Puerto Rico Disaster
Our Disaster project is now funded and CLOSED. Please consider donating to our Other Important Equine Welfare Projects:
Join Brooke USA as we raise emergency funds to help the equine victims in Puerto Rico!
Brooke USA's mission is to improve the welfare of working equines in the poorest parts of the world. However, we believe that the devastation in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico is of such scope and scale that it is only right that we make an exception and do what we can to assist these equine victims who are in our own backyard.
Through your donations, we have already raised more than $30,000 for the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund, to match their donors' gifts, dollar-for-dollar!, for the equine victims in Texas and Florida.
Now, we're going to tackle Puerto Rico and make sure we're helping the animals left in Hurricane Maria's wake as well.
100% of the donations that we raise for the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund are tax-deductible and will go to regional equine disaster relief efforts, to support emergency response groups and to help horses impacted by both of the hurricanes.
Please don't just watch these tragedies unfolding without doing something to help.
Let's keep doing something good, together!
US Equestrian CEO Bill Moroney said, “We are thrilled that Brooke USA has decided to come alongside US Equestrian in this effort. As part of our commitment to the health, welfare, and safety of horses, the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund was created to assist horses impacted by devastating natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. The outreach and generosity of the equestrian community to support the ongoing emergency assistance in this and future disasters allows us to provide direct financial assistance to the groups involved in the ongoing rescue efforts.”
Jim Wolf, Brooke USA Board member and longtime USEF and USET executive stated, "I'm delighted that Brooke USA is supporting efforts to help the equine victims of the devastated areas of Texas that have been affected by this natural disaster."
Thank you for helping these animals!
If you prefer to donate by check, please make checks payable to Brooke USA, and write "Puerto Rico" in the memo line. Then mail to Brooke USA, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511. If you have questions or would like to make a credit or debit card payment by phone, please call our office at 859-296-0037. Thank you!
David Jones, DVM, Chairman of Brooke USA, stated, "At a time of such human tragedy and with the understandable focus to address the safety of people, it is easy to overlook the plight of animals caught in such a desperate situation.
"It is vital that the Brooke USA and all those concerned with animal safety and welfare support every effort to minimize their loss and suffering"
Emily Dulin, Executive Director of Brooke USA said, "We decided that this catastrophe in our own country warranted that we step outside of our mission to help the animals in the United States this time. We considered a number of very good organizations to partner with in this effort, and chose US Equestrian because so many of our Brooke USA Ambassadors, Advocates, and donors are members. While we wish that these animals weren't going through such a horrific experience, we are pleased to gather our donors to make a difference."
For decades, Brooke has helped the equine victims of natural disasters around the world.
Now, Brooke USA is Temporarily assisting the equine victims of natural disasters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, with your help.
Some of the photos of horses that we used on this page and in our ads for disaster relief are only to represent the equine victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and are not horses from those disasters.