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Equine Wellbeing Rescue Inc.

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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: 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.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2016 we helped 74 horses, donkeys and mini donkeys onsite finding homes for 67 and more through networking to find homes.

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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164 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 Doc B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an equine chiropractor with 19 years of experience, I see lots of animals that need a lot of help. Christine's are among the ones that have needed the most help once she found them. Her work is inspiring and her level of caring is beyond the call. Her operation is truly one of Love and rescue.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue We are SO thankful for the TLC you show all our equine when you ease their pains with laser and chiropractor care. Whether you come to the ranch or our foster/adopters homes you have helped so many horses (and dogs) alike. You are a blessing to us all.

Carter Reservoir Mustangs Inc.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Equine Wellbeing Rescue is truly the BEST rescue you will ever find. The President and Founder, Christine Griffin, is the most dedicated person I've ever met. She treats every animal with such love and compassion. I said every animal....horse, donkey, mule, goat, dog, cat, etc. She is truly a gem. She actually brought me a "loaner" horse to keep my horse company after his buddy passed away. Then I had the good fortune to adopt one of her horses permanently. I can not say enough good about this organization. If there is just one rescue you can support, make it this one!

1 Meredith B.2

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted from Christine several times. and when we needed rescue ourselves she was there, and the relief to know our sweet equine would have the soft landing they deserved meant everything.

1 Patty63

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What inspires people to give to charitable organizations? For me, it started in childhood, with volunteering to help with church and community outreach programs. As an adult, I pledged to various charities through the United Way via payroll deductions for many years. Although I know these things made a small difference in helping the end user, I didn't see tangible results until I discovered my current charity, Equine WellBeing Rescue, Inc. (www.EquineWellBeing.org and on Facebook- Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc.).
Equine WellBeing is a 501c3 public charity (Fed ID# 45-2835562) that provides rehabilitation, sanctuary and hospice services for horses, mules and donkeys in need. This particular rescue was my choice because it is within a couple of miles of my home in northeastern Arizona, in the White Mountains. The charity has almost no administrative costs that would detract from funds doing the most for those in need. Having gone 'horse crazy' in second grade (according to my parents) this association follows a normal progression from 'professional volunteer' to donor/volunteer at an equine rescue.
I have donated funds, goods and volunteered at the rescue for the past 2 years. This includes going to remote locations to transport equine in need with the director, assisting with veterinary procedures (I am a registered nurse with experience in emergency and critical care), feeding and socializing equine at the ranch, and day to day work on the ranch.
My husband and I have adopted two horses and a donkey, and later deciding to foster two yearling horses, again to allow Equine WellBeing room and funds to take in additional equine.
Some of the residents of Equine WellBeing Rescue were neglected and/or tortured prior to coming to the ranch. Malnourishment and chronic wounds are common findings on arrival. Transferring my nursing knowledge and experience towards equine was an easy choice. The director, Christine Griffin, is an Equine Veterinary Technician and Certified Equine Dentist who works with local veterinarians to care for the herds at the rescue. I gladly assist with whatever medical needs the equine have.
Sadly, many people cannot or choose not to care for their equine when they are too old to compete, or ride like they could when they were younger. Many older equine have chronic health and nutrition problems, along with dental problems that do not allow them to chew properly. Although some problems can be overcome with special diets, and some dental problems can be corrected, many require expensive, soaked diets with supplements and pain/anti-inflammatory medications to keep them going. Equine WellBeing is a kind and gentle final home for many unwanted elder horses and donkeys, where they receive love and medications until their end. The decision on when an equine has suffered long enough is a heart wrenching one for Christine, her group of volunteers, and her Board of Directors to face, but they make the right decision for each individual every time.
I am proud to be a donor, a volunteer, adopter/foster parent for Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc. Please make a donation, however small or large, to help them continue their good work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Equine Wellbeing Rescue not only takes in and rehabilitates horses and donkeys in need, they provide compassionate hospice care, and through a great network in several states, help people rehome equine they can no longer care for. My husband and I volunteer at the ranch whenever we have time or they have needs, and have adopted 2 horses and a donkey. We can't say enough good about these fine people.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 04/05/2016

We are so glad you are part of the EqWBR family of adopters, not to mention wonderful friends to us and the rescue. We love you both!!!!

