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Equine Advocates, Inc.

Rating: 4.75 stars   4 reviews 383


Po Box 354 Chatham NY 12037 USA


To rescue, protect and prevent the abuse of equines through education, investigation, rescue operations, the dissemination of information to the public and the operation of a horse sanctuary for slaughter-bound, abused and neglected horses.


To conduct rescue operations to save equines, including horses, ponies, donkeys & mules from slaughter & any form of abuse & neglect; to operate a horse sanctuary where rescued equines are cared for in an environment which is a model for the way equines should live and be treated & also as a way to educate students, teachers, law enforcement professionals & the public about the different situations from which equines are rescued - this is done through the examples of the ones who are rescued & live at the sanctuary - they are ambassadors for others from similar situations who also need help and/or rescue; to conduct & present educational classes, symposiums, lecture demonstrations & other educational events, volunteer programs & tours at our humane education center on the sanctuary grounds - to educate the public about equine-related issues, the special care & needs of equines and to further the understanding & need for the rescue & protection of wild & domestic equines;to conduct investigations into various forms of equine abuse, including slaughter, the pmu industry, the urban carriage horse trade, the tragic fate of most camp horses, the horror of horse slaughter auctions, etc. ;to produce films, video, books, literature & other materials to present and/or offer to the public as a way to bring about better awareness of problems facing wild & domestic equines in the united states and around the world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

An exceptional facility for equines. I have visited several times, and each time I am more impressed with the level of care provided to the animals. Equally as important, is that Equine Advocates excels in their education and advocacy work aimed at promoting the humane treatment of horses everywhere.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am approaching my one year anniversary as a volunteer at EA. I needed to get my "horse fix" - the smell of the barn and the equines is like perfume to me! I see my Thursday mornings in the barn as therapy...my peaceful time...listening to the murmurs of the residents calms my soul and the cares of the world are far away. EA is home to PMU mares, 2 handsome mustangs, Amish work mules, ponies, mini horses, Thoroughbreds, warm bloods, quarter horses, Standardbreds, a Haflinger dressage mare, mini donkeys and Charlotte and Tuffy, the Pygmy goats. I'm sure I've forgotten a breed or two, but all have found sanctuary here, some right off the kill truck, because of Susan and Karen Wagner and their staff. The care that these horses receive is outstanding and they need never want for a clean, dry stall, fresh water, grain and supplements, pasture time with friends, vet and farrier care, grooming and most of all love. This is a very worthy cause to donate to, and you are always invited to tour the farm and see what we're all about. Come say 'hi' to me in the feed room, and we'll tour this wonderful sanctuary together!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent operation, the managmenet is above excellent. well use of resources. horses are maintained perfectly, education programs are the leader in this field. Susen, Karen and the rest of the staff are dedicated 100% to this job and work it is total passion. Could not reccomend a better place to send your donations to or visit. SMILE producing

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Rating: 4 stars  

Excellent organization. Kind to animals and humans alike! Took an amazing amount of time with us when we went to tour the facility. Very attentive and eager to educate even before we mentioned donating!

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