Rescuing horses from bad situations is extremely important to us. On average it costs between $500 and $1000 to bring a horse into our organization and shelter it until we can find the horse a loving home.
We try to attend slaughter auctions each month to save those that have found themselves dumped at the auction. Some owner tell themselves that their horse will find a good home at the auction, but that is rarely the case. 80% of horses sold at livestock auctions are bought by killbuyers and shipped across our borders to be slaughtered for their meat. It costs us approximately $1,000 per horse to save them from the auction and provide shelter and care until they are ready for a new home.
Every horse is evaluated by our veterinarian for health and quality of life. After quarantine is done, they are evaluated for temperament and training by our training team. Horses who need more rehab and/or training are then provided that here or are entered into our STAR program. The STAR Team continues their rehab and training and helps them find a home once they are ready.
We want to make the adoption process as easy as possible for you, while ensuring that our rescue horses have the best possible home. We rescue a lot of horses and we need wonderful people like yourself to open up
your heart and home today for a horse in need.
We try to make the adoption process and experience as quick and painless as possible by offering same day adoptions. You can contact us ahead of time for pre-approval, set up an appointment to meet with one of our adoption specialists, bring your trailer, and potentially take you new family member home with you that day. Or you can arrive during our open hours M - W - F between noon and 2pm. We will conduct the adoption screening on the spot and if approved, our adoption specialists will introduce you to any of the horses that are a good fit for you.
From time to time, we offer free adoption events where adoption fees are waived for every horse currently available for adoption. Interested adopters arrive during the event times and go through the normal screening process. If there is not a horse currently available that is a good fit for you, you will receive a voucher that is good for 3 months for a waived adoption fee. First time horse owners are welcome to attend and go through the screening process, but will not be able to adopt during the event. Our adoption specialists will then continue to work with them to help educate them on the responsibilities of horse ownership.
We want to make sure that all of our adopters are properly educated on caring for a horse to ensure the horse will have the best home possible. Our adoption specialists will work with the potential adopter and help educate them on the responsibilities of horse ownership. Once the adopter has reached the target skill level, they will then be matched with horses that meet their abilities.
Adopting a horse is a very rewarding thing to do. Adoption saves lives! If you adopt a horse, you allow us to rescue another by opening up a spot at our shelter.