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Nonprofit Overview

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

Mission: Providing loving rehabilitation, nursing and hospice care for equine with medical needs and finding homes or sanctuary for others at risk. Supporting the equine community through education and volunteer opportunities.

Results: In 2019 we were awarded NON-PROFIT of the YEAR 2018 by the Snowflake-Taylor Chamber of Commerce. Since 2006, we have helped rescue, rehab and rehome over 1000 horses, donkeys, mules and minis through our networking, shelter-in-place, sanctuary and adoption programs. Our Hope's Legacy - Emergency Equine Food Fund has cared for an addition 67 equine from 24 families with an emergency need, we also provided euthanasia funds for 2 equine from 2 families with an emergency need.

Target demographics: Horses, donkeys, mules and minis in times of need!

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2018 we took in 25 horses (9 were emaciation cases), 9 donkeys & 2 mini horses, we rehomed 26. In 2017 we took in 12 horses, 2 mules, 17 minis and 4 donkeys and rehomed 37. In 2016 we helped 74 horses, donkeys and mini donkeys onsite finding homes for 67 and more through networking to find homes. Since 2006 we have assisted over 1000 equine in need.

Geographic areas served: Serving the western states with facilities in Snowflake, AZ and southern CA.

Programs: Care for special needs equine, sanctuary of elderly or non-adoptable equine, shelter-in-place and euthanasia funds, assisting families rehome their equine, education and volunteer opportunities for local communities and working with other rescues to assist more horses and donkeys in need. For residents of the AZ White Mountains we have established an emergency equine food fund to help prevent starvation and help families with feed in times of need.

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190 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Meredith B.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of Christine and the Equine Wellbeing Rescue for many years, and continue to donate to the cause. As a small animal veterinarian, I'm amazed at the wonderful work they do for so many severely injured, disabled, abused, and mistreated horses and mules. They provide a tremendous service to the equine population both here in the White Mountains of Arizona as well as neighboring states.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue Thank you so much! We appreciate all you do to help small animals here on the mountain. Your clinic and staff are awesome!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with this group has been solely through Facebook. I have been following them for a while now. Having worked with a rescue group myself I can appreciate the work this rescue does. They are tireless in their pursuit of better lives for the animals in their care. They are definitely a five star group. I take my hat off to them. Thank you for the opportunity to tell what a wonderful group I think this is.

Maryann M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Horsemanship runs through my blood. I am so pleased and proud of this rescue for the time and love they give to these animals. I try and help as much as I can.
I have followed this rescue for sometime now. I wish all rescues were as kind and giving as EWBR. They go to the extreme for all of the animals. If u are looking to adopt, please contact them as they try to find loving homes. Please help this rescue.
I get daily’s on all of the animals through Facebook which makes me feel like I am really helping. I wish I could more.

Maryann.

Janice L A.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Equine Well Being Rescue is a wonderful place. They really care about the horses and donkeys they rehabilitate. It is kept very clean and the horses are well fed. I truly believe in this rescue and their mission. I visited for their open house and fell in love with a little colt Rimson, who they saved from a cougar. He is growing to be a beautiful horse. He also has a friend they just rescued named Buddy. I hope they can continue to do this great work, through donations. So if you can please help them continue this great work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a non profit rescue in my area the White Mountains Arizona. We have been to there location and see the work they do. It is so caring and loving of the beautiful creatures they work so hard to help. This is such a hard job they have and we want so much to help them. When you visit there facebook page and see the animals progress it is so heartwarming. Please visit the two colts that have had such a rough start to life in there first week of life Rimson and Buddie. You can see there daily progress and you will fall in love with them.

1 Meredith B.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of Christine and the Equine Wellbeing Rescue for many years, and continue to donate to the cause. As a small animal veterinarian, I'm amazed at the wonderful work they do for so many severely injured, disabled, abused, and mistreated horses and mules. They provide a tremendous service to the equine population both here in the White Mountains of Arizona as well as neighboring states.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 10/31/2019

Thank you so much! We appreciate all you do to help small animals here on the mountain. Your clinic and staff are awesome!!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Equine Wellbeing Rescue serves a large area of the White Mountains of Arizona, and beyond. Christine and her group travel far and wide to rescue and rehome minis, burros, and horses of all sizes and in all conditions. Christine is always welcoming to people wanting to visit her rescue, and posts frequently on Facebook. They're the prime rescue for equines in this part of Arizona, and do a great job.

