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Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund Inc

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Address:

1768 Newt Green Rd Cumming GA 30028 USA

Mission:

The mission of Save the Horses is to improve the quality of life for all horses, thereby improving the lives of people through their bond with the horses. We are committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of equines suffering from abuse, as well as the successful retirement of working equines. We strive to improve public awareness and knowledge regarding the standards of care necessary to insure the health and safety of all equines.

Results:

Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to help rescue over 1000 needy horses since 1998. We are funded totally by donations and fund raising. We receive no government assistance. You are the angels who help us Save The Horses. With horses are therapist's, hundreds of humans have been touched by these wonderful animals every day.

Target demographics:

horses, children, elderly and all humans bond and find comfort in their daily lives.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 100 horses find safe homes and 27 Barn Buddy participants loved and bonded with the horses.

Geographic areas served:

Georgia and SE U.S.

Programs:

BARN BUDDY PROGRAM for foster and adopted children to bond with horses in foster care at the rescue farm. PINK HORSE SHOE FUND to raise money for horses who have cancer to get lifesaving treatment. FIELD TRIPS, SCOUTS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH. NURSING HOME VISITS with our miniature horses bring smiles to the residents.

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770-886-5419
http://www.SaveTheHorses.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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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.

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

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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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.

 
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As a volunteer and a recent adopter, this is the place to be. The rescue is a sincere rescue with the welfare of everyone and everything as the first priority. I thank Cheryl for letting us take the time to be certain our adoption was a good fit for us. For teaching all the value of each of these rescued animals are immense. As a volunteer you get to work and you get to play. It is the best combination and you know deep in yourself you have done good. You will see me in the bad weather and many of the holidays when it is more difficult for many to volunteer.

 
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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!

 
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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!

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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

 
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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

 
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What are truly inspiring rescue this is. I have never seen a rescue so dedicated and caring and willing to help all animals in need.

 
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I've been volunteering with Save the Horses since Feb 2016 and it's what I look forward to every week. Working with rescued horses is good for the soul. Same goes for goats, pigs, chickens, sheep, dogs and Theodore the turkey, which are all a part of the menagerie at STH.

 
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I have known Cheryl and been involved with the Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund (Savethehorses.org) for about 15 years. They rescue equines of every kind from dwarf miniatures to huge draft work horses. Almost all who come to the farm need veterinary care from injuries, illness, or neglect. Some are blind, some struggle with cancer, all receive the love and care they need. They care for any animal in need, and frequently have pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, and other animals that need help.
An amazing team of volunteers keep the place running like a well oiled machine! New people are taught how to care for the animals properly and safely. Volunteers organize events, seminars and fundraisers to pay for feed, good care, veterinary care and so many other things! :-)

 
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