Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc.
July 29, 2010
Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue in Morriston, Florida (owned and operated by Theresa Batchelor) is the Gold Standard in horse rescue. Ms. Batchelor is ably assisted by a cadre of volunteers, in addition to fostering facilities as the need arises when it is imperative to make room for horses who are in eminent physical/medical danger requiring immediate intervention/medical attention. Ms. Batchelor's long-range goal is to rehabilitate the horses under her auspices with an eye toward a "forever home". This is something Ms. Batchelor takes extremely seriously. Applicants are carefully screened before one of Ms. Batchelor's charges are released. Following successful rehabilitation and placement in a forever home, welfare checks are conducted, ensuring the horses are living in an environment that benefits/optimizes their specific needs and requirements. Not often, but occasionally, horses have returned to Beauty's Haven where their welfare is first and foremost. Facilities at Beauty's Haven are clean and tidy, with ample shelter via out-buildings, lean-to's and shade trees to accommodate the horses during Florida's hot, humid summers. Misters, sprinklers and such assist in keeping Ms. Batcherlor's charges comfortable, in addition to being bathed, well-fed, medical attention as needed (including holistic care), and yes ... all are well-loved. Each new arrival is given the traditional "Beauty's Haven Hug" letting them know their former down-on-their-luck situation has come to an end. They have found a safe haven and shelter from the storm(s) of life.
I became acquainted with Beauty's Haven as an FOB (Fans of Barbaro) via the Alex Brown Racing Forum devoted initially to BARBARO, in addition to horse rescue, ending horse slaughter, etc. Ms. Batchelor provides daily updates WITH PHOTOS on the ABR Forum. Full accountability for those who support this worth-while endeavor.
With a profound gladness of heart, I salute Theresa Batchelor and her dedicated volunteers at Beauty's Haven Equine Farm and Rescue in Morriston, Florida. This organization IS the GOLD STANDARD all rescues should use as a template for this noble endeavor.
Susan E. Hopkins
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Repeatedly .... with each rescue
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
..... ask for more local volunteers to aide and assist Ms. Batchelor in virtually every area.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Seeing the horses heal and redeem themselves physically and emotionally
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
I have not met any staff members in person ..... YET!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Help the most needy in our society: our voiceless animals
Ways to make it better...
I lived in Florida and could volunteer on a regular/daily basis
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
One thing I'd also say is that...
Theresa Batchelor is my HERO. And there aren't many people I ascribe that term to.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Donor & Donate money.