The AAEP’s charitable arm is collecting financial gifts for those providing emergency relief and support for veterinarians and equids in Ukraine.
As the devastation unfolds from the war in Ukraine, many in the equine and veterinary communities have asked how they can help. The charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is The Foundation for the Horse, which collects donations for those providing emergency relief and support, including veterinary organizations and the horses and animals they care for.
“Our hearts go out to the animals, their owners, and veterinarians impacted by the devastation in Ukraine,” said Dr. Emma Read, president of The Foundation for the Horse and the AAEP. “We are working with veterinary colleagues in Europe to identify trusted organizations who are providing rapid response for equine and animal care in the region.”
“The images and reports from Ukraine as well as the border countries are heart-wrenching,” said the foundation in a statement. “While many residents fleeing Ukraine are trying to take their pets and animals with them, thousands of displaced horses, donkeys, burros and other animals remain behind and, like the people of Ukraine, need your help.”
Visit The Foundation’s Disaster Relief page to donate and learn more about how they are connecting with veterinary groups and animal charities that are supporting those in need.
About The Foundation for the Horse
The Foundation for the Horse is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the welfare of the horse through Education, Research, and help for Horses at Risk. World-renowned equine veterinarians and equine stakeholders govern and steward the foundation. In 2021 The Foundation for the Horse awarded over $1 million in scholarships and grants to impact equine health and well-being throughout the U.S. and developing countries.