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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our 501c3 nonprofit rescue is a small volunteer based rescue that specializes in gaited breeds (Tennessee Walking horse, Rocky Mountain horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, Paso etc.). We also rescue "long ears" (donkeys, mules). There are many auctions that supply the foreign-owned slaughter houses that kill horses for human consumption abroad. We assist horses through owner surrenders, neglect cases, local auctions outbidding kill-buyers, buying sick or injured horses and purchasing directly out of kill pens. Our goal is to save as many lives as possible. Our Purpose: Save Equines from neglect and abusive situations and provide them with loving homes for life. To educate the public about horse welfare and care. To enlist public support and funding to rescue horses from abuse, slaughter and neglect alone, or in cooperation with local, state or federal agencies or with other nonprofit organizations. Re-home/train rescues animals with the intent of placing for adoption.

Results: We have saved over 145 horses and placed over 125 in loving homes

Programs: Rescue, maintenance & adoptive services provided to horses which have been subjected to negligent care or potential slaughter.

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46 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Eliza S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my beautiful TWH boy, Archie, from Beech Brook. He is well-trained, enjoys being around people, handles easily at just the right level for a beginner like me. I would recommend this rescue to anyone!

1 Lori E.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

June 11,2011 I adopted a beautiful quarter horse that had been rescued by Deb Finco and Beach Brooke Farm. Deb and all her wonderful generous helpers do fantastic work with the horses and donkeys that they rescue.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue run by very dedicated volunteers!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Beech Brook Farm goes above and beyond in their effort to save and re-home horses. They have a responsible fiscal policy in place to support the horses in their care. The Board of Directors is well staffed and professional in the way they operate the organization. They have saved many equines; horses, ponies, minis, donkeys and mules. There is so much day to day work in keeping numerous horses. Beech Brook has always met the challenges to keep up with that demand. Heat, cold, deep snow; the horses are cared for. They have saved more than 130 equines from neglect or the slaughter pipeline. Fundraising becomes a way of life when there are so many mouths to feed and sometimes challenging health problems to be taken care of. I am proud to back their efforts as much as I can.

1 Writer

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an effective and professional rescue that has saved more than 130 equines and placed most of those in safe, well-vetted homes. There is a solid group of volunteers and board members who have worked together for years. I am very happy to work with and support Beech Brook with my time and money.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a reliable and effective non-profit that makes a concrete difference in the world of neglected horses and donkeys. It is a place where horses and donkeys, and even some alpacas, pigs, chickens, and sheep, are respected, well cared for, and rehabilitated to go to secure and loving homes. I am close to this organization - I am a volunteer and on the Board of Directors. I would not remain involved, however, if I doubted the integrity and capability of all the other board members and volunteers. The farm is clean and well organized. Animals are adopted to homes that are painstakingly reviewed and vetted to ensure safety and permanence. Anyone who invests their donations and time into Beech Brook Farm will see results.

2 Amanda222

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing rescue!! I love volunteering here. We are like a family. We all work so hard and are very passionate. Snowstorms, rainstorms, and late nights we all truck through and take care of the animals. This place is my place to go to destress and laugh. I wish we could do more but we are making a difference one animal at a time. We go to local events and explain to people not only our rescue, but how animals are being slaughtered and abused. I would be extremely sad if I ever had to stop volunteering here!!

2 Doraine V.

Donor

Rating: 5

Beech Brook Farm consistently makes itself available for local owner surrenders, in crisis, neglected and seized horses, burros, mini's. They have rescued over 100 horses since it opened in 2007. They make sure the rescues are rehabbed and healthy before going to an approved new home. The volunteers and the management are well versed in horse care and always do their best to make those needy animals feel safe and contented while they are in recovery. I highly recommend this nonprofit rescue!! I've attached a photo of the beautiful Tennessee Walker mare that I adopted from Beech Brook. She would have been just another poor statistic walking on to a slaughter truck until Beech Brook stepped in to save her from a horrible fate.

2 Megan114

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

the most amazing group of people I have the privilege of calling my friends the horses and donkeys are so loved the minute the arrive they work so hard to find them all their perfect home :)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two of the most beautiful and loving horses ever from Beech Brook. George has been with me for 3 years and Ariel for almost two months.
They have a knack for always making you feel very special and loved.
People say that they are very lucky to have me, when in fact I am the lucky one. They have given me more than I could ever give them. They have such unconditional love, and I wake up every morning looking forward to my time with them. They have put a hoof print on my heart. I have can 't thank Beech Brook enough for my perfect fur ever family!

1 Deborah144

Board Member

Rating: 5

Organization has a great business plan and is fiscally responsible. Since inception in 2007 they have saved over 130 horses, donkeys and mules from neglect and slaughter.

3 Gigi B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Beech Brook Farm is one of the best, equine rescues in Connecticut. Their success stories and wonderful programs are a tribute to their dedication to all equine. Since they are volunteer run, all donations go to the equines. Because of this, they are one of my top charities.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Beech Brook Farm is an idyllic equine rescue in Mystic Connecticut dedicated to saving equines from neglect & abusive situations & provide them with a loving home for life.

I found Beech Brook three years ago when I was searching for an equine rescue in Connecticut to donate funds to and was happy to find such a dedicated crew. The founder, Deb Finco and her crew of volunteers work tirelessly to save these equines from abuse and possible slaughter.

Just wish I could do more.

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3 Wendy92

Client Served

Rating: 5

After a year my research I found that BBF is one of the best rescues who the there for the animals needs. They make sure in finding the best match which is a must. I just adopted my mini from BBF and they made sure wewere perfect for each other and not just giving me what I want. Deborah and her team are very knowledgable and friendly. Guided me with what my needs and made sure snickers was the perfect match for my morgan and family.

