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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: "Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit animal welfare organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines in need; assisting equines in situations of neglect, abuse or threat of slaughter located in, but not necessarily limited to Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean Counties - in our home state of New Jersey. To educate the public regarding the standards of care required to maintain an equine as a riding partner and/or companion animal in a humane manner."

Programs: Our Goals: (1) Accept into our program equines in need who have been victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment; (2) Assist in the placement of equines under the care of private owners who can no longer maintain them; (3) Provide necessary management, veterinary and farrier care for those equines under our protection; (4) Rehabilitate and adopt out equines to suitable homes as sport-horse prospects; pleasure riding prospects or as retirement/companion animals; (5) Obtain sponsorships for those equines who maintain a permanent residency within the auspices of our organization; (6) To provide all animals under our care with a comfortable and dignified existence without pain or suffering. If and when physical and medical circumstances no longer allow that comfortable life; to let them go gently and kindly with a humane veterinary-assisted euthanasia.

Community Stories

145 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Lisa466

Donor

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is not only a salvation for horses ..The meticulous care these beautiful neglected animals receive at Helping Hearts is above and beyond the norm. The attention and love given to these wonderful souls on a daily basis is tremendous....the transformation so heartfelt and inspiring.....just brings tears to your eyes. I am honored to contribute to this wonderful Rescue. God Bless....

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with HHER several years ago. Keller, the first rescue that I helped with ,was a partially blind, deaf and elderly pony. I developed a bond with him. He would prance around after I groomed him and sometimes trot over to see me. He lived out his long life well cared for and surrounded by love on Lisa’s beautiful farm often side by side with his best friend, Simon a rescued Amish draft horse. I have been lucky to help provide TLC with many of Lisa’s rescues including a Clydesdale named Bentley and a Peruvian Paso Fino named Gaitor. Lisa takes in horses that have been mistreated, neglected and often left to be auctioned for slaughter. At HHER they are rehabilitated with love and proper medical care. They learn to trust again. Lisa finds them good homes. She also takes equines that are not adoptable due to health conditions and lets them live out their lives with the dignity, love and care that they deserve. Lisa one of the most hard working people I know but to her, horse rescue is her life and passion.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am beyond fortunate and honored to have this amazing rescue in my town. They are above 5 stars and the education and learning that is freely given is priceless.

Ray_26

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I see the eye of a horse change from despair to peace in I know HHER is doing it right. This NP is worthy of your support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Where else can discarded horses, donkeys, mules, & zebrasses find such the care? It takes a lot of work, a lot of money, and a lot of love.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

She does amazing work, slow and thorough. The horses who land here are very lucky.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had adopted Mason from this wonderful organization years back. I have seen first hand the compassion, dedication, love and commitment from the onset of receiving a needy resident to the completion and adoption of a for legged family member. Love, experience, dedication and provision of all medical elements needed is the standard for this worthy Rescue. Lisa, you and your staff are amazing and I love your for what you did by rescuing Mason and allowing me to adopt him only after you brought him back to good health. You are the most dedicated Rescue ever. Please, research Helping Hearts Equine.. and you will see as I did... they are amazing and do amazing things for these needy equine.. and others too.. The Best Ever!!!

Janet L.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Visited with my daughters horsemanship club and the tour Lisa gave was wonderful. The girls got to groom a horse and pet donkeys and mini horses and rabbits and a pig! I follow The rescue and Lisa on Facebook and have learned that what she showed the girls is a small small part of how she helps animals and conservation EVERY day and not just cute cuddly ones either but also amphibians and insects! Lisa and her org are awesome!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is just that, all heart! The love and compassion they show for the abused and neglected is truly heart warming. They step up in time of dire need to do the right thing for the horses that are so in need. The action I truly appreciate are the constant updates for their followers. From pictures to videos it's wonderful to feel apart of it when you're sitting behind a computer screen. I as a doner have so much respect for what they do on a daily basis.

Redpony

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been impressed with the holistic, gentle approach in which horses are rehabilitated at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue.
A kind and experienced founder and loving volunteers make it an outstanding Rescue.

Donor

Rating: 5

I watch the amazing work that they do for the animals that they bring into their program. Most are the last ditch cases and they are diligent in making the animals lives comfortable with dignity. I donate when I am able.

Bonnie84

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

does amazing work rescuing, rehabbing & rehoming neglected horses

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue that goes above & beyond to help all animals in need

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've watched Lisa rescue difficult case after difficult case. Every soul benefits from her experience, knowledge, and deep love of horses. Recently, she brought in a horse that I once knew. He is in rough shape but she fights for him every day. I'm so grateful Lisa and Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is there for the most desperate.

Lynnette B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I adopted a wonderful horse named Logan from this rescue in 2013. HHER is very professional and very well run. They make sure the horse is the most important thing in the rescue and adoption process. HHER is a topnotch rescue.

Donor

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts has been rescuing horses from the auction/kill pen for many years... These horses usually aren't ride-able and have many medical problems... To some they are disposable junk to be thrown away... But to the people from Helping Hearts there life's deserve to be saved from the cruel kill buyers and slaughter houses... Here are just two of the horses, Charlie and Scotty rescued by Helping Hearts that I fostered... Sadly both have passed on but because of Helping Hearts they where saved from a horrendous death and lived out their life's in peace... This is a noble cause...

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two horses from HHER. The process is thorough on both parts of the adopter and the horse. Care is taken to make sure it is the best match for the sake of the horse and the adopter. Adoption contract is thorough and covers all issues that may arise ensuring the horse comes first and is always taken care of. HHER is the best rescue out there in terms of the needs of the horses being met. HHER is an inspiration for doing Rescue well.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had to choose "general member of the public" for my 'role', however I own a PA rescue (HeartSong Haven). I greatly admire the folks at HHER for proven dedication they have shown to rescuing horses. HHER is truly a blessing to those equines unfortunate enough to find themselves in a bad way. I follow many other rescues, and don't know very many that are as dedicated as they are.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lisa and Helping Hearts do a phenomenal job! They helped rescued horse who surely would have died a terrible death and have kept her safe!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

From the moment I started following Helping Hearts Equine Rescue I knew it was a special place. The knowledge and dedication of the owner/founder, Lisa Post, is unprecedented. She always puts the well being of the animals first. Since becoming a volunteer I’ve seen, first hand, the transformation of dozens of animals in her care. I’ve seen them blossom from neglected and fearful beings into loving and beautiful horses and mules with the opportunity for long and healthy lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine rescue does an amazing job providing top notch care for all their equines and other critters in their rescue. Lisa and her crew go above and beyond networking horses in need and educating the public. There efforts have saved thousands of horses lives and they continue to work tirelessly to end animal
abuse and help owners make better decisions.
We adopted my daughters first pony Rosie, from Helping Hearts Equine Rescue. Rosie was saved from a kill pen at an auction house pregnant, lame and sick. Helpingbhearts rehabbed her backed to health and she turned out to be the best pony ever.

Kristen L.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I follow this organization regularly and donate whenever possible.
All of my donations have been used as directed and the progress made is clearly documented.
I prefer to donate locally and this is one of the best local animal rescues to donate to if you want to make the most of your donation dollars.

Aj S.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a fabulous charity. Lisa works long, endless days caring for animals in need. This is a first class operation which I have viewed personally