Like you, we here at the Equine Network were shocked and saddened by the losses of those in Oklahoma who were affected by the tornado that hit earlier this week. So we decided to help in the way of what we do best, which is to bring credible and researched information to you should you be looking for a way to aid relief efforts.
We understand that in this tough economy, it's all that some of us can do to be able to afford our horse. So we wanted to let you know that you may be able to give to the relief efforts in Oklahoma simply by caring for your horse. Below is a directory of some of the equine companies we know and trust who are donating proceeds from their sales or contributing directly to help our horse community in Oklahoma.
We hope you will take the time to review the list and support their efforts with your patronage. And you can follow your favorite publication on Facebook—linked in the titles below—for updates to this list as well as the names of charitable organizations who are providing aid.
In addition, A Home for Every Horse, along with Equine.com, is helping people locate their displaced horses in the tornado-hit areas. If you or someone you know is looking for your horse or you have found a lost horse, please send a personal message on Facebook or email A Home For Every Horse at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be posting these ads on Equine.com as well as on both A Home For Every Horse and Equine.com Facebook pages: Practical Horseman, Dressage Today, EQUUS, The Trail Rider, Spin to Win Rodeo, Horse & Rider, American Cowboy.
Absorbine is assisting A Home For Every Horse in supporting Oklahoma horse rescues, as well as posting messages on their Facebook page of ways their customers can donate to relief funds.
Alpine Publications is donating 10 percent of all sales for the rest of May to the animal relief efforts in Oklahoma City.
The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) and American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust has established a fund to assist with the relief and recovery efforts related to the tornados. These funds will be directed to specific local Moore, Oklahoma, organizations in need of funds or the American Red Cross.
The American Quarter Horse Association is coordinating a community-wide effort to help with the recovery and relief of victims of the Oklahoma tornados by accepting donations at their headquarters. While AQHA calls Amarillo its home, Oklahoma City is a "home away from home" as Association staff and thousands of exhibitors from across the world travel there multiple times a year for horse competitions, therefore AQHA wants to do anything it can to help.
Butler Schein Animal Health (a Henry Schein company), in conjunction with vendor partners, has donated a significant amount of animal health supplies to the Oklahoma City Shelter and continues to monitor the situation to identify additional needs. Butler Schein team members in the Oklahoma City area are very involved with the relief and support effort.
Cowgirl Tuff Company is sending all money proceeds from a live auction at their 1st annual Tuff Foundation barrel race over Memorial Day weekend to help the Oklahoma communities. They will also be sending down a pallet of donated clothes to distribute among the individuals and families that were affected by the storms.
Denkai Animal Sanctuary is out of Weld County, Colorado. They have gathered together volunteers, horse halters, feed, and dog food, and are still gathering contributions for relief efforts. They are a 9-year-old organization with experienced handlers and can be reached at (970) 217-1457 or email@example.com.
Farnam Horse Products is working with the American Paint Horse Association to bring equine care products to families and equine facilities in need, including fly control, wound care, nutritional supplements and dewormer products.
Fast Back Ropes is donating $5 of every rope sold at National Saddlery stores and booths during Memorial Day Weekend towards the tornado recovery effort. Fast Back Ropes will be sold at the Barry Burk Junior Calf Roping in Ardmore, Okla., the Future Stars Calf Roping in Shawnee, Okla., the World Series Heartland Finale in Guthrie, Okla., and the National Saddlery Store in the Stockyards in Oklahoma City.
Every year, the Franklin-Williams Company donates their specialty Equine Bandage Products to areas in need, through various organizations, and shall do so for the needs in Oklahoma.
Hagyard Equine Pharmacy is stepping up to help the Oklahoma State University Animal Relief Fund. If you would like to call in a donation amount to their pharmacy, they will select items that the hospital needs and ship them. They are also taking collections in the form of checks. If you wish to send a check, make it out to OSU Animal Relief Fund in care of Nancy and she will send them to the Vet school. The Vet school said they also need all stable supplies such as buckets, lead shanks, halters, etc. If you have items that you are not using, they will get them to OSU as well.
JT International Dist, Inc. will be donating $10 for every saddle they sell from now until June 30th—to be sent to aid in relief efforts in Oklahoma after the devastating tornado earlier this week.
The Kansas Horse Council is using its Facebook page to keep folks informed about ways they can assist our neighbors in need in Oklahoma.
The Lazy E Arena in conjunction with the World Series of Team Roping (WSTR) and the United States Team Roping Association (USTRC) are working together to raise funds that will be directly donated to the Oklahoma Red Cross in support for the efforts of relief for the outbreak of tornadoes across Oklahoma. The World Series of Team Roping Heartland Finale at the Lazy E Arena will go on as scheduled this coming weekend (May 24-27) with "Proceeds" being directly donated to the Oklahoma Red Cross for tornado relief.
A percentage of sales of the LubriSyn Family of Products at the upcoming AJPHA World Show, June 24- July 6, will go to recovery efforts from the recent Oklahoma tornadoes.
The NibbleNet® Hay Bag by Thin Air Canvas, Inc. will donate a portion of every sale of the NibbleNet® bags sold towards Oklahoma Disaster Relief. They have already sent donations to the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Animal Relief Fund (OSU is not charging for veterinary services), Hope4Horses.org and The Women's Horse Industry Network.
We at Nich Marketers, Inc. have already shipped Stretch Net Sleeves (a secondary bandage) to Oklahoma City to be taken to Moore. They are at this moment loading a pallet with more supplies to be shipped.
Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. are the makers of Cosequin joint health supplements. Nutramax has donated vet wrap, buckets, and Proviable-EQ paste (a probiotic yeast supplement to support positive re-population of a balanced intestinal microflora). A shipment has been sent to Equine Interstate Services, Inc. a clinic in Goldsby, Oklahoma, who is taking in injured horses.
In response to the devastating Oklahoma tornado, Purina Animal Nutrition and its dealers are donating feed to local shelters that are prepared to care for displaced horses and other animals. Through its social channels, the company is also communicating avenues the horse community can take to provide monetary donations that aid the recovery effort.
Rios of Mercedes Boot Company is sending 200 boots to Langston's Western Wear in Oklahoma City to donate to the Salvation Army, and will be sending boots to various charities for silent auctions and fundraisers for tornado victims. The company is also working with the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, the National Reining Horse Association and Oklahoma State Veterinary Hospital to disseminate information as it comes available through their social media channels.
Standlee Hay is donating $2,500 in hay products, in partnership with Atwoods Ranch & Home in Oklahoma and other midwestern states.
Stolen Horse International, Inc. aka NetPosse.com would like to help with FREE DISASTER report listings and NetPosse Alerts for any animals lost or found in a disaster.
The Women's Horse Industry Network is raising funds for the horses and horse owners in the areas devastated by the tornado. Details are on their website.
WeatherBeeta is working with A Home For Every Horse and also charitable organizations to provide aid to those in need in Oklahoma.