A Home For Every Horse Participating Rescues

4R Animal Shelter
4R is a 501.c.3 organization dedicated to equines and livestock animals in need. We promote education through group events, children programs, Booths at Fairs and Community Events. We help owners going through tough times with feed, farrier or training issues in hopes that the animals can stay in a loving home. If that is not practical or possible, then we take in the animal, help to rehabilitate and retrain them and then look for a forever home.

All adopters are checked thoroughly. All homes require an onsite visit.

4R also helps other rescues with quarantine time, retraining time and other helps.

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Lee, Maine

After the Homestretch - Arizona
The need to find homes for horses retiring off the race track is great. After The Homestretch-Arizona was formed to fill this niche. From the idea to the reality happened in a very short time span. Nine people expressed a desire to form a Board. We applied to the State of Arizona to become a non-profit corporation and received approval July 25, 2011. Our first Board meeting was held on August 25 and we immediately applied to the IRS for our 501c3 status. Within 3 weeks we received our IRS Determination Letter (September 15, 2011). In October we began rescuing horses who had retired from the track. Our first 4 horses were horses who had been retired for a few years and are already in training to find new homes. In December 2011, we rescued 3 horses directly off the track. As of this writing (12/12/11) all 3 are resting and are in rehabilitation in foster homes.

Mission: After The Homestretch-Arizona was set up to provide rest, rehabilitation, and retraining in a new career for Arizona ex-racehorses with the goal of finding them loving, adoptive non-racing homes.

Philosophy: Racehorses were bred to be fine athletes with a lot of heart and intelligence. These horses have proved to be very versatile by excelling in other disciplines such as dressage, jumping, pleasure riding, trail, and show competitions as well as becoming excellent companions. They just need a chance to find that second career and a new life after their racing careers have ended ... "after the homestretch."

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Glendale, Arizona

Alaqua Animal Refuge
The refuge was formed by Walton County, Fla.--resident Laurie Hood in 2007 when she discovered that countless animals were being euthanized due to the lack of a no-kill shelter/adoption organization in the area. Since that time, Alaqua Animal Refuge has helped find homes for more than 7,000 animals.

Currently, up to 100 animals are adopted per month from this unique rescue facility, which serves as a true refuge for more than 250 animals at any given time.

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Freeport, Florida

All About Equine Animal Rescue
All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) is a 100 percent volunteer-based, charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit equine rescue and rehabilitation organization located in El Dorado Hills, California. AAE's mission is to rescue and rehabilitate horses that fall victim to inhumane circumstances, most notably, horses that are abused, neglected, or slaughter-bound and find them forever homes. Too many healthy, workable horses are being commercially slaughtered each year, and many more inhumanely die each year from neglect, abandonment, abuse, or improper care. Most of our horses are rescued from a foreign slaughterhouse-owned feedlot before they are transported to Canada or Mexico for slaughter.

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El Dorado Hills, California

All Vegas Horses/L.E.A.N.
All Vegas Horses utilizes its LEAN program (Local Equine Assistance Network) to take in horses seized by or surrendered to local Animal Control agencies. These horses, donkeys and burros receive medical and rehabilitative care in the homes of our approved fosters until such time as they are adopted. A rigid screening process of both fosters and adopters is conducted to ensure we do our best to match horse and home appropriately. 100% volunteer organization. We do not take horses in from private parties however we offer owners network help to find new homes for their horses. We also conduct community clinics such as Operation Gelding clinics and service hour opportunities.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Allen's Place Therapeutic Riding Center
Allen's Place at Diamond "B" Farms and Kennels is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring hope to families that have been affected by terminal illness or disabilities. We firmly believe that animals can make a huge difference in the lives of children and their families. It is our desire to serve everyone that has an interest in equine assisted therapy. In order to do so, we rely heavily on donations and support from our community. In addition to therapeutic riding, we offer trail riding, support groups, private and group lessons for all abilities, summer camps, and other special events such as weddings, family reunions and birthday parties. Please contact us if you are interested in our services or to make a donation. All our fees go to support our programs.

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Newton, North Carolina

Almost Home Animal Rescue of Middle Tennessee
Allen's Place at Diamond "B" Farms and Kennels is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring hope to families that have been affected by terminal illness or disabilities. We firmly believe that animals can make a huge difference in the lives of children and their families. It is our desire to serve everyone that has an interest in equine assisted therapy. In order to do so, we rely heavily on donations and support from our community. In addition to therapeutic riding, we offer trail riding, support groups, private and group lessons for all abilities, summer camps, and other special events such as weddings, family reunions and birthday parties. Please contact us if you are interested in our services or to make a donation. All our fees go to support our programs.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary
Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Inc is a horse rescue and adoption facility located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin which was founded in 2008. Our sole purpose is to offer a safe haven for unwanted, abused or neglected horses. This sanctuary offers safe care and refuge - to all horses who pass through our gates.

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Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

American Standardbred Adoption Program
American Standardbred Adoption Program, Inc. was founded in 1994 by a small group of dedicated individuals and professionals who saw a need for a placement service for non-racing Standardbreds. This placement service honors and serves the people and horses within the harness racing industry around the country, with special emphasis on Standardbreds in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The American Standardbred Adoption Program also serves as a rescue facility and sanctuary for abandoned, abused, or neglected horses of all breeds, and is listed by the Humane Society of the United States as a humane equine rescue organization. Horses of all other breeds are accepted into placement by ASAP, Inc.

A great deal of the American Standardbred Adoption Program's efforts center around educating young people about horsemanship and harness racing. Youth programs focus on youth at risk and youth with disabilities, offering ASAP's facilities on an ongoing basis for community service or schooling involving horsemanship and riding or driving.

The American Standardbred Adoption Program seeks only the most qualified homes in the hopes of obtaining permanent placement for each horse in its care. A contract must be signed by potential adopters as a prerequisite to acquiring a horse through our program. An adoption fee is required.

ASAP, Inc. is comprised entirely of volunteers that assist in every aspect of horse adoptions, from picking up a horse at the track or stabling facility at no cost to the donor, to office duties, to participation in exhibits, demonstrations, and rescue efforts nationwide

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DeSoto, Wisconsin

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
We are tackling the issue of homeless horses head-on in a multi-pronged approach. We help horse owners in need of assistance via Mattie's Legacy Fund. We pull horses from the kill pen and we also accept animal control seizures.

We started and launched the grass roots Angel Acres Anti Horse Slaughter Billboard Awareness Campaign, we rescue horses bound for slaughter, retrain them for new careers and adopt them out into loving homes.

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Glenville, Pennsylvania

Angel Horse Rescue
Our mission is to provide rescue, rehabilitation and adoption services to horses that have been abused, neglected, abandoned or are at risk of slaughter for human consumption overseas.

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Inola, Oklahoma

Another Chance 4 Horses
Another Chance 4 Horses, Inc. a 501c(3) Non Profit Charity registered with the State of PA Certificate #32200/Federal 501c(3) DLN# 17053089729078. Rescue, Rehabilitation and Placement headquartered in Pennsylvania with an international network. We have been in continuous operation for over a decade with the first five years being out of our pocket. We are a volunteer based, all breed horse rescue. Our Mission is to give equines a much needed "Another Chance". We do all aspects of rescue - abuse, neglect, owner surrender, cruelty, auction purchase and slaughter for human consumption then quarantine, rehabilitate, evaluate, train and place horses in loving homes. We are also very active in education and community involvement.

Information about Our Programs-

Traditional Rescue - Another Chance 4 Horses, Inc. has been a 501c(3) non profit charity since 2003. Prior to becoming a 501c(3) charity we were a private rescue for five years who paid for all expenses out of our own pocket. We are an all breed rescue organization. The horses in our care are available to be seen by appointment. Horses in our care http://www.ac4h.com/AC4Havailrescuehorses.htm . Directions - http://www.ac4h.com/VolunteerDirectory.htm When you save a life this way you actually save two the one you take with you and the one you make room for. This is a great way to help a horse that is quarantined, evaluated multiple times and you can come see them in person and interact with them. We hold appointments on Saturdays from 12 - 3 pm est please email us to schedule your visit. (info@ac4h.com)

Broker Owned Program - The broker owned horses is an additional program that we created 9 years ago to help the many horses that we can't bring into our traditional rescue. Every 5 minutes an American horse is slaughtered. This program is an alternative to auctions and horse slaughter. We saw a need and created a way to help them offering them that assistance through our website and other media social sites and place about a thousand horses through this program annually. The broker horses are not in our care. http://www.ac4h.com/BrokerOwnedProgram.htm. Unfortunately, due to time constraints and the lack of assuring availability, we are not able to hold appointments to show them like we do the horses that are at our traditional rescues. The horses in the broker owned program are not quarantined, typically no past history unless is available or provided unless the horse has a tattoo we can trace or registration papers that allow volunteers/horse helpers to contact the owners in the horses past. We do independent evaluations of these horses this information along with any information gathered from research is provided on the website. Helping a horse through the broker program IS rescue. We highly suggest that you do your research to make sure this is something that are able to do. There is no protection for your emotional investment. However, there are insurance programs to cover your financial investment and we highly suggest that you consider and purchase insurance for your financial investment.

Ownership Assistance Placement. We offer owners a way to place their horses by listing them on our high traffic website and international network. This is a preventative program to assist in keeping horses out of the auction/slaughter circuit. Assisting owners in placing their horses allows the owners to be involved in the process and provides less stress to the horse by moving from current home into the new home without taking the horse into the traditional rescue. We advise owners to use a written contract, check references and do a home check. We offer the use of our placement forms edited to remove our information replacing it with your own information. With this program we can always assist a horse in need without having to have an opening at the rescue for the horse and keeping openings for the most urgent needs. Information provided is from the owner, we cannot guarantee accuracy of the information.

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Bernville, Pennsylvania

Another Chance Equine Rescue
We purchase horses from slaughter sales, take horses from abusive and neglectful conditions and help owners re-home horses they can no longer afford. We work with the public to make people aware of issues such as horse slaughter and the round up of our Wild Mustangs . Education is the key to change and the path to making the life of all horses better. We re-home horses under contract after they have been vetted and trained .

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Grafton, Ohio

Apache Junction Horse Rescue
Apache Junction Horse Rescue Corporation is a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization that believes that every horse should be treated the same way we would want a higher being to treat us.

AJHR is responsible for rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of unwanted, abused, or neglected horses. AJHR also upholds an on-going commitment to educate the public on proper equine care, horsemanship skills, and etiquette.

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Apache Junction, Arizona

Arabian Rescue Mission, Inc.
ARM is a 501(c)3 horse rescue, dedicated to serving the Arabian horse and its community. We offer alternatives when life throws you a curve. We rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Arabians in need.

With 2 locations to serve you and representatives nationally, who are courteous, professional and experienced, we educate as well as rescue.

Making a Difference, Everyday!

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Colesville, New Jersey

Ashtabula County (Ohio) Humane Society
The Ashtabula County Humane Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit animal welfare agency that receives our all our support from donations and fundraisers from our local communities. We receive no financial support from local or state governments.

We perform humane investigation to protect the animals suffering from abuse and neglect, as well as being the best source for adoptable pets in all of Northeastern Ohio. We provide low-cost spay/neuter services for responsible pet owners of our county.

We perform these services with a volunteer staff and depend on our community to help us protect the animals of Northeastern Ohio.

Currently there is only a handful of volunteers trying to keep up with the enormous needs of the animals in this county. Please, if you could spare a couple hours a month please contact us at 440-969-6100. Leave your name and number and we will get back to you. We need help with fundraising ideas, public awareness, animal care and educating the general public about the importance of spaying and neutering all pets.

Please be aware that the ACHS does have a facility but does not have administrative staff. The above phone number is for our designated messaging service, and is not manned by live volunteers. You must leave a message with your name and number and we will do our best to get back with you in less than 48 hours. If possible, please submit your question/request via email, info@achsohio.org as this is often a faster and easier way to get in contact with us. Thank you!

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Jefferson, Ohio

Back in the Saddle Project - BITS
Back in the Saddle, "BITS", is a non-profit to help horses and horse owners in Northern California and beyond. We assist horses in need and we also offer proactive programs and outreach to help before the situation becomes desperate.

Our proactive programs include :

Rehabilitation, training and re-homing for horses in need.

Low cost clinics and outreach to prevent overpopulation neglect and suffering

Education for horse owners and public agencies

*80% of first time horse owners get rid of their horse within 5 years.

*In just nine years (1997-05), The equine population in the United States has expanded33% from 6.9 million to 9.2 million horses while, the number of horse owners has risen from 1.9 million to 2.0 million, a modest increase of only about 5%.

*Most neglect and abuse cases can be resolved through owner education. Educational programs using existing resources should be developed and accessible to all facets of society."— USDA

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Magalia, California

Back in the Saddle Horse Adoption
Back in the Saddle Horse Adoption, Inc (BITS) is a recognized 501(c)(3) non profit organization. We are dedicated in finding new homes and new careers for horses in need. We are an all volunteer organization who spends countless hours of our time to make our program a success. Our facility is located in Linden, PA. BITS came together as a committed group of people who were looking to put their love of horses and their diverse strengths towards a wonderful purpose. We have successfully placed many horses into new homes throughout the United States.

Horses enter our program through donation by caring owners or by rescue from auction houses where their fate most often is the slaughterhouse. Each year, thousands of horses are sent to slaughter. In most cases, the owner unknowingly sends their beloved horse off to auction or gives them away because they do not realize they have other choices. Our organization is in place to make people aware they do have a choice and also to give horses a second chance at a long life in a new home and assures the owner that their beloved animal will be loved and cared for instead of facing the horrors of a slaughter house.

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Linden, Pennsylvania

Bay State Equine Rescue
Founded in 2002, the Bay State Equine Rescue's mission is to preserve equine integrity through care that provides physical, mental and emotional health.

Our focus is the rescue and rehabilitation of equines void of a human advocate, abused, neglected, or abandoned.

Our goal is to raise public awareness of equine neglect through regional youth education, legislation, horsemanship education, animal care awareness, and community service opportunities.

We are working toward a standard of excellence to create a model which, when duplicated, will unite rescues nationwide to abolish mistreatment and disrespect of horses in this country.

What We Do
This rescue is very unique - our mission is to preserve equine integrity, but in doing so we also preserve human integrity. When a horse is rescued, we follow the progress through to the best possible recovery. Ultimately each horse will finds its forever home - BSER is not in the business of moving large numbers of horses. If a great home can be found for a horse we will make it available to a loving, caring family for adoption. If the horse stays at the rescue forever, that too is fine. At BSER each of our horses knows it is safe, sheltered, loved and cared for.

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Oakham, Massachusetts

Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue
Our purpose is to help as many equine friends as possible when they are in need. We network with other rescue organizations and individuals, and we work to educate others about horse slaughter in an effort to make it illegal-- not just in the United States but also in Canada, Mexico, and other countries.

Horses that arrive at our rescue come from auctions and kill buyers; some are surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them, and some are seized by authorities. We try to help horses that are desperately in need of a safe place to go before they end up in the slaughter pipeline and are inhumanely trucked off across the borders to Canada or Mexico, where they are slaughtered for human consumption. Horses that end up at auctions often wind up in the hands of kill buyers.

Sometimes we pay to get a horse out of a desperate situation, which shouldn't be the case. But sometimes time is of the essence in saving a horse's life.

Once a horse is here, then come the costs of rehabilitation, training, proper feed, and care. Expenses include initial and follow-on vet exams, farrier work, vaccines, wormers, supplements, dental care, grain, feed, and other necessities, which are costly. Some horses with special needs will live out their days here.

Please take time to look through our website to learn about us and our mission. There are stories here that will make you cry, and some will make you smile. Rescue work is a mental, physical, and financial rollercoaster ride; but the rewards are so great.

Horses ask for so little but give so much--please help us to help them--we can't do what we do without support from others. We need assistance from caring individuals, groups, and businesses. No amount is too small--please give today to help the horses by visiting our Donate page. All donations are tax-deductible.

Visitors are welcome -- but by appointment only. Closed on Sundays and Thursdays. If you would like to volunteer or to make an appointment, please call 352-258-9309.

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Morriston, Florida

Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue

Save equines from neglect & abusive situations & provide them with a loving home for life while also providing beneficial equestrian experiences for special needs youth/adults, at-risk youth, general youth and adults.

Rescue, rehabilitation and placement headquartered in Mystic, CT. Our 501c3 nonprofit rescue is a small volunteer based rescue that specializes in gaited breeds (Tennessee Walking horse, Rocky Mountain horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, Paso etc.). We also rescue "long ears" (donkeys, mules).

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Mystic, Connecticut




Begin Again Farms Inc.

To rescue imperiled, retired or abandoned hoofed animals; provide a safe refuige; promote rehabilitation and return to full physical ability; provide safe adoptions for rehabilitated animals; and expand the knowledge of equine science, training and horsemanship through association with community groups and leaders.

Begin Again Farms, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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Ellerslie, Georgia



Begin Again Horse Rescue

Begin Again Horse Rescue is a recognized 501c-3, not for profit, AAEP(American Association of Equine Practitioners) inspected and approved horse rescue. We are a group of experienced horse people who have been individually taking in unwanted and neglected horses for years. We decided to pool our resources and work together to save horses that are ‚"at risk," neglected or bound for slaughter. On occasion, we will accept horses from owners who can no longer care for them due to financial hardship, illness or misfortune. Because of our limited resources as well as our need to be available to the families that take our horses, we have limited our outreach and adoptions to an area no more than two hours from our facility.

