The CHANGE Program

The CHANGE Program was formed in 2007 to support local law enforcement in managing equine humane cases including neglect, abuse, abandonment and relinquishment.

CHANGE is a state and federally accredited non-profit organization. It is not a county agency and is supported entirely by private donations.

24/7 Emergency Support

CHANGE provides 24/7 emergency transportation and foster care to horses in the custody of local law enforcement.

All horses in the program receive complete veterinary care, hoof care, specialized nutritional support, and their own set of care supplies made possible by generous community donations to the CHANGE Tack and Supply Donation Program.

Once rehabilitated, horses are then adopted by permanent loving families.

Education and Outreach

CHANGE also serves the community through education and outreach events such as law enforcement training seminars on equine-related subjects and low-cost castration clinics for the public.

CHANGE also has served as a subsidiary in several courtroom cases by providing expert witness testimony.

Some of the cases set legal precedent and garnered national media attention.

Vision Statement

To improve the acceptable standard of care for horses by being an agency of social change.

Mission Statement

To support local law enforcement as a subsidiary in equine cases through humane education, logistical and financial avenues.

Core Values

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Support of law enforcement
  • Education
  • Advocacy for horses
  • Ethical leadership
  • Service to the community through a novel approach

Goals

  • To be a transformative agency; to reach beyond business as usual
  • To be a sustainable and secure organization

Available for Adoption

Adopt Nemo!

Don't miss out on this guy—one of the nic...est horses CHANGE has ever had in foster care. Nemo is a beautiful and athletic 6 year old 15 hand Quarter Horse gelding.

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Available for Adoption

Nemo

Available: Nemo, gelding age 7 Looking for trail home.  

Sawyer

Sawyer is a yearling born into foster care in June 2014 to