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New England Equine Rescue - North, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: NEER North is dedicated to saving horses from abuse, neglect, and at risk for slaughter. NEER North helps horses and horse owners in crisis. Horses are rescued, rehabilitated. and re-homed with approved new owners.

Target demographics: Equines and their owners in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: place 15 equines in need and assist 5 families in crisis

Geographic areas served: New England horse owners and rescues

Programs: Emergency Feed Fund Free advertising for horses in need of new homes networking with National contacts and rescues.

Community Stories

109 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are proud to work in partnership with NEER North, and to offer assistance in additional training and placement for several of their horses and minis each year. Mary is incredibly dedicated and goes above and beyond to help as many equines as possible. We don't know how she does it all, but she is endlessly thoughtful, caring, and accomplished in correctly evaluating horses and placing them in loving homes. Every time we visit the facility, we are impressed: it always looks wonderful, all of the horses are in great shape, relaxed and happy, and the staff and volunteers are very professional and clearly care deeply about each horse on the property. New England is truly fortunate to have a rescue of this caliber, and we highly recommend supporting them!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer at NEER North for a decade, and my weekly shift is still the highlight of my week. Every shift brings something new--a new rescue to meet, a new fence to fix, a new chance to help a frightened or suffering animal find some peace and comfort. Founder Mary Martin has brought together a community of people who understand the challenging and worthwhile work of equine rescue and are ready to do whatever they can to help. Her dedication, equine expertise, patience, vision, and leadership are an inspiration.

Mjc48

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NEER simply amazes me every time I step on the property! The dedication to all the animal. The mind set to improve every aspect of the quality of life for every rescued equine is noteworthy. I’ve witnessed so many transformations and happy endings for the horses at NEER. I’m proud and grateful to be part of this organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering for 3 yrs and have witness incredible transformations in neglected horses. I’ve met so many passionate caring individuals,( animal/horse lovers). The dedication to the well being of all the horses at NEER from volunteers, to Vets, Farriers, Trainers is amazing. It’s a Sanctuary not only for these beautiful creatures but for me too.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am relatively new to NEER but I am so incredibly in aww of how much Mary Martin has dedicated her life to saving these equines. Just in the time that I have been there, she has taken in a horse and a mule that were gong to be euthanized! . She took a chance on them ( their last chance) and one has already been adopted ( he ended up being an absolute sweetheart) and the other is doing so much better with the help of an excellent trainer. Often times these horses come in scared both emotionally and physically because of people not doing right by them. Many of them are old and just need a home where they can live out the rest of their lives in peace surrounded by as much love as they can get! Mary matches these horse up with homes that she knows will provide this much needed TLC and continues to check in on them to make sure they are safe and happy many years later. Mary gives them that soft landing that so many of them need and so deserve. Many horses that come in need medical care and she makes sure that they receive that care with the help of excellent veterinarian’s that go above and beyond as well as farriers that work at correcting the horses hooves that have been neglected for far to long! We have two amazing trainers that come and work with these horses to make sure that they are safe and ready to find their forever homes. We have a chiropractor that donates her time as well. I cannot forget to mention the volunteers. They really are the glue that holds NEER together. They are absolutely incredible and NEER would not be able to keep the doors open if it wasn’t for these wonderful people! They dedicate their time because they love these beautiful animals and just want to help them! They show up for their shift no matter if it is pouring rain or a nasty snowstorm not to mention frigid temperatures. They truly are incredible and so appreciated! There is so much that goes in to running a successful and legitimate horse rescue and Mary has managed to make NEER one of the best horse rescues in New England (in my opinion) on a very limited budget. Please consider donating to this wonderful organization so that Mary and the rest of her team at NEER can continue to help these amazing animals.

Lori S.14

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have fostered and trained NEER North horses for more than a decade and am continually impressed with their commitment to their horses - from initial intake, training and rehab, to finding the perfect match and forever home, no matter how long that takes. When someone surrenders their horse to NEER, they can be rest assured their equine will be loved, cared for and checked on for the rest of their lives. If a person is looking to add an equine to their family, NEER North can be fully trusted to be transparent with history and support during and after the adoption. Thank you, NEER North for all the hard work you have done for so many years!

