Having originated during the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, the Equine Disaster Relief Fund was formed to help ensure the safety and well-being of horses during trying times. Money donated to the Equine Disaster Relief Fund is used to prepare for disasters and assists equines of any breed who are victims of disasters including but not restricted to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards, and fires. Money donated to the fund is held by US Equestrian in an account dedicated for this purpose and distributed only upon authorization of the US Equestrian Chief Executive Officer. Any donation to the Equine Disaster Relief Fund is a timely and efficient benefit for horses and horse owners.
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The AVMA is in constant contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and other federal entities so that they can be most helpful by getting information to the right people. The AVMA is also working with the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, and veterinary schools in both states to provide whatever information, guidance, and assistance needed.
Many veterinarians in the communities currently affected are providing their time and emergency services. To support these veterinarians, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is providing reimbursement grants to help AVMA veterinarians provide care to the animals affected by the storm.
Through the AVMF, your generous gifts help support: the medical care of injured or abandoned animals; disaster relief efforts; community projects including pet education days, spay/neuter events, and animal shelter improvements; veterinary student scholarships; and research activities to help prevent, diagnose, and treat animal diseases.
There are a variety of ways you can offer your financial support to the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation and every gift provides vital support to TVMF’s programs. For a cherished pet or fellow animal lover, there is no more positive or fitting tribute than a gift to benefit companion animal health. We hope you will partner with us, allowing the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation to make an even greater impact in Texas. For more information on ways to give visit tvmf.org.
*HURRICANE HARVEY: As flood waters rise, the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation is continuing to work with veterinarians in affected areas as they care for animals affected by Hurricane Harvey. By donating to our Disaster Relief fund, you can be assured that your donations will be assisting veterinarians as they care for the animals that have been displaced or injured by this historic storm. Under the “Select Foundation Program” drop down box, select “Disaster.”
When disasters occur and horses are involved the Foundation stands ready to help where needed. As a trusted source in the equine industry the Foundation serves as a leader in organizing efforts and funds to support relief of horses in need because of natural disaster. The Foundation aims to focus its disaster support through preparedness training and education. A prepared response is more effective and provides a greater impact for the welfare of horses. The Foundation also serves as a leader in supporting programs that assist in preparing for disasters. Efforts to aid horses during times of need have received funding from the AAEP Foundation for supplies, limited equipment, communication support and training.
Many groups within the veterinary and equine communities are working to provide aid to horses and their caretakers in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey.
At this time, financial donations are the most preferred because of the difficulty in getting supplies from outside of the region to the affected horses.
Welcome to Littleton Equine Medical Center
We are a full service primary care, referral and emergency facility that is capable of performing a variety of services for horses. We offer in hospital and ambulatory services including, but not limited to, sports medicine, surgery, imaging, wellness, internal medicine, integrative medicine, reproduction and laboratory.
Since 1950, it has been our mission to raise the standard for exceptional equine care through passion, professionalism and compassion. We are committed to providing open communication to horse owners and the veterinary community.