Save A Forgotten Equine

Rating: 4.96 stars   103 reviews


16509 164th Ave NE Woodinville WA 98072 USA


Our mission: To rescue, rehabilitate, and retrain horses facing neglect or abuse and provide them with the best opportunity for a permanent home and a lifetime of safety.


Over 200 horses rescued, rehabilitated, and retrained since 2005.

Target demographics:

horses facing neglect, abuse, or starvation

Direct beneficiaries per year:

17 horses rescued, 13 horses adopted out, and 3 horses ended their suffering

Geographic areas served:

Pacific Northwest


Horse Rescue & Rehoming Training & Re-Training Community Outreach Program Serenity Fund

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

SAFE assisted me with placing a horse I needed to re-home. I was very grateful that they offered this service. They were professional, courteous and knowledgeable.

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

the thorough way they screen potential adopters.

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

get the word out so more people know about the great work they do and the services they offer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to reiterate what others have already mentioned about what makes SAFE one of the premier rescues in the United States. The care and compassion they have for horses in distress is top notch. Their books are open to the public for all to scrutinize their income and outgo. The horses are not warehoused. They are given professional training to open up the widest possibility for placement into new loving homes. Additionally, SAFE does continual follow-up on all of their placed horses and has gladly taken any back if the home did not work out in the best interests of the horse or the adopter. They are open and honest about each horse's condition, ability and any shortcomings be they physical or psychological.
SAFE should also be commended for their ability to say no. They know their financial limits and will not take on more horses than they are able to care for which is critical for stability in an economy where financial stability and donations have hit all time lows.
SAFE should absolutely be considered the standard by which ALL rescues should be judged. Honesty, integrity, care and compassion. The very traits that are the heart and soul of a truly stellar rescue. That is SAFE.

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I adopted one of my horses from SAFE. He was slaughter bound due to a disability that has rendered him incapable of being ridden. SAFE's compassion and rescue includes all horses. From the very young to the very old, to the finest show prospects to the disabled. They all have found a home with SAFE.

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

Delegate more activities to volunteers to offload the Board of Directors.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the pleasure of adopting a wonderful mare from S.A.F.E. It was a pleasure to work with this organization through the adoption process and I would gladly (and hopefully!) do this again in the not too distant future. I am impressed with how S.A.F.E took the time, effort and funds to rehabilitate and invest in this mare. Their time and work is evident in all the horses that are cared for by this organization. This is a professional, exceptionally well-run and effective rescue organization and I would not hesitate to encourage people to donate their time, money and homes to their cause.

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

Participating in adopting one of their rehabilitated horses.

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

Nothing I would change.

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