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Grey Oaks Equine Sanctuary

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: Our Mission To provide refuge for equine that might otherwise be abandoned, slaughtered or suffer abuse and neglect. Our sanctuary provides shelter, rehabilitation, and long term to end of life care. We also offer basic education to anyone interested in learning how to take care of equine either already in their care or if they are considering adding an equine member to their family. Our Philosophy We believe that the most stress free world for animals is one that mimics their natural environment as closely as possible. Horses were not meant to spend 23 hours a day in stalls. In the wild, horses roam free, and bond together with their herd... that is what they do here too! Horses are grazing animals and were meant to live primarily on forage. Here in southern Oklahoma, we are blessed with a fairly mild climate. Our horses can comfortably live outdoors all year round with minimal blanketing, and they are supplemented with high quality free choice hay during the winter. To complement our pastures and hay, we feed the horses with high quality feeds. With high levels of energy from fat and low levels from rapidly digestible starch, readily available minerals, and high quality all plant protein ingredients, it is specially designed to meet the energy, mineral and protein needs of our retired equine friends.

Target demographics: at risk equine

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5 equine

Geographic areas served: Red River Valley of Oklahoma

Programs: sanctuary, how to care for horses, aged care for equine

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Agreed to take an abandoned Mustang gelding on short notice, he now has a wonderful home with herd mates.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Now this is the way a sanctuary should be! Serene and uncomplicated.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Top notch for sanctuary horses, including hospice care.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an amazing sanctuary! Quiet, scenic, restful and content horses.

Donor

Rating: 5

Compassionate and caring place, always ready to lend a helping hand for the forgotten.

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Donor

Rating: 5

These people are the real deal, everything goes towards the horses in their care.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This sanctuary does its best for the equines in their care, outstanding!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Compassionate! Always places the horses needs first.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome organization! I didn't want my son's horse going to an auction or a kill place. These people stepped in and helped out. I couldn't recommend anyone more than these people, the kindest sweetest most caring people I have met. They are truly the horse's best advocate!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic! And such an awesome resource! When I was rescuing a horse from the kill pen in TX (Im out of state) I had no idea who to call to go get him, where he could QT and so on. Linda was absolutely terrific. Got me in touch with the wonderful people who got him and cared for him until I could bring him (and his new girlfriend!) north. Linda is just wonderful. Lucky lucky animals to be at Grey Oaks!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Linda at Gray Oaks is an amazing woman! She stepped up to the plate and took in an aged, untouched mustang that no one else wanted. I know he has his forever home now. I have visited this rescue and was impressed with how the horses are so well taken care of. Thank you Linda for all you do!

Writer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Always helping the senior mustangs whenever possible.

Previous Stories
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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This sanctuary does their best for their horses, they live there in peace until end of life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue always takes in the aged, lame and throw aways, the diamonds in the rough!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue always goes above and beyond to help the aged, infirm, and unwanted.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Grey Oaks Equine Sanctuary hasn't rescued a non mustang in many years, but they couldn't let this aged standard bred mare not have a grand retirement. 'Noble Fashion' will hopefully be a companion to an aged Mustang mare at the sanctuary and live out her years in peace.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Even when this sanctuary is full and can not take in any more horses physically they do their best to network, share, and save lives! Remarkable place.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Whether bailing Mustangs from kill pens or trying to help others re-home their horses, this sanctuary is there for the horses. Wonderful place for any breed of horse to call home.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This sanctuary clearly has the best interests of the horses at heart!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue always sends updates about the horses they have rescued, that really means a lot to me. Love seeing the pictures of these once thrown away horses thriving!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This sanctuary tries it's best to help the older Mustangs, they have rescued several from Kill Pens in recent years and have brought them back to great health with shiny coats, fat bellies, and a peaceful place to call home for the rest of their lives.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This sanctuary with the help of a foster rescued 4 Navajo foals torn from their dams and sent to a kill pen in Kansas. They received veterinary care, a foster who did a marvelous job caring for them and now they have a permanent home pending.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had an unhandled branded Mustang that needed to find a forever home as I fell ill and could no longer care for him. Grey Oaks Equine Sanctuary stepped up for him when the saw the need. Thank you, I can recuperate in peace knowing he has a caring forever home.

1 Shayna K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is THE SANCTUARY that deserves all our support! They are the only rescue in the country that was established for aged and discarded mustangs.
the last slice of heaven still on earth for senior wild horses.

Please share.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This sanctuary rescues horses who are aged and unwanted. Kudos!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This sanctuary is quick to help a horse in need, fundraising, helping educate owners, and trying to get the word out on our Mustangs.

Board Member

Rating: 5

We have fund raised and rescued a beautiful aged Mustang mare from a kill pen with the help of an amazing group of followers. I love being a part of this sanctuary!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This sanctuary goes above and beyond rescuing and rehabbing horses. Their specialty is Mustangs , taking them all the way from abandonment and neglect to thriving, happy four-legged treasures.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A wonderful sanctuary who took in my horse when I could no longer care for him. I know he will be loved and cared for until the end of his days.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fostering for this sanctuary has been so rewarding!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family adopted a beautiful red roan gelding from this rescue, he had been a used as a lesson horse at a stable in New Orleans. When the stable decided to retire him, Grey Oaks Equine Sanctuary rescued him before he was to be sent to a kill lot.

He is a wonderful guy with a fantastic personality. Needless to say we love him very much.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Grey Oaks is my daughters equine sanctuary and believe me she is in this endeavor for the long haul. All the horses are very well taken care of and loved. I'm very proud of her.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This sanctuary goes above and beyond for the equine in their care. The place is neat and clean and its very obvious the horses are happy.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable regarding sanctuary horse care. Took me on an impromptu tour and the horses all looked so happy running together in pure happiness.
While we were at the fence admiring them they came up to see who was visiting.
A fun experience.