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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Children & Youth, Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To ensure quality care and treatment of horses through intervention, education and outreach.

Programs: Rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected horses in collaboration with local animal control and humane agencies. Horse care programs include adoption, save our seniors, foster care, equidopt and defhr forever family. Also, we provide disaster and large animal emergency rescue services and training.

humane education programs to promote the proper care, treatment and training of horses. Education programs include the intern and legacy and hero programs, on and off site seminars, farm days, scout days and tours.

outreach programs designated to create awareness of the abuse and neglect of horses, including informational booths at fairs and expos, our newsletter 'horse talk,' consultation with persons wanting to start horse rescues and/or working with those who already have a rescue and need guidance.

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Steven Erlitz

Volunteer

Rating: 5

More horses keepcoming in every month. Starvations that no living thing should go through. And the fact that if the local authorities feel a procecution is warranted, they have the expertise to build the cases. Do you feel people that ABUSE and neglect should not be brought to justice???????

Some cases do not call for prosecution. But they are ready to help if it need be.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

To the volunteer that said they donated to us, I want to say thank you. I am sorry you read the report as one sided and if you could come out to DEFHR and see what the horses look like, reports and studies will become meaningless. I've been with the organization for 8 years. We DO NOT impound ANYTHING!!!!!Legal authority impounds. We document the inbound condition and every step we take to make the animal healthy. We DO NOT put horses to sleep to make room for more. I'd like to know where in our documentation you saw that. If you don't think the work we do is worthwhile, then please don't donate to us. But don't slander the good work they do because of an opinion you read. And if you don't believe me, go ask the horses we saved! Ill bet they are glad we were there for them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization assists law enforcement when horses are impounded due to abuse or neglect. The horses are taken from a bad situation and taken to Days End where they can get proper care and be adopted to a loving forever home. If that's not a rescue, I don't know what is.

Matt24

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This is not a 'rescue' as most people understand the term. This is an arm of enforcement which only deals with horses when enforcement involves them in a case. They are not neutral. They actually brag about helping to document and prepare cases for the prosecution!!! Seriously??? I'll send my money elsewhere!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Please review Dr. Henneke's written statements regarding the performance of this rescue in the Canterbury case. Absolutely unbelievable facts presented by Dr. Henneke!!!! Between their shenanigans in the Canterbury case and the fact that they openly state that they euthanize horses to make room for incoming horses makes this rescue the worst of the worst on my list. We need to change the laws to make this sort of group illegal.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Days End Farm Horse Rescue for over 10 years and have seen first-hand the exceptional care and treatment given to the needy horses that find themselves needing rescue. I believe that Days End has raised the bar for horse rescues in both professionalism and standards of care.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of Days End Farm Horse Rescue for many years, as a donor, foster care provider, and volunteer. As I work at the farm, I see the dedication of the staff and other volunteers, and I know the money I contribute is carefully used for a good cause. The horses are very well cared for, and even after they are placed in new homes Days End continues to monitor to ensure their well-being.

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Nancy59

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Days End in the capacity of a volunteer, an adopter, a donor and a board member and I can attest to the dedication of this charity to the welfare of horses. I have seen first hand the compassion and professionalism and have benefited from their services with the adoption of an incredible horse who has changed my life forever. The beauty of Days End is that while they are rescuing horses from criminal abuse and neglect, they are also touching people in positive ways. Witness the young girl who has a half ton horse trust her enough to do whatever is asked, even when it is completely counter to their survival instincts, and you will understand the empowerment that I am referring to. Talk to volunteers who have just saved a group of horses from intolerable conditions, battling through bad weather, exhaustion and scrambling to make things work, and feel the joy and camaraderie of doing a noble thing. While the mission of Days End is to save the horses, they accomplish so much more than that. As they give a second chance to the horses who deserve our reverence, they change our lives by giving us the opportunity to have these magnificent creatures in our lives. I am so grateful to Days End for all that they do and personally for saving my beautiful paint Nevada for me, he was a wonderful teacher and friend.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor at DEFHR for over twenty years. I not only read reports, do internet searches, and look over budgets, but I also VISIT the farm. This charity is run efficiently, effectively, and directs its funds in a fashion to best benefit the horses. I have been at the farm immediately after snow storms, power outages and torrential rain storms.........the volunteers and staff ignore their own comfort and well-being to continue taking care of the horses 24 hours a day. One of my major donations was for a separate barn for the more critical horses - Robin's Nest. This barn has been used continually since its construction and I am pleased to say, that my expectations for the use of this fairly large donation, exceeded my expectations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for DEFHR for at least 10 years. I know they use their money VERY carefully, and they do great work for the horses. The staff is incredibly dedicated.

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Marcia12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at DEFHR for over 2 years and donating to them for too many years to count. I have found the entire staff to be caring, efficient and completely focused on rehabilitating the horses that come to them for care. I know some issues surfaced when DEFHR got some rare Polish-Arabian horses that had been impounded, apparently many people thought those valuable horses should be given to them for free rather than rehabbed in DEFHR's care. This was not an option, as the horses were involved in a court case and that needed to be settled before the horses could be sent to other farms. Many people don't understand how horses come to Day's End and this results in a lot of misinformation. All of their horses are legal impounds, not owner give-ups, and the legal issues need to be settled before the horses go anywhere. The staff at Days End works very hard, 24/7 if necessary, to try to save the life of each and every horse coming into it's care.

Kathy57

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been so impressed with the work all of the folks at Days End Farm Horse Rescue do for the horses. I have seen them come in there on their first day and throughout their rehabilitation. I am always overwhelmed with the horses improvement, both in their spirit and physical condition. I hold the folks who do this wonderful work in the utmost highest regard. It has always been my pleasure to volunteer and assist in any way that I can. Just being there with the horses and the staff never fails to uplift my spirit too. It is a wonderful experience to visit or volunteer.