HSUS Assists Horses Affected by Disaster in US West

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Severe drought and past wildfires have made feeding horses in the Western United States difficult at best. These ecological disruptions have caused a shortage of hay and alfalfa. Two donations by The Humane Society of the United States hope to help feed horses in need.

* The Humane Society of the United States today announced the results of auctioned VIP Indy car-racing packages that helped raise money for horse sanctuaries in the upper Midwest and Western states. $30,588 will go to sanctuaries and horse rescue groups in Alaska, Idaho, North Dakota and South Dakota that have been impacted by severe drought and other factors such as wildfires. The VIP packages were generously donated by Mari George, the Chairman of the Board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

* The Humane Society of the United States today also announced a $15,000 donation to the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros in South Dakota. The money will be used to feed the organization's three herds suffering from the Category 4 drought.

HSUS Disaster Services aims to help animals involved in emergency situations. For more information on HSUS Disaster Services, visit www.hsus.org/disastercenter.