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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Arabian Rescue Mission is dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of arabian horses in need. Our primary goal is to facilitate their gentle release, prior to the necessity of seizure. Our secondary goal is the education of those handling rescue and rehabilitation, first responders at time of seizure and owners, where surrender may be iminent. We are charged with the task of discreetly negotiating the release of animals in decline, initiating programs to help owners facing life challenges with their commitment and providing the tools necessary for a safe and legal seizure, where necessary.

Results: In 13 years we have helped over 2000 horses out of bad situations or just into new homes. Our new gelding assistance program has helped 10 stallions become geldings and our euthanasia assistance and owner assistance programs are slated to begin this year in 2017.

Target demographics: Horses in need, in situations where neglect and abuse are present or imminent due to circumstances beyond an owner's control, in threat of shipping to slaughter or otherwise in harm's way.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Rescue, Rehabilitation & Re-Homing and we are successful in all 3 areas.

Community Stories

30 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fostered two Arabian mares from Terry's Arabian Rescue Mission. They are the best tempered mares I have ever experienced. We backed one of the two and both were adopted. It is wonderful be given the opportunity to foster horses and give them care and love until they find their forever home. I am currently fostering and older gelding. What an opportunity to help ARM and horses. Terry is so easy to work with.

Pennilynn M.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I was introduced to Arabian Rescue Mission when my beloved Arabian horse Banner my companion while I was growing up and during my military service passed away 3 January 2013. We had adopted a rescued horse from Longmeadow Rescue Ranch Michelle Banner did have a buddy and we could all take turns riding and Duncan and I were lost when we lost Banner. Friends of mine emailed me different links to different rescues. I emailed & called Terry from Arabian Rescue Mission. She responded quickly with empathy, compassion, understanding, & help. Now, 4 years later, not only did ARM help Duncan & me rebuild a little of our herd, heal the impacting loss of Banner, & help a rescued horse have a forever home, I am honored to be able to have help Foster transport rehabilitate rehome other horses for Arabian Rescue Mission as well as adults a couple of other horses to have a forever home with us. Arabian Rescue Mission not only helps with saving the Arabian Horses, their bloodlines, & protecting their heritage & ancestry, but the organization & various members rally to different states even to help horses in bad situations, like from abuse & neglect & seizure from breeder / owners to get to safe places. ARM has networked across the country so there are a few people, volunteers like me, that help foster horses to be able to help each other in various situations. Whether a foster horse is having a difficult time in particular foster home we network & find a different foster home, sometimes "trading" foster horses. Several times, the fostered horses found their forever home within days of being moved to a new foster fARMly. I am so grateful to be able to help ARM with helping transport & foster horses. In loving Memory of Banner.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I lost my equine companion of 25 years 3 January 2013. We had adopted a rescued horse from another wonderful rescue organization August 2012 to be Banner's companion and additional riding partner for our family. Duncan and I were devastated and lost with the loss of Banner. Duncan refused to move from the Banner's stall or paddock to eat; I moped, wandered, cried, and often Duncan and I would stand together in sorrow by Banner's empty stall. It took me a few weeks to even be able to clean the stall and reorganize. Duncan and I went for long walks. as I posted my sorrow on facebook, several friends very gently offered me a couple websites for adopting horses, one of them being the Arabian Rescue Mission. I started opening the website, and kept seeing a horse named Maksymiliian the 1st one to pop up needing a halo, and a new home. My husband, over dinner one day, very gently said he noticed Duncan seems to lost, and I am still so sad; wondering about getting another horse for Duncan...
So after discussion and contemplation, I was able to contact Terry Figueroa at the Arabian Rescue Mission. She was so understanding, personable, up front, & honest. She was able & willing to work with me, and eventually, a month later, 2 March 2013, I picked up Maks as well as another horse Isaak who was attached to Maks and in desperate need of fostering and retraining from the Ky farm of Arabian Rescue Mission. I was able to stay in contact with Terry, via email, facebook, texts, and phone calls. She offered help, advice, and contacts in trying to help Isaak getting his new forever home. Presently, I am proud to say, I am able to help transport and foster a couple other rescues at a time to help out ARM. I am grateful to be able to be a trusted person in their huge ongoing endeavor to help horses and owners in desperate situations all over the country. Over the past 2 years, I have seen this rescue organization go the 2nd, 3rd, 4th mile; above and beyond trying to help horses of any breed, not just Arabians, from seizures, slaughter, abandonment, or owner surrenders and finding foster or forever homes for them, helping desperate owners, even traveling states away to pick up horses and move them to safe havens.
Arabian Rescue Mission also works so hard to match horses to prospective owners. A detailed, thorough adoption request with pictures is required and thoroughly evaluated before any horse gets adopted out to hopefully prevent recurrence of negative situations. Discussion of how the horse will be managed, housed, fed, vetted, used, etc. Potential contingency plans as well in case something were to happen. Continued correspondence with many new owners.
I have no qualms with adopting another horse from Arabian Rescue Mission or being able to help with any that need transportation or fostering, because I know I have their support and the horse' s best interest in mind.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the Arabian Rescue Mission and have been involved with them over the last few years. I volunteer by processing adoption applications, I am a donor by having a small monthly recurring donation and I am a foster, currently fostering for the third time. I have only had positive experiences with this organization and they have my full support and I will continue to support them in any way possible. There are not many people out there that have the capability of rescuing entire herds of horses at a time, which Terry has done time and time again. She also makes every effort to match each rescue horse up with the correct prospective foster or adopter which is a critical facet of the operation to make room for the never ending supply of horses that need rescue. I strongly recommend for anyone to become involved in any way with this rescue, they do great things!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a person who pro-rescue and second chances, I believe Terry epitomizes that ideology to the fullest at ARM. The level of care and dedication to the horses is unencumbered, and I am glad there are organizations like this around to help rescue a type of animal that takes a lot of hard work and expense to keep healthy and happy. ARM is a wonderful organization utilizing special people to promote a meaningful cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Terry Figueroa and ARM touched our lives several years ago after some family loss, we were low, and needed something to lift us spiritually, to lift us from a dark place, we stopped by the NJ farm one day, and fell in love, with all the beautiful Arabians, and fell in love with Terry as she took us on the tour poured her journey into our hearts as we learned about each special horse and their history, growth, and rehabilitation, their paths so blessed to be crossed with Terry's heart. Terry, has given my boys, one with auditory delays a place to turn to when school is hard, being a kid is hard and when they just want to feel the love and softness of the residents soft warm noses, they sweep the barn, they groom the ones who need a good brush, Daddy Pierson gets to play Tractor Dr. And check out the farm tractors. Terry is the most generous and genuine lady whose love for her Arabians knows no limits or boundaries, we may not get down for a few months but she embraces us with hugs and open arms. The horses at ARM are true gifts, and Terry treats like all like royal kings queens, princesses and princes. The farm is a fine tuned ship, impeccable, organized top to bottom and the horses get the golden deluxe resort of all resorts. Amanda, Dante and the boys

