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Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund Inc (SaveTheHorses.Org)

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Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: The mission of Save the Horses is to improve the quality of life for all horses, thereby improving the lives of people through their bond with the horses. We are committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of equines suffering from abuse, as well as the successful retirement of working equines. We strive to improve public awareness and knowledge regarding the standards of care necessary to insure the health and safety of all equines.

Results: Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to help rescue over 1000 needy horses since 1998. We are funded totally by donations and fund raising. We receive no government assistance. You are the angels who help us Save The Horses. Horses are therapist's, hundreds of humans have been touched by these wonderful animals every day.

Target demographics: horses, children, elderly and all humans bond and find comfort in their daily lives.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 horses find safe homes and 27 Barn Buddy participants loved and bonded with the horses.

Geographic areas served: Georgia and SE U.S.

Programs: BARN BUDDY PROGRAM for foster and adopted children to bond with horses in foster care at the rescue farm. PINK HORSE SHOE FUND to raise money for horses who have cancer to get lifesaving treatment. Pink Horse Shoe Cowgirls to support Breast Cancer survivors through horse therapy. FIELD TRIPS, SCOUTS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH. NURSING HOME VISITS with our miniature horses bring smiles to the residents.

Community Stories

537 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing place! They welcomed our Girl Scout troop years ago and it made such an impact on so many of the girls. My daughter has volunteered at different times over the years and she is always welcomed and loves all the animals they are helping!

suecrane

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have seen the inner workings of this rescue close up and personal for years having both fostered for and assisted in fundraising activities. You will never find a group of people more dedicated to their cause. The horses placed within their care are provided the veterinary care they need and all the love they have never known.

Darren B.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been an involved volunteer with Save the Horses since June 2013. It is a great organization (completely run by volunteers) that does amazing work. Besides feeling good by helping the horses (and all the other animals), you are likely to make lifetime friends. The volunteer base is very diverse with the common factor of giving hearts! Save the Horses is somewhat addictive because of the unconditional love and gratitude you get from the animals and volunteers! Whether you're a regular volunteer, special events only, or holidays...you will feel empowered by helping to make a difference in the lives of so many!

Donor

Rating: 5

One of my favorite charities to support! They do so much for the horses and other animals as well.

Donor

Rating: 5

I will donate to this organization because I see their commitment and love for the animals they protect. Their dedication NEVER slows down it gets more intense. Any help we can contribute will be a blessing to all .

Donor

Rating: 5

Save The Horses is a wonderful and caring organization. Many beautiful souls are saved each year and given the opportunity to live the lives they so
deserve.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough great things about this rescue group. It’s ran by a wonderful woman named Cheryl, who is truly an animal lover. This rescue group has saved countless lives, not just horses. Cheryl and her terrific volunteers go to whatever ends is necessary, to take animals from abusive, abandoned and neglectful situations and provide all the medical care needed, then find them a loving and caring forever home. They are a blessing to any animal in need.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are the best. The work and compassion they have for the down trodden is amazing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

They are the best. Puts the animals first as it should be

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Save the Horses for many years. The founder and her volunteers work tirelessly to save and enrich the lives of the animals. It is a wonderful organization.

1 sttlslw

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue changes lives of animals and people everyday

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work they do is amazing. Cheryl work tirelessly to save all animals not just horses.

1 Kristi Worachek H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The love these people have for rescue is AMAZING. Never seen such devotion.

Carolyn G.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely wonderful rescue. They truly care for the animals, and all the volunteers work hard to make sure every animal is taken care of. They have more than horses here - they rescue goats, sheep, chickens, donkey, cows and more!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been following Save the Horses on social media for quite some time. I am absolutely thrilled that they have opened another rescue location close to me. My sisters and I have signed up for the next orientation and are over the moon excited to do what we can to help! Thanks for all that you do!

1 Anne E.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a wonderful little horse from Save The Horses two years ago. I was very impressed with Erin Symonds from the rescue who spent time observing Dia as he settled in to his new home. She did not leave until it was clear that Dia and I were a good fit.
Save the Horses made it possible for me to meet my senior buddy, and I will always be grateful. What wonderful work this organization does bringing horses and their lucky people together.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful organization that fills such an important need. My Girl Scout troop has volunteered here before and they were awesome with the girls. This was one of our troop’s all time favorite service activities!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Save the Horses is a wonderful place that welcomes animals of all types and gives them hope of a better life after being neglected. We adopted a horse named Dasher a year ago when our boy of 29 years went to heaven. Cheryl and the team do an amazing job taking care of everyone there every day. Truly one of the best rescue organizations we have found over the years.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Save the horses rescue is the true example of what a horse/animal rescue should be. They go out of their way to save horses and other animals from abuse and neglect. We adopted a horse recently from this rescue. We need more horse rescues like this one. They take their mission in helping animals seriously and passionately.

Donor

Rating: 5

So sad that rescues like this are needed, but fortunately this is a great horse rescue that has helped so many!! Please help in any way that you can!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter had her 11th birthday here and it was fantastic! The party was very well done and the staff were so kind and sweet and we got to spend lots of time with the horses. They clearly are taking very good care of them.

Dave S.11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

best place i know of.. horses come in.. in all conditions.. they come to save the horses and their lives are changed. no more pain. just living their best life.. some will get adopted.. some will stay.. some cant be saved because we got to them too late. but we still make their final days.. the best they have had..

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Save the Horses is a compassionate, humble, hard-working organization that genuinely provides to their rescue animals. I volunteered here for a bit and wish I could give more time to this amazing place. The folks I have met that have been volunteering and working for this place are such driven, passionate, kind-hearted individuals. They inspire me, along with the animals, to give continuously. Feels so good inside the heart center.

Monique S.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Top notch Rescue! Always there for animals in need. Thanks for all you do and for showing animals what love is.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Save The Horses rescue doesn’t just rescue horses....they rescue all types of animals...chickens, donkeys, any animal in need. The volunteers work endlessly to make sure they are loved and well cared for.
This is a fantastic rescue organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This an amazing organization, want to share today's story.
Dropped by on my way home and watched I'm not sure how many amazing volunteers doing feeding, I watched as they headed out with bags of feed labeled for the different animals and all return and reload, I'm guessing about 10 dedicated people....make that heros.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love what Save the Horses does in our community for the good and well-being of the animals in their care - Horses, donkeys, cows, ponies, you name it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Save the horses is a lovely organization dedicated to bettering the lives of animals of all kinds :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The kind and generous help this organization gives to animals are unbelievable. Few, if no requests are denied to help all animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are the best, most caring, will do anything to help any animal BIG OR SMALL. Animals are their passion and they deserve all the recognition!

Nicole Colvin

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing rescue with absolutely amazing animals and humans alike. They welcomed my family to meet the horses and the farm when my sons health was declining. We were hoping the fresh air with the animals would help calm him. This amazing place did that and more. My son perked up and what was bothering him seemed to go away for a while. My son , Joshua, seemed to bond to a horse named Mo and Mo will forever be a fond memory. Mo had similar health issues as my son oddly enough and Mo kept looking at my son as though they were having a conversation (and I believe they were in some way). Mo sadly passed less than a week of meeting us and my Joshua passed away in 2018. This rescue made forever memories that I now hold on to. Amazing animals and amazing humans.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cheryl works tirelessly to save so many horses, as well as other animals. Being a horse owner myself, I am grateful for Save The Horses!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my best buddy, McDreamy, from Save the Horses and have spent a lot of time volunteering. Cheryl is amazing and puts her heart and soul into this rescue. I’m blessed to know the volunteers and all of the wonderful animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Save the Horses is a wonderful organization. All of the volunteers care deeply about each and every animal we are able help.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love that they give any animal that needs help a chance no matter what it is, they will try!

Coral76

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Cheryl Flanagan and her marvelous volunteers at Save the Horses for over a dozen years!

I cannot quantify all the wonderful, truly miraculous lives they have touched, healed, helped, saved.

The heart and soul of this organization touches all who come near, a nd the caring for humans, horses, farm animals, dogs, hanicapped... people AND pets...

It is truly, inexpressibly pure goodness for all, at Save the Horses...

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Donor

Rating: 5

A most amazing group which blends the work to rescue horses with assisting special needs kids (riding programs) fostor kidz, healthy lifestyle yoga, arts, UGANDA internship opportunities at UGA, ... finding soapy ways to benefit others while helping horses... the best of programs)

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was able to adopt my horse through Save the Horses. He was an emergency rescue and probably wouldn’t have survived much longer if this organization hadn’t stepped in. They do incredible work!

Sandra J.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Save the horses has worked with all kinds of horses in bad condition. They have managed to save quite a few and also other animals as well.

