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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hopeful Hearts Horse Rescue came thru for me when I needed to save a OTTB named "Norman". His racing career was over and his owner contacted me when she could no longer keep him. She was desperate and he needed to be moved. He would be going to the auction which would probably have sent him to slaughter. Hopeful Hearts contacted me that they had a place for him in Oregon so we shipped Norman to them. They have lovingly cared for him and given him a chance to live with a new career. Kim has a love for the horses and the skills to take care of them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have know Kim for three wonderful years. In those years I have worked closely with her at an emergency veterinary clinic where she has shown so much compassion and love for all animals. She has always had a love for horses, and recently became interested in starting a rescue. Kim and her father have done a great amount of research, and networking to get their rescue started. (On a side note they both also work closely with the Oregon Hay Bank to get hay to people who can't afford it.) I was so happy to hear when they were set and on their way to rescuing their first horse, Norman! Norman is a 5 year old Thoroughbred, who was potentially going to be sent to slaughter, Kim and her father happily took Norman in. Norman was going to be adopted by someone for eventing, but he had some neurologic issues that could be permanent. Kim, of course, fell in love with the big red gelding and is keeping him on a beautiful piece of property that her friend is graciously letting Kim keep him at. Kim has taken great care of Norman and he is on his way to recovering! There have been no signs of neurologic deficits at this point. Kim and her father are desperately trying to get grants to buy property to keep Norman and their future rescues at. Any horse would be lucky to be in Kim's hands. She has done an amazing job and is a great person to work with!

Review from Guidestar