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All Vegas Horses / L.E.A.N.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: Our mission focuses on using a network of fosters, volunteers and sponsors to rescue horses seized by or surrendered to the Animal Control agencies of Clark County, Nevada. L.E.A.N. has been the last hope for many horses and donkeys with no place left to go. L.E.A.N. is unlike other rescue programs in that we do not have a physical ranch or sanctuary. All the horses are placed into private foster homes and cared for by the members of that house or barn. L.E.A.N covers the cost of feed, medical, farrier and other needs while the animal recovers under the loving care of its foster home. Our goal: No more Unwanted horses in southern Nevada

Results: 76 horses and donkeys rescued since our inception in 2012; more than half rehomed to loving families.

Target demographics: rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses and donkeys confiscated by Animal Control agencies.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20 horses

Geographic areas served: southern Nevada

Programs: medical and behavioral rehabilitation, feed assistance, sterilization, and general horse husbandry education.

Community Stories

126 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a CPA with a strong background of experience with non-profits. I do the tax compliance work for LEAN too. Because of my experience, there are many organizations I would never donate to because I can intimately see how the money is used. This is not the case with LEAN. I am a regular donor because I know my money is going to the horses and these people do this work for the right reasons. I couldn't be happier donating to a local charity for the care of animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a professional dog and horse photographer here in Las Vegas and last year volunteered to do the LEAN 2019 calendar. It was so rewarding meeting 14 of these wonderful survivor horses and capturing their spirit thru my lens for the calendar. All their fosters were very kind and patient while I was photographing them.

Everyone involved with LEAN gives so much of themselves to help these horses have a better life. This rescue is wonderful, all you have to do is see some of the before pictures when the horses first came to LEAN than the after photos, and you know why I want to work with them again.
Even though I have a busy work schedule now with my regular sessions, I had to say yes! to do the LEAN 2020 calendar once again. I look forward to meeting the new horses and showcasing their beauty and personality with my camera.

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Donor

Rating: 5

L.E.A.N. is amazing! They take amazing care of the horses they save. I am lucky enough to have adopted the most amazing horse from them, Captain Jack Sparrow. He was abandoned out in the desert by his previous owners. Starving and injured with a nail piercing through his hoof. L.E.A.N. took him in, and with their amazing care helped him heal. He is now the most spoiled and loved thoroughbred. I thank L.E.A.N. every day for saving my heart horse!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic group making a difference! Horses are such majestic animals and deserve to be cared for and this group does just that!

2 Hairyleggedman

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is truly dedicated to their mission. This is not some backyard hoarder, or someone that is profiting from these animals that have been sorely let down by their former owners. LEAN spreads the workload out amoungst its members so that each foster can provide the best possible care for a horse, or in some cases, horses. This of course includes feeding, grooming, stall maintenance, medical care and sometimes training and lessons in good manners. The final step is to find a forever home for the horse through a thorough adoption process.

The guiding principle is always, "Do what's best for the horse". They have saved dozens of horses with this method, and along the way people have had great experiences with these rescues.

These are the good guys.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following this organization since it's inception, and I wish to express my admiration for the selfless work these men and women have done for abused, neglected and abandoned animals. Not only have they saved many lives, and improved the quality of life for many others, they are providing a community service and working with Clark County to reduce the cost and complexity of dealing with these animals.

The genius of their plan is to spread the load out to as many people as possible. Can volunteer a little time or a little money great, or if you're a major benefactor there is room for you too. Also this method can be replicated anywhere as you don't need a building, land, storage, vehicles in the name of the charity, the people involved provide these things.

Highly motivated, highly ethical, and highly effective, too bad there isn't a 5-star+ rating.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

L.E.A.N Is an all volunteer organization. They work tirelessly to save equine and sometimes a dog or 2.. Awesome group.

3 Kathy154

Donor

Rating: 5

L.E.A.N. finds foster care and ultimately loving homes for horses who are seized due to neglect by Clark County Animal Control. They don't take (by their charter) owner surrenders.

But owners sometimes lose their a ability to care for their horse. L.E.AN. still cares and helps find a solution for their care.

See Izzy, L.E.A.N. helped a caring member of the community find a solution for this horse that had both a medical issue and a care issue.

I have watched and donated to L.E.A.N. since it's inseption. If you care for animals and want all your $$ to go to the animals (not into the pockets of the organizers) pick L.E.A.N. Choose those that help their own and others.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We are Sentinel donors for this horse rescue. We fully and unconditionally recommend this organization to anyone considering supporting L.E.A.N. Every $ is used for the horses, no opportunity is overlooked for gaining community resources. 5 stars everyday.

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3 Emmanuelle C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing organisation! Passionated people who helps horses and find them their best home.

