Equine Welfare Data Collective

The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC) is a group of agencies collecting national data on equine welfare from transition centers, adoption centers, rescues, sanctuaries, shelters, and other organizations involved in equine welfare.

The EWDC was created by the United Horse Coalition (UHC), a program of the American Horse Council (AHC) with funding partners being The Right Horse Initiative (TRH), The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation (AAEPF).

As funders and industry professionals we identified a need for accurate and credible data, and we see it as our responsibility to understand the issues and provide needed insight.
The success of the EWDC depends upon shelters, rescues, sanctuaries, funders and other organizations that house, or support the housing of, horses in transition to contribute data to the collective and to encourage all groups to do the same.

Granting organizations such as the UHC, TRH, AAEPF, and ASPCA will be looking for your contribution to the EWDC as part of their funding considerations.

Your data contribution today will provide for more accurate study results to help you understand and communicate the scope of the issues you are tackling and better serve your community.
Here is what you'll need to complete the survey today:
  1. Your organization's EIN Number. This will be used for internal record keeping purposes as an identifier to ensure there are no duplicate data submissions. Your EIN (and any other identifying information you provide) will never be shared. 
  2. Current records including intake and outcome populations from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. We will be collecting data by category (e.g. number of intakes via owner surrender, agency transfer, law enforcement confiscation, etc) so it will be important to make sure you have access to your organization's complete records. 
 If you have never contributed data to the EWDC before you will also need intake and outcome populations from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. We will be collecting aggregate data including total intakes, total adoptions, and total euthanasias for the 2017 year. 

We use the term "equine" throughout our survey. Equine encompasses any member of the Equidae family including horses, ponies, donkeys, zebras, and any hybrids (mules, hinnies, zedonks, etc.).
Your privacy is important to us. We understand your organization is sharing sensitive data with the EWDC. We will never share any information without your explicit permission. Your data will remain anonymous when analyzed. Any identifying records you submit with this survey today will be used for verification purposes only.

We thank you sincerely for taking the time to submit your data. If you have any questions regarding submission of your data, record keeping, or any other aspect of the EWDC, please contact Emily Stearns at EWDC@HorseCouncil.org.