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Lazy C Large Animal Rescue Ranch

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: ...to promote respect, compassion, education, and advocacy resulting in a humane, stable, loving environment for all animals.

Results: We have placed over 65 animals in good homes since our founding.

Target demographics: rehabilitate, board, and train large animals.

Direct beneficiaries per year: about 20 large animals.

Geographic areas served: Purgitsville, West Virginia

Programs: environmental advocacy in youth and medium scale East Coast equine rescue.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Ashleigh4

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my best friend, a Quarter Horse named Raven, died suddenly in the summer of 2014, my mother and I were heartbroken. Especially because it left our rescue mare Karma alone. Karma is missing an eye due to an unknown accident and was very skiddish, and could be very nervous without a buddy. I wasn't ready for another horse after the loss of Raven, so we decided the best thing for Karma would be to find her a herd of her own. My mother found Lazy C a few months later and when we first brought Karma I was very nervous - she is very submissive so I was worried about how the other horses in the herd would treat her and if the owner of the rescue would be in tune to her needs. Within a few minutes of meeting Marty and seeing the way she interacted with her horse Chief I began to feel at ease. Fast forward to July of this year and on a whim my mother and I decided to go to Lazy C and visit Karma. When we got there, we were surprised to learn that Karma had been adopted into a new home with a loving family! I'm so happy for her and I appreciate everything Marty did to make her happy. While mom and Marty talked about Karma, I decided to get to know the other horses. A beautiful strawberry roan walker horse came up to me and nuzzled me, playing with my hair and snuggling against my shoulder. That was it - I was in love. I learned that his name was Shiloh and he was indeed up for adoption. I wasn't looking for a horse as I was getting ready to leave for my junior year of college and would be three hours away - but I just couldn't stop thinking about him. Not a week later and he was mine. Marty has been kind enough to board him for me while I'm away at school. This is ideal for me, as he is young, and I like the idea of him socilizing not only with other horses, but with other people. He is an amazing horse and I feel very connected to him, so I'm grateful for the chance to be able to visit and work with him, groom him, and ride him. He loves his little herd (especially his best friend Missy!) and respects Marty. He's been trained very well and is very gentle for his size, which is exactly what I need. Marty isn't just the woman who owns the rescue and feeds the horses. She's their friend, she treats the horses like family and they treat her as such. She's excellent at her job and has a great heart. I appreciate any time I get to spend with her, the tips she gives me, and her stories. I aspire to one day be able to work with horses the way she does. Thank you, Marty, for all that you do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Marty has really beautiful horses and and animals and takes really good care of her animals

Kathryn Hinkle V.

Client Served

Rating: 4

This is a wonderful rescue. These horses are loved and well cared for.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Marty takes really good care of the horses! Their volunteers are great and they acquire many good service hours!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I recently adopted from Lazy C and are already considering them for our next horse in the summer. Marty is so friendly and knowledgeable about each horse there. She brings out their personalities and you can tell she is truly passionate about what she does! Kiyana was also very helpful with communicating all the arrangements for our visit and then later for our adoption. We've already recommended them to others in our family. Thanks for all you do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Marty Crider, the executive director, it was very thoughtful and informative when I spoke to her about the horses at her rescue. She cares for each of them as her own. Marty has a veterinarian on call, and can take care of any major issues on the ranch. The few volunteers that she has are really helping her turn this small rescue into very dignified non-profit organization. I believe this Ranch will do nothing but improve over the next few years. Donate to Lazy C Rescue to help them complete their mission!

Donor

Rating: 4

The horses are well taken care of, the owner is great, and the volunteers are so helpful. They truly care for the animals there, and I love what they've been doing in the community. Not too many horse rescues are out there. I think everyone should donate to their cause!

Jodie7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited the ranch and photographed the horses. They are very well taken care of. Martha has a sparkle in her eyes when she's with her horses. You can tell they are her passion.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a great volunteer service genuine and passionate about every aspect of their services. You couldn't ask for anything more. Keep up the good work and best wishes for the future.

MarthaCrider

Board Member

Rating: 5

Our ranch is very small, but we do our best to care for the animals brought to us. We have volunteers that will help out as farmhands, give office assistance, and also do event and social media outreach. It's very easy to come to the rescue and receive needed service hours, college credit, and hands on experience. Our veterinarian is a certified professional, and all horses are gelded upon arrival as well as evaluated. Our ranch is a non-kill facility, and we are very trusted by our community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for the rescue, the director is amazing with her horses! I go every weekend, and she makes it an enjoyable experience. The horses are well taken care of, and I wouldn't recommend any other ranch but this one!

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MarthaCrider 09/16/2016

Thanks for all that you do, Kiyana. We greatly appreciate your weekend company, and all the business work that you have done for our ranch!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I would like to say that I truly respect them for all that they do for these animals! These animals are very well taken care of and if I must say they are very spoiled! If you ever need ur horse adopted out or if your looking for a horse to adopt then this is the place to go, you won't be sorry!

1 Candace15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue ranch is amazing! The horses are well taken care of and they are amazing!

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MarthaCrider 09/16/2016

We would like to see more of you at the ranch! Thanks Candace for your time contribution!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Could not say enough nice things about this rescue and the people in charge. A blessing to the equine community!