1 AmyCalahan

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

How they care about animals and go way above and beyond to make sure an injured animal has EVERY chance possible, it's amazing... just beautiful and purely amazing!!!!
Please do all you can for this organization~ please... They ARE the REAL THING!!!!
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1 Darice

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great nonprofits continue to grow each year and are managed by visionaries. Christine sees where her help is needed and jumps in with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Thank you, Christine, for all your hard work and dedication to our equine friends.

2 AngelZygo

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Equine Wellbeing Rescue is a unique organization that gives exceptional quality care for all their equine residents. Christine goes above and beyond the call of rescue to make sure they find loving forever homes through adoption and fostering. They provide great service and are active in their surrounding communities as well as nationally.

2 Debbie H.4

Donor

Rating: 5

So amazing what they do for animals in need. I have been donating to them since I was made aware of their existence. It is very heart warming to read their stories of of saving so many animals. They deserve to be the best nonprofit.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/06/2019

Thank you SO much Debbie!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We read about Christine and her volunteers in our local newspaper, The White Mountain Independent several years ago.

We were moved by the stories she shared about the rescues she had made and gave them back their lives. She shares before and after pictures of her rescues so we see what she has done.

The before pictures are heartbreaking, but the after are heartwarming.

She and her team go far and above to ensure they get the care they need by Veterinarians, near or far, the food, the love that they lost due to neglect from previous owners.

If owners who do love their Equine, but cannot care for them, reach out to Christine, she is there to help.

The most recent saving measures she has made that will stay in my memory forever, is how she worked so hard to help the Heber Horses survive during one of the worst droughts Arizona has gone through.

She and her volunteers again were there to bring water troughs and water to the forest to
make sure they had water on a daily basis.

Word went out and companies in Show Low AZ assisted her with materials she needed to get the job done and these horses being taken care of.

I cannot think of a more deserving Rescue Facility, a wonderful Woman, Christine and all her helpers to be awarded this well deserved nomination.

Thank you Christine

Phil and Yvonne Baron

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/05/2019

Phil and Yvonne, I hope you can make the drive out to the rescue soon. Would love to have you meet all the fur babies. Great big hugs!!!!

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/05/2019

Phil and Yvonne, I hope you can make the drive out to the rescue soon. Would love to have you meet all the fur babies. Great big hugs!!!!

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/05/2019

Phil and Yvonne, I hope you can make the drive out to the rescue soon. Would love to have you meet all the fur babies. Great big hugs!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband has loved horses since he was a child. We ran across Equine Wellbeing Rescue Inc.'s website and read about all of the wonderful things they have done and are doing.

We decided to donate to this great cause. Christine always sends out the articles relating to this cause and lets us know what is being done, as well as when additional help is needed.

It takes special people to be able to handle the rescues she receives and be there to help them through their recovery. Christine and her staff fit that "bill" of special people.

We had planned to go and visit Wellbeing last summer when we were in Overgaard and unfortunately were unable to make it. However, this year we will place that phone call and make arrangements to pay a visit.

We will continue our contributions to this wonderful cause. God's creatures need more people like Christine and her staff to keep our animals alive and well.

Thank you Christine.

Phil and Yvonne

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 03/11/2017

We are impatiently waiting your visit. Big hugs till then.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We respect and support equine rescue groups that give so much of their lives to the well being of the animals they rescue. Equine Wellbeing Rescue Inc. is a group that other rescues should emulate. We know that the money their raise goes to the animals. We k now that their aim is to recover and safely re-home every animal they can. They have had our support for years and have earned it by their reputation. We are proud to sponsor them. Raymond Petterson, President of Sox For Horses, Inc.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/05/2019

It has been a long-time pleasure working with you and we so appreciate ALL you do to help equine in need. THANK YOU!

1 Taylor R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Christine Griffin is one the best, most caring, professional, hard working women I have ever met. Her ethics and actions in regards to the animals in her care, and the people in whom she places these animals in the care of, further make statement to the imense love and compassion she feels for these animals, who have been neglected, abused, and cast aside. The animals I have adopted from her have brought such joy and purpose into my life. Thank you Christine and Equine Wellbeing and all the volunteers, fosters, and donors for making a difference in the lives of so many animals and humans, alike.

2 Nanci Heron P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Christine & Lary have such an amazing love for the fur babies, surviving only on donations & help from wonderful volunteers. They provide loving care with medical & dental needs from sun up to sundown. I am proud to know such amazing people who provide such loving care for the fur babies in their care.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Thank you so much for all you do to help the rescue and your support.

2 Ramona V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the case of Equine Wellbeing Rescue I measure their success not by quantity of equines placed or saved. I measure by the impact that their actions have on their community, both near and far. I count not just the donors and supporters but by the community. This smaller rescue has a vast amount of volunteers and they never fail to achieve a job due in large part of their support from the community. Case in point. They needed shelters for 4 paddocks, a grant was written which raised half the funds, financial donations for a third shelter and the fourth was donated by a local construction company. Their "Gimme Shelter" work party included over 20 volunteers, small and large business such as Tractor Supply and Walmart, providing food and support. Local contractors graded, dug holes, and procured materials to make this possible. It is no wonder they were just recognized as the Chamber of Commerce's Non-Profit of the year!

As a former small business owner I appreciate the support both received and given by Christine and her crew to the local area. This rescue moved to Arizona from California 8 years ago to small town of 6,000 and it continues to receive support from California, another testimony of the integrity in which it operates. I am privileged to be a very small part of it's success. Please consider Equine WellBeing Rescue as a worthy recipient for your media package!

Thank You
R Valencia


Please consider Equine Wellbeing Rescue

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Thank you for your assistance with grant writing, adopting two mini donkeys from us and everything else you do to help.

2 wini

Donor

Rating: 5

Christine and her "helpers" so impressed me that I just had to hop in my Jeep and drive on
down to visit. I was not disappointed! She has created a HOME for these orphaned, neglected,
abandoned horses. No one cares more than Equine Wellbeing. Christine is not only educated,
trained and experienced in caring for in-need horses, she is sensitive, understanding their emotional well-being and need for love, affection and attention. No wonder her rescues THRIVE! There is no rescue that cares more, that can compare.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Wini, It was so fun the day your drove out to visit. Wish we weren't so far from you now.

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Donor

Rating: 5

There are so many hard-working, deserving non-profits to choose from. I chose Equine Wellbeing Rescue because not only are they hardworking but because they CARE DEEPLY about what they are doing. Because Equine Wellbeing is their LIFE. They are not amateurs. They have a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise. They use your dollars efficiently and with respect. They make every dollar count! There are many well meaning animal lovers out in the world making an effort to help but it really takes places like Equine Wellbeing to be effective.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 03/11/2017

Thank you for your long time friendship and support. xoxoxo

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1 dexter

Donor

Rating: 5

If you want a place where the animals and their wellbeing comes first, it's Equine Wellbeing. Their's is pure dedication to the animals in their care. No matter what time of the day or night, they are there, doing the very best for each and everyone in their care.

Equine Wellbeing is the best! AAAAAAA+

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Thank you so much for your support. You are the best!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

EWR is the example of how a rescue should be........caring, complete wellbeing of the horses they rescue. The animals come first and everything possible is done for their health and safety. Christine and Lary work tirelessly in an effort to bring the horses health where it should be, then find the perfect "forever" homes for each one . This is a tremendous job and they do wonders for the animals. Kudos to them.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 06/27/2014

Thank you so much for your wonderful support.

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2 Susan K.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What I love about Equine Wellbeing Rescue is the love and dedication they put into each and every creature. And when the drought was so horrible last year they made sure to get water to so many of the wild horses in the area. They truly care for each animal and make them a part of their family. I have learned alot about equine rescue through them. I have donate to the cause twice, and will always make an effort to give when I can.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Thank you so very much!!!!

