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Live and Let Live Farm, Inc.
July 28, 2013

Live and Let Live Farm has no doubt helped a lot of horses over the years. However, they seem to take a "one size fits all" approach to equine care as evidenced by the death of Pride only 3 1/2 months after arrival. Pride was a Saddlebred cross mare, in her early 20's, who was surrendered to LLLF because her owner suffered hardships that prevented her caring for her horse any longer. Pride was given a clean bill of health by her vet when the Coggins was done; only health condition was a mild case of heaves for which she needed daily medication and soaked hay.

Pride arrived at LLLF on March 3 and was euthanized around the middle of June. Not a lot is known about her time at this rescue except that a picture taken in late March shows Pride looking over a fence, noticeably thinner than her intake photos, blanketless in the cold even though she clearly did not have enough fat to keep herself warm. Whatever she was fed was not sufficient to maintain her weight and the conditions to which Pride was subjected caused her health to fail.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make LLLF transparent to the public as required by their nonprofit, 501c status. They claim to have as many as 70 horses at a time and yet spend an average of $50/head on vet bills. Despite repeated requests by the previous owner, LLLF has refused to provide any evidence that Pride was treated by a vet at any time during the last 3 1/2 months of her life. They will not answer any questions about the care they provide to their animals, in fact.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

ANOTHER CHANCE 4 HORSES INC
January 18, 2013

We purchased a horse through AC4H broker program. Communication was prompt and friendly, layover and transport were easy to arrange. Tommy arrived safely and in remarkably good condition for a New Holland horse. Coggins was delivered with horse (we didn't pay for an HC since shipper didn't require and we were buying him regardless.) Price was roughly on par with Camelot, higher than EOTL and lower than Sundew. Thank you for helping us save Tommy's life!

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

A lot

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

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Client Served

Beech Brook Farm
November 13, 2012

Beech Brook Farm in Mystic is an outstanding equine rescue organization! They not only specialize in gaited horse breeds and crosses but they also have a special place in their hearts for mini horses, mini donkeys and the full-sized donkeys, too. Beech Brook Farm has provided second chances to many horses over the years as well as providing a safe place to foal to mares and jennies, ensuring their youngsters get a great start out in life. The hardest decision any human ever has to make is to euthanize a suffering, beloved animal when the time has come. Sadly, sometimes there can be no other outcome. These folks handle that awful task, too, with compassion and strength. Lucky the horse or donkey in need of a second chance that finds itself at Beech Brook Farm.

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Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor