Tara Farm Rescue

Rating: 3.38 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 670 Babcock Hill Rd % Bonnie Jeanne Gorden President Coventry CT 06238 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

CAUTION!! I would not recommend Tara Farm Rescue to anyone looking to adopt a horse. The rescue claims to "Adopt" out rehabilitated horses but the fact of the matter is they actually "Lease" out horses for a fee and can take back ownership at any given time. Do not waste your time, money or efforts supporting this sham of a "rescue" in any way. Unfortunately much of what the previous reviewer has stated is 100% accurate.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

unfriendly, uneducated. The organization exhibits zero skills in terms of working with the public and has an overall poor reputation in the area.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

BEWARE!!!!This woman made thousands of dollars off of me then when I found another facility to board the horse I had adopted from her she and her minions snuck over to the stables while no one was around and stole my beloved pet! She claimed breach of contract which was absolutely untrue! She knew how much I LOVED this horse and only took him out of retaliation for me leaving and her losing hundreds of dollars a month from me boarding two horses at her facility. I had often seen horses that were "adopted out" come back to the farm mysteriously and wondered why all these people adopted horses (for a FEE)yet gave them back. Now I understand. I also have met someone else who adopted a horse from her and brought it to his farm. Bonnie Jeanne and (again) her minions would stop by his house so often as to constitute harassment that he gave the horse back. She is basically a horse brothel-adopt the horse out and get it back until its too old or decrepid to make her a buck. She, her husband and brother live at the farm and DO NOT WORK-they live off donations which are meant for the animals on the farm. She also has partial projects around the farm so she can appear cash-needy when someone comes out. She always has some sob story ready for the unsuspecting potential financier. I also know a woman who adopted two horses from Bonnie Jeanne and had to sneak them off the farm because she wouldn't let her leave with them. Why would she when she's making all that money to finance her and her family not having to work for a living? Now I have to hire a lawyer to get my horse back! I had this horse for a year and a half and was bonded with him and she, in her self-serving greed, snatches him from me. She was arrested recently due to criminal trespass. Her brother is a convicted felon who also lives off of donations.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

questionable at best. Several alcoholics and shady characters.

Ways to make it better...

this rescue were honest. My experience was so bad that I will never have dealings with a "non-profit" again and will definitely warn others of the scams out there.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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