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.
My experiences with Equine Rescue came back in 2005 and 2006. I was part of an animal communication group who went to the farm for a weekend to try and work with the horses to see what their issues and traumas were. I still remember a couple of the horses, one is Gabriela, a beautiful black horse who had just come in and needed a lot of work. Today I see photos of her on facebook and she is thriving. Another was Fozzie, the first horse I had ever seen who was over 40 years old. Amazing! She seemed to be very happy and knew she had a good life there. The staff and volunteers at Equine Rescue really care about the animals and take great pride in what they do for them. I suspect the animals do just as much for the people:) I know how much a rescue appreciates being rescued, as I had an off track thoroughbred once, who became an awesome horse with much love and work.