Begin Again Horse Rescue is located on a 10 acre farm in Lima, New York. It is entirely funded by donations from those who understand the plight of these horses and are willing to help. There is a nominal fee when a horse is placed from Begin Again. This fee helps to cover the initial veterinary care all our horses receive when they are accepted into the program. A donation is requested and greatly appreciated from those who relinquish one or more horses as well. It is from these donations that we can continue to help other horses in need. There is no membership fee. We rely on donations, fundraisers, grants, and sponsors to fund our operations. We look far and wide to animal lovers who want to help and do the right thing for horses that need our care. Our motto is: " One by one."

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide a safe, permanent, environment for unwanted, ‚"at risk" and neglected horses to prevent as many as possible from suffering or going to slaughter. We will rehabilitate them when possible and find ‚"permanent lease" homes for them. We will also promote non-cruelty to animals by focusing efforts on raising awareness and providing information to the public concerning the nature and proper care of horses and the plight these animals face.

What We Stand For
Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. is a temporary place of rest and recuperation for horses found to be neglected or abused. Located in Lima, New York, our founding members have many years invested in the care and well being of their own animals. We DO NOT sell horses, but facilitate the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of those animals in our care. We strive to find as many loving, informed homes for as many animals as possible. We are 100% volunteer run and operate solely on donations. We will accept animals in any condition, when space allows, who are surrendered by private owners or through county animal control facilities. We focus our attentions on those within a two hour drive from the farm.

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Lima, New York



Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us. In the late 1980s, when Best Friends was in its early days, roughly 17 million dogs and cats were being killed in shelters every year. Despite the commitment of shelter workers to the animal in their care, the conventional belief was that little could be done to lower that terrible number.

Best Friends' No More Homeless Pets campaign
created a new vision: A grassroots effort to place
dogs and cats who were considered "unadoptable"
into good homes, and to reduce the number of
unwanted pets through effective spay and neuter
programs. Since then, the number of dogs and
cats being destroyed in shelters has fallen to
approximately 5 million a year. There has been
much progress,but there is still much more to do.

The next phase of this work -- bringing the number
down to essentially zero -- will take more work and
some bold new initiatives. Shelters are crowded with
pit bulls, dogs abandoned after being bought from pet stores, stray cats rounded up on the streets and not looking their very best when they're brought in, and other pets abandoned or neglected.

As the flagship of a grassroots network of people and organizations that care about animals, Best Friends continues to lead the way towards this future. And that's why our purpose remains: A better world through kindness to animals.

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Kanab, Utah

Bit of Hope Ranch
Bit Of Hope Ranch is a place that gives horses a chance at life. This chance may be their first, second, third or last.... We get all breeds of horses, from all walks of life, from all kinds of situations, in all kinds of conditions. Once the horse comes to Bit of Hope Ranch we team the horse with kids from the community to love on them, help train them and care for them. The rewards for both horse and child are enormous!

Working at the Bit of Hope Ranch is not only fun but it teaches responsibility and compassion. The children also learn that life isn't always fair, people aren't always kind and work is hard. Some kids gain a sense of direction in life.

Come and learn. Come and teach. Come and love. Come and laugh. Sometimes you'll come and cry.

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Englewood, Florida

Bit O' Luck Equine Rescue
Bit O'Luck Equine Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. Since July 2009 Bit O' Luck Equine Rescue has taken in horses with severe health issues. The economy has created a problem with owners incapable of giving their animals the necessary nutrition to maintain a healthy weight.

Primary care for the horses is provided through volunteer labor from individuals interested in helping to further the mission of Bit O' Luck Equine Rescue. By providing immediate health rehab care to unwanted horses, eventually finding them homes or providing long-term care (retirement), Bit O' Luck Equine Rescue is clearly engaged in the prevention of cruelty to animals and is organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

Bit O' Luck Equine Rescue follows care guidelines for equine rescue and retirement facilities provided by the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

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Huntersville, North Carolina

Black Forest Animal Sanctuary
The Black Forest Animal Sanctuary (BFAS) is a rescue and rehab farm dedicated to helping those animals that are abused, neglected, or no longer wanted by their current owners. Our organization has farms based in Colorado with Nationwide adoption & rehabilitation as our resources allow. We are also known as Charlotte & Arthur Romero Wildlife. A 501c3 not for profit.

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Black Forest, Colorado

Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue
Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue was established in early 2001. We named our rescue on behalf of one of our horses, Blaze. That summer we were residing in Guthrie, Oklahoma, when a large fire spread very quickly throughout Guthrie. We had to evacuate, but not without our precious horses. As we were leaving ,we crossed a wooden bridge and the floor of the horse trailer fell through underneath Blaze. Unfortunately, her hind legs were injured pretty badly. We tried to get her veterinary assistance, but upon examining her legs, they all stated that we needed to find another horse. We weren't giving up on her that easily. After much searching we located a vet that was willing to give her a chance. A chance that she deserved. After a month of rehabilitation following surgery and keeping it easy on her legs, she made a full recovery. Blaze only has minor scars on her legs today. Little did we know that was only the beginning of our rescue attempts.

Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue depends upon the heart felt generosity of others to accomplish our goals. Not only do we depend on you - our horses do as well. Caring for a rescued horse requires substantial yearly costs. Many rescues require specific dietary needs, extensive hoof care treatments, X-rays of injuries, geldings and at the minimum a complete dose of yearly shots including West Nile and routine wormings. To meet these needs we accept both Cash donations and item donations consisting of hay, grain, or any supplies directed to Horse Care. All donations are tax deductible.

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Jones, Oklahoma

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society
Our mission is to improve the lives of equines by educating and helping owners, assisting law enforcement agencies, rehabilitating abused and neglected equines, and placing them into safe, permanent homes.

BEHS was formed in March 2005 by a group of horse enthusiasts who felt there was a need for a new rescue to help horses and other equines throughout Texas and Arkansas. The new organization was publicly announced on March 12th by President Jennifer Williams as an introduction to her talk entitled "How Rescues Help Unwanted Horses" at the American Quarter Horse Association's annual convention in St. Louis, MO.

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College Station, Texas

Blue Moon Equine Foster Home & Rescue
Bluemoon Equine Foster Home & Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization that foster's and rescues horses.

We offer a safe & happy environment for all equine. We specialize in the abandoned and neglected.

Our goal is to take in as many horses, donkeys, and mules as we can give them the opportunity to live out their lives healthy and happy and /or find them forever homes. We have openings for volunteers and offer high risk children of all ages the opportunity to learn about horses.

We are currently in need of some items and are taking any donations that can help fund our program.

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San Jacinto, California
951-654-7143 or 951-219-0984

Blue Ridge Rescue
OUR MISSION: To rescue, rehabilitate, and train homeless, neglected, seized, & slaughter-bound equines; that will in time be adopted out to a loving family and lifelong home; where they will be able to live out their life in a loving, caring and healthy environment. As a part of our organization, we are here to help adopters with their newly adopted rescue together as a team. Lastly to help educate the public about equine neglect & abuse, and inhumane treatment of equines sold for meat at many auction sale barns, the inhumane transporting of "kill" horses & other equines, and inhumane & unregulated slaughtering of them.

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Blue Grass, Iowa

Blue Star Equiculture Rescue
Blue Star Equiculture is a working horse rescue and sanctuary committed to helping horses, humans and Mother Earth. In concert with the community, we help working horses live out their days in comfort and dignity...and help humans connect with, care for and be better partners to horses and Mother Earth.

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Palmer, Massachusetts

Borrowed Freedom Equine Assisted Therapies
The Farm at Nanticoke Creek was founded by Colleen Cheechalk, her husband Todd, and daughter Ally in 1998. The farm is currently home to our seven horses, six of which have been brought here in cooperation with Sunkissed Acres Rescue and Retirement in Summerville, GA. Many of the horses and livestock that come here have histories that often include abuse, neglect or a close encounter with a slaughter truck. The chickens and ducks that are raised here are Heritage Breeds and listed with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. We are one of only a handful of breeders and preservationists dedicated to securing a future for the Welsh Harlequin (Critical), Cayuga (Threatened), Indian Runner and Swedish (both on the watch list) ducks and the Dominique Chicken (Watch list). Animals who come here for rehabilitation stay at the farm for the rest of their lives and serve as teachers who help children and adults to learn about themselves and reconnect with the environment.

In addition to the farm animals, we are also a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat and we create and maintain more than 3 acres of natural habitat for the many species that call our farm home. Through the interactions with nature, the animals and their stories, our students learn kindness, compassion, confidence and respect and appreciation for animals and all who inhabit the earth.

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Endicott, New York

Bright Futures Farm
Bright Futures Farm is an equine charity whose primary focus is re-homing off the track Thoroughbreds‚Ķhorses that can no longer race due to disinterest or injury. Once deemed ‚"unprofitable" by their owners, tens of thousands each year are sent to auction with the owner knowing full-well that the majority will be purchased by ‚"kill buyers" for slaughter (for human consumption overseas).

Our dedication has grown to include providing sanctuary for older horses that are unwanted after their ‚"useful years" are over, including older stallions that cannot be gelded due to the risk of complications. We are one of only two known facilities in the United States that accept senior stallions.

We are always in need of foster homes. When you foster a horse you help us save one more from harm. Fostering expenses are tax-deductible. If you have room, please ask us about our foster program.

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Sarver, Pennsylvania

Brown County Humane Society
Our Mission:
Our purpose is to stop the pain and suffering endured by animals in a wide variety of circumstances. To help those animals that cannot help themselves. To speak for those without the power to speak. To find good homes for the animals that we rescue. To educate the public about humane treatment of animals. Finally to prosecute those who neglect or cruelly abuse animals.

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Georgetown, Ohio

Buckland Equine Rescue, Inc,
Since 2007, Buckland Equine Rescue, Inc., or BERI, as we call it, has followed an unwavering mission. To rescue, rehabilitate, retrain and rehome as many viable equines as possible. And as of January 2013, our mission has resulted in the rescue of more then 80 horses who otherwise would be left to the horrors of abuse, neglect, slaughter or starvation.

Our organization is all volunteer, there are NO paid positions within the Rescue's staff. As a result, our resources go much farther then with many other charities, and after all, isn't that what folks like to see when they make a donation to an organization. Unlike some of the huge charities that see only 1% of donations make it to the 'boots-on-the-ground', BERI sees an astonishing 95+% of all donations go directly into the care and feeding of our horses.

The mission has been a success so far, The Buckland, the original rescue farm in Nicholas County, has been joined by AllieMac Acres in Garrard County, to become home to Buckland South. Two locations, much greater access and flexibility in the day-to-day operations.

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Carlisle, Kentucky

California Coastal Horse Rescue
California Coastal Horse Rescue (CCHR) cares for those horses that no one else will care for. We provide food, shelter, rehabilitation, medical care, and adoption services for horses that have been abused, abandoned or neglected.

CCHR's adoption placement service strives to locate loving homes for horses sheltered at the rescue. Potential homes are carefully screened, and every effort is made to match a horse with a compatible new family. Site checks are required as well as follow up visits to ensure both the horse and adoptive family are doing well.

California Coastal Horse Rescue is comprised solely of volunteers who donate their time to feeding, exercising, grooming, stall cleaning, facility maintenance, fundraising and related activities. Most importantly, our volunteers provide daily love and attention for all of these horses.

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Ojai Valley, California

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses. (CANTER) started as a solution to help racehorses find new careers by connecting buyers and sellers through posting racehorses for sale on the Internet. The program quickly became a national web-based phenomenon. Since the first CANTER Michigan program started in 1997, it and has grown to include affiliates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Gulf South, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mid Atlantic, New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania. All the CANTER programs are all-volunteer organizations with 501c3 non profit status.

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Prescott, Arizona

CANTER Arizona
The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) provides retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers.

You can make a difference! Interested in volunteering, fostering or starting a new CANTER program? Contact your closest CANTER affilliate!

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Scottsdale, Arizona

CANTER Colorado
The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) provides retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers.

You can make a difference! Interested in volunteering, fostering or starting a new CANTER program? Contact your closest CANTER affiliate!

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Centennial, Colorado

Central Virginia Horse Rescue
Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Inc (CVHR) is a GFAS Verified 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines. Our mission is to save, protect, and rehabilitate equines in need. We rescue unwanted, abused, neglected, or abandoned equines; provide them with care and rehabilitation; and finally find them a compatible, loving home. We believe that education is the long-term solution to improving the lives of equines.

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Brodnax, Virginia

Changing Fates Equine Rescue of Delaware
Changing Fates Equine Rescue of Delaware, Inc. is a 501 © 3 equine rescue dedicated to locating abused and neglected equines and rescuing, rehabilitating, retraining and rehoming these equines. It is also our mission to provide a sanctuary for those horses that are not suitable for adoption.

Funds for the rescue come from donations, adoptions, grants and fund raising events. Our need for funding assistance is acute, as rescuing a single healthy horse can easily exceed $900.00. An unhealthy horse can require up to $350.00 per month for medications and veterinary care.

We are dedicated to improving the lives of the magnificent horses we rescue, as well as the families who adopt them. The exhaustive labor of our small group and ever expanding circle of volunteers is well rewarded by the knowledge that these horses are safe.

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Laurel, Delaware

Changing Leads Equine Rescue
The ranch provides a safe and peaceful environment where children and families can experience the
pleasure of equine activities while at the same time gaining knowledge about the responsibility of maintaining and caring for a horse during the rehabilitative process with each rescued horse.

Our adoptive network service enables us to unite each rescued horse with a qualified adoptive family to continue providing the care, love and support needed to complete the healing for each horse.

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Kansas City, Montana

Circle P Sanctuary, Inc.

Please visit www.circlepsanctuary.org for more information, ways to help, and to learn more about our upcoming events! Or find us on Facebook or Youtube!

The Circle P Sanctuary, Inc. is committed to the prevention of cruelty through education, to provide quality care for abused, neglected, unwanted horses/animals, in addition to offering caring individuals the opportunity to adopt these deserving animals.

And make sure to check out The Circle P Ranch, the business that supports most of the Sanctuary, where we offer horse leases, pony parties, dog boarding, and riding lessons!

Visit www.thecirclepranch.com.

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Marengo, Ohio

Coastal Arabians and Equine Rescue

CAER Inc helps unwanted horses find homes. We are a small horse rescue taking in older horses for programs and or retirement.

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Half Moon Bay, California

Colorado Horse Rescue

Our Mission
Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency relief, shelter, care, rehabilitation, and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses. CHR provides community resources through equine education, counseling, information and referral services. CHR is funded through individual donations, grants, bequests and corporate sponsorships.

Our Goals:

  • To provide shelter, rehabilitation, care and adoption services for surrendered and legally impounded horses, entrusted to our care

  • To facilitate the surrender of horses referred by Animal Control Officers due to owner neglect or abandonment
  • To facilitate the surrender of horses by owners who are no longer able to provide adequate care for their equines

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Longmont, Colorado

Cozee Valee Rescue & Sanctuary

We rescue farm animals, mainly horses & ponies from abuse, neglect, starvation and abandonment. We also assist with rescuing and placing slaughter bound horses.

CVRS obtains our funding through fundraisers, grants and donations.

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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Curly Horse Rescue Inc
The concept of Curly Horse Rescue was born after a single individual privately rescued a herd of 21 starved and neglected Curly horses from Canada. She arranged transportation, rescued and rehabilitated them, with the help of a handful of volunteers who raised funds to help her pay for their rescue.

These volunteers realized that there was a need for Curly Horse Rescue, as Curly horses have been rescued by private individuals from those misinformed individuals who believed that Curlies did not require basic necessities like hoofcare and proper healthy feed, or those that thought the Curly coat was a defect or abomination and relegated them to the back lot. We also educate the public about proper horsekeeping, and the difference between a Curly horse and a horse with Cushings syndrome.

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Marshfield, Vermont

Cypress Swamp Ranch - Helping Horse Heal Human Hearts
Cypress Swamp Ranch rescues abandoned and abused horses who understand and demonstrate a special appreciation for the care and love they receive at this sanctuary. They quickly realize that they are safe here. These amazing animals, in turn, become special ministers and counselors to the humans who come here, seeking love and acceptance. Human visitors, of all ages, who may have been abused and abandoned themselves, are in need of the healing and unconditional love poured out on them by the horses. They quickly realize they are safe here as well. A mutually blessed bond is formed between human and equine, and a deep understanding occurs, that must observed to be able to fully comprehend.

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Jacksonville, Florida

Dancing Cloud Farm Horse Rescue Inc.
Dancing Cloud Farm Horse Rescue, Inc.'s purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate, and relocate horses. Rideable horses brought to or donated to DCFHR will be available for adoption at a minimum fee; horses at DCFHR receive good feed, fresh hay, open pastures, veterinary care, deworming, farrier care, vaccinations, and will be evaluated for soundness and riding. For horses that are unrideable for either age or health-related reasons, our goal is to place those horses with new owners who will allow them to live out their days as pasture companions. In the future, we hope to have additional acreage and volunteers to help us maintain a horse sanctuary so that old, unrideable horses can live out their days in peace and safety.

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Ochlocknee, Georgia


Danielle's Animal Safe Haven - "DASH" Rescue
Danielle started helping lost and homeless animals over 25 years ago, in 2005 Danielle and a few volunteers started Danielle's Animal Safe Haven "DASH rescue". DASH has rescued thousands of animals over the years from hamsters to horses and every animal has been placed in a forever home! All animals are Veterinarian checked, given Vacs and Spayed/Neutered by a DASH rescue Veterinarian. DASH rescue has saved over 100 parvo dogs and saved hundreds of lives of dogs to be euthanized at local shelters.DASH rescue has Yard/Bake sales and adoption events to try to place animals in loving homes, raise funds to offer veterinary care and feed homeless animals. DASH rescue is always in need of monetary donations and pet supplies to care for our rescues. Every and all donations are greatly appreciated and needed so DASH can carry on saving homeless, abused and neglected animals.

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Columbus, Ohio


Day Dreams Farm Therapy and Rescue Inc.

Helping horses
We are working to rescue viable horses that are in imminent danger from ending up in the kill pen or being slaughtered. We rehabilitate those horses and get them adopted to new homes where they get a second chance at a great life.

We are trying to educate horse owners about the responsibility of horse ownership, breeding and the problem with over population of horses in the United States.

Helping people
We are dedicated to transforming the lives of children and adults from all walks of life . It doesn't matter if it's someone who is disadvantaged in some way, either emotionally or physically or someone who just wants to learn to be a better and more compassionate human being through the touch and interaction of animals.

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Anchorville, Michigan

Denkai Sanctuary

Our mission is to promote healthy environments in which animals and people interact and connect through applied, environmental, and educational programs to cultivate mental and physical health.

Denkai Sanctuary is unique in that it aims to provide a combination of services for animals in need, at-risk youth, and raising environmental awareness.

Denkai Sanctuary is committed to the philosophy that by providing compassion and respect for our animals and youth, we sustain the fundamentals of a peaceful world.

The Sanctuary, with two facilities located near Greeley, CO and Grover, Colorado surrounded by the beautiful and serene Pawnee National Grasslands, is home to more than 200 horses, dogs, cats and other animals on any given day who come from shelters, rescue groups and owners no longer able to care for their pets from around the United States. The Sanctuary has quickly become a destination for several hundred visitors and volunteers each year including local youth at risk who have found sanctuary themselves in the kindness offered to them.

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Greeley, Colorado

Desert Dove Farm

Desert Dove Farm is an equine therapy program that gives horses a second career. We have rescue horses that have found a permanent home in helping youth and families improve their lives. At times we have taken horses that this job is not suitable for and we help them continue their search for a forever home.

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Tuscon, Arizona

Diamonds in the Rough Equine Rescue

Some of our horses come to us because loving owners can no longer afford to take care of their horses. However, many come to us because animal control has become involved. The horses many times are very sick and underweight.

At Diamonds in the Rough, we nurse the horses back to health and find loving forever homes for them. As you look through our site, if you cannot adopt, please consider sponsoring one of these "Diamonds In The Rough". We happily accept donations of food, hay, halters, brushes, buckets, and of course volunteer time. We love to have volunteers come out and give our horses the extra TLC they deserve.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Dog4u, Inc.

Our Mission
To provide shelter and sanctuary for unwanted and abandoned animals, and to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals and to promote humane treatment.
About Dog4u, Inc.

Dog4U, Inc. started as a private rescue in 2003 in South Carolina. We became incorporated in 2005, and received our 501(c)3 tax deductible non-profit status in 2009. Our goal is to save as many animals as possible with a no kill policy. Space permitting, we take in dogs from local shelters, which due to the overwhelming number of animals, have no choice but to euthanize healthy puppies and adoptable, friendly, healthy adults. We accept stray dogs and a limited number of cats as space allows. We also have under our care several abandoned horses and cows that came to us severely neglected. By taking care of and placing unwanted and, in some cases, stray animals, we aim to serve our community as well as the animals.

All donations go directly and exclusively towards the needs of the animals. Dog4U, Inc. runs on a volunteer and family basis. We rely heavily on foster homes.

Dog4U, Inc. is working on procuring funding to enlarge our quarantine area and to add training facilities and more indoor housing. Many of the dogs and puppies come to us needing months of isolation, treatment, and training before they are ready for adoption.

We currently work with No-Kill Shelters primarily in the New England area, that are not over-burdened and adoption percentages of the animals are very high. We adopt locally, although the majority of our dogs are adopted through our transport program which takes these dogs 1100 miles to New England. We take our dogs to no-kill facilities in Massachusetts, and occasionally to New York and Vermont. There is a high demand for animals in the New England Area, waiting lists for puppies are months long year round.

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Camden, South Carolina

Double R Horse Rescue

Double R Horse Rescue is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit organization that believes every horse deserves a second chance at life. We are dedicated in rescuing any equine that has been abused, neglected, abandoned or unwanted with the ultimate goal of finding them a caring and safe home. We strive to rehabilitate and retrain each horse in the hopes that we can better match them up with owners who will understand their needs. If for some reason a horse is unable to be adopted out then they will have a forever home with the Double R. Not only will we provide these horses with the veterinary needs, feed and care they need, but we will also strive to show them the love, attention and compassion some of them so badly need or have never known. Double R Horse Rescue is funded through individual donations, grants, and corporate sponsorships

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Riverdale, Nebraska

Doxy's Horse Recovery Inc.

Doxy's Horse Recovery is run by a couple who feel passionate about caring for unwanted horses and placing them in loving new homes. Doxy's was started when they moved to the country from a residential area so they could continue with their rescue of dachshunds. Their new location also offered them the opportunity to begin taking in and re-homing horses. The name Doxy's comes from the many dachshunds they have in addition to the horses.

Doxy's Horse Recovery, Inc.'s mission is to recover, rehabilitate and re-home horses that otherwise have no chance at life and are typically headed to facilities for slaughter and sold as meat. Some of these horses come through the auction and others are direct cast-offs from the horse racing industry. When you adopt a horse from Doxy's you are helping to save a life and to further Doxy's mission.

Doxy's is committed to education as the only solution to the plight of horses by educating individuals and the public about proper care and responsibilities, the issues of neglect, abuse and slaughter and over-breeding.

Doxy's is a 501(c)(3) public charity, retroactively approved to July 2009. We have no paid employees and an all volunteer board of officers. We believe in "Connecting Good People with Good Horses".

We encourage visitors, including small groups from scout troops, 4-H, etc., to tour Doxy's and find out about the horses and their care. If you would like to have a group visit, give us a call and we'll set up a time that's convenient for everyone.

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Afton, New York

Dreamcatchers Equine Rescue Inc.

DreamCatchers Equine Rescue is a group of dedicated individuals who have come together in their love of horses to do what we can to preserve the dignity of these magnificent beings.

It is our belief that every horse has a special human and it just takes time and opportunity for them to find each other.

During these hard economic times, our horse friends are ever more at risk of being abused, neglected, starved, abandoned or sold to the kill buyers at auction. Help us save and protect these wonderful animals until they find their permanent loving homes with their very special humans.

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Pueblo, Colorado

Dreamchaser Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation

Dreamchaser Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Form 990) dedicated to rescuing horses at risk of slaughter from feedlots, abuse, and abandonment, as well as other animals and placing them with qualified families. Dreamchaser is an Accredited American Sanctuary and United Way Charity.

Our Mission Statement
Dreamchaser Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation, a 501(C)(3)non profit organization, works to rescue and rehabilitate horses and other farm animals from abuse, starvation, abandonment, and slaughter. Our goal is to educate the general public including children, teens, and those who are under privileged and at-risk, through our hands on learning center. Volunteers and participants will learn and experience the value of caring and maintaining horses and other animals at our rescue.

Our Vision
Our vision is to rescue neglected horses and provide the care and training needed to allow for a successful adoption to their forever homes, to provide a hands on program for at-risk and special needs children using rehabilitated horses, and to create hands on public educational programs on the proper care and handling of horses.

Strategic Direction
Our strategic direction is to align the organization financially to provide optimal care for our horses by exercising fiscal responsibility with every donated dollar. Our goal is to gain efficiencies by managing expenses and optimizing resources, including volunteers, individual sponsorship, and community involvement.

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New River, Arizona

D-S Rescue

This rescue is based on the belief that all animals deserve to be treated well. I am committed to meeting the needs of animals that come to this facility.

I also believe that animals can positively change the lives of the humans that take them into their homes and hearts.

I welcome the opportunity to show you how an animal can change YOUR life.

In addition to caring for needy animals I am also dedicated to educating the community on proper animal care.

Through various programs such as Riding Lessons and Volunteering kids and adults alike are able to learn proper animal care.

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Tuscon, Arizona

Duchess Sanctuary

The Duchess Sanctuary—owned and operated by The Fund for Animals in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States—is an 1120 acre sanctuary outside of Oakland, Oregon, established in 2008 as an oasis for abused, abandoned, neglected and homeless horses.

Mission: To provide sanctuary for horses in need, using "best practices" for equine management while preserving and protecting the environment for the benefit of the native plant and animal species.

Donations gratefully accepted. Volunteer opportunities available!

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Oakland, Oregon

Eagle Hill Equine Rescue
Eagle Hill Equine Rescue (EHER), a non-profit, organization is located just 11 miles off exit 130B (RT 3) on I-95 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. After 5 ¬Ω miles, just before entering Chancellorsville Battlefield, turn right at the light at the intersection of Route 3 and Elys Ford Road (RT 610). You will be passing over a new reservoir, almost at road level, and proceeding on Elys Ford until you come to a very steep decline and cross the Rapidan River. At this point the spelling of the road changes to Eleys Ford Road. Our entrance is the first driveway on the left. There is an automatic gate with the entrance code of 1- 2- 3- 4 and the gate will close on its own after giving you plenty of time to enter the farm.

In addition, we have a leased facility just one mile from EHER, which is over 30 acres, has a nine stall barn and will become our training facility in Spring 2010.

We specialize in young horses, mostly under the age of 8, some arrive here as 4 or 5 day old orphaned foals, which we hand raise, to horses ready for saddle training up to the age of 8. We also have quite a few horses that will remain under 14.2 that would make outstanding 4H or Pony Club projects.

We also feature seasoned riding horses, horses that are new to the saddle that need additional hours of training and quite a few potential eventers, hunters/jumpers and dressage prospects. In this category are registered Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Thoroughbred/Draft Crosses (mainly Shire and Percheron) and Arabian/Thoroughbred Crosses. We are adding to our new riding horses thanks to Kelsi, a very talented trainer. These trained horses are being ridden regularly by our extensive number of experienced riders.

We routinely have an average of about 90 horses and nurse mare foals up for adoption. Please check our listing to see if one is right for your family! Our horses and nurse mare foals are looking for "just the right everlasting home". Is yours the one they're hoping to find? They certainly hope so and Thank You for your consideration.

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Fredricksburg, Virginia

Easy Street Horse & Barnyard Rescue
Mission Statement
To provide for the rescue and care of abused and/or unwanted horses and other farm animals, which if not rescued would lead to the physical and/or mental detriment of the animal.

To provide for the rescue and care for horses being auctioned for slaughter.

To provide for the rescue and care of PMU (pregnant mare urine) or NMF (nurse mare foals) foals and horses due to PMU/NMF activities.

To provide for the rescue, rehabilitation and care of thoroughbred, standardbred, draft, and other working horses who are being disposed of due to age and/or inability to meet racing/working standards of the breed.

All horses and animals rescued will receive loving kindness in their rehabilitation and care, and will be either allowed to permanently retire at Easy Street Horse & Barnyard Rescue, Inc., facilities or will be available for adoption to homes where love and quality care will be given.

Where possible Easy Street Horse & Barnyard Rescue, Inc., will provide non-political, basic education to the unknowing about the realities of horses sent to slaughter, PMU foals, and NM foals.

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Amsterdam, New York

End of the Road Ranch Horse Rescue

End of the Road Ranch is located in Grant Co. New Mexico and began taking in horses in need in 2005. At that time and up to this year EOTRR was totally self funded. In 2010 the sanctuary incorporated as a non-profit and received its 501 (c) (3) status under the IRS. EOTRR has since been inspected and licensed by the New Mexico Livestock Board.

The Sanctuary was created to allow elderly, unsound or equines at risk of slaughter, abuse or neglect a place to live out their life in as safe and natural an environment as possible . In the process we hope to provide more educational opportunities for people so they don't give up on their own horses and to provide some quality training for volunteers.

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Silver City, New Mexico


Epona Horse Rescue

Rehabilitating , Rescue of neglected and slaughterbound equine, Rehoming the horse to his foreverhome when possible. We are a 501 (c)3 non profit in operation since 2004. We welcome visitors to the rescue and currently are in process of creating programs ot assist the orphan foal, horse owner in need of temporary help and reaching out the the youth of our community.

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Crete, Nebraska


Equestrian Inc Equine Rescue

Equestrian Inc. is a 25 year old 501(c)(3) non-profit horse rescue located in Tampa, Florida. We continue to operate on the same farm that we started on in Carrollwood Village 25 years ago. We follow the vision of our president and founder, Glenda Smith, who has led our organization since day one. Equestrian Inc. does not sell horses, but we facilitate the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of those animals in our care. We do have some permanent residents, but strive to adopt out as many animals as possible to loving, informed homes. We are 100% volunteer run and operate solely on donations and grants.

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Tampa, Florida


Equine Aid Horse and Donkey Rescue

About Equine Aid
For many years we have been helping equines in need: horses, ponies, donkeys and a hinny, so far. We place horses, ponies, donkeys and hinnies in Washington State. Currently, we are home for fifteen permanent residents. please check out our Adopt an Equine page for our friends looking for their forever homes. We also offer foster services for other rescues. We may only take in additional animals if the space is available. Donations are always appreciated - we fund 85% of the animal care out of pocket.

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Monroe, Washington


Equine Angels Rescue, Inc.--Cabot, Pennsylvania

Founded in 2010, Equine Angels Rescue, Inc. rescues unwanted Thoroughbreds , abused and neglected horses. We tent to their nutritional, farrier and veterinarian needs then retrain and offer them for adopotion.

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Cabot, Pennsylvania


Equine Outreach, Inc.
Equine Outreach Inc. was founded by Joan Steelhammer, a top Bend, Oregon Real Estate Broker, with the assistance of her husband, Realtor and contractor Gary Everett.

Equine Outreach is based on Joan's life-long passion for animals. For over 30 years she has been involved in animal rescue and her commitment has resulted in the formation of this organization dedicated to assisting horses in need.

Equine Outreach Inc. is a registered non-profit organization working closely with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Department, several other sheriffs in central and eastern Oregon, the Forest Service, BLM, local Humane Societies, other equine organizations and local veterinarians. EOI is a horse rescue, shelter, and rehabilitation organization.

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Bend, Oregon

Equine Rescue Outakuntrol
Today there is an Alarming Rate of Horses being Abused and Abandon. We Rescue, Rehabilitate and Provide Long Term Care for these Animals. Please Help us. They all Deserve a Chance.

Equine Rescue Outakuntrol is a rescue /shelter with volunteer persons dedicated to help save the homeless, abandond, abused, neglected, sick, starving horsess of today's economy. Within our capability All Breeds of horses are accepted into our shelter. We provide the necessary veterinary care, vaccines, farrier serivces, shelter, feed, minerals and training to rehabilitate any horse in need. We find loving adoptive forever homes for these animals after rehabilitation. We also rescue and rehabilitate "labeled aggressive Canines" from County Animal Controls.

We are settled on a ranch in the beautiful rolling hills of Caliente, California. We offer Healing thru Horses Camp to Veterans and their family's, a hands on experience.

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Caliente, California

Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation Ranch (Triple R), Inc.
The specific purpose of Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Ranch (Triple R), Inc. is to provide a program of horse rescue for physically or psychologically abused, neglected, troubled, or abandoned equines and to provide rehabilitation, retraining, and placement, where indicated, or retirement within an environment of physical well-being and trust.

In support of these efforts Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Ranch, Inc. will employ and promote natural horse keeping and training methods. Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc. seeks to increase beneficial human and equine relationships through animal/human interaction and education.

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Tallahassee, Florida

Equine Rescue Resource
About ERR
Equine Rescue Resource Inc. (ERR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization helping horses in need. We strive to prevent cruelty to equines, educate the public on equine welfare issues, facilitate rescue efforts and help horses in need.

We are dedicated to fostering a cohesive environment within the equine community and strongly believe that education, cooperation and networking are the keys to making a difference for horses in need.

We are not a law enforcement agency. If you see any animal being kept in violation of New York State cruelty laws, please call your local police department and file a report. Anonymous calls and messages are not an effective means of "reporting a problem". In the event guidance, education, shelter or rehabilitation of an equine is needed, law enforcement is welcome to call upon us as a supporting agency.

ERR is 100% volunteer based, and the volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Horses are housed at a variety of foster homes throughout the Hudson Valley region of New York.

Volunteers are always needed to help care for our rescued animals. If you have a few hours to spare mucking, grooming or maintaining fences/shelters, we would love to hear from you. To fill out a volunteer application or schedule a day/time, please contact us.

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Pine Bush, New York

Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary
Equine Rescue Voices and Sanctuary is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to saving premarin (PMU) mares and foals from slaughter. WE are a voice for the many horses that cannot speak for themselves, working to end their senseless slaughter for overseas markets. Through education, we are confident we can enlighten the public about the horrors behind the premarin industry.

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Green Valley, Arizona

Equine Wellbeing Rescue Inc.
OUR MISSION - Helping horses in times of emergency, natural disaster, personal illness or other unforeseen circumstances where placement of the horses may be necessary to prevent starvation, neglect, abuse or anything detrimental to the well-being of the animal. Located in Ramona, CA and Snowflake, AZ.

501c3 Public Charity #45-2835562 to donate via PayPal use THANK YOU!

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Snowflake, Arizona

Faith Equine Rescue
Faith Equine Rescue is a family oriented 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our goal is to save the lives of as many of the area's neglected and unwanted horses as possible. Many of our horses come to us via our local sheriff departments. We are dedicated to educating horse owners about proper care, nutrition, gelding, and horse safety. We welcome everyone to call and make an appointment to come visit our rescue and are proud to partner with a local training facility that offers riding lessons, horse training, and classes on rescue horse care.

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Lakeland, Florida
863-608-0827 or 863-860-4962

FalconRidge Equine Rescue
FalconRidge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, humane equine organization, sanctuary, rehabilitation and training center for the horse. Nestled in the rolling foothills of North Valley Center in San Diego County, FalconRidge Ranch was founded in 2002 in order to provide the care, rehabilitation, training and temporary or permanent home to unwanted, abused, neglected or slaughter bound horses. The average number of rescued horses at any time at FalconRidge is over 50.

