Jessica Benavides
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Help a Horse Home Challenge Photo Credit: SPCA of Texas Volunteer Photographer, Nina Meir. Nintendo the horse goes through training at Turn About Training in Stephenville, TX

The SPCA of Texas will be participating in the ASPCA's (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help a Horse Home Equine Adoption Challenge, competing for a chance to win some of $150,000 available in grant prizes. The nationwide competition kicks off tomorrow, April 26 and runs through Sunday, June 30.

This two-month-long competition for equine rescues, shelters and sanctuaries is designed to increase adoptions of equines across the country and raise awareness about the lifesaving work that these organizations do to prepare horses for good homes. The SPCA of Texas will be competing against more than 170 organizations for prizes that will be given to the groups who adopt out more equines than they did last year during the same period. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas' Equine and Livestock department follow their Facebook page. To see all available horses, visit

The Help a Horse Home Challenge kicks off on April 26, a date chosen for its significance to the ASPCA’s long history of horse protection. In 1866, ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26 of that year. Each year the ASPCA hosts a national grant competition to elevate the work of equine rescues that help at-risk horses who have been abused, neglected or are homeless. Since 2014, the ASPCA has awarded equine groups more than $300,000 in grant funding through this competition.

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