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Where to go for help Alabama

North Alabama Equine Rescue
Rescue & Adoption of horses


Alaska Equine Rescue
AER is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to elimination of inhumane treatment of horses statewide.

Shetland Pony

photo courtesy of Carrie Rudeen


The Phoenix Foundation
For the rescue and/or rehabilitation of horses. To have the horses work with teenagers in a riding program To rescue/rehabilitate and find homes for as many horses as we can. To teach teenagers about the humane treatment of horses along with teaching leadership skills and sportsmanship.


Northeast Arkansas Humane Society
Mainly small animals but assists in helping with rescue efforts of horses. Contact for information.

Tiny Timbers Horse Rescue
We are a privately funded horse rescue and our mission is to save as many horses as we can from abuse and neglect, and to provide a home to all equines that need one! We aim to educate the public on proper horse care and issues involving equines!
P.O. Box 347
Pea Ridge AR 72751 (501)451-8900


True Innocents Equine Rescue - T.I.E.R.
TIER is a state of Claifornia approved non-profit equine rescue with Federal approval pending. We rescue horses that are abandoned, abused, neglected or being sent to slaughter.

Equus Sanctuary
The Equus Sanctuary is a refuge for horses pulled from the slaughter pipeline. Operating on 40 acres of leased land in a farm community just outside Los Angeles. Many of these horses were starving and traumatized when Equus bought them from the middle men who supply the slaughterhouses.

The Lucky Thoroughbred
Listing of horses at the feedlot waiting to be shipped to the slaughterhouse. Pictures on site. Some really beautiful horses here in need of a home.

Arabian Horse Rescue Network
Rescues Arabians from slaughterhouse feedlots before they are shipped. located in Sunland, CA.

The Wild Horse Sanctuary
A private non profit organization dedicated to rescuing wild horses and burros that are being neglected on public land.

H.O.R.S.E. Rescue and Sanctuary
non-profit equine rescue located in Oakview ,CA

Redwings Horse Sanctuary
In Carmel California.

L.I.F.E. Foundation
The Life is for Everything Foundation (LIFE) was formed in 1970 by a group of individuals whose interests were ecology, the environment and the humane treatment of all living things.

California Equine Retirement Foundation, Inc.
Rehabilitation - Placement - Retirement. CERF's purpose, the assistance and retirement of Thoroughbred geldings, was implemented by the establishment of a placement service through which ex-racehorses could go on to other careers, and the offerings of permanent retirement to well-known geldings who were no longer able to perform.


Hunting Crest Rescue
Caring for unwanted and neglected horses, horses for adoption, donations appreciated.

Colorado Horse Rescue
Rescue in Colorado

The Horse Protection
HPL works through the rescue of neglected, abused, unwanted or abandoned horses. HPL even buys horses from the killer pen and from auctions where horses destined for slaughter are sold. Located in Arvada

Mountain States Horse Rescue and Rehab
Mountain States Horse Rescue has been a non-profit 501(c)3 organization registered in Fort Collins, Colorado under the name International Phoenix Foundation, Inc., since 1989.


Horse of Connecticut
93 Upland Rd.,
New Milford, CT 06776


Tri-State Equine Adoption & Rescue
A Delaware Non-Profit Corporation


Horse Protection Society of Florida
Rescue and adoption in Miami Florida. A non-profit organization.

Florida Equine Adoption Foundation, Inc.
Rescue and adoption in West Palm Beach Florida.

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
We have more than 300 horses with major facilities and adoption programs in NY, NJ, KY, VA, MD, FL and we adding ones in Michigan and Texas

Adopt-A-Horse LTD., INC.
All breeds of horses and all kinds of animals. Located in Lake Placid, Florida

ETC Horse Rescue
Non-profit Organization Public Charity 501C3 Tax Exempt. Located in Ocala.

Florida Animal Disaster Planning Advisory Committee
ADPAC is an ad hoc group of organizations and individuals interested in promoting the effective development and implementation of disaster plans to protect animals.

State of Florida Evacuation Listing
This listing is provided to you in the event that you ever have to evacuate yourself and/or livestock

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and The EIA Horse
A non-profit organization as well as administer an "adopt-a-horse" program for families and individuals who would normally not be able to afford the high cost of owning or boarding a horse.

