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Karuna Horse Rescue Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: It is our mission to rescue horses to Liberty and Well-Being through compassionate care and natural environments. We specialize in the rescue of horses from cruelty, abandonment and neglect, most are pulled from "kill pens" bound for slaughter. Our rehabilitation philosophy is horse-centered and nurtures the Horse Within to return to a natural state of Liberty and Well-Being. Karuna works in the greater community with sanctuaries, animal advocates, forever families and local businesses who share our core belief that horses deserve a compassionate, natural environment.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Kristin V B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVE being a part of Karuna Horse Rescue! Candice and Paul have huge hearts and treat each and every one of the horses like family ... They treat their volunteers the exact same too!! You guys are the best!! ♥️♥️♥️ - Kristin

1 Carol K Wells A.

Donor

Rating: 5

The founder Candice and her husband Paul are amazing humans with HUGE hearts. I met Candice by chance on FB and have followed her as she has created this amazing rescue. I am blessed and honored to call her my friend. The horses they rescue are often badly broken both physically and mentally. The transformation that takes place under the love and care of Karuna is amazing. Visit their webpage or on FB. I hope you find joy in seeing this rescue. Let’s all help them flourish.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful rescue! I volunteer there regularly and I see the HORSES go from poor condition to happy and healthy. Each horse is treated individually with loving care. Candice and Paul are compassionate, loving, intelligent founders of this wonderful rescue. I highly recommend it.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Her name is Nina, and she is now living free at Sacred Spirits Sanctuary because of Candace and Paul. I found Nina on Craigslist, two days before Christmas, obviously terribly neglected and in bad shape, with overgrown hooves; and after reaching out to the rescue community, Karuna was the only facility that unconditionally agreed to step up and get her - immediately - and brought her to Karuna the day after Christmas. With Candace's non-confrontational and persistent but gentle demeanor, Nina's battered soul and body received the attention, care and love she needed and deserved. And in February, Nina and a companion were taken to Sacred Spirits and set free.

This is what most concerned people would hope for and expect from a rescue facility. Karuna's care for their rescues is evidenced in the outstanding love for, and care and condition of their horses; and in the devotion of their volunteers and those people who know them and the outstanding work Candace and Paul do. Knowing that my donations are going to better their mission gives me tremendous peace of mind. They are worth every red cent - and more.

JennyJen K.

Donor

Rating: 5

These people and those that join them in these wonderful acts of pure love are angels on earth!! We've never met but I follow u everyday and admire you all!
Thank you for being hope to what otherwise would be hopeless!! You are very special people!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to actually visit this wonderful horse rescue a few months ago and I was extremely impressed with the owners and the volunteers who make it their mission is to care for and to give these beautiful horses the freedom to enjoy their life without restraints and requirements. Their selfless dedication is truly humbling. Lucky is the horse that gets to be in their care.

1 jltopp

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an incredible rescue organization with the most passionate people running the rescue making a difference in the lives of horses that need help to survive!!

1 Sally M.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Karuna stands apart from even the exceptional equine rescue & sanctuary because the philosophy is based on emulating a natural environment, fostering a well-socialized herd and building trust with humans. Every decision, every aspect of Karuna supports the horse's well-being, from nutrition, barefoot care, vet and dental care to providing slow feeders, many water stations, and spacious paddocks. Each horse receives an individualized rehab protocol that helps not just their body heal, but their heart and soul too. One of the most beautiful aspects of Karuna is how the herd behaviors are nurtured, so that the horses cultivate their own social relationships with each other and with the humans. The amount of patience and wisdom is astounding and inspires my heart so much. Karuna is an exceptional experience for horses and humans!

1 Karen T.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have started volunteering my time at Karuna and couldn't be more proud of an organization I am apart of. The quality of care is top notch and the love that is given to each horse that comes in is amazing. Hours and hours of time spent on each horse working to gain trust.

1 FlyinDonkey

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have recently started volunteering with Karuna and I am so impressed with the level of care for the horses! I have spent many years working with equine rescues, assisting in animal cruelty cases and helping care for horses that have been rescued from abuse and neglect. Everyone involved with Karuna definitely has the horses best interest at heart and is willing to work tirelessly to ensure that these horses are all happy, healthy and loved beyond measure for the rest of their lives.