Horses arrive to FalconRidge from all states in the country. New arrivals get the proper veterinary care, nutrition, chiropractic, training, or surgery they need to improve their lives. Those horses whose lives have been saved from euthanasia, slaughter or from extreme neglect, will stay here forever. Some healthy sound horses have been donated or given up for various reasons and will be rehabilitated, trained and adopted out.

During rehabilitation, the horses are exercised and properly socialized with other horses and people. Some arrive extremely depressed, not wanting much to do with other horses or humans. Within months they have transformed into horses that play and interact happily.

It is the mission of FalconRidge Equine Rescue, Inc. to improve equine physical, emotional and mental well-being so that their lives are enriched, and they have a positive, healthy future.

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Valley Center, California

Faulkner County SPCA
We offer rehabilitation services to the local animals involved in cruelty cases. Please donate to keep our efforts alive. PAYPAL: ONEDOG2MANY@MSN.COM

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Conway, Arkansas

First Light Farm Equine Shelter
First Light Farm Equine Shelter is a non profit corporation that acquires horses and other equines in need. First Light Farm Equine Shelter is licensed by the Animal Welfare Program of the State of Maine. We are directed by a three-member board.

Mission Statement:

The mission of First Light Farm Equine Shelter is to provide a safe haven for horses and other equine species that have become victims of neglect, abuse or abandonment, or whose owners are no longer able to care for them. Our main goal is to rehabilitate and if possible, rehome these animals through a comprehensive adoption process.

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Perry, Maine

Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care
Our Approach
Our efforts depend on a strong alliance between race tracks, industry officials, horsemen, owners, trainers, jockeys and fans. Each and every donation brings us closer to achieving our ultimate goal to see all our horses in successful second careers. Why do we need your help? Monthly expenses include basic care such as transportation, feed, veterinary care, supplies, retraining and board, including placement at satellite farms when our main facilities become overcrowded.

Our Commitment
In April 2009, recognizing the need for a South Florida based Thoroughbred retirement program, a group of committed volunteers began a retirement and placement program dedicated specifically to horses that competed at either Calder Race Course or Gulfstream Park during their racing careers.Spearheaded by the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA), Calder Race Course, Gulfstream Park and professional jockeys, a program was created for the sole purpose of finding adoptive "forever" homes for retired Thoroughbreds.The group has since evolved into Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement & Adoptive Care). Since its inception in 2009, over 400 horses have entered the program. Approximately, one-third have been placed in adoptive homes.

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Palm City, Florida

Four Corners Equine Rescue
FCER is an all volunteer 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rescue of horses from perilous situations, their rehabilitation and adoption into good, loving homes. We also strive to educate the public on the welfare of horses, thereby making the world a better place for horses and humans.

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Aztec, New Mexico

Friends of Ferdinand
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible racehorse retirement by providing racehorses with alternatives at the end of their careers. At this time, we are focusing on thoroughbred racehorses. Our programs include an internet track-listing assistance service for racehorse owners, a thoroughbred donation/ transition/ adoption program, a retraining program, and educational efforts targeting racehorse owners, breeders and trainers, as well as the horse community and the general public.

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Friends of Lord Stirling Stable School Horse Retirement Program
The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable School Horse Retirement Program was established in 2003 as a means to find suitable new homes for horses retiring from the Lord Stirling Stable lesson program. The program helps to ensure that our retiring horses, which have worked so faithfully for us, continue to be loved and well cared for, even with their limitations. The Program maintains a fund to be used to cover costs of board and care for retiring horses until a suitable home can be found. This program helps to ensure a bright future for our school horses.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Front Range Equine Rescue

Front Range Equine Rescue began in 1997 and was incorporated as a Colorado non-profit on 8/1/97. Front Range Equine Rescue began as an all volunteer organization with Board members providing the initial foster homes. A small self-care facility soon housed several of the incoming rescue horses as well.

Over the years, Front Range has worked hard to increase its capacity and was able to purchase a 40-acre facility in Larkspur in 2006. A major gift campaign in 2007-2009 allowed for further expansion with the purchase of 81 additional acres in Larkspur late in 2009. Horses are also kept at 2-3 other private facilities in the area.

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Larkspur, Colorado

Full Circle Equine Rehabilitation Center

Our Mission Statement
Full Circle will provide a place where the healing power of horses can touch, uplift and enrich the community. Our organization will promote philanthropy and good citizenship while facilitating equine rescue.

What is Full Circle?
Full Circle is a program designed to provide quality care and rehabilitation for horses in need while preparing them for placement in suitable homes.

Full Circle is a program designed to allow anyone with an interest in learning and a desire to help, an opportunity to participate in the care and handling of these amazing and deserving animals.

Who will benefit from Full Circle? Why did Full Circle come to be?
Full Circle is here because of a desire to help ensure that horses keep their much deserved and even necessary place in our society. Full Circle will build the awareness of one being's ability to effect the life of another . By giving others the opportunity to see that one person can effect change by the choices they make, Full Circle will change lives, one horse and one person at a time. A lifelong passion for horses and the desire to share the lessons learned is the driving force behind this organization. The benefits to be gained while providing these amazing animals the love and care they deserve is immeasurable.
Full Circle is here because there are horses in need of help and they are dependent on people who are willing to help them in order to survive.

Full Circle is here because there are people who need to receive the gift of healing that helping these horses will bring into their lives.

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Colbert, Washington

The Fund For Animals
The Fund for Animals was founded in 1967 by prominent author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory. For 37 years, The Fund has spearheaded some of the most significant events in the history of the animal protection movement by employing hard-hitting advocacy campaigns and operating world-famous animal care facilities like the Black Beauty Ranch.

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New York, New York

Georgia Equine Rescue League Ltd.
About Us:
While the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture, Equine Division is charged with enforcement of laws which protect equine in Georgia, there are no state funds allocated for the care of animals which are seized and impounded by GDA Inspectors due to neglect. That program is forced to rely heavily on public donations. To date, GERL has provided over $360,000 to support the GDA Equine Division.

In addition, GERL has developed programs to help horses in other ways. We are now working with local law enforcement and animal control agencies to insure more widespread enforcement of equine protection laws. This effort involves the training of officers regarding proper horse handling and providing temporary equine holding facilities where needed.

GERL is proud of our many success stories but we are aware that none of them would have been possible without the ongoing support of our members and others who share our love and concern for horses. The continuing success of GERL depends on annual membership dues, various donations from individuals and other organizations, as well as the time and energy of our many volunteers . We are a non-profit organization with 501 (c)(3) status. All donations are tax deductible.

We invite you to join GERL and/or to donate online at We accept checks or you may donate online via Pay Pal on our website. Please help us spread the word about GERL!

Mission Statement:
Georgia Equine Rescue League, LTD (GERL) is a non-profit organization with 501 (c) (3) status that believes it is the responsibility of its members to help find solutions to the growing problem of starved, abused, and neglected equine in the state of Georgia. GERL believes that through education, incentive programs for equine health, and funding of the Georgia Department of Agriculture Equine Division and other law enforcement entities, that positive steps can be taken to help reduce and eventually eliminate this problem in our state.

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Social Circle, Georgia


Glen Ellen Vocational Academy
Located in Glen Ellen, California, GEVA was founded for two equally important purposes: 1) to provide care and shelter for horses who were retired due to injury or age, were the victims of abuse or negligence, or were merely in need of a home, and 2) to teach people the skills necessary to work with horses in a safe, humane and confident manner. If the handler is knowledgeable, the problem of unintentional abuse to the horse is often avoided.

Many horses come to GEVA due to injuries that require either surgery or an extended period of rest and because their owner is either unwilling or unable to assume the cost of that care. Frequently, an owner in such circumstances is faced with the choice of needlessly euthanizing the horse or, worse, selling it for slaughter. GEVA provides an alternative to this grim choice. When horses come to GEVA, they have a home for life or if extended rest is all that is needed. GEVA may offer that horse for adoption to a good home. An adopted horse from GEVA may return to GEVA at any time should the adoption not work.

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Glen Ellen, California

Godspeed Horse Hostel
The mission of this rescue has many components. First and foremost is to purchase Premarin weanling horses from Canada and the United States that would otherwise be slaughtered and then transport, train, and donate them to NAHRA certified therapeutic riding programs and The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association accredited colleges. We currently have three horses in service to the handicap.

The rescue invented and patented an internationally distributed horse treat called U-Bake Horse Treats. When the treats are sold, all proceeds go to the rescue. These treats are manufactured as part of the job site curriculum requirement by students at The Maplebrook School; a post secondary school for the learning disabled. Students may also fulfill their requirement by working a semester at the farm. We have had two students thus far.

The rescue also works as a placement agency in the tri-state area for unwanted horses and has a Subsidized Horse Boarding Program for horses that need re-homing. We place an additional 4-6 horses annually this way.

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Amenia, New York

Grace Foundation of Northern California
The Grace Foundation of Northern California is an animal rescue and rehabilitation ranch located in El Dorado Hills, Ca. We provide critical care and rehabilitation for abused and neglected horses and utilize many of these rescued horses in equine assisted learning and therapeutic programs for youth and adults. Grace also rescues and rehabilitates dogs, cats, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and more.

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El Dorado Hills, California

Greystone Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation
Welcome to Greystone! We are a 501c3 non-profit private operating foundation devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of unwanted , abused and neglected horses.

We believe that all horses should have a second, third, maybe even fourth chance at a good life. Our horses come from a variety of backgrounds at all ages and stages of life.

Our goal with each new horse we rescue is to give them the best and most complete care possible, the most love and attention they could ever need and help them find their new "calling" in life so that they may go on to new "career" with a new loving family.

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Rising Sun, Maryland

Guardian Angels Horse Rescue
Our mission is to rescue helpless, neglected, abused and/or mistreated horses from bad situations. We rehabilitate and then place horses in good homes. We also support and teach the importance of urban park preservation, do to the over whelming contruction and expansion into natures wildlife and beautiful lands; they are being destroyed day by day. People often do not know the damage that is done; and all the animals they affect. We believe that though hands on teaching and exp.. Rehabilitating the animals, the children, youth, teens, and people by natire rides helps teach the importance of all things living and natures beauty; and how it is to be saved, protected, and respected. We are also here to help people who have fallen on hard times by accepting their equine friends into a responsible caring establishment. If a horse as fallen victim to a bad or unfortunate circumstance, we take it in. Upon arrival we welcome the horse(s) and then our rehabilitation process begins. We bring all horses back into good health, thus giving them a second chance at a long life. For some ... the stay is longer than others. But, ultimately, our goal is to eventually place every rescue in the best home that properly fits the needs for the equine. Adopting out on contracts helps to assure the horse's safety and well-being as it makes the journey into a new horse beginning.

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Dunnellon, Florida
352-208-6486 or 352-489-9737

Habitat for Horses
It seems like it was back in the Dark Ages when Habitat for Horses was first started, although it was only in 1997 when we took in our first horses in response to a plea from a local family that simply couldn't handle seeing a skinny horse a few houses down the street from them. In 1998 we applied for and received our non-profit status, took a number of Equine Cruelty Investigation courses and starting applying to local law enforcement agencies to let us help them handle their horse cases.

During those times most local law enforcement agencies didn't touch large animals. Excuses of, "he's old, that's why he's skinny," and "I'm about to buy feed and hay," were generally accepted and neglected horses were left alone to starve. While we met with some resistance, most officers accepted us with open arms. All we required from them was to have an officer at the scene and have the same officer appear in court. We did the rest, from transportation, housing, feeding, medical workup, farrier work, court appearance and testimony to finding an adopter.

Word circulated quickly and soon we had officers calling us, "just to take a look at some horses." From those first few months of becoming established and being professional in everything we did, the calls for assistance seemed to explode. The reputation of Habitat for Horses continued to grow as an organization that was more than willing to assist law enforcement not just in the legal aspects of enforcement, but in providing education to horse owners who wanted to keep their horses healthy but did not have the knowledge of equine husbandry necessary.

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Hitchcock, Texas

Hapi Trails - Horse Adoption Program Inc

Our mission is to provide a happy, healthy and nurturing environment for unwanted, abused, abandoned, retired and neglected horses.

We are 100% volunteer and dedicated to placing these horses in loving, compassionate and permanent homes, enhancing the life of the horse as well as the new owners.

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Victor, Idaho

Happy Endings Animal Rescue Sanctuary

We are passionate about educating children and adults on the care and respect for all animals. To provide refuge to animals that would otherwise be euthanized and to remove those who are in neglectful or abusive situations. Here they will be provided with the best nutrition, housing and love. Having room to roam and play, interact and socialize with other animals, the sanctuary gives a second chance to animals that would have no hope of a decent life, instilling trust in their hearts, so they may feel safe and loved.

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Solvang, California

Harmony and Hope Horse Haven Inc.

Rescued horses not suitable for adoption find a permanent, lifetime home at Harmony and Hope.
Harmony and Hope Horse Haven, Inc. is an Arizona not-for-profit corporation with IRS approved 501c3 charitable organization status.

Most of our members are retired Thoroughbred race horses. The Thoroughbreds are of all personalities, from regal and proud to silly and playful. Their ages range from five to 32 years old.

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Rodeo, New Mexico

Harmony New Beginnings Animal Rescue

Have you seen pictures of animals on the evening news, beaten, starved and suffering at the hands of their owners. I bet those pictures make you mad and disillusioned with the world, us too.

We decided to try to make a difference a few animals at a time. By adopting a rescue animal you help us continue to save animals from bad situations. By supporting H.N.B.A.R you help change the lives of animals and children one life at a time.. We are a 501(c)(3) and accept donations at 9604 Harmony rd Sheridan Or 97378 or pay pal at HarmonyNBrescue@aol.com

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Sheridan, Oregon

Harmony Rescue

The mission of Harmony Rescue is to create and manage a safe haven environment for domestic animals that need extra care and to serve as an extension of other non-profit animal organizations promoting the prevention of cruelty to animals. We pursue this mission through the development of services, facilities, education, and projects. Harmony Rescue is a fun place to hang out that allows our four legged clients (and their human companions) to play, relax, or socialize.

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Rustburg, Virginia

Healing Hearts Equine Rescue

Our Rescue is an organization that supports the responsible use of working, sport, and pleasure horses and ponies.

To do this we:

- Provide care, rehabilitation and training for horses and ponies through adoption into loving home
- Create public awareness about horse neglect and abuse issues
- Find all equines that come into HHER compatible loving homes
- Increase the quality of life for the abused/neglected equine

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Carthage, North Carolina

Healing Horses One Child at a Time, Inc.

Our Mission:
Rescue, rehabilitate abused and neglected equine and place them into safe, permanent homes.

Provide permanent sanctuary for equine that due to age or health cannot be adopted.

Give those equine placed in sanctuary a purpose in life by joining them with children of special needs, physical or emotional disabilities, or who are a victim of abuse/violence, at risk youth.

To assist each child with special needs or trauma in reaching their full potential through interaction with horses, to include self-esteem, confidence, social skills, small and gross motor skills, balance, core strength, visual planning skills, attention span, cooridination, flexibility and concentration.

Provide education to the public in the benefits of having rescue horses interact with special needs, traumatized and at risk youth

provide a healthy atmosphere where our youth can volunteer their help in aiding the horses and the children in need. to help children and youth understand their individual blessings and the importance of community service .

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Wesley Chapel, Florida

Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, Inc.

This organization will provide education regarding equine care to the public, assist governmental authorities in rescuing and rehabilitating equines who have been neglected or abused, and provide foster-care, rehabilitation and rehoming services for horses that have been abandoned, surrendered to the organization, or seized by law enforcement agencies. The organization will seek public funding and will accept donations to finance feed, transport, shelter, farrier and vetting costs of the horses in the organization's care, and may assist horse owners in caring for their horses in order to prevent neglect or surrender. The organization will house horses in volunteer foster homes pending rehoming. Although the organization's primary emphasis will be on equines, the organization may occasionally provide services to other livestock and companion animals in need of placement and care. All organization activities will be conducted by its board members and volunteers.

~ ~ ~ 501(c)3 non profit organization as of 1/2012 ~ ~ ~
We, as a group, saw a need not being met in the Tri-state area of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

We make an honest effort to do the best we can to save as many horses as we can in our area and give those horses a true chance at a better life.

We offer two types of primarily services to help animals, mainly horses, in need:

#1 We bring horses into our rescue, get them on "their feet," subject adopters to an application
process and the horses adopt on contracts. The horses carry small adoption fees to help off set their care while in rescue.
#2 We offer networking for horses either in dire situations or with the potential to end up in
a bad situation. This is compromised of a shorter screening process without a contract with their placement.

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Huntington, West Virginia

HEART of Tucson - Happy Equine Acres Rescue & Therapy
Our Mission Statement:
HEART of Tucson is a non-profit, pro-horse equine rescue organization run entirely by volunteers. Our mission is two-fold. HEART of Tucson rescues horses of all breeds that are in urgent need of care. We rescue horses that perhaps have been neglected, abandoned or abused. Secondly, our mission is to instruct and raise awareness of the general public about what it takes to own a horse including feeding, grooming, tack, training, boarding, veterinary care and all costs associated with owning a horse. HEART of Tucson's goal is to rehabilitate rescued horses and then find suitable homes for these equines. We provide the food, the supplements, farrier service, veterinary care, training, love and kindness, all in a safe haven. By educating the public of horse ownership through on-site, hands-on seminars and workshops, HEART of Tucson's goal is to stop the cycle of abuse and neglect that potentially could occur to these animals. We are pro-active and passionate about rescuing horses that might otherwise end up at auction houses and perhaps go to inhumane slaughter houses in Mexico.

