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Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc.

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc. is a rescue, rehab, and re-home organization that was established in 2006. Our mission is to help equine in need, to educate the public about proper horse care, what to do if they come across a horse that is being abused or neglected, to provide assistance (when possible) to horse owners going through a short period of financial hardship, and to help humans through helping horses. We try to get youth involved – they are the horse owners of tomorrow. Awareness and education are key in helping our equine friends. Through helping horses, we hope to help people too. We give horses that have been neglected, abused, and/or abandoned a chance to begin their life, again--without pain and worry, but with dignity and respect. We welcome horses that are no longer needed, wanted or useful to their owners and we place them in good homes. We don’t feel there are “unwanted” horses--some are just “misplaced.” We try to help as many as we can find a good, forever-home before they end up in the slaughter pipeline where they would be at high risk of being sold to kill buyers and trucked across the borders where they are slaughtered for human consumption. We also network with other organizations and individuals to help horses. We offer sanctuary to a limited number of horses with special needs. We have taken in babies as young as two hours old, pregnant mares, and our oldest rescue was 43 yrs old! Age and breed to not matter. We often take horses that others would not take for various reasons such as requiring extensive and/or costly rehab – we feel they all deserve a chance. Quality of life is always a factor in determining the future of each horse. We are pro-life – we do not euthanize any equine to make room for another. We have an excellent care team that includes professionals in traditional and holistic medicines, dentistry, equine podiatrists, etc. However, we do euthanize when it is in the best interest of the horse – we don’t deny a peaceful and loving end to any equine that is suffering or has a poor or painful quality of life that can’t be rehabilitated. We have taken in horses with birth defects, broken bones, mutilations, cancer, blindness, COPD, Cushing’s disease, are extremely emaciated, and have other serious diseases. We also help other animals (dogs, cats, pigs, goats, etc.) in need on occasion. In 2012 Beauty’s Haven was awarded Verified status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). GFAS is the only globally recognized organization that provides standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries.

Target demographics: equine in need and through helping equine we try to help people too!

Geographic areas served: Florida and surrounding states

Programs: helping equine in need, educating the public about proper horse care and what to do if they come across a horse that is being abused or neglected, providing assistance (when possible) to horse owners going through a short period of financial hardship, and to help humans through helping horses. We try to get youth involved – they are the horse owners of tomorrow. Awareness and education are key in helping our equine friends. Through helping horses, we hope to help people – horses are very therapeutic.

Community Stories

241 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Amaya R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc is truly where miracles and second chances happen on a regular basis. I have been an avid supporter and follower of this rescue for years and have witnessed first hand the endless love and devotion Theresa, her family and volunteers give to every animal and person that come to their farm. I have watched amazing recovery and adoption stories and cried both happy and sad tears for the ones they save and the ones they so compassionately let go. The village of supporters that can be rallied when an animal is in need is a telling testimony of the respect the community has for Theresa and the mission statement of the Rescue. You will never find a more deserving rescue to give your donations or volunteer your time with. The need for ligitimate rescue groups, such as Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, is greater than ever but finding experienced angels to take on the tasks and operations are challenging. I will continue to stand in support of this rescue and do all I can to make sure the community knows of its importance to the forgotten and neglected animals who now call the rescue home.

Paula Coonfield E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have visited the rescue and participated in various fund-raising events. The people are truly dedicated to the welfare of the animals in their care!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beauty's Haven is a true sanctuary for the spirit, soul, mind and body - and I'm not just talking about the horses and donkeys (and one little special calf)! Whenever I go there to volunteer I feel I have entered a special spiritual oasis where I can breathe deeply and relax in the knowing that finally I've walked into a space that believes that horses and donkeys and all creatures deserve to feel loved, cared for, and safe. It is such a wonderful blessing to be able to offer my time and energy to support this sanctuary. I love all of the beings there, but some particular favorites are Zahara (beautiful black thoroughbred who arrived nearly starving and now is thriving), Jojo & Jazzy the mischievous little mini-donkeys, Lucy the mini paint horse with the permanent trach in her throat who loves to run alongside the golf cart up and down the hills, Ruby the lovely gray with such delicate skin, and of course Beauty & her little friend Frodo. Truly a magical place!

1 Patricia A. K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These are the best people who do everything possible for those in their care. I have been following for several years now and donate monthly to help.
Betsy Rose's journey was tremendous thanks to these caring souls.

1 Writer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent Equine rescue that truly cares for their animals

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visited Beauty's Haven in February. What a wonderful place for these horses and donkeys to be. They are one big happy family ❤️ All the animals receive the best care possible and lots of love. Too bad I don't live closer cause I would love to volunteer here.

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Thank you for the kind words and the review!

1 Kathy149

Donor

Rating: 5

Theresa & Bob continue to do incredible rescue & rehabilitation... just look at Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue and follow their latest rescue, Hope, the dwarf calf! They give their all to every one they rescue. I’ve supported them for years and will continue to help. They are the best!

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Donor

Rating: 5

BHFER continues to amaze me with their love & care for every animal they take in & rehabilitate. Many have become "residents" as their needs require them to stay under the loving care of BHFER. Not only do they save horses, minis & donks, there are several dogs & cats that can thank them for their lives. And, of course, there's Jingle, the calf, who now thrives in his forever home!
Thank you, Theresa & Bob, I'm proud to be a friend of BHFER!

