Beech Brook Farm

Rating: 4.94 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 125 Fishtown Road Mystic CT 06355 USA

Mission: Our 501c3 nonprofit rescue is a small volunteer based rescue that specializes in gaited breeds (Tennessee Walking horse, Rocky Mountain horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, Paso etc.). We also rescue "long ears" (donkeys, mules). There are many auctions that supply the foreign-owned slaughter houses that kill horses for human consumption abroad. We assist horses through owner surrenders, neglect cases, local auctions outbidding kill-buyers, buying sick or injured horses and purchasing directly out of kill pens. Our goal is to save as many lives as possible. Our Purpose: Save Equines from neglect and abusive situations and provide them with loving homes for life. To educate the public about horse welfare and care. To enlist public support and funding to rescue horses from abuse, slaughter and neglect alone, or in cooperation with local, state or federal agencies or with other nonprofit organizations. Re-home/train rescues animals with the intent of placing for adoption.
Results: We have saved over 75 horses and placed over 65 in loving homes
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering at Beech Brook Farm over a year ago. I admire their dedication of rescuing equines from going to slaughter. I think because slaughtering is illegal in United States we don't realize that many many equines are sold at auctions, put on a trailer and driven into Canada and Mexico. There is where they are slaughtered. Thanks to Beech Brook Farm that they give these equines a second chances of life in a happy loving home.

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I've adopted several horses from another rescue so I understand firsthand the hardwork and dedication that goes into caring for these amazing creatures.

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

The only change I would make is that they acquire more volunteers so they can continue their mission. Without volunteers they can only take in a limited amount which means more equines go to slaughter. I try not to look at it that way. In the big picture I try to view it as if we can save one horse Beech Brook is accomplishing their mission.

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3 people found this review helpful

Beech Brook Farm and Deborah work tirelessly day in and day out with the rescues. She also takes time to teach young volunteers all about horses and their needs. I appreciate all that she does and wish I could do more to help in this worthy cause...Rescuing beautiful horses.

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

I have seen many horses come in sick and be made well so they could beadopted into loving families.

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

Seeing my daughter learn the value of helping to save horses.

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

very kind and hardworking

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

save many more horses

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue is truly an outstanding organization that does amazing work rescuing horses, ponies and donkeys. From taking in animals whose owners can no longer care for them, to pulling horses from kill pens destined for slaughter, Deb Finco-Kent and her team of dedicated volunteers bring comfort and love (not to mention food, medical care and training) to each and every animal lucky enough to be in their care.

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Deb is an amazing source of information, which she generously shares via email, and facebook, where she frequently posts updates on the animals. I've met some amazing people through this group, and I'm very proud to be a part of such a great organization

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

Helping animals, and meeting great people that share my passion for animal rescue.

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

Outstanding, dedicated heroes.

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

Save a lot more animals

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I wanted to help with rescuing horses so I offered to foster for Beechbrook. I ended up adopting a beautiful TWH that was rescued from the killpen in NJ. Deborah was so efficient in getting him saved, arranging transport and quarantine. When I visited the farm, it was super clean, all the horses were well cared for and happy, Deborah took her time to show us around and we were pleased with the whole operation. This is a wonderful rescue to deal with. I would adopt again from Beechbrook in a heartbeat.

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

Deborah truely cares about what happens to the horses. She is very honest about the horses and their level of training/behavior. She is hands on with the horses and knows them all so well.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I found this farm through my daughter who wanted to volunteer. She grew up on our profesioanl horse facility in Vermont (472 acres), barns and indoor arena for hunter, jumpers, and, when I etired from that crazy world, Tennessee Walking horses for pleasure. What wonderful, dedicated people we found at Beech Brook. All have the same goal, to save horses that can be rehabilitated, and find them good homes.

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

Having the oportunity to give back my knowledge and love of horses to those animals who truly need it.

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

Truly dedicated people who believe that every horse deserves a chance to have a better life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I donated some money to Beech Brook to save a horse from being taken to slaughter. Deborah began communicating with me almost immediately. She leaves no questions or comments unanswered & makes a donor feel like a member of the family, sending frequent updates with photos of the horse I helped to save. She has a large network of foster homes & volunteers & is tireless in her efforts to help save horses from an inhumane end to their life.

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

email updates & photos

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

change nothing!

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

the open lines of communication

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

I'm not close enough to meet anyone personally

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

save loads of horses!

Ways to make it better...

I was close enough to Beech Brook to personally volunteer

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

a lack of money to keep up their incredible work

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

This is the most positive experience I've had with any non-profit!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I admire this group of dedicated volunteers who rescue horses from slaughter and rehabilitate them to lead productive lives. I support their mission because I believe we make a difference by saving one life at a time.

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

I know that my money is getting used to support a good cause.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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1 person found this review helpful

Beech Brook Farm is a wonderful organization made up of a relatively small group of dedicated volunteers who get a large amount of work done! The horses who are lucky enough to make it into this rescue are given the best loving care possible. Deborah is tireless in her efforts to save horses from the kill pens, transport them to the rescue, care for them, and find loving adoptive homes. This is a great place to volunteer!

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

dedicated. Not only to caring for each and every horse, but to learning and sharing knowledge.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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2 people found this review helpful

I started volunteering at Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue recently because I had the desire to help and support this amazing cause. I have 3 horses who I adopted from a rescue and the feeling you get by knowing you are making a difference in the lives of these amazing animals. Beech Brook does just that. They provide these animals with a second chance of life with hope of placement into a loving home. While I am blessed that I am able to provide them with a home there are many other ways to help. I started volunteering at a rescue almost four years ago and thought I would do it for a while and here I am. The joy I receive is truly immeasurable.

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

all truly outstanding. You know when you meet them they are very passionate about horse rescue.

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

rescue many many more horses that are on the way to slaughter and it would do just that.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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1 person found this review helpful

I think Beech Brook is doing an amazing job saving gaited horses & donkeys from the kill buyers. They are one of the only rescues in the country specifically taking in the gaited horses, and bringing them back to health and giving them wonderful new homes with people who love them!

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

Obtain a bigger facility so they could have the ability to save more horses and keep finding new homes for the wonderful horses they save!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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