Gillian Roscoe M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of helping rescue Bella back in September. What an amazing group of people. It was awesome to see you guys in action and see first hand how much you care. Thank you for all the hard work you do to help the animal kingdom!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've known Cheryl Flanagan since 2003, when I adopted a six week old Nurse Mare Foal. The work that Save The Horses does is life changing for both the animas and the volunteers involved!
Carolyn Sussman

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve known the good work of Save the Horses for over 20 years. They always have the best interest of every horse, human and other animals they serve in mind.

1 Erin C.8

Donor

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough wonderful things about this rescue and the tireless efforts of the regular volunteers there.
Their goal has always been to provide relief to animals who are facing eminent doom through slaughter, abuse, etc. They provide animals with a second chance through adoption or simply give them a peaceful comfortable resting place when they’re in their time of passing or too disabled to be adopted.
My parents have spent many hours volunteering here and I hope to do the same with my daughter someday when we have the free time & now that we’re back in Georgia. Our family has adopted three horses from here almost 2 decades ago and two of them are still thriving to this day. We are so grateful for this organization. Thank you always Cher!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My mare of 10 years came from Save the Horses. Esther was seriously under weight and nursing a foal when she was taken in thanks to Cheryl's giving soul. Fast forward 10 months and she became part of my family. Esther is my companion and friend. My heart holds so much gratitude for the love Save the Horses gives to needy animals.

Kris31

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Save the Horses worked with me to find wonderful homes for my two horses when I could no longer keep them. They were respectful and caring. My two beautiful horses are truly living their best lives. Thank you, Save the Horses!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Save the Horses has helped find us the perfect horses. A truly amazing rescue.

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Hope M.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing group of volunteers concerned only with the animals welfare! Extraordinarily beneficial to our entire state.

Ellie M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Save The Horses is always busy saving the horses. They do great work in saving those innocent souls from slaughter and bringing them back from (many times) the brink of death. It's an amazing rescue and the people who keep in going are second to none in saving the horses! God bless every one who is involved in this rescue.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cheryl Flanagan is the ultimate horse Angel She dedicates her life to rescuing all types Of animals not just horses I have been to horse rescue in Cumming and Table Rock Ga not One but she operates two rescue sites This is such a great organization

Debbie116

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just a wonderful Rescue, they help so many horses who so need their help! Amazing place…

Client Served

Rating: 5

A few years ago I bought a couple horses to keep them from going to slaughter. One of them had a spot on her eye and it turned out to be cancer. I emailed save the horses and immediately got a response and I asked for help. This rescue jumped into action and set up a top notch vet to examine my horse and try to heal her. Not 1 time did they hesitate. This rescue is the real deal. Love , compassion and empathy is what comes to mind when I think of them. From my heart to yours Savethe horses. Thank you.

TWHMom

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Save The Horses is an outstanding organization! I have personally referred people to then for assistance.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Save The Horses always goes above and beyond the call of duty. The care for all of Gods creatures.

Donor

Rating: 5

Save the Horses works tirelessly to benefit horses and all animals. I've been in rescue for over 25 years and I've never experienced a rescue as genuine as Save the Horses. No politics, no egos - just saving animals and educating people. Absolutely the best.

Bre C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Save the Horses is amazing. We have two amazing rescues we adopted from there and my son loves volunteering there. They care so much about all animals and give all of them a fighting chance.

Ann G.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I got into horse rescue through a friend of mine who needed help transporting a rescue horse to Save the Horses. Little did I know how this would impact my life so profoundly.

Because I own 2 horse trailers, I offered to make the trip to assist in saving this horse. I have never looked back or been sorry for getting involved. This organization does an outstanding job rescuing farm animals, not just horses. I have transported donkeys and pigs as well as other animals when needed.

They run solely on donations so it is important to give when we can to assist in their rescues. Many times farm animals are in need of new homes due to the loss of a caregiver's life or farm through no fault of their own.

Then there are times when a sheriff's office will call them to pick up an animal who has been so neglected they are on the brink of death. We have always offered to foster when we have room. Currently we are fostering a large blind horse who is 20 years old. If it weren't for Save the Horses, this horse would not have survived. He has a mini donkey as a playmate and they get along great!

This organization offers equine education for those who wish to assist. Volunteers get hands on experience with these magnificent animals.

