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Mustangs to the Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Disaster Aid, Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Mission: to provide the care, rehabilitation, training and rehoming of unwanted, abused and neglected horses and to give horses and their owners the training and skills they need in order to ensure long-lasting safe, secure homes thus reducing the number of unwanted, abused and neglected horses in our community.

Target demographics: horses and our community

Geographic areas served: Central Oregon

Programs: horse owners and potential horse owners assistance, educational opportunities and resources. Mustangs To The Rescue of Central Oregon, founded in 2012, is a volunteer-based 501c3 non-profit, whose mission is to give horses and their owners the training and skills they need in order to ensure long-lasting safe, secure homes thus reducing the number of unwanted, abused and neglected horses in our community.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Not a good non-profit anymore. It is more like hoarding horses with very, very, limited training and very, very limited attempts to re-home horses. Many horses not true rescues, and come from owners. who simply don't want the horse, and don't want to find a home for the horse themselves. Multiple, formerly wild horses kept in small enclosures. A rescue is more than feeding horses.......

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This is a sad situation involving best intentions gone awry. This organization is hoarding animals rather than making any attempt to place them. Many spend their lives in their small enclosures. Hoof care is appalling.

2 Amanda B.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MTTR is an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT place in our community for horses to heal and have a chance to thrive. From the moment I met Kate and Josh and began to volunteer, they gave me the warmest welcome. They spent a lot of time with me, walking around and telling stories about each horse and how MTTR operates. Every encounter with them is super positive, appreciative and they make me feel like my time out there really makes a positive impact.
It is amazing to hear about some of the situations these horses have been in and watch them come back to life. Kate does everything in her power to make sure these horses are taken care of, with the right therapies, diets, medicines, exercise, farriers and LOVE. She is a selfless woman who puts the well-being of these animals first. Her organization does such a great job that the Sheriff's Office repeatedly comes to and relies on MTTR to rescue horses in bad situations. All of the horses at MTTR are sweet and fun to interact with.
The thing that I appreciate the most about Kate is how much she cares about placing horses with the right home. She spends HOURS AND HOURS with the potential adopters, making sure they are committed, have purpose and a strong dynamic with the horse and have a vet reference. She even goes out and personally inspects where the horse will live before they are adopted. Kate takes as much time as required to ensure a horse will be placed in the right home situation.
MTTR offers many enriching activities to us volunteers that further our education about horse care. It is amazing to be a part of this group that brings me joy every time I visit and work!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mustangs to the Rescue (MTTR) is a relatively new, all-volunteer organization dedicated to enriching the lives of rescued horses through rehabilitation, training and placement in forever homes. This all-breed rescue also reaches out to the community to offer educational programs for horse owners and future owners. I know all of this from personal experience. As a volunteer for over four years, I have watched malnourished, neglected, abused and unwanted horses flourish under the dedicated and selfless care of the Executive Director, who lives onsite. Approximately a year ago, I became an adopter of one of the rescued horses. The horse that had come to MTTR at the request of law enforcement. Although he had an abusive past, his care at MTTR (and his sweet personality) allowed him to become a loving, rideable, willing member of OUR family. With limited funds, MTTR provides food, supplements, farrier services, veterinarian and dental care, training and community service opportunities for the horses, always in a safe environment. I am grateful for the care and love these animals receive, oftentimes at the expense of the founders. I LOVE my adopted horse!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to adopt my horse Cheyenne, the very first horse adopted out from Mustangs to the Rescue over 7 years ago! She came to me as a 16 yr old that had some health issues that I was willing to take on because I knew the rescue was there for me, helping me with questions to keep her on track. I've been happily involved with the rescue since. I like to volunteer my time here and there for events, chores and it has been a joy to see other horses find their successful homes. I recently adopted another wonderful horse that MTTR had a hand in matching us up. The adoption process can tough but it is to ensure the match between horse and human is the best it can be for success so stay with it and you won't be sorry!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Can't say enough about these good people. They are tireless, dedicated, passionate and kind. They have rescued all kinds of horses in really horrible situations. Their number 1 priority is the horses and their care to recover, then they work with them to help them become adoptable so they can find their forever homes. This is a good solid organization who spend their donations very wisely and forgo human comforts so the horses can thrive. A huge shout out to them all for being the most amazing caring people. The horses that arrive here are in the best of hands!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The founder is true to her cause and every rescue has value, but not for the profit kind!

3 Aurelia D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with Mustangs to the Rescue (MTTR). I "manage manure" to put it nicely. I am impressed with Kate Beardsley's dedication to not only saving horse lives, but rehabilitating them and finding them "forever homes". Frankly, she lives in a lifestyle I wouldn't choose, but she does it so that the horses will be cared for on an every day basis, day in and day out. Kate feeds, cleans, grooms, trains, puts on clinics, packs for hire, hosts rides and playdays for horseowners and does a myriad of other activities to support and promote MTTR. All this she does, in addition to taking and receiving a bazillion phone calls each and every day regarding the horse rescue. Her schedule exhausts me to just think about it! I SO appreciate having someone like Kate taking responsibility for the lives of rescue horses!

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Board Member

Rating: 4

I have been working with Mustangs To The Rescue (MTTR) since 2012. MTTR is an incredible organization that was established to help prevent abuse, neglect and abandonment of at-risk horses. We work with community members, as well as local, state and national authorities to discover at-risk horses and encourage people to re-home horses they can no longer care for properly. We help the local community by providing care, rehabilitation, training and rehoming of previously unwanted, abused and neglected horses, and provide horse owners and potential horse owners with assistance, educational opportunities and resources to ensure safe and secure homes for our equine partners. We believe that by providing educational opportunities that promote public education and awareness, develop horsemanship skills and responsible horse ownership; we can make a greater impact on the health and welfare of the horses in our community.