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.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been knowing about rvhr, or better known as roanoke valley horse rescue. They care greatly for all the animals that are there. They treat each of them as if they were there own pet at home. It is a place like no other. I would even say that it is the best place in Virginia that you could ever go to or adopt from. They have the most caring people and treat the animals there with the best love and care they can give. If you have any time in your schedule i would highly advise you to check out there website or even go by there to donate a few things. They deserve every bit of help they can get and it would be greatly appreciated by them and the animals. That is for certain!!!

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

watching horse after horse get sent to a loving home and checked up all the time just to make sure the home is still suitable

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

let more people come around the horses just to give them a little bit more socialization

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

All hats off to RVHR for their selfless giving to everyone of their animals as well as staff. This is not a job you do for money - it is COMPLETELY out of love. Having previously worked with Pat, I cannot say enough good things about her and this wonderful organization! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication.

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

I receive the newsletter and keep up with RVHR

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

None

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

I think what the RVHR is doing for the HORSES of this region is great. The horses need a safe haven and Patricia Muncy provides that for them. Between Patricia and the Volenteers, the horses are in good hands. I know some of those horses think when they get to the RVHR, that they have died and going to heaven because of the attention they get and the care.

Kathy, Franklin Co.

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

My neighbors have gotten several horses from the RVHR.

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

I wish I could give them more money to help with building more barns and to purchase more food.

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

I get the RVHR newsletters and believe that they are doing a great service to so many neglected and/ or abused horses. There are so many that need help...especially in our current economic situation! Help this organization save lives!

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

I read each newsletter and look forward to volunteering soon.

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

None.

 
Flag review
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.

 
Flag review
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.

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar
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.

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

.

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

.

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

RVHR has one of the most professional web pages of any rescue operation I have been involved in. I am an artist and have done many paitnings for fund raisers for dogs and cats in places where I have lived and now want to help out the horses at RVHR.

The folks involved are professional, kind, open, creative, wonderful and giving and they do give their best to the horses they rescue. In fact, the place is a godsend for horses that need gentle, loving and good homes.

Their updates are the best - so full of important information that informs, instructs, explains and has the optimism required to keep an operation like this running... the updates attract benefactors. This is because of the professional and knowledgeable way they share what we, the public, need to know.

At times like these, people are reticent to give out more money because they don't have as much; however, RVSR is able to show where the money is going, you get to meet the horses and you see how much good is being done for this small operation.

There is definately a need for RVSR and I hope they get all the grants and money they need to help these wonderful, worthy horses.



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

n/a at this time

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

n/a at this time

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

RVHR performs an extremely necessary function. We need to support the only equine rescue in this area...especially given the current state of the country. The animals are the first to suffer. Good job Patricia!

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

We have a non-profit rescue, though we concentrate on dogs and cats we have taken in several horses as well. We went to visit RVHR a few years ago to see what they were about.

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

Improve their pastures

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

I receive emails from RVHR on a regular basis and I have been very impressed with the website and with the professional pictures and stories of the horses available for adoption. I am impressed by the time and effort the owner puts into finding homes for these horses and taking care of them, especially the ones that have been abused. I think she does a great service to our community!

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

I have not personally experienced any results of this organization

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

I would not even begin to suggest any changes as the best I can tell, this organization is quality run.

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar