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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: "Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit animal welfare organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. We are 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."

Programs: Our Goals: (1) Accept into our program equines in need who have been victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment; (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 sport-horse 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.

Community Stories

66 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Lisa466

Donor

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is not only a salvation for horses ..The meticulous care these beautiful neglected animals receive at Helping Hearts is above and beyond the norm. The attention and love given to these wonderful souls on a daily basis is tremendous....the transformation so heartfelt and inspiring.....just brings tears to your eyes. I am honored to contribute to this wonderful Rescue. God Bless....

Paula91

Donor

Rating: 5

Lisa's small but very effective organization has helped many horses in need. The rescued animals here receive top notch care and retraining and then go on to find loving forever homes or remain as treasured permanent residents. I am proud to support this very worthwhile organization.

Pat_78

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following the work of Lisa Post and Helping Hearts Equine Rescue for several years. She has bee responsible for saving hundreds of horses, getting them back to health and finding them new loving homes. She has my deepest respect for the work that she does and my gratitude for finding the horses homes.

Laina J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helping hearts is a wonderful rescue that has helped and saved many lives! Lisa post has opened her heart and farm to lives that needed saving and have placed them with loving homes!

Debbie120

Donor

Rating: 5

The level of care that equines and other animals receive as residents of Helping Hearts is as good as it gets, in my opinion. Many other people would have (& some actually had) given up on some of these residents, yet, Lisa tirelessly strives to provide the best care for all of her charges and the best course of treatment for an animal's health issue, even if it means seeking out and trying an unconventional treatment protocol. She is also fortunate to have good staff and volunteers to assist with the day-to-day, and more. Any donations received are put to good use and for the full benefit of the animals at HH.

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Donor

Rating: 4

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.

1 Renee32

Donor

Rating: 5

Under Lisa and Chris' care, I have seen many, many horses go from starved & scared, whether from auction, owner surrender or abandonment, to happy, healthy animals - many ready for loving adoptive families. Those with chronic ailments or advanced age, will more likely than not, find themselves Permanent Residents, assured to live their remaining years in comfort & love. Foals have started their lives under the watchful eye of HHER, never having to experience the trauma of an auction at the start of their young lives.
The souls who's lives are at an end, are treated with dignity, respect and are helped to cross the Rainbow Bridge without suffering. And its always a sad day to learn when one has crossed. They go knowing no fear, that their golden years were spent being cared for and loved.
Anyone wanting to adopt an 'HHER Graduate', must complete an application process & undergo a through screening process. If at any time an adoptive family can no longer care for the animal, he or she comes back to HHER.
Bentley's story is a wonderful case. Bentley is a Clydesdale, who was pulled from an auction in April of 2009, severely under weight. Several hundred pounds later, he was ready for adoption. Roughly 2 years later, he was retrieved & brought home, looking far worse than he did when he was brought in to begin with. Because of the health problems associated with the starvation he once again endured, Bentley is now a permanent resident of HHER. You see, I was there when Bentley was brought to the farm from the auction & worked with him on a volunteer basis for a while; I was there just before he left for his adoptive home and I saw the result of his 2 years away - my heart broke... This lovable, gentle giant will forever hold a place in my heart...

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Donor

Rating: 5

Many 'disposable' horses have found new lives thanks to Lisa & HHER... some mares, in foal, have been brought in & had their little ones right on the farm. I have seen horses saved from neglect by their former owners - left abandon when they moved away. Lisa has gone & picked them up, nursed them back to health & adopted them out; I have seen seniors rescued from both the 'auction' here in NJ & the one in PA - horses, that were only seen as a machine to some, when their usefulness over, dumped and destined for slaughter. My heart swells when I see some of the pictures & videos of the 'graduates' from HHER - and sometimes the tears well, knowing that so many of these magnificent animals have found homes; some living out their golden years in comfort, security & with love they so richly deserve .... Thank you, Lisa...

Donor

Rating: 5

We have supported Helping Hearts Equine Rescue for many years, and are continually impressed by the way that Lisa Post is so dedicated to her rescues. She and her volunteers demonstrate such loving care and respect for these wonderful animals. The unwanted, unloved, abused or just "too old" rescues can live out their lives with dignity thanks to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Kim_210

Donor

Rating: 5

Whether you are looking to make a donation or adopt an animal, Helping Hearts is a charity you can trust. While their focus is on Equine rescue, there are many different animals that have been taken in and found homes through this charity. They are completely transparent. There is no doubt that your donations (monetary and otherwise) are going straight to the care of the animals. The facebook page is a wonderful source of news, updates, photos and videos. I adopted my horse, Honey, from Helping Hearts. The adoption process is thorough, fair, and you are given as much information as possible to make sure you and your companion have the best chance at forever friendship! Helping Hearts is a wonderful charity that I would recommend time and again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found my horse at Helping Hearts and was instantly in love with him and this nonprofit. The work that HHER does for animals is without a doubt some of the hardest and most emotional work that one can do strictly out of the goodness of their heart. I admire this organization and have the utmost respect for them. The care they give the animals that they take in goes above and beyond the normal standard of care. There are not enough words in the english language to describe how wonderful this organization is.

Dolores527

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is an amazing organization. I adopted a pony from Helping Hearts two years ago and have been following the rescue since. The facility is beautiful and well-kept. HHER offers a soft landing to unwanted equines. The equines not only receive amazing daily care but each receives individual attention and is clearly loved.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted a pony from Helping Hearts, and I cannot say enough good things about the organization. It was evident from my first interaction with Lisa that she puts so much heart into her work. The pony whom I adopted had a rough past, and I cannot imagine where she might be today if it weren't for Helping Hearts. I am so grateful that Helping Hearts swept her up and gave her a second chance. There are so many deserving animals out there that just need some TLC, and Helping Hearts does just that. It is truly an amazing organization!!

Julie132

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer now going on 4 years. Lisa Post the owner of Helping Hearts is successful because she is very educated and KNOWS horses and all little critters. Her heart is huge her energy unrelenting and being apart of this organization changes your life. My life has certainly been changed and still is being impacted. Amazing organization. ...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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