Maine Equine Welfare Alliance
This organization was started as a result of State of Maine Legislative Resolve #458, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources to Study Equine Husbandry Practices.
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The Maine Equine Welfare Alliance was formed to help people needing assistance to provide for their equines and to save as many equines as possible through direct assistance, foster care, emergency assistance, and public education.
We do not engage in controversial dialogue over issues that divide us. Divisiveness, blame, and pointless conflict is discouraged. Rather, we remain focused on ideas and solutions.
- Bylaws of Maine Equine Welfare Alliance, July 8, 2010 DRAFT (Word)
- Bylaws of Maine Equine Welfare Alliance, June 22, 2010 DRAFT (Word)
- Chair: Michelle Melaragno, email@example.com
- Temporary Secretary: Katie Lisnik, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 207.756.2570
- Temporary Web Author: Donna Coffin, email@example.com
At the June meeting, we decided to make July 1 our yearly start date for membership fees. If you want to be a voting member, please complete the Maine Equine Welfare Alliance MEWA Membership Form (Word) and send with dues to:
Maine Farm Bureau
4 Gabriel Drive, Suite 1
Augusta, ME 04330
Attention: Jon Olson
Checks should be made payable to Maine Equine Welfare Alliance. Basic membership is $10.00, other levels are listed on the form.
Maine Equine Welfare Alliance Meeting Minutes:
- March 31, 2010:
MEWC Minutes March 31, 2010 (Word) | MEWC Minutes March 31, 2010 (PDF)
- April 21, 2010:
MEWC Minutes April 21, 2010 (Word)| MEWC Minutes April 21, 2010 (PDF)
- Survey to sign up for sub-committees: SURVEY CLOSED (SurveyMonkey)
- May 19, 2010:
MEWC Minutes May 19, 2010 (Word) | MEWC Minutes May 19, 2010 (PDF)
- June 22, 2010:
MEWA Minutes June 16, 2010 (Word) | MEWA Minutes June 16, 2010 (PDF)
- July 14, 2010:
MEWA Minutes July 14, 2010 | MEWA Minutes July 14, 2010
- August 18, 2010:
MEWA Minutes August 18, 2010 (Word) | MEWA Minutes August 18, 2010 (PDF)
- September 15, 2010:
MEWA Minutes September 15, 2010 (Word) | MEWA Minutes September 15, 2010 (PDF)
- October 20, 2010:
MEWA Minutes October 20, 2010 (Word) | MEWA MInutes October 20, 2010 (PDF)
News of Interest:
The United States Trotting Association (USTA) has created a program to help provide financial support for registered Standardbreds that come into the care of animal control authorities due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. The program is called SOS (Support Our Standardbreds). Financial support may include board, feed, veterinary care, farrier and dental work and placement for adoption and long-term follow up. Horses in need must be in the legal control of an animal control agency vested with the authority to remove hoses from the care of their owner. For more information and for applications, contact Ellen Harvey at 732.780.3700 or HRCNews@ustrotting.com.
- Oregon Horse Welfare Council has a very active group that we have used as a basis for some of our ideas for starting this organization.
https://www.oregonhorsewelfarecouncil.com/ no longer works