3 Ashley N.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Christine and her volunteers are amazing! They run a beautiful rescue that truly helps both animals and the people who are lucky enough to spend time with them.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Ashley, Thank you so very much!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization I am very proud to support as a volunteer. Christine and Lary are dedicated and work very hard to be sure all the equine in their care receive exactly what they need. The organization is a great asset to the White Mountain community by being able to rescue equine, support animal owners with Hope's Legacy Emergency Food Fund to assist them to keep their equine and provide feed, helped last summer during the drought in our national forest to haul water to aid not only the Heber Wild Horse Herd but all the other thirsty animals survive until the rains came. Christine has worked miracles with the many emaciated horses she has taken in bringing them back to health and saving their lives.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Judi, Thank you for all you do to support the rescue. Grant writing, making items for fundraisers, volunteering at the rescue and donating. It is families like yours that make the rescue what it is.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is an awesome rescue. I have the opportunity to visit a few times each summer. Wonderful rehab environment for those that can be adopted out later and wonderful home for those that stay for the remainder of their lives. Christine and Lary are always adding shelters, fences, services, equipment, and etc. that will better the lives of those in their care.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Thank you so much. Looking forward to your next visit!!!!

2 Nicole M.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

Christine is fabulous and has helped us through tough times. She is very knowledgeable and responds quickly if you need anything.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Nicole, we were so saddened to learn that your house burned to the ground and so happy would could help you with fencing, food for your livestock and other items. It seems like so little when your loss has been so huge.

2 Sandi M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are so lucky to have EquineWellbeing Rescue Inc. in our area. They are always there to help with equine rescue. This group of dedicated professionals lead by Christine Griffin goes above and beyond to help all equine. Last year during our terrible drought she lead the way in organizing a group to save our wild horses in our area. Truly a wonderful nonprofit!

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Sandi, Thank you so much for helping us!

3 airebt

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Christine for more than 10 years. She has the knowledge and the heart to run this very successful rescue. She provides a great service to the horse community at large and, on a personal note, she has helped me out several times with equine issues. Saving the best for last, I got my lovely Paladin from her, who I love so much. This is a very stable and worthy rescue that stands as a sterling example of how an equine rescue should be run. She is the best!
Kristin Munson

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Kris, Sending much love, lots of hugs and well wishes. Hope you can come to Snowflake for a visit soon.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful rescue organization that has just expanded in order to be able to help donkeys in need. They do it all - providing rehabilitation and rehoming for some, and a safe and loving permanent sanctuary for others

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 03/01/2016

What a nice photo of you and Paladin for your profile picture. Sending hugs from Snowflake. Thank you!!!!!

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2 Shelley C.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As an animal lover I am so very delighted when I read about the help that Equine Wellbeing Rescue Inc. does for animals. They are so very kind & loving & go above & beyond to provide them with quality of life and lots of love & tenderness.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Thank you so much Shelley!!!

2 Ram P.

Donor

Rating: 5

I rescued two wonderful miniature donkeys and later, was able to rescue an emaciated older horse. This rescue provides wonderful care for their equines and is constantly improving the facility to make provide more comfort for the animals in their care. No one is ever cold, wet, or hungry after moving in at Equine Wellbeing Rescue!

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Hi Ram, We can't thank you enough for fostering Dreamer for us through his emaciation rehab and for adopting some of our pregnant mini donkeys and giving them such great homes. You financially support the equine here at the rescue and offer lots of great health care advice too. We are so blessed to have you as part of the EqWBR family.

2 Cindy174

Donor

Rating: 5

Most awesome rescue organization I have ever followed and donated to as much as I can.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 05/02/2019

Cindy, You have been such a blessing to all the horses, donkeys and minis for many years. Thank YOU so very much!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donate as much as I can to Equine Wellbeing Rescue. I know of no other organization with as much heart and caring for the horses and donkeys they help. I would give them every penny I earn if I didn't have to eat myself !

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 03/10/2017

Love you my friend!!!!

