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Helping Hearts Equine Rescue

Rating: 4.98 stars   52 reviews 1,810

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

PO Box 342 Perrineville NJ 08535 USA

Mission:

"Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit animal welfare organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines in need; assisting equines in situations of neglect, abuse or threat of slaughter located in, but not necessarily limited to Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean Counties - in our home state of New Jersey. To educate the public regarding the standards of care required to maintain an equine as a riding partner and/or companion animal in a humane manner."

Programs:

Our Goals: (1) Accept into our program equines in need who have been victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment; (2) Assist in the placement of equines under the care of private owners who can no longer maintain them; (3) Provide necessary management, veterinary and farrier care for those equines under our protection; (4) Rehabilitate and adopt out equines to suitable homes as sport-horse prospects; pleasure riding prospects or as retirement/companion animals; (5) Obtain sponsorships for those equines who maintain a permanent residency within the auspices of our organization; (6) To provide all animals under our care with a comfortable and dignified existence without pain or suffering. If and when physical and medical circumstances no longer allow that comfortable life; to let them go gently and kindly with a humane veterinary-assisted euthanasia.

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Reviews for Helping Hearts Equine Rescue

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is not only a salvation for horses ..The meticulous care these beautiful neglected animals receive at Helping Hearts is above and beyond the norm. The attention and love given to these wonderful souls on a daily basis is tremendous....the transformation so heartfelt and inspiring.....just brings tears to your eyes. I am honored to contribute to this wonderful Rescue. God Bless....

Was your donation impactful?

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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There is simply not enough that could be said, this rescue is amazing and often doesn't just stop at horses it helps injured animals such as snakes, in need if adoption critters such as bunnies, goats, chickens everytning you can think of Lisa pours her heart out to help find them wonderful homes. It's much easier to adopt healthy rideable horses people often forget about the used , the neglected, the old the ones who require medical attention but that doesn't stop them if a horse is in need there's no judgement on it's age or condition it is helped, it has a place to sleep at night, it gets top quality medical attention and daily based needs which aren't just things you can get a horse by on it is well thought of diets that meet each horses individual needs and even when they become permanent residents of the rescue they are treated equally as any other horse would, this rescue honestly takes the time and no horse is just adopted out to get it off the property and make it someone else's problem it is a process and one that is set at high standards to make sure that the next owner treats them at just as high of standard. There is so much good to be said about this rescue it truly is any horses dream to end up here and be helped by Lisa

 
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Helping Hearts is a soft place to fall for horses, donkeys, ponies who have been left behind or discarded. They are treated with kindness, fed healthy diets, given medical care and are supported in a myriad of other ways. All of this takes time and money, both of which are in short supply. So many equines fall through the cracks, but with the help of a team of supporters, Helping Hearts helps some of them find new lives.

Any donations go directly to buy food, medicine, boarding. Please consider a donation and give some beautiful horses and equines a chance at a better life.

 
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I stopped by helping hearts to bring items for an event. All Animals are healthy and happy, the place is beautiful and very well maintained.

 
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Where else can discarded horses, donkeys, mules, & zebrasses find such the care? It takes a lot of work, a lot of money, and a lot of love.

 
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Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is a great organization. I adopted a mini from them. Lisa was great and so helpful.

 
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I’ve known about Helping Hearts Equine Rescue since I first adopted two equines from there 8 years ago. I love the care and love that my adopted pony and horse got there. My two future family members were saved by Helping Hearts even though they were not highly adoptable; my beloved pony needed daily medicine for his Cushing’s disease and also had compromised vision, and the horse was gorgeous but un-rideable because of arthritis in his knees. They both also were on the older side. I remain so grateful to Helping Hearts for taking on these needy guys and seeing the value in their lives so that I could find them and add them to my family. Those wonderful equines have since passed on, but I have been helped by Lisa Post to find other perfect-for-me horses who enrich my life every day. Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is wonderful.

 
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Helping Hearts is a wonderful rescue! I adopted two horses from this rescue several years ago, and since then Lisa Post has helped me with information and support every time I have asked. I cherish my horses, who are stictly companions, and this past year when I wanted to start learning to ride, Lisa again helped me connect with a ridable horse who needed a home and who is a perfect match. I am very grateful for the wonderful work that this rescue does. The farm is beautiful and all of the animals in Helping Hearts' care are truely loved and very well cared for. This rescue is a life saver!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Helping Hearts is a wonderful rescue! Last year we lost our beloved mare and were heart broken without her. We searched on Petfinder and found several horses of interest at Helping Hearts. The animals I inquired about were not suitable for our situation, but Helping Hearts worked with us to find a perfect match! My husband and I visited the rescue and found it to be a very wonderful place, and everyone there is very knowledgable about the animals' needs and personalities. We so love the rescue horses we adopted from there! Lisa Post does an amazing job of adopting out horses and organizing to save equines from being shipped to slaughter. I love Helping Hearts!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own backyard with my wonderful adopted horse and pony. My horse has a bum leg, but enjoys his life so much and is such a beautiful part of my life. The pony is also someone saved from the kill pen and he is a wonderful, lovable and ornery character.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

move it closer to my own home so that I could volunteer there on a regular basis.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the happy farm and the love the animals all feel there.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very loving and caring. And very knowledgable about the animals in their care.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

SAVE A LOT OF HORSES! Lisa Post already does her very best--which is substantial and very impressive--but she works with limited resources. Her attitude has shown me that all life is valuable; she would spread that word further if she had more money.

Ways to make it better...

more people in the world were like the caring, loving people at Helping Hearts.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial. It is so costly to care for equines and to provide them vet care. Helping Hearts takes in many "broken" and abused horses--the throwaways--and it is very challenging to heal them and rehome them.

One thing I'd also say is that...

there is such a loving feeling at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue. All the animals there are valued as individuals and cared for and loved as such. More of the world should be like that wonderful farm.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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We first noticed Helping Hearts by driving by. I fell in love with a horse that was usually outside for us to see. I would later learn that his name is Bentley. He is a magnificent Clydesdale and happens to need a bit more TLC than your average person can handle. Lisa Post is the Superwoman of horse caretaking. She and the workers and volunteers at Helping Hearts go above and beyond to care for the animals that live there every day. We have since become one of Bentley's Benefactors sending funds to aid in his care on a monthly basis. We send extra funds for the other horses, and animals as well when we can. My daughter has also become a riding student of Lisa's which fosters her love of working with animals, especially horses. She hopes to volunteer there someday when she is old enough. The work being done here each day comes from a genuine place in the hearts of the people who work there.

 
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HHER is an amazing rescue, Ive been there a few different times and im in awe every time I go. Every soul matters, as it should be in life. The help they offer to save these lives is extraordinary. I tell everyone I know about them. Im glad that they were recognized for all that the y do

 
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This wonderful Rescue has truly proven the test of time... Lisa caring ways ARE WAY beyond any average Non Profit Rescue. She cares about EVERY living creature. She never ceases to IMPRESS me and I am a hard case. HHER is billed as an equine rescue, but it is so much more.. She saves Rabbits and Goats and chickens and the smallest of things. Loving her wards, is her life. Day in and day out ...she tirelessly looks for GOOD homes to give her critters a second chance at a loving home and better life. This Rescue and Lisa...in one word: AMAZING!

 
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