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MINNESOTA

HORSE WELFARE

COALITION
A VOICE FOR HORSES  .  A RESOURCE FOR OWNERS

ABOUT US

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The Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition (MHWC) is an organization created to benefit of horses in need.

The Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition is a group of organizations, attorneys, horse rescues, humane agents

and individuals working to prevent equine neglect,

abandonment and abuse.

 

The Coalition is comprised of teams dedicated to solving different aspects of the problem through its castration program, the Minnesota Hay Bank, assisting and providing resources to law enforcement in criminal prosecutions of horse crimes, assisting with temporary foster care, veterinary assistance and euthanasia.

Please support horses in your community through these critical programs and advocacy services.

About

LEADERSHIP

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Barbara Colombo

President

Barbara is an attorney with over 20 years of experience working to protect at risk horses. As President of the Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition,  she leads the organization's efforts to provide direct assistance to horses in need, rehome horses when necessary, and advocate for horses who have suffered abuse or neglect. 

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Stacy L. Bettison

Vice President

 Stacy is an attorney and business owner and has been working for the welfare of horses for over 12 years with the MHWC. She helped found the Minnesota Hay Bank in 2012. She works regularly with law enforcement and county attorneys to support their investigation and prosecution of violations of Minnesota’s animal cruelty laws. 

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Paula Flom

Executive Director

Paula has career experience in animal humane investigations since 2013. She has worked as a liaison to Minnesota law enforcement, producing animal welfare educational resources. She has also developed humane investigations field protocols for the seizure of animals. She has experience as a humane agent, and holds National Animal Control Association certification.

Leadership
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PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS

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LINK TO ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

RESOURCES

RESOURCES
CONTACT

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Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition

19025 Coates  Blvd.

Hastings, MN  55033

TAX ID: 47-2567911
info@minnesotahorsewelfare.org
(612) 326-4705; toll free (866) 461-4912 

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