BRIGHT FUTURES FARM

Rating: 4.96 stars   111 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 44793 Harrison Rd Spartansburg PA 16434 USA

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2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Sue Latkowski. I live in Washington county Pa. were my sister and I take care of several horses and other animals. Up until last year we had always been able to rent farmland or pasture to keep our horses on. We have 4 mares, 3 geldings and a paint breeding stock stallion who is 20 years old. We were keeping our stallion and 1 of our geldings together on a farm in Houston PA. but last year the owner passed away and the farm was sold. We had less than 2 months to remove the horses and could not find any property to rent to put them on. Here in western Pa there has been a gas well boom from the Marcellas Shale and nobody was interested in keeping up fencing and renting property anymore. None of the boarding facilities wanted a stallion and Black was to old to geld. We were backed into a corner and faced with the prospct of putting Black down. I decided to put out a general plea for help to all of the area rescues through e-mail and Bev Dee from Bright Futures Farm called me. To be honest, I was more than a little surprised to hear from anyone. I know how overwhelmed most rescues are and finding one that would take a stallion was a real long shot. But Bev told me Bright Futures worked with a woman up in New York who was able to keep 2 stallions at her facilty and because one of them had passed away last year they had an opening and could give Black a home. My sister and I were overwhelmed because we so close to having to put Black down. It wasn't that we couldn't afford to take care of Black, it was because we didn't have a farm of our own and had no where to keep him. We had owned Black and most of our other horses for 15 years and it was devestating to think of losing him that way. Bev and Bright futures farm gave Black his life and a home. She came and picked him up and drove him all the way to New York where he is today. I'll never be able to thank Bright Futures Farm and Bev enough for giving Black a second chance.

Sincerely,
Sue Latkowski

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

saving the life of my horse.

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

My experience with this organization was excellent. I wouldn't change anything.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I and my two teenage Daughters Have had the pleasure of helping with the daily chores of takeing care of these beautiful animals that are so often just cast aside, bev does so much to take care of their every need no matter what it takes she is giveing her life and love to each and every one of them ! and she has found so many of them safe loveing homes.

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

Seeing what it takes first hand to take care of the horses the many nights and days you sit with them to car for them.

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

Make sure the organization gets the funding needed to keep up the land and buildings, and tools needed to do this.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This non-profit organization is instrumental in the saving of many horses in need of rehoming and has rescued many wonderful that were in the kill pens of local auction houses. They have helped the equine community by providing a safe place for many horses in transition.

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

By seeing this group rescue many horses that have been left behind by those who could not afford to continue caring for them, as well as horses that have been rescued from abusive situations.

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

grant them as much funding that they could find to keep their efforts continued.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Bright Futures Farm, they are very good and nice to their horses, and save them from slaughter, and abuse. I give them credit for all they do, they save horses lives, and that's what is most important that every horse should get a second chance, and they try to make that come true!

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

Saving horses

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

I wouldn't

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Many will ever know what it is like to walk the aisles of a horse auction knowing that the scared, neglected and sick horses that you are seeing will soon be boarding their final ride to a slaughter house. Bright Futures Farm knows the heartbreak in looking these animals in the eye and doing what they can to save them from this horrific end! In these financial times, there are even more horses to save and less funds to save them with. However, Bright Futures Farm does what it can to rescue these lovely creatures and nurse them back to health or give them a comfortable home to spend their last days.

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

Rescuing horses from Camelot Horse Auction/feedlot.

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

Nothing....they are providing a wonderful service to those horses that have been thrown away!

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Rating: 5 stars  

When it became obvious that the new home we had found for our beloved horse was not providing proper care, Bright Futures Farm helped us find him a loving and caring home.

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

the wonderful compassion Bev showed in our difficult time.

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

try to donate much more money!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of Bright Futures Farm from a co-worker. Being an animal lover myself, I followed the journey with her to rescuce two more horses. She always speaks highly of the way this organization is ran. It warms my heart to hear the success stories regarding Bright Futures Farm.

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

seeing my co-worker rescuing these beautiful horses and seeing the happy life they are now living thanks to her and Bright Futures Farm.

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

give the shirt off my back to see that Bright Futures Farm can place more horses with loving families and have the funds to do this.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization helped find a home for a horse that had a very bad existance. The compassion and genuine concern for the animal as well as the people involved was amazing. Bright Futures had absolutely nothing to gain by assisting us, but they joined in, gave one hundrend percent effort and solved the problem. Thank you and God Bless your future efforts.

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

obtaining a wonderful home for a lame horse.

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

Increase thier bank account to assist future assistance to our furry friends.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bev is a dedicated individual with a kind heart. We adopted our first "rescue" horse from Bev.

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

fundraising for Zorro and Zieso. These were two horses that had to be transported to Ohio State University for medical issues.

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

Provide Bev with more funds and volunteers/assistants

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became a foster for a horse Bright Futures Farm and I worked together to save from going to slaughter. Bev has been nothing but supportive and a wonderful person to deal with through the entire experience. She has such a great heart and works so hard at what she does. Belle came to live with us back in Jan. of 2010. We brought her back to great health, spent time with her and enjoyed her as part of our family of horses until we could find a suitable home for her. We did just that. In the later part of 2010, Belle found her forever home, and what a great home it is. Bright Futures Farm and my family saved a life of a horse and secured her future. And what a feeling that is!!! I recommend Bright Futures Farm to ANYONE who is looking to help an animal in need. Bev is truly an angel!!!

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

The whole rescue and foster experience has been life changing for me. After we placed our foster horse in her forever home, the feeling of accomplishment was outstanding. What I set out to do along with Bright Futures Farm became a reality, we changed the future for this horse. Amazing!

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

There are no changes I would make except wishing I was closer so I could be more involved more of the time!!

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