Aziizi Foundation
Aziizi Foundation, Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization for the Rescue & Preservation of Abused, Neglected and Slaughter bound Horses.


Georgia Equine Rescue League, Ltd.
Dedicated to Helping Starved, Abused and Neglected Horses.

Horse Rescue, Relief & Retirement Fund, Inc.
Located in Cumming Georgia and dedicated to rescue of slaughter bound and neglected horses. Offers sponsorship programs and is donation funded.

Horse Haven
Horse Haven is privately funded. We are not a non-profit organization, and we rely on my husband's salary and a few good Samaritans that truly want to make a difference.


Rainbow's End H.O.R.S.E.
A horse has earned the right to find his "pot of gold" --- to live out his life loved and cared for in a comfortable, natural setting.


Heart 4 Horses
We go to local sales weekly and attempt to outbid Slaughter Buyers. The horses are evaluated for disposition and usability. We then search for caring, permanent homes


An Equine Rescue and Adoption Center
(208) 366-7138


The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS)
HAHS' goal is to promote the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and, if necessary, legal intervention.


Indiana Hooved animal Humane Society
The Indiana Hooved Animal Humane Society was created in August, 1987


None listed


Humane Society of the Heartland
Rescue and palcement of neglected and abused horses and ponies.


Horse Rescue in Kentucky
These pages will give you an overview of current horse abuse cases going on in the state of Kentucky.

ReRun gives ex-racehorses a second chance at a productive life

Equine Transitional Training Alliance, Inc.
E.T.T.A., INC., is a non-profit organization, registered with the State of Kentucky.

T.U.R.F. is the acronym for Thoroughbred United Retirement Fund.

Slaughter Horse Adoption & Rescue Effort
Crusading For The Forgotten One Horse At A Time

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
We have more than 300 horses with major facilities and adoption programs in NY, NJ, KY, VA, MD, FL and we adding ones in Michigan and Texas


Deliverance Ranch
Our ranch offers discounted tack supply, private equine rescue, and soon, boarding facilities.


Adopt A Horse
Pamela Morse
P.O. BOX 1
Fairfiels, ME 04937
(207) 453-0052

Mountain Equine Rescue, Rehabilitation & Retirement
Our purpose is to rescue animals from abuse, neglect or slaughter, then to rehabilitate and train them to be safe useful partners. We also provide retirement and care to our aged or infirmed equine friends.

Rockin T Equine Rescue INC.
Janet Tuttle
60 Edgecomb Road
Lisbon Falls Maine 04252
(207) 353-6581

Days End Farm Horse Rescue
Our Vision: The creation of a symbiotic relationship between abused and neglected horses and caring human beings. Located in Lisbon, MD

Horse Lovers United, Inc.
Founded in 1992 to help displaced equines find new homes. Located in Salisbury, MD

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation (ERRI)
Horses, who have been neglected or abused are brought to us for care and rehabilitation.

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
We have more than 300 horses with major facilities and adoption programs in NY, NJ, KY, VA, MD, FL and we adding ones in Michigan and Texas


Ipswich Equine Rescue
A nonprofit organization providing rescue and adoption for Premarin foals, former race horses, injured or abused horses.

Kings Bridge Equine Rescue, Inc.
To Promote, Foster and Ensure the Humane and Continuing Care of Horses in Crisis & Need. Located in Brimfield, Ma.


Horses Haven
A Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the welfare and humane care of horses, ponies, donkeys, and other large animals. C.A.N.T.E.R.
A nonprofit corporation that provides a free service to racetrack trainers to help them locate non-race buyers for their retiring racehorses. Second Career Racehorses
Helping racehorses find new careers after their racing days are over.
Kris Kotlarz - CyberNET - Executive Offices
25 S. Division - Grand Rapids, MI 49503
PH (616) 913-2700 - FAX (616) 913-2701


Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Station
P.O. Box 47, Zimmerman,
MN 55398
(612) 856-3119


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Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Association
The Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Association is a volunteer nonprofit corporation.

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Humane Society
Advocates for animals

NH Equine Humane Association, Inc.
NH's only private, non-profit equine humane organization.