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Tucson, Arizona

Heaven Can Wait Equine Rescue
Heaven Can Wait Equine Rescue is located in Cameron, Ontario, Canada - approx 2 hours NE of Toronto, just 10 minutes North of Lindsay. This Equine Rescue was started by Claire Malcolm in 1997 to help save horses and ponies from slaughter, and take in any unwanted horse or pony and find them a new, loving home. Not all Horses at HCW are old and lame, or come from abusive/neglect situations, some come from private individuals who want to find a good home for their horse, but don't have the time or knowledge to sell it privately, but don't want to send it to an auction, so they send them here to HCW to find a good home. As you know horses that end up at auctions do have a chance to get bid on by a caring family home, but they also risk the chance of being bid on by a bad home or worse, the meat man.

HCW has found loving new homes for over 1000++ equines in the past 15 years (& has even helped find new homes for a few donkeys, pigs, goats, cats & dogs along the way!).

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Cameron, Ontario, Canada

Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary for Healing and Learning
We provide a program for special needs adults or children, we offer classes "Adventures with Horses" through the Paso Robles Library and Recreation Services. Fun and informative hands-on learning, manners, safety, grooming, greet, walk, read to and enjoy equines are offered. One should know what they need to know before "buying a horse". A cancer survivor with the need to be with horses because of the bond between them and humans, they are non-judgmental and don't care what you suffer from.....they just want to help. She is whom made me realize the therapeutic effect of equines. A young girl with PTSD because of her foster experiences finallyopened up to her adoptive parents because she related to the story of one of our equines. A disabled veteran, despite his financial limitations, now comes here twice a week. The equines here are special and they help him with his life struggles as well as many others. Our gate is always open to all those who need the breath of an equine to ease their pain of reality. .

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San Miguel, California

Heavenly Horse Haven
Who We Are
We are a diverse team of donors, supporters and volunteers from all walks of life who have stood up and said, "Not on my watch!" We are united in the belief that "I can help save this animal."

Our Mission
It is our mission to help meet the need for a "safe haven" for horses or other farm animals who are at risk, neglected, abused, too expensive to keep, unwanted or otherwise in need of special care.

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Anza California

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue
We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines in need; assisting equines in situations of neglect, abuse or threat of slaughter located in, but not necessarily limited to Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean Counties - in our home state of New Jersey. To educate the public regarding the standards of care required to maintain an equine as a riding partner and/or companion animal in a humane manner."

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Perrineville, New Jersey

Hidden Hills Ranch
Hidden Hills Ranch is home to over 70 animals, including 8 horses. These animals are used to teach hundreds of students and families about the use and care of animals as well as therapy programs for autistic, down's syndrome, cerebral palsy and at risk youth. Families can choose to sponsor a particular animal and help with their care and socialization.

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Prunedale, California

Hidden Springs Horse Rescue
Hidden Springs Horse Rescue works tirelessly to rescue abused and abandoned horses. A great deal of money, time and effort goes into rescuing and caring for each and every one of these special animals. Due to the expense of rehabilitating them, we do not offer free horses, each has an adoption fee. When they area adopted the adoption fee helps to recover the cost of restoring their health.

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Marianna, Florida


High Hill Haven Horse Rescue Inc.
High Hill Haven Horse Rescue Inc. is a not-for-profit equine rescue. We are a 501(c)(3) so donations may be written off for tax purposes. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of horses in need; assisting horses in situations of neglect, abuse, abandonment, owner surrender, or threat of slaughter for human consumption; to educate the public regarding the standards of care required to maintain a horse as a riding partner and/or companion animal in a humane manner.

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Earlton, New York


High Sierra Wild Horse Sanctuary
High Sierra Wild Horse Sanctuary and Gentling Center was established to help provide a safe haven or temporary home for titled BLM mustangs and burros when their owners are faced with unforeseen circumstances. We are also an educational resource for owners, adopters and trainers of all breeds of equines. Providing quality care for these beautiful animals is a labor of love and one we can't do without the help of wonderful volunteers. In addition to caring for these wonderful animals, our organization offers individuals the opportunity to provide these deserving equines forever loving homes through our adoption and foster programs. Nadia and Joe Lane, Founders of HSWHS, live on their private horse ranch in Lake Isabella, CA.

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Weldon, California


Hoof-N-Hearts of Illlinois
Hoof-N -Hearts of Illinois is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assist in the basic needs of horses (hay, feed & bedding) for those who have become financially stressed. We are dedicated to keeping the bond between horse & human. Our goal is to prevent starvation, neglect or abandonment of horses. If we can keep the horse with its owner through their financial struggles or until a new home is found, then we can limit the number of horses that end up neglected, abandoned of starved. We rely mostly on cash, hay & bedding donations.

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Channahon, Illinois

Hoof Prints of the Heart

We are a non-profit 501(C)3 equine rescue. Our goal is to reach out to our equine friends in need of care and a safe place to be. We believe no animal should be homeless, abused, or neglected. We can and do find loving homes for our equine friends. 75 horses homed in 2012

If you are interested in adopting any of our horses, volunteering or just have questions, please contact us and let us know.

All studs gelded

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Marana, Arizona

Hoofs and Woofs Animal Rescue
We are a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates and re homes serviceable equines and others.

We are funded by private donations and appreciate your contribution.

Our ranch in Valley Center, California is home to horses, goats, sheep, a steer, dogs, cats and kittens. We operate by appointment only. We do not take in "found" animals unless their microchip identifies them as one of our alumni.

A lifetime of saving all kinds of critters, including horses, livestock and small animals gave us the background to help more animals in need. Children, seniors and everyone in between benefit from the interaction with animals. The physical aspect of the work involved, the mental focus of the task at hand, The sense of accomplishment, pride in overcoming apprehension of very large creatures, learning, sharing the joy, all are a part of volunteering and visiting with the animals. We all grow from the experience.

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Valley Center, California

Hooved Animal Humane Society
The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1971 by concerned and committed citizens. It is HAHS' mission to promote the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, legal intervention (impoundment). In addition, we provide physical rehabilitation to animals that have endured severe neglect and abuse and then adopt them out to loving forever homes.

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Woodstock, Illinois

Hooves and Angels Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation
Our Purpose:
Dedicated to continuously providing emergency relief, shelter, care, and rehabilitation for abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted horses; and to rehabilitate each horse to the best of its ability, then to locate placement into a "Forever" home through our adoption program. Those horses deemed unadoptable because of varying disabilities will live out the rest of their lives with us, receiving the care and love they so justly deserve.

Hooves and Angels also provides community programs and volunteer opportunities that help to develop compassion and responsibility for horses. These programs include but are not limited to: Education and Awareness, Equine Care Clinics for Disadvantaged Teens and Youth, and Equine Social Clinics for Disabled Community Members.

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Standish, California

Hope Equine Rescue, Inc.
Hope Equine Rescue, Inc. is devoted to the care and placement of unwanted, abused and neglected horses. Our goal is to provide for the horses when no one else can or will. We are putting hope back into the lives of horses one at a time.

We are a 501(c)3 non profit rescue that takes in any horse in need. We rehab them and when they are 100% again we find them new loving homes.

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Auburndale, Florida

Hope Farms Project, Inc.
Hope Farms Project currently offers therapeutic riding and job skills training to children, youth and adults who experience disability and traumatic brain injury. We serve as community connectors and respite providers. Our farm is open to you as a place to explore and expand. By appointment only, please.

We firmly hold that anyone, regardless of ability or disability, should be able to experience the life they want to live. We believe that interacting with nature and animals can enhance our well-being and quality of life.

Our clients learn about nature and animals through study and hands-on experience. They learn how to build healthy relationships based on trust and respect. Clients learn how to care for themselves by caring for something other then themselves and they explore their potential through physical work, cognitive endeavors and emotional connections.

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Elizabeth, Colorado

Hope For Horses Equine Rescue
Our mission:

  • To promote and encourage the public to stop horse abuse.
  • To rehabilitate neglected and abused equine.
  • To accept donations of unwanted equines for adoption into new homes.
  • To offer help to equine owners in times of natural or personal disaster.
  • To assist law enforcement officers in seizing, fostering, and adopting of equines in order to protect these horses from further abuse.
  • To improve the lives of equines throughout the United States and Canada.
  • To find homes for the horses in the Premarin Industry.

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Blue Ridge, Texas

Horse-Angels, Inc.

Our Mission Statement:
We are a non-profit equine rescue and rehabilitation center focused on the mental and physical healing of horses in need, with the ultimate goal of finding each horse a safe and loving lifetime home. Our refuge takes on starved, abused, handicapped, and poorly-behaved horses, and gives them a second chance at life. While some become functional, others require special ongoing care and will remain with us here at Horse-Angels as greeters and horse ambassadors.

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Spencer, Indiana

Horse Haven Montana

Horse Haven Montana's mission is Education & Understanding to Enhance the Equine/Human Bond & To Improve the Welfare of the Horse. To accomplish this, we work to rescue horses in need and to assist owners who may need to give up their equine for any reason.

Through a growing network of pre-approved adoptive homes and after a full assessment of the rescue horse, we strive to place horses in permanent, forever, adoptive homes with caring owners who are matched to the horse. We also provide educational resources, referrals for owners in need of assistance and occasional clinics and overnight boarding when a temporary measure may be needed.

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Frenchtown, Montana

Horse Haven of Tennessee

Purpose of Horse Haven of Tennessee
Rescue equine from cruel or dangerous situations; provide shelter, care, rehabilitation, and adoption for abused and neglected equine; assist law enforcement with investigations and court preparation; educate owners on compassion and responsible equine ownership; heighten public awareness about abuse and neglect of equine; and, provide education to those who handle cruelty and neglect calls, and other equine emergencies with their county.

Our mission statement is to advocate for, rescue, protect, and defend our God-given equine from abuse and neglect in Tennessee.

HHT investigates calls, rescues suffering horses, works to fund the organization's work, finds volunteers, works with law enforcement, finds vet care for those equine that need medical attention, works to change current laws to better serve the abused and neglected, attends equine related events within Tennessee to educate horse owners, finds businesses to help, manages a website and other social media and fund raising sites, works to prosecute serious offenders, and advocates for equine protection laws.

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Knoxville, Tennessee

Horse Helpers

Horse Helpers is located on Wisteria Farm west of Boone, NC. We are the only 501c3 equine rescue serving Watauga, Ashe, and Avery Counties in North Carolina and nearby Tennessee. Our main goal is to offer aide to horses, donkeys, and mules. We also provide a forum for education on humane animal care and communication.

Wisteria Farm is located on 5 acres in a mountain farming community. We have a main barn that allows us to have up to 10 rescues at a time along with a quarantine barn for newly arriving horses. We have private paddocks for sick horses and rent an additional 25 acres of pasture. At the moment we have two main auxiliary locations, one that house up to seven horses through the generous support and work of the property owner and in the summer we have another 10 acres available. This kind of flexibility has allowed us to create compatible herds of horses (we have a senior center and our herd of ridable horses) as well as paddocks in which we can separate sick or injured horses from the main herds.

Our volunteer support and community support continues to grow as awareness of Horse Helpers increases. We are supporters of the local sustainable development community as well as links to Appalachian State University and Watauga High Schools Mountain Alliance.

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Zionville, North Carolina

Horse Help Providers

We have rescued and adopted out many horses in the last 10 years. Now, with our sanctuary status, we provide sessions in natural horsemanship and equine assisted learning. For people who would like to own a horse but just cannot right now, we provide horse sponsorships so that others may enjoy the magic of the horse. Help sponsor one of our rescued horses, and enjoy the joys of horse ownership without all of the ownership responsibilities. We will help you learn to be safe and happy around horses. No previous horse experience necessary. Our horses will show you everything you need to know. About life. Or if you have horse experience but are currently without a horse, why not share one of our rescued horses! call for more info. or to schedule.

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Crooks, South Dakota

Horse Protection Association of Florida

Horse Protection Association of Florida (HPAF) is a 23 year old 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabiliation and adoption of horses rescued from starvation, neglect and abandonment. HPAF is a 150 acre farm located in beautiful Marion County Florida just 5 miles off of interstate 75 south of Gainesville and north of Ocala Florida.

Please go to the web site to view horses available for adoption, success stories, new rescues, newsletters, articles and news stories and how to donate to help the horses. Volunteers are always welcome and are a vital part of the rehabilitation team.

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Micanopy, Florida



Horse Protection League

Formed in 1994, The Horse Protection League is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in the greater Rocky Mountain Region. Located in Arvada, HPL is supported and run entirely by volunteer members who love and cherish the horse.

HPL is headquartered at Churches Ranch, part of the Long Lake Regional Park annexed by the City of Arvada. The ranch is located at 17999 W. 60th Avenue in Arvada, on the north side between Highway 93 and Easley Road.

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Arvada, Colorado



Horse Rescue Foundation & At Risk Kids
Horse Rescue Foundation, mission is to save the lives of neglected and malnourished horse's and provide opportunities for the community to get involved with rescue animals. We rebuild the health and strength, most important is the horse learn to trust people again. We do a lot of ground work, grooming and trail ridding when horse is back in good health, (vet check) The horse's and kids love working together. We also help with horse's that there owner's can no longer care for them. Just give us a call we'll do our best to help.

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Culleoka, Tennessee

Horse Shoe Equine Rescue Inc.

Our mission is help all horses big or small which have been abused, seized or pets that owners had to give up.Give these horses a change to recover physically and emotionally.The end goal is to rehabilitate the horses so they the opportunity to move to a forever home.And stop the slaughter of all horses.

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Terra Haute, Indiana



Horses for Hope

Horses for Hope is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2003 to provide therapeutic healing of the mind, body and soul using horses as a dynamic, interactive tool for individuals of all ages with or without disabilities, including those who may suffer from physical or mental disabilities, physical or mental abuse or are financially deprived. Our goal is to build hope, increase self-esteem and to enhance the joy and inspiration for life in all individuals who participate in our programs.

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Raleigh, North Carolina



Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Our Mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. The Houston SPCA is a private, non-profit charity, funded entirely by donations, which receives no funding from the Government, United Way or national animal groups.

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Houston, Texas

Humane Society of Columbiana County
The Humane Society of Columbiana County, Inc. (HSCC) is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that strives to improve the quality of life for homeless, abused and neglected animals. We promote responsible animal ownership in Columbiana County by educating the public about proper veterinary care, animal welfare issues. We sponsor a trained, sworn humane agent who strives to educate and assist pet owners and when necessary act to ensure the well-being of an animal. Along with preventing the euthanasia of adoptable companion animals we provide programs that aid in the reduction of pet over-populations. Our goal is to adopt companion and domesticated animals into lifelong homes.

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Salem, Ohio

Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills Inc
Established in 2007, HSSF's Law Enforcement Division's humane officer's are dedicated to investigating animal abuse and cruelty cases and working with the district attorney's office and law enforcement to prosecute individuals. HSSF's Humane Officers are highly trained, sworn personnel appointed by the Superior Court. These officers have all the powers of a peace officer with authority to investigate animal abuse, neglect and cruelty. Humane Officers also have the power to issue citations, make arrests and conduct searches - if necessary, to prevent animal abuse anywhere in the state of California.

Together with volunteers from, agreements with other non-profit animal rescue organizations as well as local veterinarians, the HSSF investigations team is committed to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people.

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Auburn, California

Humane Society of Sumter County Inc
Our Mission:

  • Encouragement of responsible animal ownership practices through education.
  • Pursuit of reported incidents of animal cruelty &/or neglect and the taking of appropriate protective action as determined by the Society Investigator.
  • Providing care for adoptable animals that are injured, abused, unwanted & abandoned, whenever possible.
  • Spaying and neutering all animals to be adopted to reduce the unwanted animal population.

Your Humane Society/SPCA saves adoptable animals from Animal Control, while raising the funds to build Central Florida's First "Green" Animal Shelter in Sumter County.

Make a difference

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Lake Panasoffkee, Florida

Iron Gait Percherons
Iron Gait Percherons, Inc. (IGP) of Waleska, Georgia, is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. Specifically, IGP rescues Percheron and other draft breed horses from abuse, neglect, abandonment, slaughter, or victims of the current economy, refurbishes all of their medical, nutritional, and emotional needs, retrains them for new careers, and provides a thorough screening process to find them safe, loving forever homes. IGP also seeks to increase beneficial human and equine relationships through animal/human interaction and education.

Although IGP's primary mission is focused on the Percheron draft horse breed, we never turn away any other horse in need of our help, and take in horses and ponies from all over the country. In the first year and a half of operation, IGP was able to rescue a total of 94 needing horses and adopted out 56 of these wonderful horses into forever loving homes. IGP provided these horses/ponies with the veterinary needs, feed, and care they needed, but we also provide them with the love, compassion, attention, and humane interaction some of them had never known.

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Waleska, Georgia


Illinois Equine Humane Center
The Illinois Equine Humane Center was founded in 2008 in order to provide humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearinghouse to seek adoptive homes for all of Illinois' unwanted equines, regardless of breed.

The ILEHC also seeks to educate the public and raise awareness for responsible equine ownership so that fewer horses end up in crisis.

Our resources are focused on providing a very necessary service - helping owners place unwanted horses in new homes. Sometimes this will mean working with owners to identify appropriate outlets for their horses and sometimes this will mean accepting horses into our shelter before adopting them into new homes.

Please note: Please call the Illinois Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Welfare at 217-782-6657 to report animal abuse or neglect. At this time, the ILEHC does not plan to investigate these types of complaints as the Department and several other non-profit organizations in Illinois perform this very necessary service.

The ILEHC is a 501(c)(3) organization and as such, any and all suggested fees may be waived in whole or in oart for those eligible individuals as determined by the Board of Directors on a case by case basis.

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Big Rock, Illinois


Kent County SPCA
The KCSPCA currently maintains one satellite holding shelter in New Castle and one satellite holding/Adoption shelter in Sussex that houses some of the 3600 plus stray or “at-large” dogs rescued in those counties with an additional 13,000 plus state-wide dogs, cats, exotics and livestock being sheltered and cared for at our main complex in Camden, Kent County, Delaware.

