I am a privileged team member at Save the Horses. I serve among amazing, dedicated and big hearted people, all drawn together by the desire to help animals that would be otherwise left to die. This organization is so much bigger than saving just horses. Pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats, cows, they all matter. Every single life matters and these animals are brought to safety and loved, sometimes for the first time in their lives. This isn’t about playing with horses and going riding, it’s about serving at the pleasure of the rescues. You can’t rush a halter on a horse and some times you sit there in the dirt waiting for an animal to come to you because it’s what they need. It isn’t glamorous. You scoop poop and scrub stalls and carry water. You level floors and clean equipment because it needs to be done and at the end of the shift you are relaxed and fulfilled. I think about my next visit everyday. Save the horses is an organization that deserves every penny that is donated and more. I truly believe that as the volunteers work to rehab the animals, the animals are rehabbing the volunteers just as well.
We have adopted 7 horses and two dogs from this rescue over the years. We currently have 4 horses and 2 dogs that we care for. Cheryl Flannigan works tirelessly for animals at risk/need. The volunteers who give of their time, money, and love WANT to be there. They are the best volunteers ever. Can't say enough good things about the work they do for all animals. Please give generously.
What a great charity to volunteer for! Great folks, happy horses and good works!
With programs like Barn Buddies, save the Horses has spun its magic for animals by focusing on the next generation and nurturing a love for animals. And the animals aren't the only recipients since the relationships this nonprofit fosters help build confidence and acceptance in the young people who participate. Since animals love unconditionally and are nonjudgmental, often the barn is one of the safest and most accepting place in the world for youngsters; truly a haven in a world short on patience and fairness. Focused education, hands on learning, building a generation of people who have a heart for all creatures, animal activism, animal rescue, and an inability to walk away from animal or human need makes Save the Horses a truly outstanding niche rescue organization for large a animals.
I have been a volunteer for 4 years, an adopter for over 1 year and a foster for a couple of months...this is true rescue...it truly is about saving lives and providing loving care.
Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund aka Save The Horses is truly about saving lives. As a volunteer for over 3 years and a recent adopter, there is a lot of work, energy, and heart that goes into rescuing horses and other animals. At STH, it is not about any one person, it is truly about saving lives. I am searching for way to explain the heart break when a horse doesn't make it that we have all cared for and tried to bring back to a healthy state. But we all go back to save the next horse even while the tears run. At STH, it is mostly about horses but it is also a farm with goats, donkeys, pigs, dogs, chickens, and a cow...all lives that were saved. It is not glamorous work, mucking (shoveling) out stalls or tromping through the mud on a cold winter day or breaking ice in the water troughs so the horses can have water to drink. It takes a lot of heart that can stand up again and again to continue to save lives. STH is a true rescue with a true heart.
I have been at the rescue 13 years. When I first starting going, I knew nothing about horses. There were so many patient people and horses that taught me so much! I found people out there that were like me and understood how animals were such an important part of my life! Folks that are as passionate about the fate of animals as I. I met my first horse who changed my life. She was so very patient with me and taught me so much! I think she loved me as much as I did her! Everyday I am with the horses, makes everyday a little brighter! Save the horses is as much of rescue for animals as it is for people!
I have been involved with this rescue for 12 years. I started as a volunteer, owner and now I am also a board member. I have seen so many wonderful things done at HRRRF. Not only do we save horses but goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, cats, dogs, and anything else that needs rescued. The horses have also helped rescue people.
A horse may come in starved, afraid, sick but the rescue fixes all that it can. Sometimes we can't fix the ill and then Cheryl must make the hardest decision of all. But I can tell you when they are rehomed, they are healthy and happy.
It's a happy place for people not just animals. We all work toward a common goal... Help the horse no matter what it takes!
I have been volunteering for about 2 1/2 years now. Everyone is very nice and cares about the horses!! I am there every chance I get.
I've been volunteering here since August 2015. I had no experience with horses whatsoever. All the volunteers are really patient, kind, and actually care about horses. It's really fun to volunteer, and it's a good way to relax and get stresss off.
Cheryl and her crew run a wonderful and organized rescue helping hundreds if not thousands of animals each year. They are the most reputable rescue I know!
Kimberly Parker DVM
I met Cheryl with Save the Horse last year and she instantly inspired me seeing her rescuing these amazing horses & farm animals. I wanted to help but i suffer with major depression, PTSD, anxiety & chronic migraines so i had no idea how i could ever make a difference! Cheryl believed in me and gave me a chance there are no words to describe the remarkable healing abilities these horses have! Before volunteering with STH i rarely left my house and spent most days sitting in my reclinner suffering, now i thank God for every single day, every moment and all the sweet kisses i receive from helping & being with these horses! This rescue group has change my life in more ways imaginable, i am forever grateful