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  

Beech Brook Farm is one of the best, equine rescues in Connecticut. Their success stories and wonderful programs are a tribute to their dedication to all equine. Since they are volunteer run, all donations go to the equines. Because of this, they are one of my top charities.

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

Post more pictures. I love to look at them.

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2014

 
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Beech Brook Farm is an idyllic equine rescue in Mystic Connecticut dedicated to saving equines from neglect & abusive situations & provide them with a loving home for life.

I found Beech Brook three years ago when I was searching for an equine rescue in Connecticut to donate funds to and was happy to find such a dedicated crew. The founder, Deb Finco and her crew of volunteers work tirelessly to save these equines from abuse and possible slaughter.

Just wish I could do more.

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

Get them more money, land and volunteers.

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2013

 
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Although it is small, Beech Brook Farm is large in spirit. Deborah Finco and her volunteers are truly dedicated to their equines and always put their needs before their own.

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2012

 
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I found BBF when I was looking for a rescue for a gaited horse. I have since become a big fan. They do rescue right and always have the best interest of the horses at heart. BBF is one of a handful of rescues that I totally support.

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2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue is a wonderful rescue in South Eastern Connecticut that saves horses, and donkeys and perhaps a few other things. I know that save the heart and souls of the animals that they save and the time and energy that is put out by the founder, Ms. Deborah Finco is amazing. The volunteers work endless hours to fill the void of love that many of these animals have not had.

The location is in scenic and beautiful Mystic, Connecticut on property that perfect for the farm. Times are tough for everyone, but especially non-profit organizations such as this. If you love animals this is the place to make a tax-deductible donation so they can continue to do the great work in having animals from abuse and neglect.

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

Bless them with endless money for the cause.

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2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been donating to Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue for about 3 years. I am very careful about checking out 501(c)3's and BBFER passed muster with flying colors. I have contributed several thousand dollars annually, always in response to a real need and not merely a regular request which is so common with some charities. Deborah Finco has a solid business plan (not all that common for animal rescues, unfortunately) and while she also works a full-time job, she devotes a huge amount of personal time to helping the animals she rescues to rehabilitate and rehome them. I am not in a position to adopt a horse, but BBFER gives me a lot of satisfaction that I'm providing a level of help to horses that will be rehomed once they have been given a second chance by Deborah. Frankly, I consider it money very well spent.

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2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Beech Brook Farm in Mystic is an outstanding equine rescue organization! They not only specialize in gaited horse breeds and crosses but they also have a special place in their hearts for mini horses, mini donkeys and the full-sized donkeys, too. Beech Brook Farm has provided second chances to many horses over the years as well as providing a safe place to foal to mares and jennies, ensuring their youngsters get a great start out in life. The hardest decision any human ever has to make is to euthanize a suffering, beloved animal when the time has come. Sadly, sometimes there can be no other outcome. These folks handle that awful task, too, with compassion and strength. Lucky the horse or donkey in need of a second chance that finds itself at Beech Brook Farm.

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I have recently visited BeechBrook and met with Deb... I was totally blown away with the excellent care and love that all of the animals get there...Deb does an awesome job and is always welcoming new people to see what her rescue is all about...
Thank you Deb for doing such a great job and giving us the tour.... Keep up the good work...

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

I took a recently road trip to meet Deb and her great organization

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

There is nothing that could be suggested... everything is run very smooth... I think that Deb could use a few more volunteers

 
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I have found that Deb at Beech Brook is very compassionate about the horses.. I had the pleasure of sending a new blanket to one of her recent rescues...

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

Looking at the horse with the new blanket was very uplifting....

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

Deb has always sends updates so that you can keep up with the horses...

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

Save a lot more horses

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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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.

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

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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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.

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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

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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