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Shelter Circle Camden, Delaware

Kentucky Equine Humane Center, Inc.
The Mission Statement of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center is as follows:

To provide humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearinghouse
to seek adoptive homes for Kentucky's unwanted equines, regardless of breed.

To educate the public and raise awareness for responsible
equine ownership so that fewer horses end up in crisis.

To work with and serve as a model for organizations with the same mission
in other states: to save America's equines from inhumane treatment.

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Nicholasville, Kentucky

LASSO Horse Rescue
Lasso Horse Rescue was established in August of 2001 and is an approved nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Some of our current activities as part of this mission include:

Implement educational programs to help all large animal owners understand the intricacies and responsibilities inherent in caring for their animals, and the negative impact on those animals if that care is not given.

Work with local and regional law enforcement agencies to provide assistance, refuge, and medical treatment for animals that are found to be suffering from abuse, neglect, or injury.

Work with animal owners to provide assistance, shelter, and care for animals whose owners cannot or will not, due to medical, financial or other legitimate reasons, be able to care for their animals either temporarily or on a medium term basis.

Provide therapeutic riding for special needs individuals and the annual Special Olympics riding event.

Assist in finding permanent loving homes for animals that have been rehabilitated and have been surrendered to Lasso.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Last Straw Horse Rescue and Sanctuary
Dedicated to the health and well being of all equine. All horses should know the feeling of being wanted and loved.

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Golden Valley, Arizona

Live and Let Live Farm
Live and Let Live Farm, Inc. was formed in 1996, and incorporated as a 501c3 charitable nonprofit foundation in 2002. Starting with just four horses, the farm has expanded to over 60 horses along with many other species of animals. The facilities has grown to three barns, an indoor rehabilitation center (The Complete Body Rehabilitation Center), four round pens, a series of corrals with run-in shelters and an outdoor riding ring.

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Livestock and Equine Awareness and Rescue Network
L.E.A.R.N. is recognized in the State of South Carolina as a non-profit organization. We have been operating as a private animal rescue for more than 20 years. With a steady increase of cases over the past 2 years and the intake of 33 horses in May of 2009, the decision was made to secure non-profit status. We are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff positions. Our efforts are funded solely through donations.

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Meggett, South Carolina


Lost and Found Horse Rescue

Lost and Found Horse Rescue is located in Germantown, Maryland. We believe every animal in our care is special and deserves another chance and a loving home. We rescue, rehabilitate, retrain, and re-home. We have donkeys, mules, and horses for adoption. We appreciate your interest! Help us help them and adopt today!

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Germantown, Maryland

Louisiana Horse Rescue Association

LHRA provides rescue, rehab, retraining and retirement for horses of racing breeds. In addition, we are committed to educating the public and first responders to equine rescue and neglect cases on horse care and condition and on Louisiana statutes around equine neglect and abuse.

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New Orleans, Louisiana



Lucky Horse Equine Rescue

Our Mission is to protect unwanted, abandoned, neglected, or slaughter bound horses by saving, caring for, and rehabilitating these equines in need and placing them in compatible loving homes where they can lead contented and productive lives.

Lucky Horse Equine Rescue is a non profit organization dedicated to the educated and empathic care of all equines. Our Mission is to protect unwanted, abandoned, neglected, or slaughter bound horses by saving, caring for, and rehabilitating these equines in need and placing them in compatible loving homes where they can lead contented and productive lives. LHER believes that compassion and education are the long term solutions to improving the lives of all equines. All donations to LHER are tax deductible pending status. LHER is an all volunteer organization and is thankful for each and every volunteer and their many contributions.

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Bolton, Massachusetts



Medicine Horse Program
Medicine Horse Program enhances the mental health and life skills of youth, adults, families, and groups through therapeutic interaction with horses. We use rescued, rehabilitated and donated horses who work with clients in "reciprocal healing."

Medicine Horse Program also uses mindfulness based techniques in equine-assisted psychotherapy. Using horses as co-facilitators, therapists help soldiers connect in relationship with each other and the horses.

"The wild horses help me to open up. The more I open up, the more they connect with me. It spirals outward, and I start opening up more with people in my day to day life," said John, a Viet Nam vet.

Most of the mustangs at Medicine Horse, caught recently on the range, are hypervigilent, with a strong flight instinct, and an aversion to being touched.

"The symptoms are the same as PTSD," one veteran said, "When I got home from the war, I didn't want anyone to touch me. "

As the horses learn to trust humans, the veterans see real results. In the process, they learn to trust the horses and begin to heal as well.

An astonished veteran exclaimed at the progress of a mustang named Mama, "She is not the same horse we worked with a month ago. If Mama can heal so quickly, so can we. She gives us hope."

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Boulder, Colorado

Minnesota Retired Racehorse Project
We are dedicated to the rehabilitation, placement, and promotion of retired racehorses. We take in mostly thoroughbreds off the track though we do get the occasional standardbred or quarter horse and try to find them suitable non-racing homes.

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Lakeville, Minnesota

Miracles of Motion
We are a 501c3 Not-for-Profit organization... our Mission statement is:
Miracles of Motion (M.O.M.) is a rescue, rehabilitate and rehome program that helps horses and animals in need. We allow youth to be the primary caregivers. Working with these animals in need teaches youth compassion and understanding, to create a better, more sympathetic world. We welcome youth of all ages, abilities and disabilities, races, gender, familial statue, education and income levels. The only requirement is the desire to help make the world a better place.

Our goal is to give the gift of love to both the animals and the children.

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Miaca, Minnesota

Mountain Valley Horse Rescue
Mountain Valley Horse Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of abused, neglected, and abandoned equines. Mountain Valley Horse Rescue is also dedicated to the reduction in cases of equine neglect and abuse through education and outreach programs to the horse community and general public.

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Eagle, Colorado

Mustang Alley Horse Rescue

Mustang Alley Horse Rescue, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit horse rescue, dedicated to the horses of Northeast Tennessee and the surrounding areas, to provide a safe and secure home for unwanted, abused, abandoned or neglected horses, mules, donkeys and ponies. We rehabilitate and place them in qualified homes that have been screened and inspected.

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Greeneville, Tennessee

Mustang-Spirit Equine Rescue

We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Orginization. We opened our doors in 2002 and have assisted over 600 horses over the years. We assist all breds of horses in need, on a space/funds available basis. Offering rehab, training, lay up to unwanted horses to allow them to become useful members of the equine socity. We operate on donations of funds, feed and time and are always looking for volunteers to help us help the horses.

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Pinon Hills, California

Mylestone Equine Rescue of NJ

Mylestone Equine Rescue is a non-profit 501c3 charity that helps abused and unwanted horses. We are currently caring for over 35+ horses. The majority of our rescue horses are companions only. We will provide sanctuary for the horses that are not easily adoptable. All donations are tax deductible.

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey

The Nebraska Humane Society
The Nebraska Humane Society acts as a municipal shelter for more than a half dozen communities. We are not a ‚"no-kill" shelter, we are a no-suffering shelter, because we accept and provide sanctuary to any animal from our jurisdiction that comes through our doors. We believe that every animal, even those too sick, too abused or too aggressive to be adopted deserve to be treated fairly. So we don't pick and choose who to let in. When owners cast them aside, we offer these refugees a warm blanket, food, clean kennels and medical care. We assess all animals for health and temperament, and those we can‚'t nurse back to health physically or mentally, we peacefully and respectfully euthanize.

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Omaha, Nebraska

New England Equine Rescue (North)

NEER North actively rescues horses and donkeys in need. There are a wide variety of situations including owner surrenders, abuse and neglect where these majestic animals are at risk of diminished health or, worse yet, heading to slaughter. NEER North is a safe haven where these animals are rehabilitated with the intention of adoption into new families. NEER North also networks closely with other reputable equine rescue organizations, assisting where needed.

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West Newbury, Massachusetts



New England Thoroughbred Retirement Center

Welcome to The New England Thoroughbred Retirement Center. Our mission is simply to place retired Thoroughbred racehorses into loving new homes and exciting new careers.

We work directly with professional horsemen, owners and breeders at racecourses and training centers across the United States and around the world to ensure that Thoroughbred horses no longer fit for competition on the racecourse are provided with first-rate care upon retiring from their racing careers. Each of our Thoroughbreds is stabled and rehabilitated at our own Watchtower Farm in Deerfield, New Hampshire.

Since beginning our adoption program in 2008, we've taken in over eighty Thoroughbreds from Kentucky, Florida, New York, California, Pennsylvania, Canada, England, Ireland and Brazil. Our Thoroughbreds have begun new lives as dressage, hunter-jumper and eventing prospects, as trail horses, Pony Club and 4-H projects, as school horses and as beloved family pets and companion animals.

Our re-homing program is unlike any other in New England. At Watchtower Farm, riders and trainers searching for new horses find a visit to our farm worthwhile because we have 20-25 Thoroughbreds available at any time.

Many of our available horses can be viewed by clicking on the ‚"Available" link above. We invite you to call to set-up an appointment to meet our Thoroughbreds at your convenience. If you can't take one home, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our program.

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Deerfield, New Hampshire



New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program - Marysville, Ohio
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program was founded in 1992 to offer retiring racehorses a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and continued education through placement in experienced, caring homes. Most of the horses arriving at New Vocations are injured and thin, suffering the normal occupational hazards of racing. Without a useful skill to offer their previous option was often a one-way ticket to the local livestock auction. New Vocations provides a safety net for these horses matching them with qualified individuals and following up on their rehabilitation and vocational training to ensure a successful transition.

Over 3,700 retiring Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds have been placed in qualified homes through the New Vocations effort since 1992, including 423 ex-racehorses that were placed in 2011. These horses have come from 18 states and been adopted by families throughout the country.

New Vocations has 2 scenic Ohio locations in Dayton and Marysville. Other locations include: Lexington, Kentucky; Manchester, Michigan; Hummelstown, Pennsylvania; and Monterey, Tennessee.

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Marysville, Ohio

Noah's Ark Society Inc.
A Community Of No More Homeless Pets
Our mission is to rescue, educate, rehabilitate and love all animals that come to us in need here in Middle Tennessee. We will also be a voice in animal cruelty legislation. Noah's Ark Society will speak for the voiceless…the cast-offs of human society. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization solely funded from individual donations.

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Nashville, Tennessee

Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program
The Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program (OTRP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by a veteran group of Oklahoma horsemen concerned about the future of ex-racehorses. While there is a great need nationally to help find new homes and opportunities for all ex-racehorses, the founders of the OTRP felt "charity should start at home." The OTRP is dedicated to providing new opportunities to Oklahoma Thoroughbred racehorses that have finished their racing careers. These opportunities include rehabilitation, retraining, adoption and/or permanent retirement. In addition, the OTRP works with other rescue groups across the country to help place non-Oklahoma horses.

While the OTRP has been successful in placing nearly 80 adoptable horses in new homes, there are a number of permanently retired horses that, because of injury, are not candidates for adoption. While they receive the best of care at satellite farms in Oklahoma at charitable rates, they make up the vast majority of the OTRP's ongoing, permanent monthly obligations.

The OTRP is an organization made up entirely of volunteers. There are no salaried employees, expenses for offices, or overhead associated with staffing. One hundred percent of the funds donated to the OTRP are used for caring for the horses. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

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Blanchard, Oklahoma

Omega Horse Rescue
Omega Horse Rescue saves slaughter bound equine, takes in unwanted, abused and retired thoroughbreds. We provide training for many of our rescues, as well as a full service adoption program.

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Airville, Pennsylvania

Panhandle Equine Rescue
Panhandle Equine Rescue, Inc. was founded by a small group of concerned citizens, when it was discovered that equine neglect cases were not being properly handled by the appropriate authorities. Equine were "slipping through the cracks" and nothing was being done to ensure their welfare. PER became incorporated on February 1, 2005 and shortly thereafter, three PER members were authorized by the court of Escambia County, Florida under FL. Statute 828.03 to investigate reports of equine in trouble and verify if there have been violations of state laws made for the purpose of protecting animals or preventing any act of cruelty to animals. Our investigators attended a Horse Cruelty Investigation Workshop at North Carolina State University and still do continued education at every opportunity.

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Cantonment, Florida

Panhandle Safe Hayven Equine Rescue
We take in abused and neglected horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules. We also accept equines that can no longer be cared for by their owners. We get them as healthy as possible, then place them in approved homes under contract.

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Amarillo, Texas

Paws Ranch Equine Rescue, Inc.
Paws Ranch Equine Rescue, Inc. (PRERI) is dedicated to the compassionate care of equine. We are a volunteer based animal welfare facility. PRERI was established in 2006 as a small farm taking care of a handful of abused or neglected horses privately until 2010 and felt our community needed a facility to care for these creatures. In March of 2010 Paws Ranch Equine Rescue, Inc. was formed to ensure quality care and treatment of horses through intervention, education, and outreach in Rutherford County North Carolina. Since our beginning, PRERI is a haven where horses, mules and donkeys have found a safe environment to thrive free from abuse, hunger and sadness and given a purpose and not just an existence. We provide care for unwanted, abused or neglected horses. We offer rehoming services to horse owners in financial diffuculty due to current economic issues.

Since its inception, Paws Ranch has gone from a small farm that sheltered only a few horses to a full service well-respected rehabilitation facility housing up to 30 horses at any given time.

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Bostic, North Carolina

Peace of Mind Equine Rescue
We are a Non Profit all equine rescue based in Middle TN area. Peace of Mind Equine Rescue is an all volunteer based organization.

Our Mission is To rescue, rehabilitate and place horses, who have been neglected, abused or are unwanted, or where life situations change drastically, in permanent, loving, responsible forever homes. To educate people in the care, nutrition and responsibility of horse ownership and the commitment that relationships equines.

We believe every horse deserves a job, a person and a comfortable, happy life. We strive to attain for these horses that which their owners will not or cannot do for them. With donations from the private and corporate sector and proceeds from our various endeavors, we have succeeded in making that, our first goal, a reality!

Not one of us takes a paycheck. Our personal incomes directly feed and house the horses. 100% of donations go directly to the horses.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Peacefield Equine Sanctuary
Statement of Purpose: Peacefield Equine Sanctuary exists to care for horses that need both medical attention and/or behavioral training, with the goal of making them good equine citizens. The care of Peacefield's horses is tracked throughout their entire lives in order to ensure their permanent safety. The Sanctuary also exists to educate the public about equine care and rehabilitation, and about the politics of the abolishment of horse slaughter.

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Terre Haute, Indiana

Perfect Harmony Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
Our Mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned, abused, neglected, unwanted horses, to find suitable homes for adoptable horses, to provide care and a safe haven to horses in need.

To fight pet overpopulation and educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering.

To inform the public on the plight of slaughter bound horses and PMU foals, to fight any and all forms of animal abuse and/or neglect.

Times are tough, donations are down, but hay and feed prices are still on the rise. Please consider donating and helping horses in need. NO donation is ever too small and all donations are very much appreciated. Thank you!

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Chaparral, New Mexico

Performance Equine Rescue Network
We are a non-profit equine rescue operating in Greenwood, California. Our horses are rescues from feedlots, race tracks and the PMU industry.

All our horses are looking for forever homes. Please consider adopting one of our wonderful horses.

We welcome donations and volunteers.

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Greenwood, California

Pony Up Rescue for Equines Inc.
Pony Up Rescue for Equines was organized to serve two important purposes:

* Small scale hands-on rescue of horses in need. We do not specifically focus on any one breed, but rather horses of various breeds that are "diamonds in the rough." We seek to turn their lives around with proper nutrition, veterinary care and training.
* Organization and management of a wide variety of fundraising events designed to benefit or partially benefit other worthy equine charities in the Pacific Northwest.

Pony Up believes that it is not enough to rescue horses from starvation or slaughter. In order to ensure their safety in the future, we seek to give them the training they need to find excellent homes for the rest of their lives.

We support other equine rescues that share our philosophy and align with our goals.

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Olalla, Washington

Pregnant Mare Rescue
Our goal is to save as many pregnant mares from abuse, neglect and a trip to the Slaughterhouse. Our mission to provide a safe natural environment for mares to foal in peace, and to nurture and nurse their young. Our intent to gentle the mares, imprint and gentle the foals, and prepare them for new loving homes. We live by the Natural Horsemanship Philosophy of harmony, understanding and respecting the spirit of the animal, not intimidation, coercion and pain. Our "Umbrella Policy of Protection" tracks each horse for life. We feel it is the ONLY way to keep horses safe for life. We encourage horse owners to love and keep their equine for life, just as you would your other pets.

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Aptos, California

Project Sage Horse Rescue
Our mission is to prevent the inhumane slaughter and abuse of horses through rescue and rehabilitation, and our objective is to rehabilitate and place horses in forever, loving homes. In addition, we aim to educate new horse owners on the proper care of their horses. Finally, we educate the general public on issues of abuse and slaughter of horses in hopes that these issues will someday be resolved and all horses will have a brighter future.

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Northport, New York

Promises Never Broken Horse Rescue
We are a group of dedicated horse people who wanted to ease the plight of the unwanted and abused horses in our area. We help horses, donkeys and burros. (full sized and minis)

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McDonald, Pennsylvania
412-215-9354 or 724-554-8913

Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue & Thoroughbred Rehab and Placement

Pure Thoughts Inc. is a national, all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is dedicated to saving the lives of horses that are victims of starvation, neglect, abuse or bound for slaughter for human consumption. In 2009, Pure Thoughts expanded to include a Thoroughbred Rehabilitation & Placement program helping Thoroughbreds whose career has ended through rehabilitation, retraining and proper placement in a forever home. As of August 2011, this program has become international. Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue is one of the largest horse rescues in the USA taking in over 1,500 horses since its inception in December of 2002.

