Yavapai Humane Society wins ASPCA Help a Horse Home Challenge Grand Prize
More than 1,500 horses adopted across the country during the annual #HelpAHorse Challenge
The Yavapai Humane Society has been awarded a $35,000 prize from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) as part of its annual Help a Horse Home Challenge. The nationwide competition for equine rescues, shelters and sanctuaries is designed to increase adoptions of equines around the country. Yavapai Humane Society Equine Center was awarded the grand prize. Division winners were scored based on their increase in adoptions from last year, along with the quality of their promotional content and campaigns on social media. More than 170 groups across the country participated, with 12 groups winning 13 prizes for their efforts during the contest, which ran from April 26 to June 30.
“The ASPCA Help a Horse Home Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for the Yavapai Humane Society to raise awareness about the horses we have available for adoption and place them in good homes,” said Christine Campbell, Director of Equine Services. “We are thrilled to receive this award from the ASPCA to support our commitment to providing care for horses in need, and we are grateful to our local & surrounding communities for joining us in this challenge and lending their support during the contest to help us find loving homes for horses.
“The ASPCA is committed to supporting the many groups nationwide working tirelessly to find safe, loving homes for the horses in their care, and the ASPCA Help a Horse Home Challenge provides an effective way for these groups to reach potential equine adopters,” said Dr. Emily Weiss, vice president of ASPCA Equine Welfare. “We are in awe of the innovative and thoughtful ways this year’s contestants found more homes for horses and we are pleased to award this prize to Yavapai Humane Society for their outstanding achievements during the contest, which contributed to more than 1,500 horses being adopted.”
Now in its sixth year, the ASPCA’s annual Help a Horse initiative has been a meaningful way for equine rescues, shelters and sanctuaries to increase awareness of their lifesaving work to help at-risk horses by competing to win valuable grant funding and additional resources. This year, Zoetis US LLC generously donated its new vaccine, CORE EQ Innovator,™ for every equine adopted during the two-month challenge period, and Conair® provided more than $300,000 in grooming supplies to be included in prize packages. Additionally, participants were invited to promote their equines on My Right Horse, a public listing site created by The Right Horse Initiative for equines in transition.
For more information about Yavapai Humane Society Equine Center, please visit yavapaihumane.org