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UHC Announces Availability of How to Start and Run a Rescue

WASHINGTON, DC - The Unwanted Horse Coalition [UHC] announces the availability of Dr. Jennifer Williams' resourceful book dedicated to rescues and sanctuaries, How to Start and Run a Rescue. Every dollar received from the sale of the book will go directly toward the UHC's Operation Gelding program.

How to Start and Run a Rescue is an indispensable resource that offers practical and insightful advice to those who are interested in starting a rescue or those who may already have a rescue, but may need help improving upon their business. The book covers topics such as formation of a nonprofit, fund raising, public relations and marketing, formulating policies, successful bookkeeping, and much more. Dr. Williams discusses the complex issues involved in founding a rescue, long-term management, and improving upon a currently existing rescue. "Every rescue can certainly benefit from the topics covered in this book. Dr. Williams has left no stone unturned and has shared a wealth of knowledge from years of experience in the industry," said Ericka Caslin, UHC Director.

The author, Dr. Jennifer Williams, has started and run two successful rescue organizations, Lone Star Equine Rescue and Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society. She obtained a Masters and Doctorate degree from Texas A&M University in Animal Science with an emphasis on equine behavior, learning, and welfare.

The UHC is offering How to Start and Run a Rescue for $20 including shipping and handling. Every dollar of each sale goes directly toward funding the UHC's Operation Gelding Program. This grant program is the UHC's effort to help prevent indiscriminate breeding in our nation.

"The UHC is thrilled to be able to offer an amazing, irreplaceable resource to our nation's rescues, while supporting such an amazing cause as Operation Gelding. It's important for every rescue to be well-versed in the topics covered in this book, so we can help adopt more horses into loving homes and help more horses in need. The more successful rescues we have, the more horses we can save," said Caslin.

To order How to Start and Run a Rescue through PayPal, please visit or call 202-296-4031. Email orders can be placed by emailing Ericka Caslin at: Each book is $20, including shipping and handling.

The Unwanted Horse Coalition

The mission of the Unwanted Horse Coalition is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety and responsible care and disposition of these horses. The UHC grew out of the Unwanted Horse Summit, which was organized by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and held in conjunction with the American Horse Council's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in April 2005. The summit was held to bring key stakeholders together to start a dialogue on the unwanted horse in America. Its purpose was to develop consensus on the most effective way to work together to address the issue. In June 2006, the UHC was folded into the AHC.

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