Witch Trot Farms
A full service Equine Rescue and Recovery Farm.

New Jersey

Mylestone Equine Rescue
A private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing sanctuary for horses subjected to cruelty, neglect, and disabilities. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. We have more than 300 horses with major facilities and adoption programs in NY, NJ, KY, VA, MD, FL and we adding ones in Michigan and Texas

New Mexico

Rio Grande Mule & Donkey Association
Does occasional rescues.

New York

Equine Advocates Inc.
Promoting The Humane And Responsible Treatment of Horses.

Equine Rescue Inc
Equine Rescue offers a quiet, animal loving environment for the horses and ponies that we care for to heal, physically and emotionally. Walden, NY

Western NY Equine Sanctuary
Listing rescue horses that are available for adoption, what their problems are, and what is needed in special care.

HiHopes Horse Haven
BigPaw Enterprises, Inc. is sponsoring HiHopes Horse Haven, a horse rescue organization dedicated to animal welfare, most notably horses.

The Sanctuary for Animals
All of our animals Live in harmony, without the fears life has taught them.
38 William Lain Rd.Westtown,
NY 10998

West New York Equine Sanctuary
Adoptable animals are sheltered and cared for until new homes are found.

Carol Ann Piazza
(716)438-0182 - Sanctuary
(716)949-2123 - Emergency

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
We have more than 300 horses with major facilities and adoption programs in NY, NJ, KY, VA, MD, FL and we adding ones in Michigan and Texas

North Carolina

North Carolina Equine Rescue League
The NCERL is a non-profit organization funded only by private donations and staffed by volunteers.

The Horse Protection Society of North Carolina
Making this world a better place for horses through education, rescue, and rehabilitation.
2135 Miller Road
China Grove, NC 28023
(704) 855-2978

North Dakota

None listed


The Ohio Hooved Animal Society
Rescues horses from slaughterhouses.

Ohio Hooved Animal Humane Society
{Mirror Site} Located in Hartville Ohio

LAHRR Lost Acres Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation
A non-profit organization for abused, neglected and injured horses.

Last Chance Corral
A non-profit organization established for abused, neglected and unwanted horses and ponies.

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption
Accepts both Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds racehorses and broodmares.


Trail's End Equine Hospice Foundation
Trail's End Equine Hospice Foundation is dedicated to the humane treatment of the Equine Species. Equus 911 - Equine Rescue and Adoption Clearinghouse A [501(c)(3)] rescue shelter.


Equine Angels Horse Rescue, Inc.
A public supported non profit equine rescue and adoption located in Douglas County Oregon. We take in neglected abused and unwanted equines, rehabilitate and retrain them as needed and then adopt them out to good homes
our phone # is (541) 874-3517
e mail-

Needful Beings
A new service or Oregon, willing to help and become involved.


Bran Manor Equine Rescue & Placement
159 Bran Rd.
Sinking Spring, Pa. 19608
a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization

Double D Equine Rescue
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption
Debbie Polasek, President/Co-founder
PO Box 2062
Cleona, PA. 17042
717-274-9519 Email:

Lucky Star Stables Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation
A non-profit "nursing home" for horses and ponies located in Harvey's Lake, PA.

Harness Horse Retirement and Youth Association of Pennsylvania
A non-profit 501(c)3 all volunteer organization

Horse And Garden
Horse Rescues financed in part by Flower Seeds.

Hooved Animal Welfare Council
A volunteer, non-profit organization

Wind Ridge Farm Equine Sanctuary, Inc.
Those in critical need receive priority consideration.

Ryerss Farm Horse Sanctuary
A Farm for Aged Equines

Rainbow Acres Horse Rescue
As well as helping horses to find loving homes, we also make available useful and informative information for horse owners everywhere.

Carpe Diem Equine Rescue
Horses rescued and placed for adoption to loving homes.

Lost & Found Horse Rescue
Dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of equine from slaughter, starvation, neglect, and abuse.
852 Valley Road,
York, PA 17403
(717) 428-9701

Rhode Island

None listed

South Carolina

South Carolina Awareness and Rescue for Equines S.C.A.R.E., Inc.
Karen Metze - Founder/President
155 Loafers Glory Court
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 932-1079

South Dakota

Epiphany Horse Rescue
Epiphany works with local law enforcement to rescue horses that are abused, neglected or otherwise not cared for.


