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Mylestone Equine Rescue A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation

Rating: 4.84 stars   44 reviews 758

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

227 Still Valley Rd Phillipsburg NJ 08865 USA

Mission:

DEDICATED TO ABUSED AND NEGLECTED HORSES. WORKING TO EDUCATE THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT THE SUFFERING OF UNWANTED HORSES.

Target demographics:

abused and unwanted horses, many are cruelty cases

Geographic areas served:

New Jersey

Programs:

We provide sanctuary for these horses for the rest of their lives if adoptive homes are not found. Currently we care for 38 horses, none of which are ridable. We work with two local schools where special needs students come and brush the horses. They also help with projects and barn chores. It is a wonderful way for our companion horses to be able to give back to the community. We have also helped other rescue groups with financial support, vet care, blood work, medication as well as supplies including blankets, supplements, de-wormer, vaccines etc... to help horses these groups have taken in need. We have helped horse owners directly by networking for homes, we have donated grain, medication, blankets etc.. We have also paid for humane euthanasia when the vet deemed necessary. At our last Open House event we collected soup for our local food bank, raising over 275lbs of soup. You can visit our website for more details, www.mylestone.org

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Reviews for Mylestone Equine Rescue A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I got involved with Mylestone on the periphery because I'm a friend of a board member. I've been to their open houses and have helped out at a couple of events. I'm very impressed by the way the horses are cared for by the staff and volunteers. Each horse is treated as an individual personality and given special treatment. The dedication, hard work and hours put in are amazing. This clearly is a special organization and I'm proud to be involved in a small way.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering at Mylestone Equine Rescue since 2007. I am now on the Board of Directors. I muck stalls, help with mailings, work events and brush/groom the horses. Many of the horses have had horrific pasts and we work to help them to forget the past and enjoy the present with plenty of food, care and relationships with people where they know they will not be hurt. This rescue is made up of volunteers that really care about mending these horses physically and mentally. It hurts to see horses come to the rescue broken but it is extremely rewarding to see them become trusting horses again. I can't say enough about the caring people that run this rescue.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering at Mylestone for over 7 years. I retired early and was looking to work with animals. I went to MER's Open House and thought I would apply as a volunteer. I never worked around horses before and didn't think I could be much help, but the Thompson's were more than willing to teach me to muck stalls, lead horses and work fundraising events. I have learned much about the running of the rescue and the time and dedication of the volunteers and the Thompson family. I work closely with them as a Board member now and find that watching horses come in neglected and broken and watch them blossom into happy horses again is the most rewarding part of my experience there. So even if you don't have horse experience, there is plenty that you can do to help the rescue horses. Please contact us to volunteer. We need volunteers to help with everything that needs to be done around the farm. Come to our Open House October 11th from noon-4:00pm and see for yourself.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

It was volunteering at Mylestone Equine Rescue the led to my discovering a deeply held passion for horses with-in myself. A passion that has led me to many different experiences, not only with the brilliant horses in Mylestone's care, but as well with other herds and barns. I dedicated the necessary time to become an accomplished ground handler as well as a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist as a result of my experiences with the rescue. I cannot imagine my life with out horses. Mylestone Equine Rescue truly makes a difference in the horses' lives with-in their care. They are an oasis in a world that often times fails to show compassion to the brilliant equine souls that bless our planet.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Mylestone Equine Rescue rescues horses from a variety of situations. These horses have nowhere else to go. Mylestone fills a niche for horses with chronic health issues who are too infirm to be ridden. Every horse is guaranteed a safe place to live and each horse receives the best medical care imaginable along with the love they need to become happy, healthy equines. Each horse who is fortunate to come to Mylestone is guaranteed a home for life at the farm if another home can't be found.
Susankelly, the founder of Mylestone, also works behind the scenes helping owners who have contacted her asking for her help in finding a new home for their horse. Those horses never arrive at Mylestone but are connected to new owners through Susankelly's tireless efforts to help all horses in need. With Susankelly's assistance, I have taken in two horses who were in this situation.
Mylestone Equine Rescue sets the standard for outstanding care of horses.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Mylestone is a unique type of horse rescue. SusanKelly Thompson, the owner and founder, takes in horses who have serious health issues, have been in neglect and cruelty situations, or are too old or infirm to start another career. She does a fantastic job with these horses making sure they receive the proper care to help them to be in the best of health. If the horses are unable to be placed as companion animals, they live their lives out at Mylestone. No horse in need is turned away. She also helps people place their unwanted horses in loving homes.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a volunteer at Mylestone for about three years now and love the people and the horses! The crew is so helpful and knowledgable and welcoming! Great rescue!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is one of the most wonderful equine rescues around. The place is always clean and the horses well taken care of. They also have a program for handicapped children to come and work with the horses, some of which also have handicaps. Money given will actually go to help the horses directly. The family that runs it is also very generous in helping fellow humans. I would give it 10 stars if I could.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently visited Mylestone and was very impressed with the rescue. The volunteers were friendly while working cleaning fields and stalls. Susankelly took me for a tour and gave me some history on each of the horses and why they are no longer ridable. She explained that this is one of the reasons that makes it very hard to place them. You could see how the horses adored Susankelly by the way the ran up nickering to greet us. From how the horses were acting it was hard to believe that they were once abused or neglected and no longer ridable. I found my visit very educational.

After my visit I went home and went to Mylestone's Facebook page... I now get regular updates, pictures and events that Mylestone is hosting. I can't wait to go to their Open House in October and meet the newest addition.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Looking forward to their annual Open House and seeing the rescue horses again! Visit their website for more details. www.mylestone.org there is a great silent auction, bake sale, vendors and more!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

Asked them to help a badly neglected pony and got no help whatsoever. The owner ended up sending him to the auction because they refused to help him. Shame on them.

 
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We are sorry you feel the need to give us a poor review. Did you contact the NJ SPCA or Dept of Agriculture about the pony in question if it was badly neglected? We don't have legal authority to remove a neglected horse or pony, the NJ SPCA or animal control would have to be called in. We also have 38 horses and ponies currently in our care and we are limited in how many we can help if we are unable to adopt out the companion horses we have currently. Did the owner make an effort to find a home before sending the pony to the auction? Were other rescue groups contacted to see if they have room? Would it have been possible for you to take the pony in and board the pony until a home could be found?

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Mylestone Equine Rescue has been helping horses for over 20 years. We take in horses that have little chances of being adopted due to lameness and medical issues, past abuse and old age. We give them sanctuary and we are devoted to caring for them. We feed 4 times a day, our recovering starvation cases receive 8 small meals around the clock. Each horse is treated receives specialized care to meet their specific needs. We are currently caring for 38 rescue horses. We work with special needs kids and adults at the farm through local schools. The horses are able to give back to the community through a grooming program with these students. We also offer financial assistance where we can to other rescue groups to be able to help more horses in need. The horses we take in have been abused and neglected, earning their trust is a gift we treasure.

 
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