HELPING HEARTS EQUINE RESCUE

Rating: 4.98 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 342 Perrineville NJ 08535 USA

Mission:   Helping Hearts Equine Rescue Inc. is a 50l(c)3 Non-Profit animal welfare organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines in need; assisting equines in situations of neglect, abuse or threat of slaughter located in, but not necessarily limited to Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties – in our home state of New Jersey.   To educate the public regarding the standards of care required to maintain an equine as a riding partner and/or companion animal in a humane manner.   Our Goals~(1) Accept into our program equines in need;(2) Assist in the placement of equines under the care of private owners who can no longer maintain them; (3) Provide necessary management, veterinary and farrier care for those equines under our protection;(4) Rehabilitate and adopt out equines to suitable homes as sporthorse prospects, pleasure riding prospects or as retirement/companion animals. (5) Obtain sponsorships for those equines who maintain a permanent residency within the auspices of our organization;(6) To provide all animals under our care with a comfortable and dignified existence without pain or suffering. If and when physical and medical circumstances no longer allow that comfortable life; to let them go gently and kindly with a humane veterinary-assisted euthanasia. 

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about Helping Hearts Equine Rescue through a friend's facebook. I kept reading about all the wonderful horses that were being taken in and cared for by this Lisa and her volunteers and I became a donor. This winter was particularly snowy, yet regardless of the unforgiving weather, the Helping Hearts Equine Rescue continued to generously provide care and shelter for horses in need. I am deeply touched by HHER's sincere dedication to the welfare of horses.

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HHER is doing an outstanding job and I would not change a thing about this organization.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi I am Julie Stern aka: "horsekisserer". I have now been a volunteer for Lisa at Helping Hearts for a year this past May. I came to her looking for something to be passionate about. I am one of those who is always looking to have something "MAKE" me happy or "FEEL" good. Me and my hubby came to her orientation and was instantly at home and in love. I've never felt that feeling of "this is for me". Ever since then I have been going there every Saturday and whenever I can sneak away from work. I had started out just saying oh, I will be there every other Saturday or just for a few hours....
I have learned so much about myself and the world of horsemanship.
Also alot about devotion, sadness, love and fun. NOT just anyone can do this rescue business. IT takes
so much time, energy and just determination. Lisa has literally given and is giving her life for these horses that no one else will take, sick, toothless, hurt you name it. I've never met anyone who does this and not only that but has time for volunteers and teaching riding lessons to boot! I wish I could win the lottery and give it all to her. She and Helping Hearts has changed my life forever not to mention the wonderful folks who support her.

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

Just wish for a win fall of money to help Helping hearts get stronger, and stay around forever.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Julie Stern and I volunteer for Lisa Post at Helping Hearts Equin Rescue. I chose her place to volunteer first by reading her wonderful Web page. I had also searched the other sites and just could not get a warm fuzzy, as they say. I then with my husband, went to her orientation. She takes a full two hours with everyone, and from the start is very engaging, full of wonderful stories, information and she is very organized and just knows her stuff.

I know nothing of horses, but needed to do something to help me feel better and also to help give back. I had in the past volunteered at our local animal shelter but after a year felt more worn out than fulfilled. I began my time with Lisa in May of this year and have been in love with the place, people, animals ever since. I have never been so proud of saying....I'm a volunteer.
The animals Lisa takes in are abused, not wanted or as of recently, blind. Now how many people do you know that will do that? Lisa works hard, she never makes you feel like your in the way and is always very grateful for your help, nothing is ever not enough. In the same hand, I am proud, gained knowledge of things I never knew, and became a part of some animals life who has gone to a forever home. I try at any opportunity to let people know of Helping Hearts, and try to bring others with me, so they to can see and feel what I do! The hardest part of this is watching the horses go to another home. You get so attached and they feel like they are yours, but we know it is only borrowed time and then they must go to someone else for a new and final home. Too me Helping Hearts is just amazing.
Julie Stern- Kendall Park, NJ

