Apr 25

Colorado Horse Rescue Launches HorseAlert

to Facilitate Safer, More Efficient Horse Evacuations

LONGMONT, Colo. (April 24, 2024) – Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) today announced it has launched HorseAlert (www.horsealert.org), a revolutionary, free, community-based equine evacuation system. HorseAlert is designed to streamline the process of moving horses during natural disasters, saving more lives.

“We are proud to introduce HorseAlert, the leading-edge solution that aids in safely evacuating horses, reducing congestion for emergency responders and other evacuees during such critical times,” said CHR CEO Katherine Gregory. “This service prioritizes the safety and well-being of all involved and addresses a much-need solution to the community.”

HorseAlert functions similarly to a rideshare app but is tailored for emergency horse transportation. The platform connects Colorado residents needing urgent equine evacuation with nearby volunteer drivers with the appropriate skills and equipment, ensuring efficient resource deployment during natural disasters.

This new solution is essential given the rise in frequency and intensity of natural disasters across Colorado. Thanks to the collaborative efforts with Initial Capacity, a Boulder-based software consultancy, and generous funding from the Zarpet Family Foundation, HorseAlert is free of charge to Coloradans and promises to be an innovative solution for safe evacuation.

About Colorado Horse Rescue

Colorado Horse Rescue is a 501(c)(3) impact organization that has been operating in Colorado since 1986. The organization continuously reimagines what’s possible and creates a reality where safe solutions exist for every horse. CHR is an EQUUS Foundation Mentor organization accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and an ASPCA Right Horse partner. CHR maintains a Platinum GuideStar rating and a Top-Rated Nonprofit Award from GreatNonprofits. For more information, visit www.chr.org.

About Initial Capacity

Initial Capacity is a software consultancy of lead developers building applications at scale for startups, nonprofits and the world’s largest companies. Located in Boulder, Colo., Initial Capacity offers customers custom software development and collaboration to build effective products while reducing technical execution risk.

Initial Capacity values working hard with integrity, learning continuously, and giving back to the community while having fun at their desks and outdoors. For more information, visit www.initialcapacity.io.

About Zarpet Family Foundation

Zarpet Family Foundation is a private foundation that supports a variety of causes in Boulder County and beyond.


To learn more about HorseAlert, please visit www.chr.org/horsealert.







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