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Castleton Ranch Horse Rescue Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To provide, resuce, rehabilitation, and lifetime sanctuary to those horses who are at risk of needless slaughter, have been the victims of inhumane care and abuse and those who are old/injured and have been abandoned and have nowhere to go.

Programs: Provide rescue, rehabilitation, and lifetime sanctuary for approximately 120 horses as of december 31, 2017. Approximately 46 horses were rescued during 2016. The helping hooves program was established in 2015 to try and reduce the number of horses that end up at an auction and most likely have a bad ending. We have educational programs to assist and educate first time horse owners about basic horse care and management. In addition to this we also have owner assistance programs with regard to financially supporting the castration of colt studs and breeding stallions and to assist financially with dignified euthanasia for those horses who were old and suffering from ill health. Many owners send these horses to auction but our program will hopefully give them an option to treat their horse humanely and with dignity. Sending an old and or injured horse to auction is not the answer.

during 2017, public awareness educational materials were published to create awareness of the plight of many horses and the need for the type of service which castleton ranch are proud to provide.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

11

Donor

Rating: 5

Castleton Ranch is a great horse rescue. You can tell they truly love the horses in their care. All you have to do is look at the condition they keep their horses in. They look great, you can tell they are happy.

The people running the rescue are very kind and caring people and have a real passion for helping horses that would otherwise likely meet their end at a horrible slaughterhouse. These people have changed these horses lives for the better, and as a horse lover and animal lover in general I support what they do. It’s not often you come across such kind and caring people.

4

Donor

Rating: 4

They sent me a nice letter and calendar so I thought I would donate since I am around the horses in Saratoga Springs, New York. MERRY CHRISTMAS! JLD

16

Board Member

Rating: 5

I would like to address a comment made some time ago by oohayliam64 who claims that we had been calling and mailing "stuff" to them for more then six months. Firstly, we have not, or would not call anyone, unless at their specific request. If anyone wishes to not receive any literature from our organization they simply have to ask us to remove them from our mailing list , which we would be happy to do, it is a very simple process.We would not wish to waste resources contacting people who did not wish to be contacted.

It would be helpful for all charities, if people, when making comments, try and be honest and constructive, not destructive.

Review from Guidestar

24

Donor

Rating: 5

Castleton Ranch Horse Rescue in partnership with two other rescue groups descended upon a low-end auction on Saturday evening in Southern California. Every horse that went through the auction was saved, not one was left behind. They even saved a pregnant mare from a drunk man in the parking lot who had arrived too late for the auction. The killer buyers and such as those did not know what had hit them as they left the auction with empty trailers. What a wonderful achievement, made a little more special so close to Christmas. Kudos to you Castleton Ranch.

Review from Guidestar

19

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have also received direct mailings from this rescue, and if the callous people who complained about them had bothered to look a bit deeper, they would have found their answers in the founders' statement. People who visited the ranches found them to be of superior quality, and the rescued horses in optimal condition. That's all caring people ask for!
I am happy to contribute what and when I can!

Review from Guidestar

31

Donor

Rating: 5

My friend and I recently visited Castleton's Ranch in Valley Center and without a doubt, it is the most impressive rescue ranch that we had ever visited, and I have visited quite a few. The paddocks are large, the ranch is very clean all of the horses were in wonderful condition and looked very happy. The staff were very helpful showing us around and the ranch itself is beautiful. I have been a donor for some time now and I will continue to be in the future. Keep up the good work Castleton Ranch.

Review from Guidestar

32 karmakaze

Donor

Rating: 4

I know that many, many horses have been abandoned, neglected, and abused. The situation has gotten worse with the recession. Unfortunately, many people thoughtlessly acquire horses without the means or dedication to care for them. Thus the rescues are left to try to help.

I believe many rescues and sanctuaries need better fund raisers. Their mailings have become more irritating to the recipients than helpful to the rescues. The letters are boilerplates that follow the same pattern for most sanctuaries and probably cost a lot. However, without the fundraisers, most people would not know of the rescues or their work.

Personally, I check the cause and if it looks legitimate in helping the animals victimized by people, I try to overlook the fundraising issues and contribute.

Review from Guidestar

8

Donor

Rating: 1

they have called and mailed me stuff for at least 6 months and have not explained where they got my information. they also refuse to unsubscribe me.