HAPI Trails – Horse Adoption Program – $1,500
The Community Foundation of Teton Valley was honored to award a $1,500 partial grant to the HAPI Trails Horse Adoption Program to support the construction of quarantine stalls and an outdoor vet stall to allow the rescue of higher-risk animals in poor health within the community.
HAPI Trails receives more requests to intake abused, abandoned, and neglected horses than its facility can accommodate. Frequently, the organization cannot take animals in poor health because it does not have the quarantine space to do so, nor is there an extended vet stall to treat injured animals even when their situations meet HAPI Trail’s mission.
The Community Foundation grant will support, in part, the construction of three quarantine runs on the north side of the HAPI Trails barn to place animals that need vet work or must be separated from pastured horses for medical reasons. These runs will provide HAPI Trails with additional space to rescue abandoned, neglected, or abused horses in poor health without risking the other horses at the facility. An extended vet stall will also allow injured animals to be treated more safely and efficiently. This run will be built on the south side of the barn and enable the organization to rescue more injured horses. Being able to medically treat horses onsite in a safer and less stressful setup decreases medical costs and trauma to the equines in its care. Providing a safe place for animals to recuperate from illness or injury is necessary for HAPI Trails to increase the number of the highest-risk horses that can be brought to its facility.
The Community Foundation commends the critical work of HAPI Trails through Project Vet Stall. This will enable the organization to maintain better overall health and healthcare of the rescued animals while increasing its ability to save horses that are ill or injured within the community.