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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: RVR Horse Rescue has a C.L.E.A.R. Mission. To Care.Learn.Educate.Act.Rescue

Results: RVR became a 501(c)(3) in 2011. 2011-2016: Rescued 217 horses, Adopted 152 horses, Current Rescues 30, Rainbow Bridge 36

Target demographics: Horses

Direct beneficiaries per year: horses by fully rehabilitating them & finding forever loving homes.

Geographic areas served: Hillsborough County

Programs: C.L.E.A.R. (Care.Learn.Educate.Act.Rescue) / Volunteer Orientation / Fundraising & Awareness and Horse Angels. We have also launched RVR Horse Angels and CLEAR Rehome Network. 2017 Campaign is "Goin' Nuts" - gelding assistance program.

Community Stories

240 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

21 ShirleyAlarie

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If there was ever a legitimate place to donate your hard-earned dollars or your valuable time to truly make a difference - RVR Horse Rescue is that place. This amazing healing haven is managed by one incredible woman and her dedicated board of directors (100% volunteer), supported by an army of volunteers who help run the rescue. RVR welcomes and rehabilitates abused and neglected horses that are often near the brink of death. Sometimes there are miraculous outcomes, but sometimes the battered soul crosses over the rainbow bridge with their RVR Horse Angels at their side until the very end. I was so moved by the amazing people, the beautiful horses, and the serene environment, that I brought the story of RVR to life in a book entitled: A Healing Haven - Saving Horses and Humans at RVR Horse Rescue. The book allows us to share RVR's amazing story with those who can't experience it firsthand. Being a part of RVR Horse Rescue has changed my life for the better and you would not be disappointed to support this very worthy cause.

horserescuer

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am on the Board of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue in Fort Lauderdale, and my husband and I went to RVR for Large Animal Rescue Operations Training this month. This place is filled with beautiful oak trees, beautiful horses and beautiful people. I have been to MANY rescues and I have NEVER seen a group that works like a team and a well oiled machine. These people are true horse lovers and rescuers. The facility is well kept, the staff was very friendly and the horses all looked great. I would recommend the training and if you are interested in adopting, you have to look at RVR. They had several horses that are ready to go to the right family.

2 Ashley194

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to RVR horse rescue to meet horses for the possibility of adoption. I immediately felt such a calming feeling once I pulled onto the property. I was greeted by a wonderful volunteer named Stacy. As I was on the tour with Stacy, I could clearly see the dedication of RVR to saving horses and how exactly great the people involved in this operation are. I read several of the horses stories a few nights before my appointment. When I seen them in person and to know the condition they were in when they arrived at the rescue made my eyes swell with tears of joy to see such humanity. I knew right then, I had to be apart of this some how. Then as if Stacy could see through my eyes to my heart, she asked if I would be interested in volunteering as well. Yes, yes, yes!! I sponsored to adopt Dusty and Sugar. During that time, I came and volunteered then would spend time with Dusty and Sugar. I was blessed enough to be considered worthy of adopting Dusty and Sugar. Yay!! Awesome, approved to bring the babes home and volunteering. I couldn't be happier. Dusty lived at the rescue for over 2 years. He came in with another senior named Misty. Dusty and Misty are very attached. Shawn Jayroe always keeping her herds best interest in mind
discussed me fostering Misty, so her and Dusty can stay together. Yes, yes, yes!! Another dream to come true... to help more than just mine. Oct. 29, 2016 Dusty, Misty, and Sugar came home with me. I continue to volunteer and tell my friends and family all the time how great RVR is. I have never seen anyone mistreat any of the horses. I have seen nothing but love, care, blood, sweat, and tears poured into RVR horse rescue. I am not saying this because I adopted and volunteer there. I would have never went back after the first time, if I felt uneasy or seen one thing I found unfit. I was and still truly awed. I have never been one to donate to many organizations in fear of my funds being used inappropriately. I'd rather see the money go to what it is really supposed to and not into someone's pocket to live large. It is obvious all funds are put back into the rescue and not frivolously used. Sorry for the long story but I could go on forever about how awesome RVR is for horses and humans. ❤❤

4 Pollyanna P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

RVR makes a difference. In a chaotic world where we all see tragic things, RVR takes the tragic and turns it around. The horses that come into RVR are often literally on the verge of death. Once they cross into RVR their life begins to change. A committed army of volunteers takes care of these amazing creatures insuring that they will never again be abandoned or abused. The love the horses receive transforms them. I am humbled and honored to have been even a small part of this wonderful non-profit.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I met Shawn at her "for profit" business that she owned. She sold her business to provide more time and miney for the horses that desperately needed her help. I attended fund raisers and watched as RVR became a 501-c3. This rescue has helped so many horses and people! I urge u to watch some if the very touching stories of loss and of victory and success on facebook.
Thank you,
Kathy Mullen.

4 Jac T.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great non profit!! I know this personally!! Nobody gets paid! All volunteer run!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This Rescue is definitely legit!!!! From a business perspective, I know this for a fact! Nobody gets paid, its all volunteer run. I highly recommend RVR Horse Rescue.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a place to spend some time. My wife Robin has been in business for herself as a massage therapist for 16+ years, and has recently been certified in K9 massage, in this endeavor she found a need for doing work for horses. After finding RVR horse rescue we decided to visit there and see what it was all about. We were impressed by the animals, the people and the grounds. Truly a place of healing. If you have only a few hours a month it would be worth a visit, you will come away with a feeling of completeness and calmness that only being in a place like this can offer. They have orientation classes that last about 4 hours that explain how the program works. Every day they need people to feed the horses morning and night and to clean up the stalls and corrals, not hard work but it needs to be done to keep the place as neat as it is. We plan on being there for many years to help.
Robin and Bucky Devling

3 Jennifer550

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Best group of hardworking people in the rescue...true horse angels. They will do anything and everything for these horses and Will stop at nothing.
Facilities are amazing for these animals!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

RVR is an amazing group of volunteers and angels of mercy for equine in despair. I have had the priveledge of adopting my horse Crosby from them. They took a scared, abused, and emaciated horse and fed him, healed him both physically and mentally. Now I am continuing the healing with him mentally and he is turning out to be an amazing horse. I cannot wait to see what the current brings us

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been part of RVR along with my husband Richard Gold DVM for the past 4 years. RVR has saved many of horses in Hillsborough County and will continue to. Every dollar that is raised goes directly to the horses. NO ONE is payed, RVR is 100% volunteer run!

4 Karen Jane D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love RVR Horse Rescue!!!! A true haven of love and care for the sweet, innocent and abused horses that arrive there. I have witnessed it all first hand by going out there and volunteering. Also therapeutic for those giving of themselves to help these beauties, no better feeling in the world to see the transformation they make in this God filled place...

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6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My visits to RVR Horse Rescue were truly amazing. You can feel the love and know that God work is being done and He is in the midst of everything. The volunteers and owners love the animals and the animals love the volunteers. Such a wonderful experience I will never forget and as soon as I am able and not working so much, I plan to spend a lot more time out there. God bless all the angels who work so hard to make all those sweet babies well once again and give them love and quality of life, and God bless those sweet animals that fight so hard and know they are in a place where they will never experience abuse or neglect again. Love me some RVR!!!!

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