Habitat For Horses Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   97 reviews

Issues: Animals, Children & Youth, Disabilities, Human Services

Location: PO Box 213 Hitchcock TX 77563 USA

Mission: Habitat for Horses is dedicated to changing the lives of horses and humans. Our goal is to create a world where horses are respected for their intrinsic value and for their ability to help us fulfill our emotional, behavioral and spiritual needs. Besides providing a home for rescued, abandoned and unwanted horses, HfH provides equine rescue services to law enforcement agencies, an active equine adoption program, an equine education center and equine-assisted services to youths and adults. Habitat for Horses works with state officials during times of disasters to rescue, house and return equines to owners.
Target demographics: horses, donkeys and mules.
Direct beneficiaries per year: around 400 equine
Geographic areas served: Texas and other states
Programs: assisting law enforcement, equine education, seizures, rehabilitation, equine-assisted psychotherapy, emergency response to disasters, adoption.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has set the goal standard for what an equine rescue should be. They've been dealing with the worst cases of horse abuse for almost twenty years. I have nothing but praise for all they do.

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This organization is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, one of the few so accredited in the US. That says all I need to know about the standards it has for being open and honest in their dealings with the public and with the horses under their care. I found them through a recommendation from a Judge who heard a case they presented in his court. Extremely professional. I don't have time to volunteer, but I financially support them.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I discovered this wonderful organization via Facebook, almost 2 yrs. ago. The educational articles / publications I found to be extremely informative and very helpful. Jerry Finch wrote a 5 part series that was particularly helpful in my advocacy work with horses. This series led me to read and meet via phone a well respected horse advocate with a huge knowledge base on issues important to me (Allan Warren). Habitat For Horses not only should be commended for their tireless efforts to "save / help " horses in need but also be highly regarded for their educational publications. These writings I have shared many, many times with others that were just starting to learn about advocacy and solutions for horses. I am very grateful to have this opportunity to share my appreciation for all the work they do!!! Sincerely, Teresa Cook, Cook's Ranch (Valley Center, California)

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

I would make no changes...Habitat For Horses should be a model to all others trying to successfully run a rescue/ advocacy / educational program for horses & burros!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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3 people found this review helpful

Last year our Sanctuary had the golden opportunity to work with Habitat for Horses on the rescue of 108 horses and donkeys from the defunct Montana Large Animal Sanctuary. The courage, professionalism and compassion demonstrated by Jerry Finch was an inspiration to me. I was both proud and happy to work with this amazing horse lover. Though the days were long and arduous, the situations stressful and tiring, Jerry kept his sense of humor and kindness. Rock on Habitat! From Jane Heath, Executive Director, Montana Horse Sanctuary, Simms, MT

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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4 people found this review helpful

In all my years of business, I have never found a more dedicated group of people. I visited their organization in Hitchcock in an effort to determine if the stories I had heard were true. At the time I found three staff members, four volunteers and a veterinarian doing everything they could to save a horse they had just brought in. The horse had obviously been severely neglected.

Last I heard, the horse was standing on its own and doing much better. Had it not been for this organization, the horse would have died.

There is no doubt in my mind that this organization needs and deserves the full support of the public. One can see that they don't have much money, but they are doing wonders with what they do have.

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

it's work with law enforcement. It is highly respected by the Police

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

help them fund new land.

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