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Donor

Rating: 5

They are the best of the best in Florida
Dedicated and Trustworthy

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The owners are an incredibly caring couple. I volunteered there for a few months and only stopped because I moved and life got hectic. They put all of their animals before themselves and make sure every single one has the best care. They are two of the sweetest, most genuine individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The love that they have for what they do is overwhelmingly obvious from the moment you step on their property.

Peter F.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer there Saturdays and there is not enough time or paper to express my feelings to Beauty’s Haven and Theresa and Bob. Wonderful people doing wonderful work. They have devoted their lives to caring for neglected and abused animals. We have adopted 3 horses and 2 cats from them. So I have seen and experienced their work first hand.

Smiles23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been associated with this charity for years, I have watched many people heal the broken horses and animals that come in here and also watched hearts break when the souls depart from their broken bodies.
I have also watched people be healed by the love shown them by the animals they work with. It is an amazing place and if I could I would give them enough money that they would never have to fundraiser again.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Although I have never met Teresa or visited Beauty’s Haven. I have followed her for a number of years. I have purchased a few of their fundraising apparel. The horses and donkeys that have come into her care have known more love and care. Whether for a short period or years they have all known a kind and gentle life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rescues are a dime a dozen but working with theresa is an eye opener. She finds hope in everything she does.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Baby Girl was in such bad shape when she went to BHFER, with a bashed in face, bone fragments and infections. She was also severely emaciated. I read her story in the Gainesville Sun and started following her progress. I've researched other local rescues and I've never seen one that lends itself to the "whatever it takes" mission. To deal with an infection that was resistant to antibiotics the rescue engaged the services of a hyperbaric chamber. She healed so quickly. Today Baby Girl has a safe home and is a beautiful, healed and loved horse. The quality of life provided at this rescue is outstanding, the follow through, checking to make sure the horses adopted out are safe and healthy, is beyond reproach. The second chances provided are as unique as the individual horses themselves. BHFER doesn't raise the existing bar, they are the bar and with each horse, with each success story, they raise that bar. This is a clean well organized organization that I am happy to support in whatever fashion they need me.

Ola A.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed this non-profit for several years and what they do for the animals if nothing but remarkable!! They bring hope when there is no hope - even to us humans!

1 Kathy120

Donor

Rating: 5

I volunteered at the farm for several years before my health went downhill. I still support their work from a distance. Love Theresa and her crew immensely.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to Beauty's Haven and have also volunteered on several occasions and I am greatly impressed with Theresa and the work she and her volunteers do to help the horses and donkeys that they rescue. Theresa truly is an angel among us for what she has been through personally and the survivor she is and how she instills that onto the animals and people. I have also encouraged others to donate and volunteer if they are able as well.

1 TJ B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped me secure a motivated adoption that most wouldn’t without hesitation. Always open arms when we go to visit, just the best type of people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This charity is beyond charitable, in spirit, heart, and in providing care to all animals! Yes they are an equine rescue, but they currently rescue dogs, cats, bunnies, and yes, even a little calf! This calf is crippled, and was abandoned by her mother. This rescue truly came to the rescue, and found splints for this calfs two front legs, to help her ambulate. They deserve so much. They deserve all kinds of financial care. They are always in need.

1 love those rescues

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What is not to love! I have followed this rescue for several years. Unstinting dedication to the animals. Rescue work is so unrewarded by the general public. Wish I would do more about the funding! This rescue works every last penny and are ultra responsible. 24/7 and the animals are first. Amazing stories of rescue and loss. Please help them help the helpless!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following this rescue for some time. The treatment of the rescued animals, the constant attention and always putting them first. It is incredible, the endurance it takes to care for the rescued. Theresa Batchelor and her volunteers just keep it going. Tons of hard work, beyond imaginable really. It takes them all and they do so very much with so little and for so little! The animals first, always. None better here.

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Shelbie R.

Donor

Rating: 5

Beauty’s Haven is an amazing organization. Theresa and her volunteers do what many cannot.

Robin108

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Theresa and her Beautiful staff are such a God send to all of these amazing children (animals) that she takes in when they r literally knocking at deaths door and she is a Angel that swoops in and rescues them. This place is God place it’s like Heaven here on earth. So Beautiful

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met this beautiful lady when they had the celebration of lthis place is AWESOME. I truly fell in luv with this place and Theresa is a re-markable lady in all that she does. This is truly Beauty's Haven. It just sad how she has to find them at deaths for I'm honored to know this lady and her fabolius work that she does. May God Bless this beautiful place it's truly been touched by the hand of God!!!! Keep up the wonderful work.


Robin Locke/ Facebook friend

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The love these folks have for horses and all animals actually is phenomenal. They saved a starved horse on the brink of death brought her back to life with love , food and excellent care. They probably gave her the best days of her life. Her recovery gave hope to many! This non profit is exemplary at all they do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited with my friend Audrey, who is a volunteer, and had a wonderful experience! This is a great organization and I look forward to visiting again in the future!