Katherine49

Donor

Rating: 5

Christine Griffin has the most genuine heart when it comes to horses, mules and donkey's needing human intervention. Even when she knows the odds are not good for a horse, mule or donkey she stays by their side to the end. Many of her rescue efforts has paid off for the equines in getting them help and new homes! Christine's rescue organization is ran straight up in all aspects! Christine also takes the time to help us humans too! God Bless Christine, her rescue organization, horse's, mules and donkeys.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The founder and president of this rescue is incredibly caring, knowledgeable, organized and devoted to improving the lives of the equines under her care. She is patient, "gives them their space" and knows what they need medically and emotionally. Equine Wellbeing is an asset to this region of Arizona and I am proud and honored to be able to help and to see their many "miracles"! (Photos - 2 donkeys playing; next two photos - same sweet gelding in May and August.)

Poppy P.

Donor

Rating: 4

Christine Griffin has a persistent passion for the horses that have been left for dead. She has committed her life to this and has done an amazing job loving and rehabilitating the debilitated and abused. I have witnessed many equine rescues that mean well but cannot deliver. Running a rescue becomes your life 24/7 and can be a heart wrenching journey of loss. Christine has managed to respect these animals and not try to gain unjustly. The animals who have suffered for too long finally find comfort and peace in their end days at Equine Wellbeing. To me that is a bitter sweet sort of beautiful. Thank you Christine.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 03/12/2017

Thanks Poppy, you have done a lot to educate me to help in our care and help our animals too. We were blessed the day you entered our lives.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have donated my services to a few equine rescues and left them thinking that the horses needed to be rescued from the rescue. Equine Wellbeing takes the animals health seriously and is one of the few rescues that I have known who has professional equine experience, full disclosure of allocated donations, and not animal hoarding. I have the utmost confidence in this nonprofit.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 04/04/2016

You give so much of yourself to equine and others in need. We were blessed the day you came into our lives and remain blessed. Just wish we were closer because we certainly do miss you!

Donor

Rating: 5

We have always loved animals, especially in the Equine area. Christine & Lary & their volunteers have committed their lives & hearts to saving these special critters. We have donated a couple of times & when able will continue to do so! Were I any animal in need, The Equine Wellbeing Rescue Inc is the only place I'd hope to go to for help & love. The world is truly a better place because this loving facility exists!!

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 03/12/2017

The light is always on and the door is always open my friend! xoxox

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the most amazing group of volunteers, led by the indefatigable Christine Griffin.
The love and care that these donkeys and horses in need receive. Each individual gets the veterinary, farrier and dental care they need.
Everyone in this community, as well as people in other communities, know about Equine Wellbeing Rescue, Inc. and Christine Griffin.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 03/12/2017

You and your husband have also volunteered and helped in many ways. We are blessed with you in our lives.

1 wini

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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Donor

Rating: 5

Christine and her helpers work 24/7 to save as many horses (and now donkeys!) as they can. They put so much skill and knowledge to work nursing some pretty beat up animals. But I think their secret weapon is LOVE. That's why the rescues thrive. I try to send donations several times a year. I wish I could give more -- monthly even.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 04/02/2016

Wini you have been a friend and supporter for many, many years. It is through your kindness and generosity that we are able to help those we do. xoxoxoxox

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barboot

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following the Equine Wellbeing Rescue, Inc. for about a year now. The amazing things they do with their rescued animals is nothing short of wonderful. The before and after pictures of their rescues just put me in awe of this group. God Bless Christine and her group for their dedication and love for animals in need.

Judy Torgerson - AZ

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

From the postings on the internet, the Equine Wellbeing Rescue, Inc. does everything they can to help horses, donkeys and burros. I love to get their newsletter and see what they have been doing. What a wonderful non-profit this place is. I am hoping someday to perhaps visit Christine, and her beautiful sanctuary.

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Equine WellBeing Rescue 04/04/2016

We can't truly express how much we appreciate your taking the time to write this review, your support and friendship to us and all the horses and donkeys too. Thank you, thank you so very much!