The CHANGE Program
The CHANGE Program was formed in 2007 to support local law enforcement in managing equine humane cases including neglect, abuse and abandonment.
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.
CHANGE is pleased to announce an educational video mini- series in English and Spanish covering basic horse care, per California law requirements. Check us out on Youtube or click the links below!
A summary of our video series "Good horse care is the law" is provided in our new brochures in both English and Spanish. Good Horse Care is the Law (PDF)
To improve the acceptable standard of care for horses by being an agency of social change.
To support local law enforcement as a subsidiary in equine cases through humane education, logistical and financial avenues.
- Support of law enforcement
- Advocacy for horses
- Ethical leadership
- Service to the community through a novel approach
- To be a transformative agency; to reach beyond business as usual
- To be a sustainable and secure organization
Additional Resources for horse owners: http://www.horseresource.info/books/aqel/#p=4