunteers: Average of ten

Types of animals they work with: “The Equine Cancer Society specializes in helping equines and their owners understand equine cancers, their causes, treatments, and options,” says president and founder Rebecca Mead.

Fundraising targets: “Through Cow’s Cause, named for Scout (aka ‘Cow’), who is the inspiration behind the Equine Cancer Society, we help to pay veterinary bills for horses fighting cancer. ECS raises funds for equine cancer research and donates it to studies being done through the Morris Animal Foundation.”

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Favorite rescue story: “My story began in July of 2009. I had a beautiful paint horse named Scout (“Cow”) who came into my life in need of a lot of TLC. In December of 2010, I noticed a small lesion on his eye that would not heal. I called the veterinarian and he performed a biopsy of the tissue. To my dismay, it was cancer. The doctor informed me that it was squamous cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive forms of cancer. I went to the barn that night, held my soulmate close and promised him I would not give up as long as he didn’t. That is how the Equine Cancer Society was born. I am proud to say that despite all the trials and tribulations we went through with Scout, we can help others in need of information and support.”