2 x 2 Ranch and Rescue
A haven for abused or homeless animals our main focus will be on horses and burros but we will not exclude smaller species. We will place abused and homeless horses in loving caring homes.

Maranatha Ranch
Christian Camping and Adoption Stables
Maranatha Ranch
RR 4 Box 192-A
Sneedville, TN 37869


Williams Equine Rescue
Williams Equine Rescue is a privately funded rescue organization, and we rely on donations from others to help us save horses.

Second Chance Horse Refuge
A private, non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating, training and locating stable, loving homes for abused and neglected horses.

H.O.R.S.E.S. in Texas
We are a group of individuals who have banded together to form a network of resources to provide unwanted, abused and neglected horses of all breeds comfort, love, support and removal from unhealthy conditions.

High Cross Trinity, Inc.
Safe Horse is a Privately Owned and Funded Equine Rescue.

Habitat for Horses
A 501(3)(c) corporation registered in the State of Texas. All donations are tax-deductible.

Lone Star Equine Rescue, Inc.
Lone Star Equine Rescue is incorporated in Texas and now has been granted 501(3)(c) non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service. There are members across the state of Texas as well as several in other states.
P.O. Box 1643
Leander, TX 78646

Safe Horse
Privately Owned and Funded Equine Rescue
P.O. Box 6460, Paris, Texas 75462
Barn / Office (903) 785-4858

Sunscape Equine Rescue
Sunscape Equine Rescue, inc. is a horse establishment that rescues and rehabilitates starved, neglected or otherwise unwanted horses. Our goal is to prevent salvageable horses from ending up at the "killers.

Habitat for Horses
A 501(c)(3) corporation registered in the State of Texas. All donations are tax-deductible.

North Texas Horse Rescue
We are a non-profit horse rescue group headquartered in Lancaster, Texas located at the Rockin' B Ranch.


None listed Vermont

H.O.R.S.E. of Vermont - Standardbreds E-Mail
Terry Holdens
RD #I Box 257A
Jelferson, VT 05264
(802) 644-2759, 5493

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
We have more than 300 horses with major facilities and adoption programs in NY, NJ, KY, VA, MD, FL and we adding ones in Michigan and Texas


Equine Rescue League
A great rescue center dedicated to helping the abused and neglected horse.

Dream Catcher Farm Horse Sanctuary
Saving Horses one Dream at a Time.


Second Chance Horse Rescue Ranch
A nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the protection of horses. Located in Sedro-Woolley, WA.

Burro Rescue-Rehab-Relocation Onus
B.R.R.R.O. (Burro Rescue-Rehab-Relocation Onus)
Was established to supervene this inevitable scenario. Whenever possible, humane, responsible donkey owners are encouraged to donate their unwanted animals to B.R.R.R.O. with the assurance that a kind, loving home will be found for it

Equine Rescue Association
he ERA ranch wishes to continue in the process of bringing together rejuvenated horses and eager children and adults in a safe educational milieu that teaches humanitarian attitudes and skills of horseback riding. In the atmosphere of shared respect, horses and people come together to help each other.
Equine Rescue Association
14607 B Smokey Point Blvd.
Marysville, Washington 98271 (360) 658-5494

Shoomissle Farms Equine Retirement , Rescue, Rehabilitation
At Shoomissle we will honor and love these abandoned, neglected old, and unsound. repair their bodies and souls, if possible. If not. they will spend the remainder of their days here at Shoomissle to have a warm stall at night good fed and days of remembering the: good times.

Washington DC

None listed

West Virginia

C & M Equine Rescue Ranch
Home of injured, abused, neglected, retired and/or slaughter bound horses.


Wisconsin Horse Rescue
Wisconsin Horse Rescue, founded in 1995, is still in it's infancy, but has been growing quickly over the years.

Wisconsin Arabian Horse Rescue
Dedicated to saving the Arabian horse in Wisconsin from abuse, neglect, and slaughter.


None listed

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