I volunteer at the Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County. I was never around large animals such as horses before and only ever saw them from the distance of the highway. Since I plan on going into the veterinary profession, I knew I needed to gain some experience to become more comfortable with them and looked online at various places nearby. There were plenty of places to volunteer at but I ended up only calling this one. Wednesdays have turned out to be my favorite day of the week. I always look forward to getting up and riding out there to visit with the animals and the other volunteers. The facility is great and very well kept, the horses, sheep, goats and other animals here are very well taken care of. I am always amazed to see how a new rescue is when they arrive to how they transform from the time and effort that the owners and volunteers put into their well being. This place is truly awesome and I love being apart of it in any capacity. And for myself, I have learned a lot from just being present, watching, listening to the language, and I have become very comfortable with the horses and other large animals. I definitely think my time spent here will benefit myself and I hope it benefits the animals too.
I volunteer at this rescue, and it's a great place to be, human or animal :) They truly care about their charges, and do the best they can to take care of them. I had wanted to volunteer with animals, and when I contacted them to see if I could help, they were very open and welcoming, willing to have people of any experience level help out, and help educate those with less experience.
Illinois horse rescue is an amazing organization who truly cares about the animals they rescue as well as the people who volunteer there! They rescue horses and all other types of animals. Any animal in need receives love and care. An amazing place!
I love these people, you must go to an event they have. My son is 16 and volunteers there and he loves helping in any task he is asked to do. They are very loving selfless people to take in these abused horses and make them healthy. And they also rescue more than just horses. Jessica who does so much has such a passion for all of these animals.
I donate when I can, and I will start volunteering very soon.
Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County is an outstanding rescue. They rescue many different kinds of animals. My family has visited the rescue on several occasions and we have always felt welcome. The animals are well taken care of. The owners go above and beyond to rescue these animals and restore them to health. If you are looking for a place to donate your time or money to, I highly recommend this rescue.
Truly an amazing rescue run by equally amazing people. They help so much more than just horses. We took riding lessons from them and got the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful volunteers and an array of animals that needed help. They go above and beyond to catch animals in need in all different conditions. They have various youth groups come and volunteer to teach them not just about animals but how to do hard work and how rewarding things can be. The animals were always treated well and conditions are always top notch. I recommend them to anyone I can. They deserve so much praise for all they do.
At 55 years old I wanted to learn how to ride because I've always had a love for horses. But then riding wasn't enough, so I called up Will County Illinois horse rescue and talked to Jessica who helped match me up with my wonderful horse Ashland! She was an older horse so she was very patient with me and my newbie skills. I've had Ashland for three years now and enjoy every minute that I get to spend with her! Thank you Illinois horse rescue for the wonderful job that you do caring for those horses and all the other animals that you take in as well!
This place is amazing! I'm in social work and I take my clients to volunteer there on a regular basis. Not only do they take exceptional care of all their animals (more than just horse), they also have great volunteers. Never once were my clients judged for their disabilities and volunteers taught them skills on how to care properly for animals!
Horse rescue is misleading. This organization rescues so many more than horses. I have seen cows, sheep, turkeys, ferrets, cats and more. And all of their rescues not only receive exceptional n knowledgeable care but lots of love and attention. Lots of sleepless nights spent in the barn while nursing n caring for a sick or injured animal; baby goats n newborn minis brought in the house when it's too cold outside. Tireless, loving, caring hours given to the rescues by the owners n their awesome volunteers. I love this place.
I grew up around horses for most of my life and was looking for a rescue to volunteer my time to and Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County was the perfect place. The family that owns and runs the barn is very kind and knowledgeable. They put their heart and soul into caring for all the animals that come through the rescue. They are also more than happy to teach anyone willing to learn more about caring for horses and any other animals that they have. I love volunteering there and contributing to making the rescued animals' lives better.