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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: The United States Equine Rescue League (USERL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines.  Our mission is to save, protect, and rehabilitate equines in need.  We rescue abused, neglected, or abandoned equines; provide them with care and rehabilitation; and finally find them a compatible, loving home.  We believe that education is the long-term solution to improving the lives of equines.

Target demographics: Neglected/abused/abandoned horses, mules and donkeys. USERL assists counties with equine cases, providing housing, nutritional and medical care (and training when needed) with a final goal of finding a new loving adoptive home.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 horses averaged per year.

Geographic areas served: North Carolina and Virginia.

Programs: Horse Program, Volunteer Program, Foster Program and Adoption Program, Education Program.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 DeVine Farms

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is no better feeling to be part of an organization that does so much for the horse community in VA and NC. Every horse United States Equine Rescue League has saved you can see it in their eyes just how thankful they truly are to receive regular veterinary care, farrier care, attention, feed, hay and water. Volunteers work hard not just on specific cases but also daily care for all the horses in their program. I have worked as a volunteer for many years helping with social media, networking, fostering, rehab and whatever else is needed. We are always looking for foster homes and all cost incurred for horse care is tax deductible since they are a 501c3. Contact United States Equine Rescue League at info@userl.org to volunteer, donate supplies, work on fundraising activities, help transport, help network or ask questions. Highly rewarding to be a part of such a wonderful organization that is trying to help as many horses as it can based on limited resources. Volunteer opportunities available in Hampton Roads VA and Northeast NC Thank you for everything USERL does for the horse community and the volunteers that make it work. Just a few pics of some of the horses before and afters.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the last 8 years we have fostered 2 horses thru US Equine Rescue League. The 27+ year old buckskin, quarter horse mare we kept and will have a forever home with us. The 2nd horse stayed with us until his perfect forever adopter was found. He now lives, shows and gives riding lessons in North Carolina. My husband and I continue to support US Equine Rescue League thru fundraising activities and transporting donate hay to the rehab barns. I have found the volunteers at USERL to be dedicated and absolutely have the best interests of the horses in their care. To quote Tom Seay from Best of America by Horseback "these folks are the real deal". Tom was the guest speaker at the latest fundraiser - a showing of the movie "Unbranded". Our next fundraiser is a golf tournament in September. The Richmond area USERL has rescued over 200 horses since its inception.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer coordinator for the Central Peidmont Region of NC and I am always amazed by the committment and dedication of our volunteers. 100% of the money we raise goes directly toward helping our horses.

2 Karen60

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learned about USERL about a year ago. I had been looking for a group that I could help. I love horses and this was a great chance for me. This is a great group who loves horses and wants to give other people the chance to give a horse a forever home. I want to thank them for letting me be part of their group.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed my experience with the league. I learned alot about the care of horses, feeding and handling of horses. The barn days are well planned and organized.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned about USERL about 3.5 yrs.ago from an active volunteer. She and I met on a whim and got to talking and she told me about the League. I offered her my contact info. and that I had a trailer I could offer for use and one thing led to another and here I am now. One thing about our volunteers is their dedication to the cause of helping horses in horrific conditions. If there is even the slightest chance of helping an equine have a better life, well that chance is taken. I have been thru the personal loss of a beloved recued equine and had tons of emotional support from the volunteers and I have been able to foster and adopt "and make a difference". If I could dedicate my time 100% to something it would be to the USERL.