End of Life

Support

Humane euthanasia is a responsible alternative to livestock auctions and the traditional slaughter pipeline.

For some horses, humane euthanasia is the best and most reasonable option. In general, this option is for horses suffering from a poor quality of life due to chronic illness or lameness, advanced age making management difficult, a history of dangerous behavioral issues, or when no other safe option is available to the horse. 

METS staff are prepared to assist owners with making and carrying out the decision to euthanize in a variety of ways. Saying goodbye to a long-time companion and partner is difficult, and METS staff are prepared to offer the emotional support necessary to find peace of mind. METS staff can assist with the scheduling of an appointment with a veterinarian that is a METS Partner, either at the horse’s facility or offsite. If disposal assistance is needed, METS can also assist with that service. Financial assistance may be provided to those who qualify.

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METS Application Form - Horse Owners

If you are a horse owner who needs assistance transitioning one or more horses, please complete the form below in its entirety and email it to the METS office at info@mdequinetransition.org. If you have questions or need assistance completing the form, call 410-970-6474.