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PO Box 123 Geri Vincent Monroe WA 98272 USA


Providing rescue and rehabilitation for at risk equines and to serve as a voice against abuse.


We received our 501c3 status in 2010. In the past five years we have assisted over two hundred horses, ponies, donkeys and mules through our rescue and outreach programs.

Target demographics:

unwanted, neglected, in need equines

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Over forty five horses, ponies, donkeys and a hinny

Geographic areas served:

Monroe, Washington


Rescue, rehabilitation & screened placement for equines Lifetime Sanctuary for equines not adopted Equine Owner Assistance with feed, hauling, quarantine as time and funds are available- Equine Owner Assistance with placement of equines they are not able to keep- Community outreach to disabled adults

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Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering at Equine Aid last fall. This reserve is outstanding in all respects. These horses and donkeys are all well loved and well cared for. All the stalls and paddocks are cleaned daily. Clearly these animals are happy by virtue of their trust and friendliness when interacting with them. I love working there, it's sheer happiness for me!

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When an equine comes into our program, they are safe. They will receive the health care, training and respect to recover their sense of well-being. We never euthanize for convenience; only when our veterinarians believe it is necessary. All adopters are carefully screened. If an adopter at any time can no longer care for an Equine Aid animal, we contracturally require that the animal return to us-no questions asked. If an equine we have taken in doesn't find a great home, they have sanctuary here for life. We take our commitments seriously.

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I've been an admirer of this rescue since the day I was taken there by a discriminating friend who had very good things to say about them. These people are nonstop, dedicated and straightforward, going way out of their way to do it right, and I look forward to working with them for a long time. I'm retired from academia, in horses for 29 years, and interested now in making my own contribution. I could not do what they do, and I'm so glad they are here to do it - for the horses and donkeys, and for the people who love them.

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I have known EQUINE AID and the staff of equine aid for many years. I have worked with many rescues, animal control officers and experts within the rescue world. Equine Aid far exceeds the loving, nurturing and experienced dynamic required to be a successful, oustanding rescue. Continuing to give to animals, the community and others. My family and I always look forward to visiting our favorite rescue Equine Aid !

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I was first introduced to Equine Aid by a friend last year. She took me out to visit the sanctuary where I was introduced to the founders, Geri and Doug, and all the amazing rescue horses and donkeys. Not to mention all the sweet chickens, dogs and cats. I was immediately drawn to the rescue and the compassion of everyone involved. I was overwhelmed with the urgency to help in any way that I could, and ended up fostering my first ever horse, Louie. I have since adopted him as my own and enjoy my daily romps and spending time with him. I believe in Equine Aid and their mission so undoubtedly, that I recently became a board member and look forward to many years to come supporting Geri, Doug, and the mission.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Doug and Geri and Equine Aid for8 years and support them as much as I can afford. I have never seen more dedicated people who work harder than anybody else I know. They take care of all of the animals even before taking care of themselves. I encourage anybody who reads this to support Equine Aid any way that you can. Volunteer and take some of the work load off them or support with your money to ease the financial burden Whatever you can do, I know will be appreciated..

Chuck Crawford

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Rating: 5 stars  

As soon as I met Equine Aid's founder, Geri, and Petey, the donkey ambassador, I wanted to get more involved with the organization and equines in general. Like many people, I grew up loving horses, but rarely if ever found myself in the presence of one. Geri, one of the most kind-hearted people I've ever met, was able foster my desire to learn more by sharing her many experiences and deep understanding of equine feelings, behaviors and souls in general. With her partner, Doug, who I have only ever seen diligently working in the barn or out in the field with the equines, these two make up the ultimate dream team of horse rescues. Every equine that finds their way to Equine Aid is given superior and individual attention in every way possible. Additionally, a faithful corps of volunteers make the whole organization a very loving, welcoming and efficient place in general. A lot of equines fall through the cracks, especially horses that can no longer be ridden and non-horse equines. Geri and Doug believe in the value of these equines' lives and act as a voice against horse slaughter in the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Equine Aid is a fantastic organization located in Monroe WA. Their team is dedicated not only to the animals who are lucky enough to reside at their rescue as well as all those who do not have a voice of their own. Geri and Doug work tirelessly to ensure the best care is given to those in their care and that suitable homes are found for as many as possible. I couldn't give them enough praise.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Not all equine rescues are created equal! Some simply aren't good, some OK and some are heaven on earth. Equine Aid is far and away the best of the best. Geri and her husband are first and foremost knowlegable and professional equine folks, they know what they're doing. It goes without saying that they are compassionate people who treat sentient beings with loving kindness. When you combine these good qualities with a deep understanding of the equine nature and needs you have the winning formula for physical and emotional healing.

It was an honor and a privelege to have had the opportunity to foster "Faithy" as a companion horse at my barn. THANKYOU. No animal deserves to suffer or be killed. Keep on doing what you do and know that you are deeply appreciated.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I met Geri from Equine Aid when she offered to quarantine a horse for me. She is knowledgeable, kind and will go out of her way to help and educate. Geri's husband Doug is extra helpful and a fantastic listener. Just honest, kindhearted folks with the animals best interests in mind. Certainly the best rescue I've been to!

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