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

This rescue has been in my little circle of donation recipients for several years now, and I have come to know, without a doubt, that Lisa takes animal welfare seriously, is extremely dedicated to all of her animals, is very knowledgeable and open to any manner of treatment which might benefit any of her charges. She applies her tenacity and determination to healing and nurturing animals when others might not see a light at the end of a tunnel; at least, that's my impression of her. Though one might find another person with a similar level of compassion, one would be extremely hard-pressed to find ANYONE else who would be a more dedicated and tireless advocate for those whose lives which would be otherwise lost or neglected. She and her group of volunteers really and truly are deserving of Top-Rated Status.

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Almost 3 years ago I adopted my mare from Lisa at HHER. Lisa is tirelessly dedicated to helping these horses find good homes, and I'm glad I passed muster! I continue to make yearly donations because I am positive my money will be put to work wisely.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Lisa and her crew are amazing people. I have donated to them when I can and they are always so Thankful. If I lived closer I would be there to volunteer. I have owned two horses in my life and worked for two farms. It is not easy work and Helping Hearts has to deal with not only the physical end of caring for horses, but the mental and emotional aspects. They are a wonderful rescue and I hope they continue the great work they do, I wish there was not a need for rescues but until then they are angels on Earth.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been following this rescue for a few years and they take wonderful care of the horses. It's great to see how quickly the horses blossom under their care.

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Definitely

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A lot

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have my own farm and am committed to my horses for life. They take a lot of time, energy, commitment and money. I have known about Lisa and Helping Hearts for about 7 years and have been contributing financially to help her rescue. I have very high standards for caring for my animals and I have seen Lisa demonstrate that same level of excellence with every horse she rescues. Most recently I adopted from Helping Hearts as a companion for my one horse. I am lucky every day to have added this wonderful horse and it breaks my heart to think about how many are not saved. Helping Hearts is a top notch rescue and every dollar goes to the horses!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Horses require so much time and money that even a small change in an owner's life circumstances - or the horse's health - can be disastrous to the horse. HHER does a great job in taking care and placing horses whose owners, for whatever reason, can no longer provide adequate care. If you have a horse and can afford contributing, consider contributing to a horse rescue; there may come e a time when you can no longer care for your horse and a horse rescue will be the only humane alternative.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I have been donors to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue for several years, and we are continually amazed by Lisa's compassionate dedication to her rescues, and all the animals under her care. She is so personally involved with her equine family, and always is there to give them the love that they need. It is heartwarming to see how the abused and unloved seniors come to spend their golden years under the care of HHER. We are proud to be supporters on a monthly basis, and have encouraged friends to do the same.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The unloved, unwanted, elderly and abused horses in New Jersey have hope and happiness because of Helping Hearts Equine Rescue. Lisa Post is tireless in her efforts to improve the lives and gain the trust of horses in need, and because of her and her volunteers, these stately animals have a chance to regain their dignity. There are those who will spend their golden years and final days in the green pastures of this country retreat, and there are others who are seeking forever homes with their very own loving humans. Helping Hearts works endlessly to serve their individual needs, and my husband and I are proud to be sponsors. We have been saddened to see the passing of some very old residents (I have tears when I think of Simon and Keller) but we know that their retirement years were ones of great happiness which was a fitting tribute to their hard unappreciated younger days.

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

not change a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When consider in making donations to a charity HERR is my first choice. I know every dollar of my donations go directly to the care and upkeep of the horses but that is not the only reason I chose to support this organization. The love, compassion and diginity that is shown to these majestic creatures is amazing. If I was an animal I could only hope that I would land in the care of HERR. The love that is given to every animal and the love that is shown when one is lost has brought me to tears. If The world showed half of the compassion that is given to the horses to each other what a better would this would be

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Make the world know that one persons idea can make a difference

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