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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Equestrian, Sports

Mission: 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.

Results: 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

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

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I first became a donor to SAFE when I heard about the great work they do to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving forever homes for horses in need. Two years ago I started volunteering and my esteem for SAFE just grows and grows. The commitment of the huge volunteer staff - over 100 including 70 weekly barn volunteers - is wonderful and a testament to the care and integrity with which SAFE operates. If I were an abused or neglected horse I would pray every day that SAFE would come and get me.

Donor

Rating: 5

Save a Forgotten Equine does great work on behalf of horses. As a donor, I'm pleased with how they manage their donations in making sure that every dollar counts and they're spending funds in a way that does the most good.

Dominique H.

Donor

Rating: 5

What a great organization! My 10 year old daughter raised money for her birthday to donate to help a horse rescue. She emailed 6 of them, and this is the only one which responded. They were very kind and told my daughter that she was amazing to choose to donate instead of getting gifts. We ended up driving 3 hours to bring a horse blanket to one of the horses personally. The people at SAFE were really great and do great work for the horses..

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the work SAFE does to help horses in need. I follow SAFE horses - both current horses and horses that have found new lives through SAFE. I love hearing the stories of how they reach out to horses in need. Also, I have attended their fun show (entry fees used to help horses). Someday when I'm able to adopt a horse in need (currently have 2 horses) I will go to SAFE.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was so impressed with the care horses receive at this facility. They don't have a lot to work with financially, but make every dollar count.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

Almost two years ago, one of my beloved horses passed away, and left behind a very lonely buddy. SAFE was able to match us up with a foster horse to be a companion to Mac. Fostering was a great option for us, and helped us through a very difficult time. When we lost Mac to age related issues, we brought in a second foster horse.

I've found the SAFE organization a very compassionate and caring group of folks. They truly put the needs of the horses first and they are committed to doing what's right for horses that are many times abused or abandoned. They are great folks who really make a difference.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a very worthwhile organization, especially in these times of economic difficulties when many people are abandoning their horses. This group provides much care with very limited resources and depends totally upon private donations and volunteers.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

SAFE and their leadership have demonstrated consistent execution and alignment to their core principles with integrity, transparency and accountability for their actions, distribution of funds and responsibility to their beneficiaries, contributors and the community at large.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

S.A.F.E. may be the best rescue I have ever seen in my life. Their dedication to their horses truly makes them a class act. They have brought back hope to countless lives through their devotion to saving these magnificent creatures. This has been shown through all of the work they do to bring back destroyed animals to happy souls and raise them up to be who they were meant to be.
SAFE is honest in everything they do. Whether that be providing training for horses in order to find them Forever Homes, or simply giving them their dinner, you know that SAFE cares for their horses.
I have not visited their facility in person, but I have followed their website and horses for months thanks to their wonderful online updates. One day, although it may not be in my future now, I would like to give a SAFE Horse a Forever Home.
Save a Forgotten Equine Horse Rescue has made me laugh, cry, and smile by the work they do to restore hope. They are the Mercedes of Horse Rescues. Thank you, SAFE, for what you do.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

I have worked in fundraising for SAFE. I am continually amazed at what this group does not only for horses but for the community in terms of support. I am specifically impressed with the detailed fiancial statements availible to anyone. That alone gives me confidence to fundraise for this organization. My only criticism of this organization is that they are so small. The work that is accomplished by these people with frankly, a tiny budge, is amazing. I hope that reviews like this hope spread the word on this critically important charity and brings in support.

Review from Guidestar