Friday, March 5, 2010

Homes for Horses Coalition : Update

Dear Homes for Horses Coalition Member:

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) cordially invite you to attend the fourth annual Homes for Horses Coalition Conference, May 10-11 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. This year’s conference will be held in conjunction with Animal Care Expo (May 12-15), the world’s largest gathering of animal welfare professionals, enabling you to take advantage of both HHC and a special equine welfare track at Expo.

As you know, the Homes for Horses Coalition is dedicated to ending horse slaughter and other forms of equine cruelty, as well as promoting growth, collaboration and professionalism within the equine rescue community. This year’s conference offers two days packed with workshops and networking opportunities. Topics include: fundraising strategies, innovative re-homing programs, advice on fostering media relations and much more. In addition, the new equine protection track at Animal Care Expo offers sessions on stopping horse slaughter; developing a statewide horse welfare coalition; finding homes for horses; horse transport and safety issues; and the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses.

There is no registration fee for the HHC 2010 conference. Coalition members who are interested in attending the equine welfare training offered at Animal Care Expo are eligible for a reduced registration rate of $175. A special room rate of $140.00 per night is available at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel for the HHC conference and Expo.

If you are interested in attending Homes for Horses, please RSVP Stacy Segal at The deadline for registering is April 15, 2010. To register for the equine welfare track at Animal Care Expo, visit:

We hope that you will join us and other leading equine welfare advocates in Nashville this spring. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Stacy Segal by phone at: 301-258-1408 or via email at:


Keith Dane

Deputy Director, Government and Legal Affairs Director, Equine Protection

Chris Heyde

Animal Welfare Institute Humane Society of the United States

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