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.
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.
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.
Great non profit!! I know this personally!! Nobody gets paid! All volunteer run!
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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...
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!!!!
RVR does a wonderful job rescuing horses. The before and after situations are amazing!
RVR is a benevolent horse rescue where volunteers desire not money or attention but simply a sense of safety and security for these sweet horses. Abused, starved, and neglected these actions are placed upon horses daily, sometimes to the point of near death experiences. All these caring animals need is a home where they can feel loved and desired. What better place than a beautiful ranch filled with selfless, caring volunteers that contain so much sympathy and genuine love in their hearts. Volunteering at RVR has been a huge blessing to not only my family but any family they come in contact with. They display kindness in whatever they do and are truly concerned with these horses well being.