Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, Inc.

Rating: 4.86 stars   104 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: P.O. Box 13 Hardy VA 24101 USA

Mission: Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, RVHR, founded in 2002, evolved out of the need in our community for assistance with horses being found in undesirable situations. RVHR is comprised of a serving Board of Directors who volunteer their time to this effort and are joined by volunteers in our community who may also become members of our organization. RVHR is dedicated to educating the public on these issues and how they can be avoided as well as providing assistance to horse owners in our area that are dealing with a similar situation. Other efforts include providing educational clinics on horsemanship and horse care in general for our horse community.We also provide a refuge at our facility for horses that are in need due to starvation or neglect as well as helping these horses find new loving and suitable homes where they shall be watched over by RVHR for the rest of their lives.
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Rating: 3 stars  

I adopted a pony after I was a volunteer the RVHR. She is the love of my life and I think everyone should have the same experience. There's a million horses that need someone to love them. Please adopt one, or two. It's a wonderful thing.

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

adopting a pony.

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

I would let the adopters own the horse or pony if the adopters were good and honest. Not just let them do everything for that horse or pony for the rest of their life and never be able to say "this beautiful pony was adopted from the RVHR and now she's mine" Instead of saying I do everything and provide everything for this horse or pony but she'll never really be mine.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 3 stars  

My interaction with Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue has been minimal
having been there only twice, however I would like to express kudos to them for taking on the enormous and never ending task of caring
for not only abused and neglected horses but a plethera of other
creatures in dire need. Their task is never ending. Their care and concern is also never ending.

Given what resources they have to work with I can only marvel at what they are able to accomplish.

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

Accounts of numerous successful adoptions

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

With their limited funds they do a great job.... As to making any changes...without additional funds to improve accomdations and perhaps hire outside non-volunteer help, it will be hard to make any improvements

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I give our financial support to RVHR. We feel secure in the fact that our donations will be applied to operational cost and not spent unwisely. I feel it is a well run rescue worthly of the $5000.00 gift.

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

Talking with my wife.

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

nothing.

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

From what I've read and heard from other co-workers and friends RVHR is a very well run rescue. I feel confident giving money to the rescue, knowing it will be spent with the horses best in mind.

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

talked with coworkers and friends about RVHR.

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

nothing at this time.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue works hard to care of animals that have been forgotten or mistreated. I have seen the level of care that is given to each animal. This staff works as if they are getting paid thousands of dollars and they work for nothing! Many times they invest their own interests just to make sure the level of care these animals receive is the best available. No one could deserve this grant anymore than this organization.
I have seen the sweat and muscle work to provide food for these animals, I have seen the tears as the ones that do not make it get held in the arms of someone that cares as they leave this world.
Their is room for growth of this organization and they need this help immediatly if they are going to continue to carry out this very important mission.

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

when my own horse was injured they were there to help me make sure that she recovered.

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

enhance the facilities

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Rating: 4 stars  

I occasionally donate money to RVHA becuase they make appeals to the public. I consider them a valuable asset in the community.

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

reading articles about them and looking at their website

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

For them to be more well funded.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

There are many animal shelters for smaller animals, but not many for our larger equine pets. RVHR is among those few and they are rarer yet in the commitment they give to the horses in their charge by making sure they are as comfortable as possible while awaiting their forever homes. Pat and the other volunteers do a wonderful job. I enjoy getting the email updates and following their Facebook page to see how some of the most pitiful beings are transformed back into healthy and hopeful horses again. I hope they can continue to give the support these horses need by us giving RVHR the support they need.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

RVHR came info my life by way of my wife Cindy. I was impressed by the professional and hard working people at the rescue. We don't have much spare time to give, but we help with the cost of feed. I feel RVHR is well run and maintained, I know whatever money we give is going directly for the horses and not being wasted or misused.

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

By helping with feed cost, I help keep horses stomachs full which helps with recovery.

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

nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

The relationship my husband and I have with RVHR is many tiered. We have fostered horses, adopted one, donate our hayfields, and have found a true friend in Patricia Muncy. Patty is an inspiration to me, and I would say I don't know how she manages to do what she does - but I can't because I see how for myself. She tirelessly and devotedly opens the facility's gates and her arms to horses in need. In need of nourishment, shelter, medical attention, training, love, understanding, and end of life care. The whole idea is to find a real home for the horses that are healthy enough to leave RVHR, and provide a respite for those who are not. This all takes money. And when there isn't enough to go around, Patty digs in deeper, physically doing the work a vet, farrier or farmhand would do. It is extremely hot and dusty out in a hayfield on a tractor, cutting, raking, baling, loading. The number of bales, round and square that Patty personally put away for the horses at RVHR is staggering. I thank God every day for Patty and the other angels of mercy that help her administer to creatures great and small.

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

Experienced continual advice/care of my adopted horse with a chronic health problem.

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

Extra funding might help to develop an enhanced volunteer program - thereby providing opportunities for more horses in need. Besides horse care, volunteers are greatly needed at a rescue facility for on-going maintenance.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am writing from Ontario. I own a blind ( both eyes enucleated) appaloosa. I know if I were not there for he would be a goner. I so appreciate your organization for working and caring for horses that needing to be rescued. I know well what is involved and the great need.

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

see above

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

I don't have suggestions

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