Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund Inc

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Address:

1768 Newt Green Rd Cumming GA 30028 USA

Mission:

The mission of Save the Horses is to improve the quality of life for all horses, thereby improving the lives of people through their bond with the horses. We are committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of equines suffering from abuse, as well as the successful retirement of working equines. We strive to improve public awareness and knowledge regarding the standards of care necessary to insure the health and safety of all equines.

Results:

Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to help rescue over 1000 needy horses since 1998. We are funded totally by donations and fund raising. We receive no government assistance. You are the angels who help us Save The Horses. With horses are therapist's, hundreds of humans have been touched by these wonderful animals every day.

Target demographics:

horses, children, elderly and all humans bond and find comfort in their daily lives.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 100 horses find safe homes and 27 Barn Buddy participants loved and bonded with the horses.

Geographic areas served:

Georgia and SE U.S.

Programs:

BARN BUDDY PROGRAM for foster and adopted children to bond with horses in foster care at the rescue farm. PINK HORSE SHOE FUND to raise money for horses who have cancer to get lifesaving treatment. FIELD TRIPS, SCOUTS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH. NURSING HOME VISITS with our miniature horses bring smiles to the residents.

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770-886-5419
http://www.SaveTheHorses.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for 4 years, an adopter for over 1 year and a foster for a couple of months...this is true rescue...it truly is about saving lives and providing loving care.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund aka Save The Horses is truly about saving lives. As a volunteer for over 3 years and a recent adopter, there is a lot of work, energy, and heart that goes into rescuing horses and other animals. At STH, it is not about any one person, it is truly about saving lives. I am searching for way to explain the heart break when a horse doesn't make it that we have all cared for and tried to bring back to a healthy state. But we all go back to save the next horse even while the tears run. At STH, it is mostly about horses but it is also a farm with goats, donkeys, pigs, dogs, chickens, and a cow...all lives that were saved. It is not glamorous work, mucking (shoveling) out stalls or tromping through the mud on a cold winter day or breaking ice in the water troughs so the horses can have water to drink. It takes a lot of heart that can stand up again and again to continue to save lives. STH is a true rescue with a true heart.

 
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As a volunteer and a recent adopter, this is the place to be. The rescue is a sincere rescue with the welfare of everyone and everything as the first priority. I thank Cheryl for letting us take the time to be certain our adoption was a good fit for us. For teaching all the value of each of these rescued animals are immense. As a volunteer you get to work and you get to play. It is the best combination and you know deep in yourself you have done good. You will see me in the bad weather and many of the holidays when it is more difficult for many to volunteer.

 
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I have been volunteering for about 2 1/2 years now. Everyone is very nice and cares about the horses!! I am there every chance I get.

 
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I've been volunteering here since August 2015. I had no experience with horses whatsoever. All the volunteers are really patient, kind, and actually care about horses. It's really fun to volunteer, and it's a good way to relax and get stresss off.

 
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I met Cheryl with Save the Horse last year and she instantly inspired me seeing her rescuing these amazing horses & farm animals. I wanted to help but i suffer with major depression, PTSD, anxiety & chronic migraines so i had no idea how i could ever make a difference! Cheryl believed in me and gave me a chance there are no words to describe the remarkable healing abilities these horses have! Before volunteering with STH i rarely left my house and spent most days sitting in my reclinner suffering, now i thank God for every single day, every moment and all the sweet kisses i receive from helping & being with these horses! This rescue group has change my life in more ways imaginable, i am forever grateful

 
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I've been volunteering with Save the Horses since Feb 2016 and it's what I look forward to every week. Working with rescued horses is good for the soul. Same goes for goats, pigs, chickens, sheep, dogs and Theodore the turkey, which are all a part of the menagerie at STH.

 
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I have known Cheryl and been involved with the Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund (Savethehorses.org) for about 15 years. They rescue equines of every kind from dwarf miniatures to huge draft work horses. Almost all who come to the farm need veterinary care from injuries, illness, or neglect. Some are blind, some struggle with cancer, all receive the love and care they need. They care for any animal in need, and frequently have pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, and other animals that need help.
An amazing team of volunteers keep the place running like a well oiled machine! New people are taught how to care for the animals properly and safely. Volunteers organize events, seminars and fundraisers to pay for feed, good care, veterinary care and so many other things! :-)

 
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Save The Horses is primarily known for their tireless work in rescuing, rehabilitating and finding safe and loving homes for horses, but it is so much more. When you visit the property you will find most every kind of animal being cared for by the dedicated volunteers who gladly give their time to work for the benefit of these needy animals. It's also a place where human lives are enriched by bonding with the animals they care for.
Mine is just one of the many happy stories of volunteers who pulled up roots, sold their homes and changed their lives to make a safe forever home for the animals they fell in love with at Save The Horses. They are not just a local rescue. Cheryl Flanagan and her volunteers have traveled all across our country to save horses in peril.
This wonderful organization is worthy of Top Rated status with Great Nonprofits, and I hope you will seriously consider their efforts for that honor.
Thank you!

 
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I have volunteered at STH's for over 5 yrs now. I started out with a love for all animals , however, no horse experience to selling our house of 20 yrs. that we raised our 3 boys and buying a trashed foreclosed farmhouse and adopting 3 horses and lamb from this wonderful rescue. I have watched so many people walk through the front gates to volunteer to help these abused and abandoned animals and end up these animals have rescued them. Cheryl has opened her gates and allows people to come and find not only a place to help the horses, but a place that becomes part of their lives.

 
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Save the Horses continues to rescue, heal and rehome horses to good homes and touch the people who come in contact with them. An all volunteer rescue, all donation go to save, heal, and house the horses until they can find loving homes for them. They also take the opportunity to let the horses help touch the lives of children and adults dealing with physical and emotional issues any time they are asked or see the need, for they believe these animals have been given a special gift for that. God Bless them all

 
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I have been with STH's for over 1 year and in that time I have been inspired to sell my house and buy a farm in Ellijay, Ga. to bring 3 of the horse's to become part of our family. Their have been many other people do the same thing. Cheryl has created an environment the not only saves horses and any animal that needs to be rescued, but it also has given men, woman and children a place to belong, heal and find meaning in life. Cheryl works right along side the volunteers and gives the freedom to find our place there. Thank you Cheryl for that.

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

not change a thing

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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My favorite place to be when I can't be with my family. Moved to Georgia and had no one here. They welcomed me in and I have volunteered there for 2 years now. I have met so many wonderful people, some are as close as family now. The work helps not only the animals but the guests too. Have worked with disabled guests, the scouts, groups of kids from home schooling and all leave feeling better for having been there. And then there are the residents, my 4-legged fur babies, they bring me much joy and I hope they know how much they are loved.

 
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Next to being with my family this is my favorite place to be. I have learned so much and get back so much more than I can give. Rescuing baby lambs and goats, getting love from all my horse friends, even mucking stalls isn't bad. The place is calming and peaceful. No where have I ever been makes me as joyful as a few hours spent here caring for these magnificent creatures. If you are not close to us, find a local rescue. If you are in Georgia, come on by, no experience is required. There are many helpful people who will help you learn, you wont regret the time spent, or any donations you can give. Love the treat lady (that's what all the animals whisper to each other as I walk by), Barbara

 
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I've been working as a volunteer at Save the Horses for almost one year and I love this place. They do a really good job helping not only horses, but all animals in need. The animals are well taken care of and they must feel all the love everybody gives them. It's great to be part of this rescue.

 
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