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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

210 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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

For years I have seen the extraordinary care that Beauty’s Haven has given all of their rescues. They go above and beyond. Minis that have been hit by lightening, horses in slings brought back to live out their lives. They adopt out all they can to a good home and have taken back a few when circumstances change. They constantly strive to raise money for their much needed expenses. A wonderfully run organization. Love them

Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue has been a part of my family's life for over 10 years. I have never known anyone that has such a deep respect and love for animals as Theresa Bachelor. They all find a kindred spirit in her and know that she can make their life better. God gave Theresa a special power that speaks to all animals in need, I truly believe this. I have witnessed the love she gives to all those helped and saved.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After the passing of 2006 Derby winner, Barbaro, I became involved in the movement to stop horse slaughter and was looking for a place to volunteer for horses in need. A fellow FOB (fans of Barbaro) recommend BHFER as a place I might enjoy.Well, I am forever grateful for her advice. I have been volunteering at Beauty's Haven since 2007 and have witnessed miracles you would not believe.
Sure, you say, miracles smiracles.....well visit Theresa's Web site and see for yourself.
The special touch she has for animals in need, cases of need that no one else will help, will make you a beliver.
Beauty's Haven is a very special place of love and caring. I am proud to be a volunteer



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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following this rescue since about 2012, I live on the opposite side of the United States from Beauty’s Haven but have followed and donated along the journey Teresa has taken in resucueing everything from abused, abandoned horses, donkeys, kitties and a baby calf. She truly is our angel and voice for animals here on earth. I never have known anyone who puts more heart and soul and passion into anything more than she does. She puts everything on the back burner when it comes to taking in and care of these neglected and often times abused animals. She wears her heart on her sleeve and you truly can tell in everything she does. I only wish I lived closer to be able to actually help do the hands on work along side of her. I think everyone could learn a few things from Beauty’s Haven Farm. Thank you Teresa and all that help there for doing the fantastic job you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer and donator for Beauty's Haven for at least 4 years. Theresa does amazing work and it seems like the animals really appreciate her love and attention. I wish I could do more for them. My grandpa would be proud of the work she does.

1 lynnie

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the honor of volunteering at Beauty’s Haven. Theresa is extremely aware of all the horses individual needs and wants. Whether it’s scooping paddocks, grooming, feeding, or doing dishes.....I feel a heaven on earth!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When the gates of Beauty's Haven open miracles happen! It's as simple as that. Once a horse becomes part of the 'family', he/she will never experience the neglect and abuse it had so horribly suffered. A new life begins, with caring, nurturing, and lots of love. A friend of mine had told me about Beauty's Haven, and all the wonderful happenings, and how they were in need of volunteers. Horses were always very special to me, but my knowlege was so limited, thinking they really wouldn't have a place for someone as green as me! To the contrary! I was greeted with open arms by Theresa and all who work there. It didn't take long to learn the basics of caring for the horses, and then I witnessed miracles....I saw a little colt come to terms with his blindness when paired with another loving colt. I saw~ starving emaciated mares/geldings become beautiful specimens, a loving mare living a happy life with a trachea, a foal that was standing by his dead mother now races and plays with his pasture mate, (who was transported in a van because of an emergency situation) and both show off to all! A young mare with a rune nose greets all with the most loving sloppy kisses! I can go on and on about all the angels at the rescue. All needs are met: hooficures, dental work, regular medications, special diets, acupuncture, massages, and again lots of love. And when the time comes that an ailing horse can not cope with the maladies of life; when it has "said" enough now...then it is helped to cross over with dignity and love. It has been an honor for me to help at Beauty's Haven. You see, those gates at Beauty's Haven work miracles on me as well! No personal problems can exist when you're in 'heaven on earth'!

1 Cathy B.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Beauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc., is a Wonderful rescue!! The couple who run this rescue are so dedicated to saving all four legged creatures and especially horses!! They work night and day to do angel’s work here on earth!! Their dedication to serve animals in a loving way is Amazing!!! They will hook up a horse trailer and respond to an animal or animals in need, in the middle of the day or night!!! They work so many long hours with only the help of dedicated volunteers and minimal financial resources!! They are truly incredible and whole heartedly invested in saving the mistreated and neglected four legged souls!! They make a huge difference in the lives of so many needy animals, often their interventions are the literal difference between life and death for the animals they save!!! Thank you for all you do!! Sincerely, Cathy Bellina-Little

1 Karin R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of adopting a horse from this rescue and was impressed by the fact that even after he left their property they have followed up with me to make sure I am taking good care of him

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following mother Theresa & Beauty's Haven for years now. Theresa has a heart of gold and will do whatever it takes to save abused horses. There are lots of horses out there that might not still be here if it weren't for all of BH efforts. This is a wonderful place!

1 Gretchen K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Beauty's Haven for almost a decade. This is one amazing Rescue. Everything they do is for the right reason. A truly incredible group, a rescue that truly makes a difference.

1 Bnfried

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beauty’s Haven is an amazing organization! Theresa and Bob work so hard everyday to make sure the horses and donkeys (and occasional cows and goats and whatever else needs help lol) have the best life possible! I love going out to volunteer and getting to spend time with the horses. If you have a free day I recommend going out to BH, the expiernce and Theresa’s amazing story will change your life!

2 Sandra105

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first volunteered at Beauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue back in 2014. The hard work that Theresa and Bob do on a daily basis is amazing and the love and care they give to all their “residents” is simply the best. They are devoted to caring for them all many of which might not be alive if they had not found their way to Beauty”s Haven and I am very honored to be part of their family ...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became a volunteer at Beauty's Haven in November 2016 when I met a beautiful "furry nose" named SeAnna, who was so thin and neglected that we had to be so gentle when we bathed her so as not to hurt her. With Theresa's love and attention I have seen SeAnna and many more blossom into the beautiful souls that are living there today the adorable Ruby, Eliza Rose, Peaches, Emma, Mishka, and beautiful blind Penny and not forgetting the donkies Jojo and Jazzy and many many more
No animal is turned away from Beauty's Haven they are all given the love and care that they should have all their lives not just when they find a safe and loving place free from harm. I am honored to know Theresa and Bob and the hard work that they do here every day is amazing.... a lot of the furry noses would not be here today if it wasn't for them. They all deserve your love and support...... Due to illness I cannot volunteer now as much as I would like, but I know whenever I can go, there is always a warm welcome from Theresa and Bob and I just love spending time with them all. Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue is simply the best !!

2 Bella W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a volunteer at "Beauty's Haven" is very rewarding. The animals are happy and friendly. Theresa monitors the horses constantly on these hot days. They are provided with misters and fans to keep them cool, but she found that poor Peggy Sue stopped sweating in the blistering heat on Saturday!! We took her into the barn, cooled her off in front of the fan and hosed her down. After a while her respiration slowed and she allowed me to brush and snuggle with her!!! She's soooooo precious. Theresa, Bob, and Kevin work very hard taking care of all the horses and other animals living on the farm, they can use a helping hand. I just wish more people would come out for a few hours and help out.

2 momweck

Donor

Rating: 5

Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue is one of the most caring, with Teresa Bachelor the mommy of the herd!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The first time I heard about Beauty's Haven, I thought well, another dumping ground in bad shape...But after visiting there, I found the most wonderful people running it, clean,well maintained, and so much love for those horses, I drove 4 hours to volunteer my time, and leave a donation. Anytime Teresa askes for help, it's not for her, it's for the horses. If I lived closer, I would be there every day to help. Tereasa and her staff of volunteers are streched thin at times, but never turn a horse in need away, even if they are beyond hope, they make their crossin the rainbow bridge knowing someone loved them. God Bless Beauty's Haven for the work they do!

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1 Linda209

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following this rescue since late 2012. It was just after the Sandy Hook shootings, and all of a sudden up popped a picture of the most starved horse I think could have ever stood on 4 feet. Theresa named him Solace, and he was truly a miracle. Theresa Batchelor and the volunteer staff nursed him back to health. It was amazing to watch. I volunteered at BHFER in March of 2013, because it is important that I know where my donated money is being used. Theresa proved to be an open book about the rescue. She explained how some decisions are made, where the money is spent, the different needs of the horses. I went back and volunteered again in March 2014. I am not able to visit right now, due to health issues, but I have no doubt that any money that I donate is well spent, and spent on the horses and donkeys. Also, because BHFER does not buy from kill pens, there is no "bail" to be paid to save an animal. They are signed over to the rescue. BHFER is also helpful with "seized" animals that have been abused or neglected and starved.
There are many respectable rescues out there. But I believe there is no one more dedicated than Theresa and Bob. The picture is Genesis, a draft horse that had just had his eye removed. He greeted me at the door!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I traveled to Beauty's Haven to check out the operation for myself because I can't afford to donate money to an organization that isn't what it claims. I quickly learned that Theresa cares deeply for all the animals. And she has assembled a top quality team of experts to care for them. The volunteers love helping at the farm. I was so impressed that I went back the next year too. If you are able to donate, please don't hesitate to include Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue. Your money will go directly to the care of the horses.

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1 Donna K.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following and donating to this rescue since the day Theresa rescued Betsy Rose. From that day forward I have found that Theresa is most amazing human being on the planet. She is an inspiration to all of us who know or have just had the pleasure of meeting her just once. I recently went to their celebration and got to meet some of the animals she helps and met the awesome volunteers. Some of those volunteers drive for 3 hours to go there. Theresa is relentless, she never gives up until the rescued animal lets her know they are done and want to cross the Rainbow Bridge. She has great staff and really good vets that go above and beyond for all the rescues. If I lived closer I would be there every weekend volunteering but due logistics that's not possible. I do what I can by donating when there is a huge need. I follow other rescues on Facebook but this is the one I choose to send funds to. They are an amazing bunch of good folks and I thank God for them every day!

1 Podie

Client Served

Rating: 5

For several years, my donkey, Thunder, and two goat brothers, Billy and Kid, lived together happily on my five acres in Alachua, Florida. Thunder would sometimes play a little rough with the boys, but together, they could stand up to him. When Billy died four years ago, I noticed Thunder was again playing too roughly with Kid, and I worried he'd be hurt. I went to Beauty's Haven to find a pony or horse that would play with Thunder and be kind to Kid. Theresa took my dilemma very seriously, and now I have Rascal, a pony that protects Kid and gives Thunder the rough play he likes. I've never seen animals as well cared for as they are at Beauty's Haven, and Rascal has a wonderful personality because of that - and Theresa's love!

1 Kathy149

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

Emma is the newest rescue to BHFER, she was shot while grazing! Thanks to Theresa, Bob, Volunteers and all the Doctors, Emma is on the road to recovery. She has a second chance because she found her way to Beauty's Haven, where every effort is always made to save those less fortunate and they are treated with love and dignity.
The compassion at BHFER is so evident as you read the stories of those residing there & those that have healed and found their forever homes.
My CaryLou, mini that I sponsor, continues to flourish under the incredible care of everyone at BHFER.

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1 Beatrice S. Lewis G.

Donor

Rating: 5

Theresa is just wonderful in all she does for horses and all animals. I have been to her rescue and am amazed at what she does and how she does it. She loves those horses & others so much.

1 Jonni S.

Donor

Rating: 5

They never give up or give in when the task seems just impossible .