Live and Let Live Farm, Inc.
Rating: 3.67 stars 6 reviews
Issues: Animals, Arts & Culture, Homeless & Housing
Location: 20 Paradise Ln Chichester NH 03258 USA
The Live and Let Live Farm, Inc provides a safe environment for animals and people to interact. Through a volunteer network, co-ownership and sponsorship programs, people learn horsemanship and how to care for horses, and horses are rehabilitated. We plan to work with school districts such as Chichester and Epsom, prison rehabilitation programs, and youth groups, among others, implementing programs that will give people that wouldn't normally have a chance this opportunity to work with horses. The benefits of building relationships with horses and people include physical, emotional and mental aspects that have been well documented and will lead to both animals and people having more productive lives.
Our MissionLive and Let Live Farm, Inc is an animal shelter that rescues abused and unwanted animals, mainly horses, and provides them either a temporary or permanent safe place to interact with people. We strive to rehabilitate and or retrain animals, leading to increased confidence and self-esteem, and relationships that benefit both animals and people. When applicable, we will try to find appropriate homes for rehabilitated animals. Those animals that are considered un-adoptable will be given lifetime care at our farm.
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Live and Let Live Farm has no doubt helped a lot of horses over the years. However, they seem to take a "one size fits all" approach to equine care as evidenced by the death of Pride only 3 1/2 months after arrival. Pride was a Saddlebred cross mare, in her early 20's, who was surrendered to LLLF because her owner suffered hardships that prevented her caring for her horse any longer. Pride was given a clean bill of health by her vet when the Coggins was done; only health condition was a mild case of heaves for which she needed daily medication and soaked hay.
Pride arrived at LLLF on March 3 and was euthanized around the middle of June. Not a lot is known about her time at this rescue except that a picture taken in late March shows Pride looking over a fence, noticeably thinner than her intake photos, blanketless in the cold even though she clearly did not have enough fat to keep herself warm. Whatever she was fed was not sufficient to maintain her weight and the conditions to which Pride was subjected caused her health to fail.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make LLLF transparent to the public as required by their nonprofit, 501c status. They claim to have as many as 70 horses at a time and yet spend an average of $50/head on vet bills. Despite repeated requests by the previous owner, LLLF has refused to provide any evidence that Pride was treated by a vet at any time during the last 3 1/2 months of her life. They will not answer any questions about the care they provide to their animals, in fact.
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