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Loxahatchee, Florida

Racing for Home, Inc.
Racing for Home, Inc. was started in 2011 by Acacia Courtney in order to help raise awareness of the plight of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. The cold truth is that those horses who are injured, not fast enough, or too old to race and become a liability to their owners are all in danger of being sent to a slaughterhouse outside of the United States. Racing for Home focuses on retraining and repurposing these wonderful horses for their second careers, and so far has rescued fifteen Off-Track Thoroughbreds.

As Miss Gotham City 2012, Acacia is working to bring Racing for Home into the spotlight. Racing for Home's many volunteers have dedicated their time and effort into working with Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. Several of our rescues are in training as hunter-jumpers, and, we have a wonderful therapeutic riding program for mentally and physically disabled children. And yes, these are former racehorses that the children are riding!

The very qualities that racehorses are known for, such as a strong desire to please and an incredible spirit, are also what enable them to adapt so easily to second careers beyond the racetrack. Throughbreds have much more to give after their racing careers are over and can be retrained as show horses, pleasure horses, or simply as companion animals, as Racing for Home has demonstrated. With your support, Racing for Home has the ability to make a difference in the lives of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses, one horse at a time.

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Hamden, Connecticut

Red Bucket Equine Rescue
Our Mission
To save and rehabilitate horses, restore their trust in humankind and find them safe, loving and permanent adoptive homes.

We strive to be seen as a point of pride in the equine community by demonstrating integrity and living the following values:

1) To always make decisions that are in the best interests of the horse.

2) To rebuild a horse's confidence through positive reinforcement, compassion and consistency.

3) To be trustworthy for our horses, our volunteers and our contributors.

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Chino Hills, California


Reigning Grace Youth Ranch
Reigning Grace Ranch rescues and rehabilitates horses and then utilizes these magnificent animals to be equine counselors for at risk youth and teens. Our team of professionals work with the rehabilitated horse to teach them a marketable skill so that they become a horse that can have a job, if they are capable. Whether it is to teach them to be a steady trail horse, an endurance horse, etc., we desire the best outcome for our rescued friends. While working with the horse we decide whether he/she is suitable to work with the many children in our programs or if the horse would be better suited in a single family home situation. We create horse families that last.

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Scottsdale, Arizona

Reilly Hyland Animal Sanctuary
We provide rehabilitation and re-training of horses and ponies in need of help in South Florida. We re-home when possible or else they live out their lives with us at the Sanctuary.

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Loxahatchee, Florida


Renaissance Rescue Inc.
The rescue facility is home to more than 60 retired thoroughbred horses that were injured or not fast enough in their racing careers. Some are as young as 2 years old and some as old as 30+. Our facility has horses from all over the country. Most of our horses are from the Fairmont Racetrack which is located just east of St. Louis, Missouri. We also have a couple of Team Valor horses. The ranch has some special needs horses, including 2 blind horses. We are a 'no kill' facility that feels horses have given so much to humans that we owe them a second chance.

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Farmington, MIssouri


Renewed Spirits Hooved Animal Rescue
Our mission:
Renewed Spirit Hooved Animal Rescue is committed to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of unwanted, abused, neglected horses, ponies, mini equine, mules, alpacas, llamas, dogs, small animals and birds.

Dedicated to helping individuals, animal based businesses and groups, and other rescue organizations with animal situations.

Help us to help the animals.

There are many ways you can give

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Wittmann, Arizona

Re-Ride Quarter Horse Adoption Program
RE-RIDE Quarter Horse Adoption Program is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that specializes in rehabing and rehoming registered Quarter Horses. The horses that enter our program are typically former show horses that have been injured, require rehabilitation or simply are no longer able to perform to their owners expectations. These horses are rehabilitated, trained/ retrained , and then placed up for adoption to qualified loving homes.

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Marysville, Ohio

Retrievers & Friends of Southern California, Inc.
Retrievers & Friends of Southern California, Inc., was formed to rescue and re-home Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, providing an alternative to the animal shelter for owners who can no longer keep their dogs. We are a full-service rescue, with dogs coming to us from all over the Southern California area for foster care services.

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Temecula, California

River Edge Farm Horse Rescue
River Edge Farm Horse Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that is owned and operated by Jane McAllister and her son Ken, who have been rehabilitating horses for many years. They have 63 beautiful acres in Middle Tennessee where horses of all breeds and ages are taken in and cared for. Due to the drought in 2007 and the recent down turn in the economy, the number of horses at the rescue has greatly increased, causing an increase in the need for funds. Tax deductible donations are always welcomed, and are fully used to help with costs of the rescue.

We strive to provide the best care possible for every horse that comes to the rescue by beginning with an individual evaluation. Each horse receives vet care (including dental work and vaccinations), hoof care, and a nutrition plan. Professional hoof care is donated by Ken's Farrier Service. Nutrition requirements and feeding schedules are developed initially, and then adjusted as the horse progresses. In addition to the basics, some horses have special needs that require long term training in order to make them candidates for adoption.

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Lyles, Tennessee

Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, Inc.
Here at The Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue (RVHR) we provide shelter, food, daily care, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and placement services for abandoned and/or neglected horses.

The majority of the horses in our care come from animal control cases. We have taken in horses from around the country from these animal control assisted cases.

We also strive to provide education and assistance programs to those who need help caring for their horses and offer several clinics through out the year on basic horse care and handling.

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Hardy, Virginia

Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue
Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue (RRHR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing shelter, care and rehabilitation for abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted horses, including horses that can no longer be cared for by their owners and horses at risk of going to slaughter. RRHR will adopt each horse to a permanent caring and positive environment that is mutually beneficial to both horse and human.

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Ramah, Colorado

Rugby Creek Animal Rescue
Rugby Creek Animal Rescue, Inc (RCAR) is registered as a Virginia non-profit corporation and is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization so donations can be tax-deductible and all donations support our rescue program. RCAR is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, retirement and adoption of at-risk, injured and geriatric animals.

We are reaching out to you to open your heart and help support our rescue so that we can in turn help animals in need. We believe that as your browse through our website you will feel conected in some way to the animals here at RCAR and that you will feel a calling to assist us in our efforts to save them! All donations, large or small, are considered generous and greatly appreciated, remember donations are tax-deductible!

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Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

Sacred Grounds Rescue Ranch

It all started with my Dad, really. I was a 13 year old troubled kid, already having the nightmares, I didn't trust anyone, especially adults and he introduced me to the world of horses. Dad had his own stable of horses — I mean alot of horses! His forte was problem horses. He'd even buy horses from the auctions and bring them home just to save them. That's how I got my first horse. He gave me three problem horses and said fix them or tell him why not and I could choose one of the three for my own. Horses saved my life. I can't even imagine how bad it could have been. I walked away from the world of abuse and stepped into the wonderful happy world of horses. That is the deep down reason why I started Sacred Grounds Rescue Ranch. I figure if I can save just one kid from those nightmares, then its all worth while.

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Wikieup, Arizona

Saddlebred Rescue, Inc.
Saddlebred Rescue is a truly unique rescue that incorporates the thinking and practices of a professional show stable with the realities of the plight of unwanted horses today.

SBR buys all horses in our program mostly from auctions and sales where they were slaughter bound. We have our own professional trainer who works with each horse to evaluate and design a schooling program to help the horse be as place-able as possible.

All horses in our program are evaluated by two professional horse trainers before they are placed.

Each horse's overall health condition is assessed by our staff, and veterinarian, if necessary, and immediately-needed health issues are treated. Chronic conditions are recorded as such.

All SBR horses are in a lifetime program and will always have the option of being returned to SBR if the adopter's circumstances change.

SBR encourages every potential adopter to visit our facility and try out any of our treasures that may be a potential match.

While we encourage visits, we understand it is not always possible to visit us on-site. In these cases, our trainers work with you to understand your needs and to pick out a horse that is perfect for you. Our placement rate is very high and returns to SBR for incompatibility are almost nonexistent.

Every day our professionals work to improve the care, training and placement of our treasures.

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Hardwick, New Jersey

Safe Haven Horse Rescue
We are a 501c3 horse rescue in Cottonwood, CA since 1995. We have over 60 rescued horses, many saved from neglectful and abusive situations and horses that have been saved from the horrible fate of slaughter. 3 of Secretariat's direct descendents call Safe Haven home. We are an all volunteer organization and depend on donations and fundraisers and work hard to find wonderful forever homes for them all.

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Cottonwood, California

Saffyre Sanctuary
Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc. was incorporated in June 2009 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and has been certified by the IRS as a tax-exempt charity. All donations made to Saffyre Sanctuary are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.

Saffyre Sanctuary is a rescue and rehabilitation program that cares for horses that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. We also give horses an opportunity for a second career or a well deserved retirement, due to soundness issues, age, or owner hardships.

Saffyre Sanctuary assists homeless horses in finding their forever person. Through our networks, we place them in new careers in many disciplines. If they are unable to perform in a new career, we try to find loving homes where they can retire in peace and comfort or serve as companion equines.

Although Saffyre Sanctuary is an all-breed rescue, we have a special place in our hearts to the plight and distinctive needs of the Arabian breed. We are one of very few rescue organizations that works with Arabians, and maintains a following of Arabian enthusiasts who are familiar with their unique disposition. If you are looking to add an Arabian to your home, please consider adopting or fostering one of our loving horses.

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Sylmar, California

Sammie's Friends
The mission of Sammie's Friends is to provide medical care for the animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter, making them adoptable, and to support other disadvantaged animals in Nevada County that without help would otherwise be euthanized to end their suffering.

We accept donations to pay for medical care for the animals. Many times the animals have conditions which keeps them from being adopted, yet the condition is not considered an emergency because it is not life-threatening (i.e. demodectic mange, broken legs and hips, amputation of legs, respiratory infections, foxtails in the ear and nose, and many more conditions). If these medical issues are not cared for, no one will adopt them because of the condition they are in.

Animals often come to the Shelter because they are strays and have been abandoned by people who should have cared for them. Many of these animals have medical problems. In 2008, Sammie's Friends paid for medical care for 444 animals and spent more than $122,000 for their care. In 2009, Sammie's Friends helped 619 animals by spending $143,000 for their medical care. With your continuing donations, we can help even more animals in the future.

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Grass Valley, California

Save a Forgotten Equine Horse Rescue
Since 2005, Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE) has been rescuing and rehabilitating horses that have been starved, neglected, abused or are unwanted. We have formal agreements in place with Animal Control agencies in King, Pierce and Skagit counties to support their fight to protect horses in this region. SAFE also provides assistance to horse owners struggling to care for their animals in the current economy.

SAFE is deeply committed to its rescued horses. We have extensive experience in equine rehabilitation and have successfully brought many neglected horses back from the brink of starvation. Our rehabilitation efforts are supported by local veterinarian Dr Hannah Evergreen DVM's Northwest Equine Stewardship Center as well as Pilchuck Equine Hospital. All of our horses are provided with routine vet care, dental care, vaccinations, and farrier care. Once a horse has been successfully rehabilitated, we carefully evaluate them to discover their strengths and suitabilities, and we provide many of these horses with professional training to help ensure them a safe and productive future. While at SAFE, horses receive a lot of personal attention and handling. Our rideable horses are worked on a regular basis, with many being ridden in lessons under the supervision of a trainer.

Once a horse is ready for a permanent home, SAFE undertakes a rigorous screening process to find the ideal placement. We carefully review applications, check references, and conduct site visits, with the goal of finding a long-term home that will benefit both horse and adopter. After a horse is placed into its forever home, annual follow-up visits are conducted to ensure the animal's continued well-being and SAFE will take a horse back if its adopter can’t continue to care for it.

Despite our years of success helping horses in the local area, SAFE remains a small, modest organization that operates on a shoestring budget and works hard to make every penny count. We rely on public donations for 77% of our operating income, and our average donation amount is $15. The majority of the funds we raise are used to feed, house, care for and train our horses‚ essentially paying for everything possible to ensure them a safe and productive future. We have minimal management expenses, no fundraising budget, and only one paid employee. The heart of SAFE is our volunteers, from our Board of Directors to our weekend warriors out on the farm, an incredible group of people who believe in SAFE's mission and give the best of their talents and energy to make it succeed.

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Monroe, Washington

Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue
Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue was incorporated as a 501-(c)(3), non-profit organization in 2007. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of donkeys and mules in need. By providing educational opportunities that increase awareness of the human/animal bond as well as the specific needs of long ears, SYA is able to improve the lives of donkeys and mules everywhere.

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South Acworth, New Hampshire



Second Chance Ranch
Second Chance Ranch is a division of the Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, and serves the upper mid-west, with the sole mission to stop the suffering of companion animals (cats, dogs, horses, etc) caused by homelessness, overpopulation, mistreatment and more. We serve the animals and educate people. And we make every effort to connect people with pets!

Thank you for your support; please follow us on Facebook and visit our web site

Our main Rescue is based in Washburn, Wisconsin, but we serve the entire midwest area - Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Iowa & Wisconsin. Our horses are located in Rhame, ND and we have transportation available.

Horses are primarily off the track Thoroughbreds and we will be posting more information about what horses are available


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Rhame, North Dakota



Second Chance Stables Inc.
We will provide the highest quality service to all aspects of the racing industry. We will feed and train our young athletes with the latest in technology to not only win, but to do so safely. We will give our injured athletes the best care available. We will treat our losing horses with the same love and respect as we do our winning ones. We will share our knowledge with others for the benefit of every horse owner. We will open our facility to the community, and educate the next generation of equine care givers. We will take in unwanted racers and find them new permanent homes. We will use our resources to ensure that no racer is left behind. We will do so only in a positive light, a gentle hand, and with the best interests of the horse in mind. We will put honesty and integrity above all else.

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Phelan, California



Second Chance Thoroughbreds
We will provide the highest quality service to all aspects of the racing industry. We will feed and train our young athletes with the latest in technology to not only win, but to do so safely. We will give our injured athletes the best care available. We will treat our losing horses with the same love and respect as we do our winning ones. We will share our knowledge with others for the benefit of every horse owner. We will open our facility to the community, and educate the next generation of equine care givers. We will take in unwanted racers and find them new permanent homes. We will use our resources to ensure that no racer is left behind. We will do so only in a positive light, a gentle hand, and with the best interests of the horse in mind. We will put honesty and integrity above all else.

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Spencer, New York



Second Stride
Second Stride is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization providing professional rehabilitation, retraining, and placement for retired thoroughbred racehorses in qualified homes so that they may reach their full potential in a productive second career.

Second Stride is made up of volunteers who are active in other areas of the racing industry: owners, partnership managers, handicappers, trainers. We are working to improve racing from within, and know from first hand experience how many people may have the desire to retire a horse safely, but at times find that difficult to do. We understand. We have been there, and now are doing what we can, looking for others who can help by doing what they can.

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Crestwood, Kentucky



Serenity Acres, Inc.
Serenity Acres Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization that assists in the rehabilitation, adoption and placement of horses that have been in the PMU Industry, or that are at risk for abuse, neglect, and/or slaughter, sharing them in community programs.

The times are changing. With the failing economy, our horses are in terrible danger. Many owners are unable to afford their horses, letting them loose, or letting them starve. We are enlarging our focus to help these horses. Although we would like to save every horse, we are limited in space and resources. We are able to take in horses that have rehabilitation and placement potential. We are also looking for horses that we can use in our community programs with at risk populations. Some of our current programs include Horse Camp, Riding Lessons, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL).

Our rescue in Silver City has reopened and in operation since January 2010. We are licensed by the New Mexico Livestock Board. We would like to thank Buddy Eby, our local inspector, for all of his knowledge and support he has given us over the past 6 years.

We are seeking donations to further equip our facility. Fence feeders, lumber, gravel, sand, tractor work, (or a tractor), hay, feed and anything else you can think of. Every little bit helps. Monetary donations can be made on our donation page.

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Silver City, New Mexico


Serenity Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation
Serenity is hosted on a privately owned horse farm located in Maple Valley, Washington. The organization's Executive Director and founder, Patricia Clark, has provided the use of her property to Serenity since its inception in May 2007.

Serenity is a rescue and sanctuary program specializing in equine rescue, rehabilitation and adoption, and has been registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and Washington State Charitable Organization since February 2008.

With the help of a new board of directors and the contribution of professional consulting, Serenity continues to focus efforts on our mission of supporting abused and neglected horses.

At Serenity, neglected or abused horses receive quality veterinary care and are socialized in preparation for adoption. As a result, the emotional and physical turnaround of these horses is nothing short of miraculous.

As part of our mission, we are also dedicated to exposing abusive practices, and those indivduals or industries engaged in them, through public awareness and education that can ultimately lead to action and change.

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Maple Valley, Washington


Simcoe and District Humane Society
The Society has been a part Norfolk County since 1953, looking after animals both large and small.

Now located in the industrial section of Simcoe at 24 Grigg Drive, SDHS has a 3.5 acre property purchased from the County in 2004.

In 2007, volunteers moved in to the temporary office and storage facility which was set up to assist foster homes and the public, however, the need in the community grew quickly and the space was soon transformed to house the overflow of small animals ... mainly those ready for adoption.

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Simcoe, Ontario, Canada



Society for Hooved Animal Rescue and Emergencies
S.H.A.R.E. is a non-for profit organization that takes in unwanted, abused and neglected horses. The horses undergo rehabilitation, training and medical treatment and are then put up for adoption.

Not only does S.H.A.R.E. take in horses that are unwanted by their owners but it also takes in horses from abuse and neglect cases. We have several humane investigators that work with us to make sure that the horses in the area are being treated humanely. Once we receive a horse from a situation like that, rehabilitation is the first priority. The horses must be brought to a healthy weight and must learn to trust humans. This takes much time and effort on the founder and volunteers of S.H.A.R.E. but the reward is worth the work.

