ARIZONA COALITION FOR EQUINES (“ACE”)
The ACE project was developed to bring together horse advocates throughout Arizona who share a common goal of enhancing the care and treatment of all equines, and to prevent abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Equine Ownership is a privilege that is not taken lightly. Our mission is to give equine owners the tools necessary to be successful and to have all equines thrive in their care. ACE is focused on positive ideas and solutions for equines and their owners.
ACE members are committed to enhancing the lives of all equines in Arizona through education and assistance to the owners and, when necessary, the prosecution of persons who commit acts of cruelty against equines contrary to existing laws.
- develop and distribute educational materials on all aspects of equine care
- develop and distribute resource information regarding veterinary, dental and hoof care
- develop and distribute resource information and possible financial assistance with euthanasia and carcass disposal
EDUCATE OWNERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE PUBLIC REGARDING THE PROBLEMS OF EQUINE OVERPOPULATION, ABUSE, ABANDONMENT AND NEGLECT
- develop and implement a statewide reporting, response and enforcement protocol as dictated by federal, state and local laws
- develop and distribute educational materials pursuant to 13 ARS 2910, 25 CFR Section 11.446, and applicable local laws
- develop and distribute educational materials pertaining to the inherent problems resulting from equine overpopulation
IDENTIFY AVAILABLE RESOURCES TO ASSIST OWNERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE OR IN TIMES OF CRISIS
- implement a statewide hay bank to provide temporary hay and feed assistance in accordance with ACE protocol
- owner must submit application for review and approval
- ACE hay bank representative will visit property to assess equines in need and will provide hay and feed as appropriate
- ACE hay bank representative will conduct follow up visits as necessary
- ACE and owner will develop and implement a plan for ongoing care and maintenance to avoid future crisis situations