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Mylestone Equine Rescue A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation

Rating: 4.9 stars   29 reviews 545

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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908-995-9300
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Reviews for Mylestone Equine Rescue A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation

Rating: 5 stars  

I love Myelstone horse rescue. I love how the passion Susankelly and the volunteers have for the horse's. The support.and care they show to each horse is amazing. Oliver is proof of that. I can't wait to see him at the yearly open house in October. I could go on and on about this wonderful rescue. God bless Myelstone and for all those who volunteer thier time.
Than you,
Charlene Quarno

 
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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  

I have been a volunteer at Mylestone since May 2014 and the dedication and teamwork of all involved is inspiring. Getting to know each of the horses and their personality has been a wonderful experience. To hear that knicker when they see me arrive and coming to the fence to greet me is the most rewarding. I love the hard work and knowing I am making a difference in each of their lives. I have done all different shifts and enjoy everything about Mylestone. It is a great place to be and I forget all my worries. I've also met great people who have the same love as I do for these horses. I highly recommend a visit to see what you can do to help if you love horses and want to make them a part of your life.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My volunteer experience at Mylestone has been absolutely wonderful. Each horse has a heartwarming story of survival thanks to the kind hearts of Susankelly and Bruce Thompson. Their dedication to the horses is truly admiral because of the constant commitment many of the older horses require. Not only are they devoted to Mylestone, but they are compassionate towards horses and volunteers alike. All the horses are loved and treated with the utmost care, provided by all of the many committed volunteers. The overwhelming amount of love is what makes Mylestone such a special sanctuary for horses who have endured so much in their lifetime.

I would encourage everyone to schedule a visit to Mylestone or attend the annual Open House in October to meet and interact with the horses at the barn. It’s impossible not to fall in love with one of the many ponies who steal your heart instantaneously. Volunteering is also great way to give back to Mylestone while getting to know the horses and ponies on a personal level. Volunteers are truly a priceless and much appreciated gift that helps the horses to live a peaceful and pleasant life. Having horse experience is not required to help heal and care for the gentle animals at Mylestone.

I can personally say that my time spent at Mylestone will be with me forever. Each day spent at the barn was memorable, enjoyable, and made a difference in the horse’s lives.

 
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I've been a volunteer at Mylestone Equine Rescue (MER) since August 2013. I've always loved horses and, now that I work from home 5 days a week, I wanted to ensure I got out of the house and wanted to make a difference in our community.

At MER, I've rekindled my love of horses and I know I'm making a difference in the lives of these beautiful animals. I volunteer one evening a week to serve "dinner" to the horses and have participated in many fundraising activities. I've met so many awesome, dedicated volunteers as well as other horse lovers and concerned folks in the community.

I've never known more dedicated staff and volunteers; the caring and compassion can't be measured. Everything possible is done to rehabilitate the physical and emotional well-being of the horses who come through the stable doors. We invite you to join us in our mission.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Life has not been the same for me during the last six months. In fact, it is so much better now, ever since I started to volunteer at Mylestone. Honestly, I never knew it existed until I was recruited by Cheryl at the Hunterdon Humane Open House last April. I have loved helping on the farm from day one and look forward to returning each week, especially visiting with and talking to all of the horses. While they may not “talk” back in a literal sense, just by looking into their eyes, you know they are happy you are there caring for them.

Bruce and Susankelly Thompson are the most down-to-earth, genuine people one could ever meet and they are so extremely grateful for any support given to the rescue, whether it be helping on the farm or at events, or through donations and sponsorships. It is comforting to know these horses are loved and well-taken care of by the Thompsons as well as by a group of dedicated professionals and volunteers. It is an organization one can go and physically see, knowing their donations are going to a worthy cause.

Mylestone is an impressive, eye-opening operation; one that I strongly urge you to experience if you have not yet done so. Who knows, you too just may want to volunteer and change your life for the better.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at Mylestone Equine Rescue for a year following my retirement. Having worked as a social work practitioner, administrator, and educator over the years, I was interested in volunteering with a nonprofit group that serves animals (my second passion!). I read about Mylestone in the newspaper, attended last year's Open House in October 2013, and started volunteering shortly afterwards. Several weeks ago I was helping to recruit new volunteers at Open House 2014!

Mylestone is truly a model nonprofit that goes beyond being an organization. For Susankelly and Bruce, it is a way of life. Running a rescue for 37 abused and neglected horses is no easy feat. The horses (and a goat) receive the best of care from dedicated veterinarians, farriers, equine dentists, and other professionals on a regular basis and as needed for urgent care. In addition to having their immediate needs met 24/7, I can attest to the fact that each horse and the goat are well loved in a safe and clean environment. Susankelly and Bruce are supported in their efforts by family, friends, and a corps of volunteers. It is a joy to see the horses progress at Mylestone where they are respected and appreciated.

Given the horses' histories, the need for extensive medical care as well as different types of feed and bedding is great and very costly. It was validating, and not a surprise to me, that in 2014 Mylestone was selected by the ASPCA as one of five equine rescues nationwide to be awarded $10,000. The gift was well deserved.

I hope to continue volunteering at Mylestone for years to come, helping to care for the horses as well as supporting fundraising efforts.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a sponsor for many years now. MER has been helping horses for 20 years. I have sponsored several horses over the years and the dedication these people have to the horses is just amamzing. Many of these horses are older and require so much care. They feed 4 times a day, which surprsied me. It was explained in one of the sponsor letters that they do a late night feeding around 8pm to check on all the horses. If one of the horses is not well, it is better to get a handle on the problem then having the horse wait until the next morning. They start feeding at 5am. This truly is 24/7. The sponsor letters make me feel included in the day to day care of the horses. I was so happy to hear MER won one of the five ASPCA grants from Help a Horse Day. What a wonderful honor for such well deserved folks.

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2014

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on winning a $10,000 grant from the ASPCA! What an accomplishment! I have been a long time sponsor of 3 horses for many many years now. Each month I receive a letter that shares what goes on at the farm. All the horses are mentioned, which isn't an easy task. Even though I live far from the farm when I read that letter I feel as though I am right there. The dedication these folks have to to these horses is amazing. If there is a sick rescue horse we will read about it, SusanKelly and Bruce up all night caring for the horse. In my letter I receive pictures of the horses I sponsor. Sponsorship is a wonderful way to see where your donation goes!

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Was your donation impactful?

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

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How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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My family has visited Mylestone on many occasions and we have enjoyed visiting with the rescue horses. We have attended both their annual Open House and had a private tour. The tour was very informative. The volunteers really know the history of the horses and their medical issues. Many of these horses were terribly abused and react differently than regular horses would at a riding facility. These are horses no one wanted that people starved, abandoned and abused or were in kill pens at auctions that could have gone for horse slaughter. If the horses don't find adoptive homes, they stay with Mylestone for the rest of their lives. We were surprised to find out that many of the horses have been with the rescue for 10+ years because people had not shown interest in adopting them. That really shows the compassion and determination Mylestone has in providing for the rescue horses.

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

I wish I lived closer to be able to volunteer!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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