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Help us reach the equine victims in
Puerto Rico
These funds, like those we raised for the equine victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, will also go to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund to be disbursed among front-line equine emergency response groups and rescuers to help these animals.

This campaign will end in mid-October, at which time we will resume our official mission to significantly improve the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America by directing funds to the areas of greatest need.

Your donations are tax-deductible, and 100% will go to help the animals!
Women in Kenya are Improving the Welfare of Their Donkeys Thanks to Brooke USA Donors
On the outskirts of Duka Moja in Kajiado County, Kenya, 92 donkeys are enjoying a better life because donors funded training for the women who own them.

The 25 women in Brooke's Donkey Owners Self-Help Group use their donkeys for household chores like transporting water, firewood, and food. Before Brooke teamed up with the Kenya Veterinary Association to train them, the women used painful ways to lead their animals, whipped them, and grasped their ears to restrain them.
What the Women Learned:
Brooke training included theory and practice on topics including:
  • The five freedoms that donkeys deserve
  • Spotting the physical and behavioral signs of a healthy donkey
  • How to make and fit a halter using local materials
  • How to lead and restrain their animals using halters and lead ropes
  • How to safely and calmly approach and work with their donkeys
  • Safe and welfare-friendly restraint during husbandry or other tasks

The skills these women learned will be passed on to others and down the generations, benefiting many more animals today and tomorrow.
Pappu is a 12-year-old mule, owned by Muhammad Asharaf. Pappu and Muhammad work in a brick kiln in Pakistan, where Pappu carries bricks by cart. Muhammad makes approximately $3 a day from this, and he and his family are entirely dependent on this income.

When Pappu stopped eating, Muhammad took Pappu to one of Brooke's mobile veterinary teams that visit this kiln once a week. Dr Ali and his team, who treat approximately 35 animals a day as well as conducting training and awareness raising sessions with the equine owners at this kiln, examined Pappu and determined that he simply needed more green fodder in his diet and instructed Muhammad how to provide it.

Interventions like this that alleviate suffering and improve welfare take place daily around the world, thanks to donors like you!
Donkey Care Clubs in Schools Transforming Life for Donkeys
By teaching children to understand and care for their animals better, Brooke can influence their parents and neighbors, and change the hearts and minds of the next generation of equine owners.

From inspiring talks in assemblies to engaging sessions with individual school classes, donors and Brooke's trained and knowledgeable speakers continue to bring this exciting and important project to life for classrooms in several countries where Brooke works.

$25,000 to US Equestrian for Equine Victims of Hurricane Harvey, thanks to our Brooke USA donors!

Thanks to our wonderful donors, last month our new mascot, Brookes, delivered a check for $25,000 to US Equestrian CEO Bill Moroney (left) and CFO David Harris for the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund to help the equine victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Honor the Memory of Someone Special
If you have lost someone who cared about animals, you may find that supporting Brooke USA is a fitting way to respect their passion.

Whether you ask for donations instead of flowers at their funeral, set up an on-line tribute fund, or raise money in their name, helping working horses, donkeys, and mules is a wonderful way to make sure their memory lives on.
Children March for Equines in Senegal 
For Brooke West Africa, inculcating animal welfare into the hearts and minds of the younger generation remains one of the main objectives.

During this school holiday period, many localities of Senegal vibrate to the beat and rhythm of youth activities and sports competitions.

For the official launching of these activities, an awareness march was organized on the streets of Sokone. More than 150 girls and boys broadcast messages against the abuse of working donkeys and horses.

In Sokone, the commitment of the younger generation to the reduction of welfare problems is snowballing, thanks to Brooke USA donors.
Hey, thanks for improving equine welfare through Brooke USA!
A Brooke India team member gently cleans the injured eye of a working horse, thanks to donors who have made free services like this and many more available to poor owners.
Horse Heroes Update
Our Horse Heroes campaign will raise one million dollars this year in memory of America's horses and mules who served, suffered, and died in WW1. These funds are being used to help working equines around the world.

We only have $118,645 to go!

Each donor who gives $250 or more to our Horse Heroes campaign through the end of the year will receive "Warrior: The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse" by General Jack Seely - an excellent read, with illustrations by Sir Alfred Munnings!
Thanks to our great partnership with the  Tryon International Equestrian Center , we'll have a fundraiser on Friday, October 20, 2017 during the Tryon Fall V - USEF AA/CSI 5*.

From 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm , a themed reception taking place underneath the Announcer's Tower will feature Brooke USA ambassadors, as well as a silent auction, which will run in conjunction with the event and feature mini-horse appearances, too!

If you have questions, please contact Kendall Bierer at Kendall.Bierer@BrookeUSA.org.
Did you know that
112 million working equines
in developing countries support 670 million of the world's poorest people?
Again this year, the annual Donkey Welfare Symposium will include one of our colleagues as a presenter: Dr Mactar Seck, Program Manager from Brooke West Africa in Senegal. Make plans to attend and meet him!
Have you checked out The Dots?
The Dots are a network of dedicated women continuing the legacy of Dorothy Brooke’s compassion for working equines. They work to support the mission of Brooke USA, by pledging funds to ease the suffering of working horses, donkeys and mules in the world’s poorest communities.
Our "Free The Donkeys - Give Them Shade" campaign raised enough money to fund two very large, permanent shade shelters and watering points in Bulle and Gedeeb, Ethiopia to improve the welfare of the equines who visit these busy market areas. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this possible, and please stay tuned for construction photos over the next few months!
Brooke USA Upcoming Events and Appearances

Oct 20: Brooke USA fundraising event, Tryon International Equestrian Center
Nov 9-12:  US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, Lexington, KY (booth)
Nov 11: Veteran's Day (Horse Heroes campaign and the launch of Dorothy Brooke's new biography by Grant Menzies)
Nov 17: Charlotte Dujardin Educational Tour in Magnolia, TX (booth and more)
Nov 29 - Dec 2: Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Lexington, KY (booth and silent auction)
Please remember our partners and sponsors when shopping:
As part of their celebration of 125 years of caring for horses, Absorbine® 
will donate a portion of all 2017 Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment sales
in the United States to Brooke USA. 
Shop Phil The Horse, and when you check out, please indicate Brooke USA as your charity of choice, then Phil will donate 15% of your purchase price to us! www.PhilTheHorse.com
Brooke USA 's mission is to significantly improve the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need.
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