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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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 130 horses and placed over 115 in loving homes

Programs: Rescue, maintenance & adoptive services provided to horses which have been subjected to negligent care or potential slaughter.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is an effective and professional rescue that has saved more than 130 equines and placed most of those in safe, well-vetted homes. There is a solid group of volunteers and board members who have worked together for years. I am very happy to work with and support Beech Brook with my time and money.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a reliable and effective non-profit that makes a concrete difference in the world of neglected horses and donkeys. It is a place where horses and donkeys, and even some alpacas, pigs, chickens, and sheep, are respected, well cared for, and rehabilitated to go to secure and loving homes. I am close to this organization - I am a volunteer and on the Board of Directors. I would not remain involved, however, if I doubted the integrity and capability of all the other board members and volunteers. The farm is clean and well organized. Animals are adopted to homes that are painstakingly reviewed and vetted to ensure safety and permanence. Anyone who invests their donations and time into Beech Brook Farm will see results.

1 Amanda222

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing rescue!! I love volunteering here. We are like a family. We all work so hard and are very passionate. Snowstorms, rainstorms, and late nights we all truck through and take care of the animals. This place is my place to go to destress and laugh. I wish we could do more but we are making a difference one animal at a time. We go to local events and explain to people not only our rescue, but how animals are being slaughtered and abused. I would be extremely sad if I ever had to stop volunteering here!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about beech brook 2 years ago I saw something about it on tv And ever since I found out about it I've wanted to volunteer I started in September of 2012 the minute I set foot there I was in love the first horse I saw was gypsy then I saw tucker and It was love at first sight I met with Kathleen she is the volunteer coordinator she is the best she sat and helped me with all my questions and paper work we groomed out tucker he is a angel the most loving horse we cleaned one of the pens the one I was in had Chance and Quinn both very sweet horses Chance came right up to check me out made sure I was ok then just watched me she would come over every now and then to let me pet on her and rub her neck till this day she does that she has become my buddy I love her all of them really so much every animal at beech brook farm is loved and very well cared for Everyone I know who volunteers here love the animals yes the farm is small but is it big with love it's clean and is very well cared for by everyone i dont even know what i can say about Deborah I don't know how she does it she has a full time job and family with out her many horses wouldn't have had the lives they have now she has saved many and will save many more I am very proud to be apart of this amazing nonprofit and hope to volunteer here for the rest of my life I never want to leave

1 kateleen

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having been a horse lover my entire life, I now have the opportunity to volunteer at such a wonderful farm and rescue...the people are so great, and the horses know we are there to help...there are donkeys that have been rescued along with a lone alpaca...but my time spent is, I feel, time well spent....thank you, Beech Brook Farm, for accepting me into your family! I have been involved with non-profits in the past, but none that takes such pride in what they do for animals that have been mistreated, not properly cared for, or at auction ready to go to slaughter...I'm glad you are here....and even more glad that I can help!

bornagain711

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beech Brook is a place where you feel like you make a difference. Training is top notch, safety a priority, and interaction with the horses encouraged! They have a volunteer page on FB where we can all chat and share great pics, and figure out new ways to contribute. Deborah is thoroughly involved and loves to share what she knows to anyone who asks. Money is always tight with rescues, so anyone with time, talent or money to give would find this a worthwhile cause! Love BBF!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at Beech Brook in Dec 2011. Right away I saw it as a safe, welcoming place for both horses and humans. The horses have a strong sense of self esteem and confidence, and I know most did not arrive that way. Even the older horses have spirit and life, and are interested in what goes on around them. The life they show is in response to the care and love they are given. Deb Finco, Kathleen, Kathy, trainers, and volunteers all have built a kind and constructive farm where good horses can be found, and where people are given friendliness and useful equine education. I hope the place goes on forever.

Elaine F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently started volunteering at Beech Brook Farm and it has been a great experience. Deb Finco knows each and every horse, mule and donkey in great detail. The effort of the farm is clearly to help the animals become good candidates for adoption. And their dedication doesn't stop there. Recently several horses and mules that had been adopted came back for one reason or another. I don't know how an organization can be financially prepared for such unpredictable events. Meanwhile, the organization is growing and working through all the same kinds of problems that any growing business goes through. Their ability to roll with the punches and come back ready for more is a testament to their dedication.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i started as a volunteer at Beech Brook Farm Jan 2012. The farm has the most amazing feel. It is a lovely, safe setting where the animals are treated with care dignity and respect. Deb and all the volunteers are so committed and compassionate and the teamwork while helping all the rescued animals is evident every thing they do.

Lindsay13Rose

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beech Brook Farm is a wonderful rescue barn where the owner (Deborah) and volunteers truly care about the well being of the horses. The barn has a friendly environment where people can join together to share their love of horses and their desire to help out in the community. The horses are treated with respect, excellent medical care and given the love and attention they deserve. They are a great choice to foster or adopt from.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's been a year since my last review and Deb never fails to amaze me. Her dedication to the animals and making sure they are trained and ready for their new homes is paramount. She strives for success stories. She is tireless in her efforts. This is one Rescue that is as top notch as you can get. I only wish others would follow her example of" how to do it right". Please go to her website and check out Beech Brook Farm in Mystic Ct., you will be delighted.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

Beech Brook rescue is about endless devotion to the animals and to the staff of volunteers. Dedication and education is what sets this rescue apart from all the others. Careful consideration is given to all who wish to adopt. Deb goes above and beyond most and it shows. She is a leader with strong conviction for what she does. I have been very impressed by her and her operation. Blessed are the animals that find their way to her farm. Each animal is loved and cared for on an individual bases.