HORSE-ANGELS, INC

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 8262 Switchboard Rd c/o Sue Whitman, DVM Spencer IN 47460 USA

Mission: Horse-Angels,Inc. Horse Rescue is a horse refuge that accepts unwanted, starved, injured, abused, handicapped, or poorly-behaved horses, to give them a second chance at finding a good human partner. Many of our rescues recover fully and are adopted to loving people. Others become functional, but require on-going special care, which means they will stay at Horse-Angels for the rest of their days and educate the public or work with troubled children. Some of the horses are unable to carry weight, but can give a child the opportunity to touch, groom, and communicate with a gentle horse. All horses receive regular wormings, vaccinations, dental care, and farrier work. Some require training expenses, and others are on medications for asthma, laminitis, or arthritis. Feed expenses, medication, veterinary care, training, and farrier work are examples of how donations are put to use.
Geographic areas served: Midwest and east

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Rating: 5 stars  

Horse-Angels is a unique horse rescue organization in that the owner, Sue Whitman, is a vet. She is able to care for some of the most difficult horses that other horse rescues would not be able to handle. Because of Sue's ability to care for the worst of the worst horses, her expenses are also much greater than other horse rescues in order to provide the proper vet care, meds, specific types of food, specific farrier services, additional training of horses, etc. Whereas, many other horse rescues will only accept those horses that they know that they can re-home. Sue has poured her entire heart and soul in to the horse rescue and she is one of the most amazing people I have ever known. 100% of donations go directly to caring for the horses. She gives so much to others, and even provides her vet skills to other non-profit animal organizations in her area. Not only does Sue give so much to the horses, but she also helps so many with their small animal issues providing low cost services to people who could not afford a vet otherwise. Sue is a Rare Avis...she did not become a vet to make a small fortune. She became a vet knowing that she wanted to help horses and she also cares so much for the people that she encounters from horses to small animals.

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

Wish for more volunteers to help Sue with the management and care of the horses.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Horse-Angels is a must see and should support for horse lovers! Although it is unfortunate that there is a need for this type of organization,once horses arrive here their luck certainly changes. I can’t imagine a more nurturing environment for these wonderful animals and the care they receive from Dr. Sue is amazing. In addition, she also ensures that they are adopted into homes where they will be safe and well cared for. If you are looking for a horse, please consider adopting from Horse-Angels. If you already own a horse, consider making an donation in honor of them. Your donation will directly impact the mission and is well spent.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visits to Horse-Angels--the horses are well cared for. Witnessed Dr. Sue's dedication through volunteering at Horse-Angels

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

not change much...just try to free up Dr. Sue more so that her expertise could really shine!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Trying to make a difference for those horses who have come from not so great circumstances.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all horse lovers with kind hearts and wanted to help.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand and provide a safe haven for more horses. As well as take on more that are not adoptable and provide a loving environment for them to retire.

Ways to make it better...

I could adopt one of the horses--I'm working on it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I would estimate funding,as is the case with a lot of nonprofits in this economy.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization is well run and your donor dollars are spent wisely. Donate with confidence and if your schedule would allow consider volunteering--it's a great place!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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4 people found this review helpful

My husband and I are so happy that we found Horse-Angels and the wonderful lady vet that started the organization. Her love of the horses is evident in the care that they're given. We adopted a red and white paint mare from Horse-Angels that had been starved at her previous home. Dr. Sue had seen to it that she was properly fed and lovingly nursed back to health. When April was well enough, Dr. Sue took her to her own horse trainer to work with her and see what she was capable of doing under saddle. For all of her hardships, this lovely paint mare has the sweetest disposition and a desire to please that we feel like came from the love and care she was given at Horse-Angles. Dr. Sue takes special care in placing her horses, her babies, with the right people where she feels the proper care will continue and the horses will receive the love they deserve. If one of her horses goes to another home and the adoptive family's circumstances change, Dr. Sue always leaves a stall open.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

looking at the overall health and well-being of the horses and the way they respond to the loving care they're given.

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

put Dr. Sue in charge and let her knowledge, intuition and caring heart guide her to give the best care possible.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

finding a tremendous vet and a real friend that truly cares about the horses.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

people that held the same set of values and standards as those of Dr. Sue.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

take in so many more horses and make a special home for them to be able to live out their days in comfort, in the off chance that they might not be adoptable.

Ways to make it better...

we could have adopted more of the horses.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding issues and enough room to house all the horses that could be helped.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this organization deserves much applause and as many gifts as we all can afford to keep the love coming.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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