Serenity Equine Rescue And Rehabilitation

Rating: 4.37 stars   46 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 28818 Se 216th Way Maple Valley WA 98038 USA

Mission: Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation (SERR) is dedicated to the rescue and recovery of horses who are victims of neglect, abuse, abandonment or other forms of cruelty. Horses are evaluated and rehabilitated with the primary focus being on health and behavior first before usability or riding potential. We believe in healing horses from the inside out and then finding a home that is a good match to ensure a successful adoption. We also bring in abused/neglected horses needing humane euthanization (who are unable to heal or be saved due to excessive abuse, neglect or injury/illness). These rescues are evaluated by our veterinarian and given the best of care and attention while they are with us. If determined to need euthanization we make sure the end of their life provides them the dignity and love they have been lacking. SERR works with King County Animal Control (and King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office) to provide information and evidence for prosecution of Animal Cruelty charges. We are located on a farm in Maple Valley, Washington.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Patricia and the volunteers at Serenity have a genuine passion for loving and rehabilitating wonderful horses that have had unfortunate experiences. The natural horsemanship philosophy Patricia has with these beautiful souls are expressions of love, understanding, and gentle teachings. I am honored to know Serenity and to have the opportunity to learn horsemanship from Patricia.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Someone seriously needs to look carefully into Patricia's "rescue" program. The majority of the horses on the property are hers, not rescues. Many rescues are returned as they are not safe, sound or trained as advertised. The current plea seen on TV recently was for Patricia's gain, not the rescues. The barn which needs "work" rarely if at anytime houses rescue horses, but her own horses. The drainage near/in the barn is poor. Paddocks are rocky and muddy. Gotta hand it to Patricia, somehow she sold this "rescue" bit and is not only having her personal horses taken care of by volunteers but her home and property well taken care of from the pockets of innocent decent people trying to help a supposed "rescue" operation. Shame on you Patricia. Now if only one of the local TV stations would really look into this sham of a rescue vs. letting her go on camera and cry about needing her barn worked on. Skip volunteering at this "rescue" and put hours towards real therapy programs such as Lil Bit etc. Gee, if everyone could get away with hiding financials as well as Patricia we would all have our 11+ personal horses (oh, and pigs too) taken care of with free labor and not a dime of our own money.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Patricia (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Serenity was visited this past year by two directors from the ASPCA. One from New York and the other from Philadelphia. They spent hours on-site visiting with the horses and touring our facility. They also reviewed our financials, bylaws and grant application. As a result, Serenity was approved and given a grant . We are open to the public and our board is open to answering any questions that visitors or volunteers have. We tried to contact the Smythes but were unable to find them in our visitors or volunteer database.It is unfortunate that this person chose to write a false review instead of communicating their concerns to the proper people at Serenity.

Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Serenity has been investigated, they participate in deceptive practices, and best to steer clear. I purchased a pony from Serenity. The pony had a previous fractured hip. It was not discovered until after we started him under saddle. The vet said he is a pasture pony. I returned him to Serenity with the EXPRESSED UNDERSTANDING that he would do more than that. I didn't ask for a refund. Now the pony is listed as "trained dressage pony" and is being sold under saddle with xrays. This was not the agreement I had with Serenity, and this pony should never be ridden. They do not keep promises and have deceptive practices.

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Onsite.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-9-01

 
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