2 DebinPA

Donor

Rating: 5

I found BBF when I was looking for a rescue for a gaited horse. I have since become a big fan. They do rescue right and always have the best interest of the horses at heart. BBF is one of a handful of rescues that I totally support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue is a wonderful rescue in South Eastern Connecticut that saves horses, and donkeys and perhaps a few other things. I know that save the heart and souls of the animals that they save and the time and energy that is put out by the founder, Ms. Deborah Finco is amazing. The volunteers work endless hours to fill the void of love that many of these animals have not had.

The location is in scenic and beautiful Mystic, Connecticut on property that perfect for the farm. Times are tough for everyone, but especially non-profit organizations such as this. If you love animals this is the place to make a tax-deductible donation so they can continue to do the great work in having animals from abuse and neglect.

1 Laura131

Client Served

Rating: 5

BBF Equine Rescue rescued my 2 newly-adopted mini donkeys from the Camelot auction lat Dec. They took wonderful care of these 2 yearlings and had them gelded. As a result, I am blessed to have these equine friends to greet me with little brays each and every morning. The adoption process was thorough but straight-forward and the adoption fee was very reasonable. Please consider adopting before buying, and check out the horses and donkeys available at BBF :-)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about beech brook 2 years ago I saw something about it on tv And ever since I found out about it I've wanted to volunteer I started in September of 2012 the minute I set foot there I was in love the first horse I saw was gypsy then I saw tucker and It was love at first sight I met with Kathleen she is the volunteer coordinator she is the best she sat and helped me with all my questions and paper work we groomed out tucker he is a angel the most loving horse we cleaned one of the pens the one I was in had Chance and Quinn both very sweet horses Chance came right up to check me out made sure I was ok then just watched me she would come over every now and then to let me pet on her and rub her neck till this day she does that she has become my buddy I love her all of them really so much every animal at beech brook farm is loved and very well cared for Everyone I know who volunteers here love the animals yes the farm is small but is it big with love it's clean and is very well cared for by everyone i dont even know what i can say about Deborah I don't know how she does it she has a full time job and family with out her many horses wouldn't have had the lives they have now she has saved many and will save many more I am very proud to be apart of this amazing nonprofit and hope to volunteer here for the rest of my life I never want to leave

1 Gina24

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted our wonderful little Merlin in August of 2011. We were so impressed with Deborah and her professional manor yet caring ways of taking care of all the animals. When I first visited with a friend, Deborah took us on a tour and introduced us to all of the animals at the farm. She told us their names and stories.......some quite sad. Really felt she knew these animals and their needs even if some were fairly new to her. What she does for these animals is truly amazing! I admire her HARD work and dedication! Merlin is happy, healthy, and fluffy! He spends his days keeping up with the big boys at home or out on the trails. He brightens the days of nursing home resident on special trips. Sometimes residents will come her to visit him. He makes the children smile when he swims in the lake and goes under the water and comes up like a rhino spewing water out his nostrils. He is the best friend to our rescue dog crazy Karma. But most endearing he has made a horse lover out of my husband!

1 kateleen

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having been a horse lover my entire life, I now have the opportunity to volunteer at such a wonderful farm and rescue...the people are so great, and the horses know we are there to help...there are donkeys that have been rescued along with a lone alpaca...but my time spent is, I feel, time well spent....thank you, Beech Brook Farm, for accepting me into your family! I have been involved with non-profits in the past, but none that takes such pride in what they do for animals that have been mistreated, not properly cared for, or at auction ready to go to slaughter...I'm glad you are here....and even more glad that I can help!

kristin

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted beautiful Bella from Beech Brook Farm in April of 2010. I had been looking at several rescue barns for several months before finding Beech Brook Farm. What struck me about Beech Brook was the amazing and tireless commitment of Deb Finco (the owner) and the volunteers. The farm was clean and the horses extremely well cared for in every way. Deb’s love for each horse was amazing. She knew each one’s medical background, personality, riding abilities and ground manners! Deb was up front about the good and the bad. Bella was one of the lucky ones. Unless more people get involved in either volunteering, sponsoring, fostering or adopting Deb will be limited in the amount of horses she can save. Over 90,000 horses are shipped out of the United States to be slaughtered. Bella is perfect in every way and it stuns me that she was hours away from being shipped to her death. During the past months since I adopted Bella, I continually hear from people “Bella is so lucky that you found her.” I always smile because I am the lucky one. She has made my life more fulfilled and meaningful. I would strongly recommend visiting the farm, getting to know the wonderful horses and meeting an inspirational woman. Most of us talk about making a difference in the world Deb Finco does it every day- with a smile on her face. Kristen Song, CT

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted beautiful Bella from Beech Brook Farm in April of 2010. I had been looking at several rescue barns for several months before finding Beech Brook Farm. What struck me about Beech Brook was the amazing and tireless commitment of Deb Finco (the owner) and the volunteers. The farm was clean and the horses extremely well cared for in every way. Deb’s love for each horse was amazing. She knew each one’s medical background, personality, riding abilities and ground manners! Deb was up front about the good and the bad. Bella was one of the lucky ones. Bella is perfect in every way and it stuns me that she was hours away from being shipped to her death. I would strongly recommend visiting the farm, getting to know the wonderful horses and meeting an inspirational woman. Most of us talk about making a difference in the world Deb Finco does it every day- with a smile on her face.

bornagain711

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beech Brook is a place where you feel like you make a difference. Training is top notch, safety a priority, and interaction with the horses encouraged! They have a volunteer page on FB where we can all chat and share great pics, and figure out new ways to contribute. Deborah is thoroughly involved and loves to share what she knows to anyone who asks. Money is always tight with rescues, so anyone with time, talent or money to give would find this a worthwhile cause! Love BBF!