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Santa Cruz County Equine Evacuation


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Equine Evac exists to rescue horses from emergency situations via evacuation requests throughout the Santa Cruz region.

Santa Cruz County Equine Evac is a volunteer group that rescues horses from disasters and emegency situations. Its more than 175 volunteers include experienced horse trainers and handlers who have access to trailers and other resources necessary for a safe and smooth evacuation.

Equine Evac works with the Santa Cruz Oiffice of Emergency Services, along with certified disaster workers throughout the county.

How does Equine Evac work? The organization has three coordinators in nine geographic locations with team leaders and volunteers at each. Volunteers do everything from logistics, operations, financials, and of course locating and transporting horses away from danger. 

Residents can request a horse evacuation through a website form or by contacting the Santa Cruz Office of Emergency Services. If you love horses and wish to help, you can also volunteer to help this organization’s efforts to rescue horses from flood, fire, and other natural disasters and unexpected man-made emergencies.

Connecting With Community Groups in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County community groups and nonprofits play a fundamental role in making this a safe and thriving place.

Consider getting involved by volunteering your time, donating money, or both. Above you can learn about what services Santa Cruz County Equine Evacuation provides to the community and easily volunteer, donate, register for services, or connect with them on social media. Visit the Santa Cruz County Community Groups directory to see a comprehensive list of organizations on all subjects that are relevant to creating a vibrant local community.

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