Central Virginia Horse Rescue
Rating: 4.96 stars 159 159 reviews 6,190
389 Boydton Plank Rd Brodnax VA 23920 USA
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.
Central Virginia Horse Rescue has taken in over 50 horses and has found homes for over 45. We have gelded 6 colts and have made two grants to needy families.
horses and horse owners
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Rescue horses Gelding Program Local Grants to Keep Horses Youth Outreach
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I have spent a lifetime around horses; and well understand the realities of surplus unwanted horses and marginally qualified owners who make poor choices and can no longer care for their charges. I have witnessed many well-intentioned folks try to "rescue" horses and end up in unsustainable situations which further hurt the horses. These life experiences have made my interactions with CVHR all the more remarkable, What Cindy Smith, her volunteers and supporters have accomplished is to build a professional, sustainable and effective rescue network here in Virginia. The horses they are able to accept are carefully brought back to their maximum potential for quality of life. They are assessed and worked with to give them the maximum life skills to ensure they can have happy and fulfilling lives. They are then matched up with carefully screened adopters who will be able to go the distance and provide for the horses' well-being permanently. The CVHR professionalism and knowledge into the ways of business and horses is exceeded only by their passion and boundless energy to serve those horses that are most at risk. Our interactions with CVHR and Cindy Smith have been wholly positive, there can be no higher standard of conduct than that displayed by this organization. I am blessed to have found CVHR, and my life is richer for having adopted one of their wonderful rescues several years back. Together we can all make a difference.
I keep up with this great on Facebook. They are a caring, hard working organization helping these horses to get a forever home.
Well my daughter had been watching videos on horses on youtube, and she wanted one of her own. So I looked around our area and found CVHR. I contacted Cindy and told her my daughter's plan. Well we started going to rescue every weekend working and interacting with the horses. Cindy (the owner) was great. She showed us everything we needed to know, what needed to be done and what Not to do. We watched a number of horses go from skin and bones to full fledged healthy beautiful animals. All because of what CVHR does for these animals. I regularly follow the rescue on social media. We now have 2 of our own horses. All thanks to CVHR
Great rescue , they do a great job taking in horses in dire need and rehabilitating them.
Central Virginia Horse Rescue does much needed and valuable work in saving horses-we are very thankful that someone is there for horses in difficult situations who need help. They always go the extra mile, whether for veterinary care, training, and eventual rehoming of these wonderful and very deserving horses.
Such an amazing group. What they do is not an easy task, physically or emotionally, and I am not sure I could do it. I wish I loved closer as I would be there every day after work.
Amazing wonderful angels! So grateful for what they do every single day...takes perserverence, bravery and guts to do what they do and stick with it! Amazing rescue!!
Have followed their wonderful rescue stories for many years and have donated.
I recently adopted a horse from this group.They were very prompt and efficient with the adoption process.They were very thorough with making sure the horse was going to someone that could and would take care of it.I am so impressed with the good work these people do.Thank God groups like this exist.They really put lots of time and money into each and every horse.They need help to accomplish all this.Sincerely, Dina Honeycutt
Impressed with the care, communication and rapid response. Advises of concerning situations during resolution.