Mission: Equine Rescue Resource Inc. began as an educational venture, to create awareness on the issues facing equines in the United States. We then expanded by taking a supportive role in equine rescue efforts throughout the Northeast U.S. In 2001, the incidents of horse abuse, neglect, abandonment and horse slaughter rose. ERR grew again due to the ever increasing need for competent and caring shelters that could facilitate large animal rescues, specifically equine rescues. ERR is comprised entirely of volunteers that assist in the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines (lite horses, draft horses, ponies, donkeys, mules) throughout New York State and any surrounding area that our volunteers can reasonably reach for site inspections and follow up visits. We believe education is key, and ERR puts forth efforts to promote equine adoption and responsible ownership. ERR's goal is to prevent horses from becoming victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment.