UHC Ex­pands Oper­a­tion Geld­ing

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The Un­wanted Horse Coali­tion has ap­proved ex­pan­sion of the ex­pan­sion of the Oper­a­tion Geld­ing pro­gram, in­creas­ing the fund­ing per horse gelded to $100, ap­prov­ing two clin­ics per cal­en­dar year for qual­i­fied or­ga­ni­za­tions, and of­fer­ing a voucher op­tion. The changes will go into ef­fect Jan­uary 1, 2017.

“We are so pleased that the board agreed to ex­pand the Oper­a­tion Geld­ing pro­gram,” said Doug Corey, DVM, UHC chair­man. “The pro­gram is work­ing, but there is a clear de­mand for ad­di­tional cas­tra­tion clin­ics across the coun­try, and the UHC is ready to as­sist or­ga­ni­za­tions in meet­ing that need.”

Since its in­cep­tion, Oper­a­tion Geld­ing has dis­trib­uted $67,000 in funds, re­sult­ing in the cas­tra­tion of 1,348 stal­lions, and the re­duc­tion of many more un­wanted foals.

To learn more about the UHC and help re­duce the num­ber of un­wanted horses, con­tact Jen­nifer Pur­cell, PhD, UHC direc­tor, jpur­cell@horsec­oun­cil.org, or do­nate through the UHC web­site, www.un­want­ed­horsecoali­tion.org.

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