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Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to horses in need. You continue to be an inspiration and role-model to so many through your dedication to the horses. Thank you for making a difference.

Donor

Rating: 5

Christine and Lary do a very professional job of running EquineWellBeing. This rescue helps not only horses but other equine as well. They have received numerous accolades and awards for the wonderful job they do in helping equine in need. I know that my donations go to the benefit of the animals and that the animals are receiving the best care possible. I don't know of a rescue better than this one to support with your time or money! Thank you, Lary and Christine, for all that you do to give these animals a second chance at a wonderful life! Jan F.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about this wonderful horse rescue! Christine Griffin and her husband Lary are extremely dedicated to helping equine in need. This rescue is well run and genuinely helps animals who come from situations of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. I highly recommend supporting Equine Wellbeing Rescue financially or as a volunteer. Jan F.

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1 Heide Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful people, loving, caring and knowledgeable. They helped my new horse, Buddy, find me. He couldn't perform heavy duty riding anymore but is perfect for me and has a partial retirement! Here is this 25-30 yr old horse running around announcing the birth of our new foal. He must have experienced everything but seeing a baby! Every horse has their own personality!

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Donor

Rating: 5

So incredibly amazed at the hard work, love and care Christine Griffin and her team of volunteers have put into rescuing horses, many in desperate situations. Can't say enough good things about Equine Wellbeing Rescue, Inc.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It always amazes me the amount of sacrifice and work Christine and her helpers do to stop the suffering. I'm proud to be a donor since I'm too old to shovel stalls and live too far away.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 04/02/2016

P Newton, we appreciate you and your support so very much. One of these days we will actually get together and share a hug!

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1 Dana64

Client Served

Rating: 5

Christine and her husband run a first class rescue for equines of all sizes and ages. They always go above and beyond to provide whatever care is needed and love them for the rest of their lives ❤️ They provided a wonderful last home for a 30-year-old gelding I found.

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Rating: 3

Over the last 6 years, this rescue has held many roles, helping owners with financial difficulties manage to keep their horse and tiding them over during a rough spot , rescuing horses in desperate need , providing sanctuary for horses that are seniors or companion only, providing excellent around-the-clock nursing to sick foals, networking and finding the perfect families for the equines under their care and when necessary, providing a compassionate end and burial for these beloved animals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A wonderful rescue. I have adopted multiple times from them. Great to work with and dedicated to their work!

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Donor

Rating: 5

great networking and communication skills and follow through. Stays up to date and informed on horses and donkeys in distress situations and works well with other rescue organizations to save them.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 04/05/2016

Thank you so much for taking a moment to give us a review and for your friendship and support!

1 Christine G.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

As the founder, board member and president of the organization I have to say that our success is because of the FABULOUS PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT IS IN SO MANY WAYS.

From volunteers, to adopters/fosters, donors, fellow rescue organizations, local community, people around the world who follow us on Facebook, Homes for Horses Coalition, Unwanted Horse Coalition, ASPCA, A Home for Every Horse program, Walmart, Sox for Horses, and YOU! Every one who supports us in different ways is part of a loving team that works together to provide for equine in need.

We THANK YOU ALL so very much!!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Christine Griffin and Equine Wellbeing Rescue has afforded us many joyous moments through the adoption of our BLM Mustang Rebel, and our two girls Maizy and Molly, both mini mules. Her program provides forever homes for animals whose previous living conditions had put them at risk, and I'm proud to be a supporter.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a donor and two times adoptor! This organization is so well managed! And what I love most is the no-guilt return policy. We adopted a donkey, and just didn't click with her. We were invited to trade her, and we are so in love with our new little guy!!!
This is a great place to donate and get involved!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such heart, dedication, and knowledge!! I can't say enough good things about this rescue. They take in animals headed for slaughter, local animals who are starving, and helped me when a friend was in desperate need for her horse. In addition, Christine makes herself available to help answer questions for regular horse owners, like me!
The most important thing you should know is that your donations are used wisely, she can really stretch a dollar! please give!

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 03/12/2017

We are so glad to be supported by the community and your support and friendship means a LOT!