COZEE VALEE RESCUE & SANCTUARY

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 9649 Sipes Rd c/o Beth Hearn Huntingdon PA 16652 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing place doing amazing things. These animals are given a second chance at life and to find forever homes. This organization is run by faithful, hardworking volunteers who do anything it takes to care for animals society as forgoten about. You must keep in mind there is no paid staff here, they are there in the rain, in the snow and in the heat doing whatever is needed to keep this place operational. That means getting up in the middle of the night to feed and check on to not going away to devoting everyday to the enormous task of caring for animals with special needs properly. I am fortunate to have my stable beside this one and I see first hand twice a day the work being done there. Constant improvements are being made and upgrades are always being planned. Fundraising and community awareness is continual from bake sales at Wal-Mart to promotion and education at the Huntingdon County Fair.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering at CVRS back in November of 2008 and am still an active volunteer today. Beth is extremely knowledgeable about what she does and is always happy to share that knowledge with others. She puts literally all that she has in making the animals that come to CVRS healthy and happy again so that they can either live their lives to the fullest at CVRS or find their forever home. No one believes in these animals more than Beth! I will continue to volunteer as long as I possibly can.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching these animals live to their fullest potential.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help come up with new fundraisers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Beth for a very long time and she has always been a total advocate for animal whether it be horses, dogs, pigs etc. She continues to be that voice for those animals that have been disposed by society. Beth does a great job and provides a great life for the animals that she rescues. I will also say that Beth's main concern has always been the welfare of the animals and spares nothing to keep them comfortable and happy.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been personally affected by Beth and her actions. Her actions have made me a better horsewoman and I am always on the lookout for animals in need. And when and if I see that horse (or any animal for that matter), my first call is to Beth to see what I should do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would love to see Beth be able to take more cases because she is great at what she does!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

As someone who's in the animal control and rescue field, and as a donor to this rescue, I can say with conviction that Cozee Valee provides a very valuable service to the equine community. They are trusted resource in helping elderly equines who are in need of more professional care, and help all unwanted who may be destined for a life of slaughter or inhumane treatment. Many animals have been served by this organization and without their intervention they would not have had a second chance at rehabilitation.

Hilary Cohen
Norfolk Animal Control
Norfolk Police Department
117 Main Street
Norfolk, MA 02056

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

CVRS has helped countless equines when they have needed intervention. CVRS is quick to thank donors and to provide timeline pictures of their animal's progresses on their website and face book page. Seeing their good work encourages repeat donations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would move them closer to Massachusetts!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

My last donation was to help an elderly horse named Mia who had special needs.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Because they asked for outreach

What would you tell others about this organization?

CVRS is a trustworthy organization that shares their progress with the public.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a donor to several animal charities, I look for a few key things to ensure that my donations are going to an organization which uses them to the best benefit of the animals. I have supported Cozee Valee Rescue and Sanctuary for several years because:

1) They are transparent in their operations. There are routine updates and pictures of the facilities and horses, and Beth Hearn communicates routinely with the supporters/donors.
2) They are experts at what they do. Cozee Valee focuses its efforts on elderly horses with issues, many who would not survive without their expertise. These horses typically have many good years ahead of them with the right care.
3) They operate within their financial resources. Cozee Valee does not take in more horses/animals than they can reasonable support. They routinely hold fundraisers, as well as pinching every penny and making it count. And since some of those pennies came from me, this is very gratifying.

Cozee Valee is one of the best rescue nonprofits that I know.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

horses I have sponsored who were very dear to me and lived out their lives happily at Cozee Valee.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wish there were more people to help with fundraising and other efforts to spread the word about Cozee Valee.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As manager of a feed store, I have dealt with Beth and CVRS for many years, both personally and professionally. We have used Beth to do seminars on older horses and rescues. CVRS and Beth go above and beyond to educate people about caring for older horses. They take excellent care of the "unwanted" horses they have brought in. I have personally seen very malnurished horses come back to life thru this rescue. I would highly recommend them as a rescue or even as an education source in this area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the transformation of unwanted and uncared for horses to horses that thrive and continue to have a great quality of life even as an older horse.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give them more space and funds to help more horses! :)

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

Local and have know these people for years.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Beth for years, and have supported her efforts through monthly donations. As a lifelong horsewoman, I can state she takes excellent care of her animals, knows her limits and does not over extend herself, and provides complete transparency in all her dealings. She is honest, ethical, compassionate, and well, basically everything a rescue should be. Beth provides excellent rehabilitation to all critters at her farm.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching sick and elederly horses thrive

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Dunno, really - maybe apply for more grants?

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Rating: 5 stars  

I go when time allows to help some at Cozee Valee and the volunteers and horses are amazing. The thing with rescue animals is they all have a very special story and Beth Hearn deals with them happy and sad. She does an amazing job and we all know even that sometimes isn't enough and then there's the hardship of losing a horse. Beth, I thank you for all you do...Cozee Valee is a wonderful place and the animals are well taken care of. Just can't possibly say enough about it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've helped with fundraisers and also volunteered some at the rescue.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Win the lottery and give them millions of dollars so they could help even more horses. I wouldn't change a thing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a monthly donor to Cozee Valee Rescue and Sanctuary for almost four years. I am greatly impressed with this organization and it's founder, Beth Hearn. Beth consistenly provides me with montly updates on the horse I sponsor, and she even takes the time to call me and send me pictures of the horse.
I also like the fact that she is actively involved in her own community. She attends expo's and fairs, educating the public about animal abuse/neglect and how to prevent it. She also acts as a resource for animals in her area by checking out possible abuse situations and even taking in the horse or other animal if she is able to.
She also works hard at fundraising in her community, by holding bake sales, candle sales, sandwich sales, and sales of t-shirts and hats. She just doesn't wait for people to give her donations - she does things herself to raise money for the rescue. And she also has a Board of Directors that is actively engaged with the mission of the rescue.
I have personally been involved in supporting horse rescues for the past four years, and CVRS is at the absolute top of my list of rescues I feel comfortable donating to. There are not many, as I do research before I give, and CVRS goes above and beyond my criteria for donating.
We need more trustworthy and transparent rescues like this - hats off to this one! Beth works very hard to both help and fundraise for her horses, and I appreciate what she does. It's not easy work, but she keeps at it.
So, 5 stars from me for this rescue; thank you Beth for all you do!

Linda J., Minneapolis, MN

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how horses that were near death come back and flourish under Beth's care, and the care of her excellent vets.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes - I just wish that Beth had a stronger revenue source so she could help even more animals!

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