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don't think I have enough space to tell you all the wonderful things about Terry and ARM. I volunteer but not at the farm. I help with fundraising. I was at another rescue last year for a short period of time. I had to leave there because of the business practices of the owner. It is so different with Terry. Not only is she interested in saving horses, she also is interested in teaching the volunteers about horses and rescues. She is open with all of her tax returns,etc. You can go on the website and see her records for the last few years. So different from the last rescue I was at. Terry is totally committed to rescuing as many horses as she can and finding good homes for them. Even though I don't work at the farm, I can attest to the great care the horses get. The staff and volunteers are in this for their love of horses. I would recommend ARM in a heartbeat to anyone interested in volunteering or adopting a horse. Terry is extremely knowledgeable and is more than willing to share that knowledge.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue is truly wonderful. They save many horses year round from slaughterhouses or from terrible situations.
They treat the horses well, get them immediately assessed, provide medical attention and diet in order to re-home healthy happy horses. The staff takes good care of the horses and really loves each one and is very concerned for their well being,

3 Rocco M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at other rescues in the past. ARM is by far the best and the horses are amazing.

2 Taylor M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing and caring people behind this rescue! The horses are always first priority and they take great care of them in every which way they are capable of.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A rescue in the true sense of the word. Terry and the whole ARM crew are very knowledgable with the rescue horses needs. So grateful for any help received and never ever complains when things get tough! I recently adopted a wonderful Paint (it's not just Arabians) Philly, and plan on adopting more when the time is right. ARM is one of a kind!