Equine Guelph Horse Rescue Survey – Equine Rescues, Volunteers and Staff Please Participate!

Grofsapr72015RImportant Call-To-Action for Equine Rescues and Volunteers in Canada!

Equine Guelph, University of Guelph, is conducting a survey to assess challenges facing equine rescues/retirement facilities.  Funding for this project has been provided by the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) – Fondation due Bien-Etre Animale du Canada.

Can you qualify to help them with the survey (takes approximately 20 minutes to complete)?


  • Must be involved in an equine rescue/retirement facility located in Canada (volunteer, owner, staff, etc..)
  • Must be 16 years or older

What is the purpose of the survey?

  • To assess challenges facing equine rescues/retirement facilities
  • To help Equine Guelph develop free educational resources that are in highest demand by equine rescue organizations.
  • To enhance communication of horse-related information to equine rescue organizations

Potential benefits of the study

Participants will directly benefit in the long-term from the proposed survey because results of the study will be used to develop targeted educational resources for equine rescue/retirement facilities that will be available free of charge. It is expected that horse welfare will improve as a result of the survey and the subsequent development of educational resources. The development of an educational program for operators and volunteers at rescue farms will help increase the knowledge base resulting in better care for the horses, and with better health, there will be a better chance at finding new adoptive homes.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey or would like a copy of the survey results, please feel free to contact Diane Gibbard, Education Projects Officer, Equine Guelph at horses@uoguelph.ca or by phone at (519)824-4120 ext. 53457 or Gayle Ecker, Director, Equine Guelph, at gecker@uoguelph.ca, or by phone at (519) 824-4120 ext.56678

Thank You!


One comment

  1. I’d love to help out. I have 2 rescues  myself that I took in . One is rehomed and doing well..I’m not a rescue center but I’d like to help out. I have a small hobby farm in prudhomme saskatchewan.  I can take in one horse at a time for the summer.  I am in Arizona for the winter.  If there’s a way to help let me know and I’d like to the survey.  Thank you Vicki Grimard  

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