Below are before and after pictures of a horse fostered with Save the Horses. He did an amazing turn around!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I often transport horses and sometimes other animals as well for Save the Horses. I cannot think of any other rescue that is more committed to saving animals such as this one. I've fostered a horse for them and have had the pleasure of educating children from our horse club about equine rehab and rescue because of this great organization who has sponsored rescue horses kept at our place in their time of need. Rescue horses come in all kinds of shape needing help. Our horse club has had the pleasure of bringing a horse back to health when they have to gain 300 plus pounds, covered with bacterial skin infections from head to hoof and needed to have all scabs removed to treat the skin so they could heal.
The experience our group has witnessed through working with this group is phenomenal. Praise God for groups like this who truly love each animal they rescue!

Mylane W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Save the Horses Foundation is the most incredible place run by an incredible woman that has a heart of gold. It is such a wonderful place housing so many deserving creatures of God. There is nothing this place won't do for an animal in need. To make such a place run is an incredible network of volunteers that I have seen in action many, many times. There are heartaches, but there are so many success stories of happy, HAPPY animals all living there. I, myself, am fostering Bama Girl (pictured) here. She is one happy girl now. Save the Horses' reputation is well known, and so well deserved. If I could do more, I would happily do so. One day I aspire to be like Cheryl.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful experience it has been to volunteer at Save The Horses, where all the animals, large and small, are treated with tremendous love and kindness. Every time I work at the rescue, I leave feeling enriched and at peace.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing non-profit organization! Cheryl and crew are constantly rescuing animals, providing resources to those in need so that people can keep their pets, and providing the best care for the animals they rescue! Cheryl often takes in animals that others won't help because they require more care than many are willing to give. I began volunteering at the Cumming farm when I was in high school. At the time, I was going through some really hard times. Cheryl and the animals saved me! I have been forever grateful to this group! Just recently, I needed help to find my pet cows a new place to reside after losing their pasture. Cheryl graciously offered to help me! This organization is more than deserving of any and all recognition!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great mission and truly inspiring. They take care of all the animals that come to their place, helping them.

Jill Keirsey W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a phenomenal asset to the Rescue environment!
Awesome volunteers who are knowledgeable, hard working and dedicated are the sweet,positive backbone to this wonderful operation. I have recommended Save The Horses time and time again to folks here in the South, who need this resource to respond to a horse in need….true heros!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This team of rescuers will not look away when seeing any animal in need. Their number 1 mission is to rescue and be Angels on earth. Exemplary!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing rescue!
Cheryl has given a beautiful home to abandoned horses, blind horses, horses riddled with cancer, lonely cows, needy pigs… the list goes on. But the side story, is that she has also created a safe haven for volunteers who need the therapy of being with these animals.
She’s a “hands off” manager who gives everyone, animals and people, the freedom to find their own comfort.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Any animal whether it gallops, flies or slithers, has been helped by this amazing organization. It’s all warm-hearted volunteers....no taxpayer dollars. Save the Horses, and Cheryl Flanagan are the best!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Save the Horses truly saved my life as well as my animals!! I was in an abusive marriage but I wouldn't leave until I knew my animals were some place safe and well taken care of and loved. Cheryl was an angel and her sanctuary is amazing!! My dream is once I'm fully back on my feet, is to be able to adopt a horse and some goats once I get my own place again,!!

1 Christine P.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such an amazing rescue! Really dedicated to finding amazing homes and dedicated to taking in some really challenging cases. They care and are passionate about what they are doing.
They were kind enough to take in a chicken that we rescued a few yrs ago.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the BEST Rescue for not only Animals but humans as well, my whole family is here to tesify that we all were saved here. My mom, Nieces and myself were all broken and once at the rescue and volunteering helped make our hearts whole again. From the Volunteers right onto the Owner Cheryl there is a compassion like no other. You should really make this a must do on your bucket list to come on out and visit, it will truly make you appreciate what you have and see what true love is. its an amazing experiance that has to be felt with the heart.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non-profit was the best thing that ever happened to my family. The passion, dedication, and love for animals is overwhelming and everyone is welcome here. Thank you save the horses for helping me find a place to serve animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization and I would highly recommend it. Cheryl is an angel here on earth. I adopted a horse many years ago from them. He was a wonderful horse that we kept for many years until he past.

2 Lin H.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cheryl and the volunteers go to great lengths to make a difference in the lives of these neglected or abused horses.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Top notch charity! They truly live for the betterment of their animals and give them so much LOVE and care. Cheryl is a true saint!!

Kim Duncan

2 Cheri P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We volunteered at Save the horses for a number of years. The rescue plays an important role in keeping horses safe and cared for. We adopted several horses from the rescue. You will meet some of the nicest people at the rescue. BIG HEARTS.