If you are looking to volunteer in the community and make a difference, S.H.A.R.E. is always looking for hard working volunteers to help us feed and take care of the horses. Feeding is a big job and the more volunteers the merrier. We also need help grooming and socializing our horses once the feeding is done. Volunteering with our horses is a very rewarding experience and you could be part of it.

If you are interested in either adopting horses, finding out more about S.H.A.R.E. or are interested in volunteering, just contact us and we will be happy to help.

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Champaign, Illinois

Sonoma Action for Equine Rescue
S.A.F.E.R. is a 501c3 non-profit organization.Our mission is to be a resource for Sonoma County and surrounding areas to provide services for people needing to care for or rehome horses displaced by the recession. A few of our programs include hay assistance, foster, adopt, and a FREE extensive website listing to help horse owners find new homes for their horses.

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Sebastapol, California

Sound Equne Options
Mission Statement: Sound Equine Options is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization that provides veterinary-directed programs to measurably reduce the number of suffering and starving horses in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Sound Equine Options (SEO) was founded in 2009 by an equine veterinarian seeking to address the plight of horses whose owners could not afford to provide them with basic care.

In Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, as in the rest of the country, the number of unwanted horses and horses not receiving basic care exceeds the resources available to accommodate them. Though there are currently no accurate figures on how many of these horses exist, our research and work with regional animal control officers tells us these numbers are on the rise.

SEO utilizes a vast network of participants to strengthen the safety net for local horses; to provide them with a life of dignity, love, trust, and care. Our volunteers are passionate about the veterinary-based programs and the results they produce. Based on innovative practices, these programs address the need for temporary assistance and the unwanted horse issue on a national level while radically changing the lives of local horses.

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Greshan, Oregon

South Alabama Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation
Rescue, Rehab, Networking, Education

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Luverne, Alabama

Southeast Pennsylvania Search and Rescue
Mission Capabilities and Definitions
1. Primary Mission: Search for Lost Persons— Southeast Pennsylvania Search and Rescue's (SEPASAR) primary mission is to locate lost persons and provide such first aid as may be necessary to those located. This mission is accomplished by dispatching mounted search personnel to the scene and under the direction of a search operations and or search planning ICS function search areas designated consistent with rider and horse safety.

2. Second Mission: Technical Large Animal Rescue Assistance—On request from extrication or rescue personnel provide expertise in the areas of extricating large animals from industrial, farm, environmental, or road accidents. SEPASAR personnel are familiar with horses and other large animals and can provide expertise in how to lift such animals, how to handle such animals and to avoid unnecessary injury to rescuers or animals.

3. Third Mission: Disaster Relocation of Livestock—On request from the EMA participates in the preplanning for and establishment of federally mandated reception and shelter areas for livestock displaced during a disaster. This would include surveying sites, establishing equipment lists, opening and operating sites, and eventually closing down such shelters. Supervising spontaneous volunteers and cooperating with other agencies would be expected.

4. Fourth Mission: Emergency Transportation—On request from the EMA provide the use of member owned horse trailers and or tow vehicles in an emergency caused by transportation accident stranding animals on the highway or weather conditions such that normal vehicles are not capable of being used. The safety of members shall be considered in answering such requests.

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania

Spirit Wind Horse Rescue
We are a 501c3 non profit organization that rescues horses in need in Delta County, Colorado. We have an excellent training program in place that allows us to rehabilitate, retrain and find forever homes for our horses. Giving them a second chance at life. We have a strict no breeding policy and all studs are gelded once they come into our organization. We often have amazing horses just looking for the right person. We take pride in the fact that we take our time to connect the right horse with it's right person so that they can grow together in partnership with one another.

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Crawford, Colorado

Spring Creek Horse Rescue

Spring Creek Horse Rescue is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization run by Diane McCracken. It is located in Bayfield, Colorado, in the beautiful southwest corner of the state. We are dedicated to providing a second chance for abused, neglected, outgrown and unwanted equines of all breeds. We are a 100% Anti-Slaughter Rescue that emphasizes the rehabilitation and placement of horses into loving, forever homes. We also help educate the public on better horse care, handling and nutrition, and act as the La Plata County Hay Bank, providing hay for our neighbors who are unable to feed their horses.

In order to care for as many horses as possible, Spring Creek relies on the generosity of individuals who volunteer their time and expertise, donate cash and supplies, and adopt the horses in our care.

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Bayfield, Colorado

Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary
SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary provides a second chance to horses at risk of shipment to slaughter, abuse or neglect. Through exceptional care, responsible horsemanship, and training we provide these horses with a chance of a new home. Those that are unable to be adopted, due to behavioral issues, or physical problems are provided sanctuary for the remainder of their natural lives.It is our goal to continue setting high standards of care, and to provide each of our charges with the best possible life.

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Montgomery, New York

Standardbred Retirement Foundation


The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization created to care for, rehabilitate and secure lifetime adoption of non-competitive racehorses, to ensure their proper care with follow up, and combine the needs of youth at risk with these horses in therapeutic equine programs to benefit both.

The SRF was founded and created in 1989 by Mrs. Judith Bokman, wife of a prominent Equine Practitioner in New Jersey, Dr. Stephen Bokman DVM. When she realized what was happening to the Standardbreds that could no longer be competitive as racehorses, she contacted Mrs. Paula Campbell, wife of Hall of Fame Standardbred Driver John Campbell, who joined Mrs. Bokman in the development of the SRF. Later in the development process, the Youth Programs were incorporated into the SRF. It was granted exemption from Federal Income Tax status as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit Foundation in 1991.

Although horseracing is a multi-billion dollar industry, the Standardbred racing industry has made no provisions to support these grand horses when their racing careers came to an end. Some horses end their careers at a young age due to injuries or lack of racing ability, but with the rest and rehabilitation provided by SRF, these lovely animals become wonderful riding, driving, eventing, trail horses, and participate in all disciplines of riding and driving. However, some retire from racing and are not healthy enough to be transitioned to a new career. As a result, the SRF steps in to provide the rescue services necessary to ensure that these noble horses are retired with the dignity and care they deserve with the intent of finding them permanent homes; many are never adopted due to physical condition or age and remain under the SRF's care at various boarding facilities.

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Hamilton, New Jersey

Starry Skies Equine Rescue and Sanctuary
Our goal is to divert equines from the slaughter pipeline and to provide rehabilitation, training and re-homing services as appropriate. We also provide sanctuary and end of life care services.

We need your help in keeping our horses happy and healthy!

Our goal is to have 200 monthly supporters helping us to reach for the stars! Please consider a recurring monthly donation at the "Sky" level of $30.00 to insure that all the horses here are fed. Help us make sure that their hooves are trimmed with a recurring monthly donation at the "Moon" level of $60.00 per month. A "Sun" level donation of $100.00 per month will help take care of their veterinary needs. A "Star" level donation of $250.00 per month will help to make sure that all needs are met and treats to boot! The fund raising committee will be working to promote monthly giving as well as providing special event opportunities and hands on riding time with our horses as a Thank You! to our recurring donors.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

STRIDES Equine Rescue

We pull horses from Killpens, rehab and then then place into homes. Training on capable horses is sometimes started given how many horses we currently have in our care and time availability.

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Newton, New Hampshire

The Last Resort Rescue
To change the lives of as many abused and neglected animals as possible, and to pursue legal action against those who abuse and neglect these animals. I also would like to share a few links to educate the general public on a few well kept secrets in the horse industry, they are the PMU horses and Nurse mare foals. This is a HORRIBLE industry and we need to educate people and stop this Horrible industry!

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Hewitt, New Jersey

Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc.

Since November 2007, Leighton Farm and then Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc. has aided the placement of 600 horses. In 2008, TPR placed over 150 horses. This number is three times the placement rate of most non profits that do this type of work. In order to continue this work, we created a 501(c)(3) non profit. In 2012, TPR changed it's name to Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc to reflect our focus on the broader work of rehoming and retraining horses and being a resource for others helping these horses.

TPR is run completely by volunteers using donations, no one draws a salary and all money donated goes directly to help Thoroughbreds.

The main goal of Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc. is to improve the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses. We accomplish this through a multifaceted approach:

TPR, Inc. is a resource for those who wish to learn how to place retiring Thoroughbred racehorses. We counsel, consult and teach others how to to successfully transition, retrain and find homes for them.

We successfully transition and retrain racehorses into other disciplines; and teach these techniques and philosophies to others. Horses come to Leighton Farm to enjoy transitioning and training. Clark's training techniques are proactive, using the horse's previous experiences as a springboard to teach them to integrate into a new life off the track.

We strive to improve the reputation of the Thoroughbred by providing correct information about this wonderful breed. Kimberly Clark, founder of TPR has written a book, ‚"New Track, New Life" to promote correct training principles through better understanding of ex-racers. It is currently being developed into a dvd series. A clinic series is being created to teach horsemen how to better understand and train retired Thoroughbred racehorses.

Through placement, support, education and rescue, we strive to make a difference.

Please visit our website www.goodhorse.org for more information, to donate or volunteer!

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Upper Marlboro , Maryland

Throwaway Ponies

Our mission at TaPs is four-fold:
1. To provide a safe haven for horses who have been abused and neglected or who might have been euthanized because of their condition but were salvageable.
2. To work with women and children who have been abused and neglected.
3. To build self-confidence and leadership skills in everyone of our students, volunteers and participants.
4. To work with people of all ages who have special needs: children with autism spectrum disorder; people with emotional problems or who lack self confidence; children with developmental delays.
We do not have the facilities or staff to provide lessons to anyone who cannot physically be on a horse.
We recommend Equest, a facility in Wylie, TX just a few miles from here.

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Rockwall, Texas

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation NY

The TRF is the oldest and largest equine sanctuary of its kind in the world, with over 1,00 former Thoroughbred racehorses under our care at 25 facilities in 14 states.

We are one of the only Thoroughbred rescue organizations that offers a lifelong home for horses whose racing-related injuries make them unsuitable for a second career as a riding horse.

Additionally, we always have a select number of sound horses who are being reschooled and prepared for adoption.

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Saratoga Springs, NY

Triple R Horse Rescue AZ
Triple R Horse Rescue is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization based in Cave Creek, Arizona. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses in need. We are a 100% volunteer organization with our volunteers pouring their dedication and determination into providing daily care for all of our horses.

Thanks to the generosity of Curt and Amy Roseman of Rockaway Hills Ranch, our Arizona horserescue facility accommodates 25 rescued horses on any given day. Foster homes accommodate additional horses that are available for adoption.

Triple R strives to be a partner in the equine community by providing awareness and education about options for helping horses in need. We offer opportunities for educational programs, schools, groups and individuals to participate in spreading this awareness, and by having groups and individuals become involved in Triple R's daily activities. Our goal is to be an educational resource for any group that can benefit from a relationship with our horses. Veterinarian-technician students from Anthem College, Boy Scouts earning their Eagle badges, and many other community/service-minded groups have benefited from their time spent at Triple R.

Your tax-deductible donations are the foundation of our horse rescue and adoption process. As a 100% nonprofit organization, we strive to make the most of what our generous donors are able to provide.

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Cave Creek, Arizona

True Blue Animal Rescue
True Blue Animal Rescue (Tbar) is a 501c3 Non-profit organization that was created in an effort to educate people about caring for animals and to provide alternate care for animals when the owners are no longer able to support them.

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Brenham, Texas

Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The Tulsa SPCA served as Tulsa's only non-government animal rescue and adoption program in Tulsa until the 1950s. It was founded during a meeting in a concerned Tulsan's home mainly to help homeless dogs and cats and to protect against abuse of draft animals used to do tilling on farms and heavy work in the mines and oil fields.

Animal cruelty laws have been in effect in Oklahoma since statehood and cruelty provisions are contained in the state Constitution. Until that time, a man's animal was his to starve, neglect or beat as he chose.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Under the Angel's Wings Rescue Inc.
Under the Angel's Wings Rescue, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) Non Profit Organization. Our mission is to save abused, neglected, homeless, and Slaughter Bound Horses. We also take in a small amount of Dog in need who are at the shelters and were not able to find a new home. We take both the horses and dogs under our wings then rehabilitate them mentally, physically, and emotionally then find them permanent, loving homes. Check out our Sanctuary Residents, Success Stories, and Alumni to see some of the Happy Horses who have found a home through Under the Angel's Wings Rescue.

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Phelan, California

United Pegasus Foundation
The mission of United Pegasus Foundation is to identify abused and/or neglected equines, help to rehabilitate them, facilitate adoptions and educate the public regarding the need to help these horses.

The United Pegasus Foundation believes that no thoroughbred should be denied a second career or a dignified retirement. Now in our 16th year of service to the thoroughbred industry, we have adopted hundreds of former racehorses into loving homes and know that together, we can make a difference and save lives.

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Tehachapi, California

United States Equine Rescue League
USERL operates in regions across NC, VA, IN, and KY. We are dedicated to the compassionate care of all equines. We believe that education is the longterm solution to the problem of equine neglect and abuse. We assist animal control agencies and work with local law enforcement agencies when necessary. USERL's unique adoption lease agreement ensures the safety of all USERL equines for the remainder of their lives.

We have a network of over 200 foster homes and have rescued, rehabilitated, and adopted over 1000 horses. Our work is never done, more homes are needed, there are always horses we are unable to rescue.

Our organization is run almost entirely by volunteers ( only 2 part-time employees) so nearly every cent raised is spent directly on the care of the horses. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.

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Raleigh, North Carolina

Walkin N Circle Ranch, Inc.
Walkin N Circles Ranch (WCNR) exists to provide a safe, comfortable home for horses who have been neglected, abused, or are no longer wanted by their owners. We believe in the humane treatment of animals. We provide, at our facility, safe shelter, food, daily care, grooming, medical treatments, rehabilitation, emotional care, and another chance of a dignified life. We will strive to rehabilitate and retrain equines to be adopted to special, well-screened homes, where they can, again, serve a useful purpose and be loved by others and reclaim their self-esteem. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Edgewood, New Mexico

Whinney Horse Rescue
W.H.I.N.N.Y. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located on 92+ acres in Perry County, Ohio, approximately 28 miles southwest of Zanesville, Ohio, and 60 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio.

W.H.I.N.N.Y. is an acronym for " Why horses in need...need you". We offer refuge, rehabilitation and adoption to horses in need.

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Crooksville, Ohio

White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue
The White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue is a Virginia 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected and at-risk appaloosa and other horses, especially those in urgent need. We provide shelter, care, medical and rehabilitation services to horses in need, and whenever possible, we place them in loving and permanent homes. horses that cannot or should not be adopted are given permanent sanctuary so that they may live the remainder of their lives in safety and dignity. Horses in the care of White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue are housed in Burkeville, Va, as well as at affiliate foster farms. Here, they are loved and cared for by unpaid volunteers who generously donate their time and talent.

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Burkeville, Virginia

Wild Horse Ranch Rescue
Our Mission Statement:
To save animals from abuse, neglect, slaughter and premature death and provide a safe place for them to live for the remainder of their lives.

Our Programs:
Equine Rescue;
HavasuPup: We rescue the unwanted puppies and kittens from Havasupai Grand Canyon. KittyCity & Majestic Gardens consists of our feral and tame cat colony, located at the ranch. All cats are spayed/neutered.

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Gilbert, Arizona

Wild for Life Foundation
The Lifetime Equine Refuge is the primary program within the Wild For Life Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) organization staffed entirely by volunteers that provides vital, ongoing stewardship to horses in need. As part of the Foundation's Lifetime Equine Refuge program, we rescue abused, neglected and at risk equines of all breeds and provide medical care, feed, shelter, rehabilitation, equine-assisted learning, adoption and foster services. We rehabilitate and re-train off track Thoroughbreds and provide for their ongoing care and facilitate appropriate transition to new careers. We provide long term sanctuary for wild horses removed from the open ranges. We work to elevate responsible equine ownership through compassionate mentoring and equine assisted learning.

Adoption: Rescued horses that have been cleared for adoption are placed with approved applicants on a first come - best fit basis. Our adopted horses can never be bred, raced, sold or given away. If an adopter can no longer provide proper and adequate care for the horse, or has an immediate need to re-home a horse they have adopted, that horse may come back to WFLF Lifetime Equine Refuge.

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Los Angeles, California

Wild Horse Rescue Center Inc.
We rescue, rehabilitate, gentle, and offer for adoption Mustang horses. We have horses of all ages and stages, some with great riding potential and some deserving of "forever sanctuary homes". We welcome visitors, we are quite fond of volunteers (no experience necessary), and we love those who make contributions of any amount. We are an all volunteer organization and 100% of your gift goes directly to providing basic care and feeding for these horses. We also provide community outreach and educational seminars throughout central Florida.

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Mims, Florida

Wind Haven Horse Rescue
Horses arrive at Wind Haven Horse Rescue for a variety of reasons, but all are in need of a safe, structured, loving environment. Whether they come from the auction house, an owner who has run out of alternatives, or rescued from a dire situation, Wind Haven Horse Rescue is here to help.

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Toutle, Washington

Wind Song Animal Sanctuary
Horses arrive at Wind Haven Horse Rescue for a variety of reasons, but all are in need of a safe, structured, loving environment. Whether they come from the auction house, an owner who has run out of alternatives, or rescued from a dire situation, Wind Haven Horse Rescue is here to help.

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Lincoln, California

Witts End Farm Rescue and Rehab Center, Inc.
Our mission is to do all we can to help the animals placed in our care and to hopefully rehabilitate them so that they can find Permanent, loving, forever homes, if that is not possible then they remain a ward of the rescue and we use them to teach the public about the animals and how they came to be at our facility.

One of our goals, to teach the children the responsibilties of ownership and how important farms are to our community.

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Kissimmee, Florida