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Mission: The purpose of H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate, and provide a safe haven for equines in need, to live out a healthy, happy, and peaceful life through public education, county and state alliances, adoptions, donations and caring volunteers. We are a certified 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization based in Berkeley County, SC providing equine rescue assistance state-wide.

Results: We are pleased to have had the opportunity to help near 30 horses since our inception in 2010. With 12 successful adoptions to date.

Target demographics: equines in need.

Geographic areas served: rescue

Programs: Rescue, rehabilitation and adoption.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

❤️Having the honor of trimming the HOPE herd for several years now, I can report soundly that this rescue envelopes their horses with love and adoration. I’ll never forget the first day I showed up and there were at least eight volunteers ready to handle horses to keep me safe and the horses occupied while I worked. I was so overwhelmed that my previous reservations about trimming over 20 rescued horses flew out the window. Everyone was gentle, friendly, focused, helpful, and attentive. The horses has been worked with, vetted, brushed, fly sprayed, fed beautifully and loved on. I have never seen anything like this in my life. This is a AAA class act organization. Period. I love being a part of this family!

1 Michael J.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with H.O.P.E. for just over a year now. I can't imagine not being able to help this organization and these horses. Both bring so much enjoyment and purpose to my life. Not to mention the friendships I have made as well. Please think about us when donating.

1 Amy Q.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

HOPE is truly a piece of heaven on earth - the individuals that volunteer their time to these amazing animals are truly of a kind
I learned of the organization 3 years ago and adopted my perfect Cooper Floyd - whom has changed my life in so many wonderful ways
These people have become my friends and truly are amazing. The time - love - devotion that they give these horses every single day no matter is is priceless and absolutely selfless
Honestly there isn’t any organization like them out there - they truly are exceptional
Thank you HOPE for all you do and giving these amazing animals another chance at an amazing healthy life

Tracey S.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

For the last nine years I have had the good fortune to be a part of HOPE Acres Rescue's mission. Seeing the amazing transformations of animals near death, defeated in spirit, become the magnificent, loving, forgiving and loyal creatures that God intended they be is moving and extremely gratifying. Equally as impressive is the dedication so many individuals have to be involved in each facet of their rebirth. Each person gives their time, talents and constant support to make this all possible. To experience this team and see the results blossom in each and every animal is hard to put into words. If you have ever wanted to support or become involved in an organization that gives 110% and ensures that every ounce of community support flows right into their effort, HOPE Acres Rescue is that local endeavor!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love working with HOPE Acres! They are an incredible group of selfless people truly making a difference in the SC equine community. I especially loved being a part of the Partner Program last year and getting to bond with a special rescue while learning about horse behavior and training. This rescue does an excellent job of getting the volunteers involved with the horses too, not just with the chores.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been associated with H.O.P.E. Acres for three and a half years, first as a volunteer, and now as a board member. I am overwhelmed with the dedication that our volunteers and board members demonstrate toward the horses in our care. Seven days a week, three hundred and sixty-five days a year, our volunteers are in place making sure that the horses receive food, proper veterinary care, grooming, training, and most importantly, love. The transformations that some of the horses have made is truly remarkable--from untouchable, frantic, traumatized, and fearful of humans, to being able to be handled by small children and ridden on trails; from emaciated, diseased, and lame, to fit, healthy, and sound. Pictures on the website do not show the full transformation--it must be seen in person. There are no paid positions--everyone who works here is a volunteer. This rescue was formed from a vision of love--and so it shall continue...

2 Judy159

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After my husband passed away, I was looking for something to occupy my time but be worthwhile too. I was so very lucky to find this organization. Not only are the owners and volunteers dedicated to the exhausting work it takes to keep this farm running, but the effort that is expended to get these beautiful horses back on their feet is outstanding.

I became a volunteer about three years ago but had never seen the hurt and suffering these poor horses had gone through. My very first horse that was emaciated was Chance. His hip bones were almost breaking through his skin he was so malnourished. It just broke my heart. As I watch and worked with the volunteers and saw their love for these beautiful animals, I observed the change in Chance. He not only became thicker in girth, but his spirit and love returned. I credit the people working each and everyday with his gentle recovery. Each and every horse brought to H.O.P.E. is treated with love, kindness and a compassion beyond anything I could have dreamed.
Much of the money used to feed, vaccinate and care for these equines is either by donations or by fund raisers we have every year. Please, if you are looking to donate or even if you are not, consider H.O.P.E. Acres as your pledge to assist us in continuing the work needed in this area. These beautiful animals have so much love to give and so do our volunteers. We need your love and support also. Thank you for considering our horse rescue.

3 Rae Anne

Volunteer

Rating: 5

H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue is an amazing organization that has the health, safety and comfort of these beautiful rescue horses as it's #1 priority. Tranquil grounds, off the beaten path, is where I enjoy spending my spare time. It is extremely rewarding to watch these horses grow and blossom, and find a forever family to love and care for them for the rest of their days. The most gratifying feeling to know you have a tiny hand in this magnificent circle of life.