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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

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.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Kimberly139

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cheryl and her crew run a wonderful and organized rescue helping hundreds if not thousands of animals each year. They are the most reputable rescue I know!
Kimberly Parker DVM

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A former student called me in desperation. Her sweet gentle horse had gotten hurt at a boarding stable. She could not afford the vet care he would need for several months. I have been a private rescuer and follower of several local organizations.
I suggested she call and see if HRR aka Save the Horses .
Although the outcome from the injury was not the best. He was given the chance to try and recover with proper vet care and attention.
I have seen a few miracles worked by this group.
Not only do they save the lives of animals in need but educate and nurture a caring and compassionate program for the future generation of rescuers.

1 Jennifer472

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

America needs horse rescues like this! Keep them going strong! It's the least we can do. Thank god for the horse rescue relief and retirement fund! This prevents slaughter horses at auction!

1 Vjatl J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Beautiful people doing beautiful work for beautiful animals, Vincent James

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a former animal keeper and one that grew up around horses, I was very pleased with what I saw when I visited the rescue several months ago. It was encouraging to see the setting that these animals now live in especially knowing many of them have come from neglectful situations. It is a wonderful feeling to see the loving volunteers giving their time in caring for these animals. I hope to volunteer when my children are a little older. I encourage those reading this will consider volunteering and/or donating to this great rescue.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am founder of Last Stop Horse Rescue in Maine. During one of my recent trips to Georgia to visit my daughter and grandchildren I had the opportunity to meet Cheryl Flanagan of this amazing rescue. My daughter purchased her first horse. We shared this together, and met the most kind and gentle souls. A beautiful QH buckskin. The rest of this story was a nightmare. She was not the horse we met and not the horse that was delivered where my daughter was going to keep her. I reached out for help. Called several rescues and this rescue was the one to call back with referral to other horse people who could help that were from the area. When "Ginger" was delivered Cheryl came with one of her trainers to see if she could help my daughter who was inexperienced with a horse with severe trust and dominant issues. Rescue is for many reasons... and before I could leave Georgia I needed to know that my daughter and her new horse were in good hands. Cheryl rescued "me" and allowed me to head back to Maine to care for my own 27 horses at my own rescue. They did not know me, but they knew I needed help and help came. Many phone calls came later, following up with my daughter and myself. Names of vets, farriers, hay suppliers were offered by this helpful rescue. Being in the public, the support base is huge and this rescue used their support system to get help for Toni and "Ginger". I believe that a horse doesnt always have to "land" at a rescue to need help. A giving heart, an open heart, and a honest heart is how this rescue is managed. Joyce Pomeroy Last Stop Horse Rescue Prentiss Maine

Janice27

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Has always put the horses first, which is most important ... will bend over back wards to save a horse, donkey, pig. Oh shoot ...any animal in need. Great person to work with ..excellent Communication skills and loved by all. God bless them for what they do and how they do it !! Love them