Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation
Rating: 4.37 stars 46 reviews
Location: 28818 Se 216th Way Maple Valley WA 98038 USA
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It was around 2005 I think that I went to Patricia to offer some expertise in Marketing (as an advisor and volunteer). After a couple of meetings and several discussions I decided it was not for me. Around that time she had received some negative press online and I wanted to get the story for myself so that I could figure out how to help her move past those problems and redefine her nonprofit. She was in the process of cleaning up her financials (I met with her volunteer lawyer) so that part was already underway. I was thankful for that because I wanted nothing to do with that kind of paperwork - YUCK.
I was told by her that a story that leaked online about her stallion getting loose on the property and impregnating at least one rescue mare, was true. It was a year or so prior to us meeting but this is the kind of story that does not go away so I recommended that she geld her stallion and post the proof online. After a period of months later I continued to receive their emails and I responded with the question of whether she had gelded him yet or not. After asking this several times it was apparent that she was going to continue having this stallion onsite so I stopped working with them.
My opinion is that if you are that passionate about animal rescue, you should not be making more of them and intermingling that business with your nonprofit.
First, I bought the property in 2006 and moved here with my horses to build a stable for boarding. It was not intended to be a rescue. Finding 83 horses on 11 acres changed those plans when 23 horses from a hoarding situation came to the farm in 2007. In 2008 we became a 501(c)3. With the exception of 3 rescued pregnant mares, we have not had a foal on this property since 2009 and there are no stallions! It is unfortunate when a person whose intent is to malign a wonderful, caring organization with totally inaccurate information, can do so anonymously, therefore avoiding taking responsibility for their actions.