3 Nicki E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Words can't explain how greatful our town is having L.E.A.N. for all the horses. The amount of help that is given is unbelievable. So many lives have been saved with the help of so many people. I love working with L.E.A.N. and look forward to what the future is going to bring.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

LEAN is a wonderful asset to our local horses in need. Through a network of volunteers they make sure all horses get the one on one care they need to be rehabilitated.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Not only does L.EA.N. save horses, they unite the horse community. Riders, trainers and horse lovers of all disciplines and walks of life come together to volunteer what they can to help. It takes a village and with L.E.A.N. leading the way this community will save many more.

3 Rodeogal

Board Member

Rating: 5

Year after year I cannot believe how lucky I am to be part of such an amazing organization. It is an organization that truly brings community together. Volunteers from all walks of life come out to help in so many different ways. From physically caring for the horses to hauling tack and donations to picking up feed to working events to transporting horses......it really does take a village and ours is Awesome! I am so humbled by the people in our horse community in our little desert town of Las Vegas and proud to be a part of the L.E.A.N Team. #It'sAllAbouttheHorses.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a L.E.A.N volunteer and all I can say is how honored I am to be a part of this community. That's exactly what L.E.A.N is, an entire community coming together to assist these horses and burros in need. From the smallest donation to those that put in countless hours of work and dedication (the board members, all of the volunteers like the fosters,the training team, the tack team, the local show's that choose L.E.A.N as a beneficiary, the event team, the transport team, the education team, the grooming team, the media team, and the various equine health teams that chip in) this truly is what community is all about. I am very proud to be surrounded by such incredible people that care so much about these animals. Keep up the great work everyone!

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4 Paula E.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

L.E.A.N. honored me with the chance to foster for them.it was an amazing experience and after the 3rd one I am a foster failure yepp..I adopted Dublin win win all the way around amazing caring Staff ..thank you team you deserve all that God has prepared you for..love you all

3 Michele B.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing organization! Without all the wonderful people on the board and the services they provide, many horses in our community would never have a second chance to enjoy their life! ❤

3 Gwen5

Board Member

Rating: 5

Lean has helped so many horses find a new home that would otherwise have nowhere to go. Thank god they’re here for all the unwanted horses and donkeys taken in by Clark County Animal Control.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

LEAN is a wonderful organization to be part of. They are working non-stop to help horses in Las Vegas have better lives. I love how professional and organized they are and I enjoy working events for them. Helping raise money for the horses has become a very fulfilling part of my life.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Year over year, this organization stays true to its mission, responsible to its supporters, and faithful to its horses. Always great, and a gem among rescues.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The dedicated work and commitment of this organization's volunteers (100% including Board) continues to amaze. The photo results speak for themselves as the horses recover, and LEAN continues to work in the Community to help avoid neglect in the first place. Going strong for over 5 years!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This organization provides ahuge service to this community. It steps in to help those with few resources. They are unique and essential.

3 Ila Caroline J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am blessed to have been a previous volunteer with this group, and can't say enough about the teamwork and sheer, genuine care and passion this team puts into their ever important work! I have been involved in rescues for almost a decade now, and can honestly say this is the most successful, well-run, and genuine groups I've had the pleasure of being involved with.

LEAN takes unwanted, mistreated horses and provides them the best opportunity for a safe, healthy, and successful future by ensuring proper medical care, maintenance, and training. They carefully review applications for adopters and make sure it is the best fit for all.

5 MistyFieldsBecker

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm impressed with the work that LEAN does for rescued horses, some with serious issues. They take the time that each horse needs and provide the care to ensure that everything is done to help each horse thrive. LEAN benefits the horses they save and also the community. It's encouraging to see a local nonprofit that operates so effectively for all of the horses in their care.

4 Linda352

Board Member

Rating: 5

What an amazing group of dedicated volunteers ! LEAN embodies a public-private partnership that brings together all riding disciplines, animal lovers, businesses and the entire rural community to benefit these animals. I am honored to work with this diverse network of volunteers making the difference in so many lives. The humans reap the benefits as well

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Donor

Rating: 5

LEAN / All Vegas Horses steps in to rescue and rehome unwanted horses in Las Vegas and partners with animal control officers to assist with the care of these animals. The system is already overwhelmed with small animals and not equipped to gentle horses. LEAN has a network of volunteers with the expertise to help. On more then one occasion I've had the honor of witnessing such teamwork between Animal Control, the local equine vet and a small army of tireless volunteers with support of donors to save and rehome these magnificent creatures. Without LEAN these
Horses would go to the feedlot and most likely slaughter

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Donor

Rating: 5

Las Vegas community is so lucky and grateful for LEAN. Too many wonderful stories to comment on. We LOVE LEAN!

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Donor

Rating: 5

LEAN is an amazing organization! Not only are they dedicated to the protection and rescue of abandoned and neglected horses, but at the same time, they are compassionate and supportive of the valleys equine community as a whole.
The staff is knowledgeable and dedicated and they volunteer from the heart. Their work is remarkable and our community is very fortunate to have them.

5 Kristin W.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue that goes above and beyond for the horses in need in Las Vegas and surrounding area