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.
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
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.
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
The Sonoma County CHANGE Program is a State and Federally accredited 501c(3) organization (EIN 26-2135318) that has been helping horses in Sonoma County since 2007. CHANGE assists the Sonoma County Animal Care and Control Department with equine humane cases by providing 24/7 on-call equine transport, foster and rehabilitative care, and adoption services for horses in Animal Control custody. In addition, CHANGE provides training to Animal Control officers on a wide variety of equine related subjects. The organization is supported entirely by private donations.
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