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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: NEER North is dedicated to saving horses from abuse, neglect, and at risk for slaughter. NEER North helps horses and horse owners in crisis. Horses are rescued, rehabilitated. and re-homed with approved new owners.

Programs: Emergency Feed Fund Free advertising for horses in need of new homes networking with National contacts and rescues.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I learned about NEER north from my aunt who is a volunteer. She led me to a horse that they had there that had been to the brink of death and back. She was a huge mare with a lot of potential but even bigger baggage. Although I wasn't looking at the time for a new horse I truly believe Asha found me. As a professional in this sport( I am a trainer who owns a large equestrian facility). I understand the amount of love, hard work, blood, sweat, tears, and money that goes into a foundation such as NEER. I couldn't recommend a better facility. I currently house three of NEErs graduates, one of which I am training for NEER and two of my own. These people are the one in a millions. They are angels and we need more of them in this world. I couldn't picture my life without my little ( or not so little at 17+ hands) Asha girl.
Fondly,
Meghan Bourque
A Touch of Majic Equestrian Center
Groton, MA

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have visited NEER North on several occasions and found it to be a very happy place indeed - for horses and humans (and dogs, cats etc. LOL) Mary has always been very welcoming and willing to help out another rescue with advice or an extra blanket. NEER's free grain and hay program for those in need speaks of this groups generous and creative programs to help all horses - not just the ones in their own loving care. I hope to go back and visit there very soon:)!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NEER North has helped our mini horse rescue group find homes and has helped house them when we had no fosters available. Mary had the vet and farrier there before I had a chance to call them myself...she runs a great rescue and should be commended for her vigilance in caring for and finding homes for horses who are no longer able to be cared for by owners who find themselves in a bind in this economy. Hats off to Mary and her gang. Would recommend them highly.

Kathryn23

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have the utmost confidence in NEER North and Mary Martin -- in regard to horse welfare. I've known Mary since ~2008 and her commitments to daily horse welfare and also to legislative efforts to prohibit horse slaughter for human consumption are true and strong. Mary succeeds in these two essential 'worlds' of horse welfare, where many struggle to succeed in one.
Thru it all, the horses come first. Maybe it's magic, but Mary makes it look easy. It’s wonderful to know that horses have an angel in Mary. Thanks, Mary!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

New England Equine Rescue-North Inc. (NEER) is a fabulous organization that is addressing a serious issue on the North Shore. A typical horse has a life-span of more than 20 years and will have several owners over the course of her life. While most will find owners who love and cherish them, some will fall victim to abuse, neglect, or even death at a slaughter plant. NEER takes in homeless horses and finds them loving homes. They also speak out against cruelty to horses including horse slaughter and offer regularly their expertise to prevent cruelty before it happens. We are very fortunate to have such a compassionate, effective organization working to protect horses on the North Shore!