Final Fire Relief Grant Funding Targeted to Non-Profit Equine Organizations

 The Sonoma County Horse Council has completed three rounds of fire relief grant funding resulting in 32 grant awards totaling $131,698. The Council has decided to do a fourth and final round of funding exclusively targeting 501(c)(3) nonprofit equine organizations impacted by the October fires. The expectation is that we will expend the remaining balance of $15,158.03 in our fire relief fund in this fourth and final round.

The application deadline for interested nonprofit organizations is July 31, 2018. The link below is to the grant application form.
Any questions about the fire relief program can be directed to the Council’s treasurer, Mark Krug, at


********************FIRE SEASON IS UPON US!********************

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The Sonoma County Animal Services Emergency Sheltering Course, scheduled for August 10 & 11, has been rescheduled for September 8th & 9th

The Sonoma Co Horse Council and Sonoma Co Animal Services are sponsoring several additional training sessions in disaster preparedness

The So Co Horse Council wants our equestrian community to be prepared.   To date we have:

   * Hosted two trailering courses -  training people for emergency evac and transport to become certified

    * Partnered with Sonoma Co Fairgrounds and So Co Animal Services in after-action planning meetings

    * Actively pursuing an MOU with So Co Animal Services for local disaster response for large animals

Please consider becoming a registered Animal Disaster Service Worker. We learned how important it is to be prepared and trained during the October 2017 fires. Now is the time! Upcoming trainings hosted by Sonoma County Animal Services.  Please see attached fliers for more information.

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Animal Disaster Service Worker Program (A-DSW)


**Required FEMA ICS 100 / 200



Sunday, July 22 2018


Santa Rosa Red Cross


5297 Aero Drive

Santa Rosa, CA  95403



About The Sonoma County Horse Council

The Sonoma County Horse Council is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 to promote the health and well-being of horses, and support horse-related activities in Sonoma County.


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Your membership helps unify the horse community into a single, powerful voice. The Council is a resource for the horse community to provide owners and lovers of horses access to information on a range of issues from questions relating to horse ownership and use, to land issues, political concerns, stewardship of the land, and disaster preparedness. Learn more:

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Equi-Ed has enhanced lives through the therapeutic power of the horse for 24 years. We serve veterans and kids and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Equi-Ed is affiliated with Santa Rosa Junior College but functions independently as a non-profit community organization.

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