2 Aimee E.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been with NEER as a volunteer for 5 years and seen the transformation that can take place when you give a horse/equine love, understanding and time for growth. Horses don't work with the human concept of time and NEER truly allows for their recovery and healing. This nonprofit is dedicated to ending the kill pen cycle, following up with our equines and educating the public. Prior to COVID we offered lots of opportunities for the public to learn about our program, horses and how others can help and what it means to rescue responsibly.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been a volunteer at NEER North for 4 years now and absolutely love the hard work we do. NEERS team is dedicated to rescue, rehabbing and rehoming but also making sure those hopes are legit and are doing well years later. We have had to rescue some horses a few times, which makes this one of the most dedicated and transparent organizations I know. We have worked hard with equines after others suggested being euthanized. There are teams of dedicated people who are here from the board of directors, volunteers, event coordinators, fund raising etc. I cannot say evolution good things about NEER.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NEER North is by far the most dedicated equine rescue I have ever seen. They will not give up on one of their horses or donkeys, ever. They stand by them even in their new homes. It is a truly special place run by some incredible volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Neer North maintains the highest level of care for each and every equine that is surrendered. A very rewarding place to spend time.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with NEER North since 2017 and I can attest to the level of care and commitment NEER puts into every equine lucky enough to find its way to this safe haven. If you donate to this organization, you will know exactly where your dollars are going. Every intake is thoroughly evaluated and is given every opportunity to heal both mentally and physically before they are adopted. Adopters are vetted and approved, matched with the appropriate equine and are informed of any health or behavioral issues prior to adoption. NEER stands by their alumni by following them for life, allowing them back if the need arises.

3 Maryellen D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Neer North are absolutely amazing in every sense of the phrase. I adopted my boy through them in September and the process was in depth yet streamlined. The team make sure that the horse you are adopting is a suitable fit and vice versa for the adoptee. Truly rescuing done right. They all have hearts of gold and I cant recommend Neer North more highly. Thank you Neer team for everything!

Issy C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NEER is a wonderful horse rescue and resource for horses and horse owners in need in New England. No other rescue in the area is currently helping as many equines as NEER.

Molly S.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering with NEER North in the fall of 2019. Let me say first and foremost, that this is 100% the most honest, upfront, transparent rescue you could ever hope to adopt a new equine partner from. Fully upfront about as much of a horses past they know, their entire time at the rescue, quirks, special needs, loves, and their potential - this is the place you hope to find when looking for your forever partner. Not only do they take in horses in the community and surrounding areas that need help wether they are starved, neglected, abused...but they also take in horses, ponies and donkeys from community members that are no longer able to care for their four legged friend due to ailing heath, death, or loss of income. They also actively fund multiple families in the community with their Feed Fund to keep beloved equines in their long term homes - all of this is done by a completely volunteer run rescue. Fundraising, daily horse care, even the chiropractic care is donated and facilitated by individuals who love and believe in what NEER North and Mary Martin are doing for the horse community at large.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NEER North is simply the best! How many other rescues are 100% honest in assessing horses to potential adopters? How many others have a 100% return policy? How many others have the large number of long-time volunteers that NEER North does?
I’m proud of being able to say that I’m a volunteer there.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at Neer in November of 2019. I walked in not realizing the magnitude of services the rescue provides. There are so many resources and contacts that have been offered to the equine community through Neer North. It plays a vital part in helping to insure at risk horses and donkeys receive the best possible care and placement if necessary. I admire and respect the dedication of all those people who give of their time and various resources. In these tough times the rescue has had to find creative ways to keep things going as Neer continues to experience the same struggles as the rest of our society. Donations have been drastically effected by the pandemic. Neer is a god send to those in need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Throughout the past year that I have been volunteering at NEER North I have been able to witness the incredible work they do first hand. This rescue works hard to give any neglected horse exactly what they need to thrive and find their new home. The staff and volunteers at NEER work tirelessly to ensure each horse goes off to their perfect home. Because of thoughtful donors, these horses are able to get regular chiropractic adjustments. While at NEER, the horses have access to top notch veterinarians and farriers who will do anything to resolve potential injuries or lameness so that all the horses are feeling their best. Mary Martin and everyone else at NEER North truly loves and cares about each horse (on the property or not).

4 Kat A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue is amazing. I have worked with NEER North for 5 years now and have planned, organized, hosted and executed more fundraising events for them then I even care to count. All the proceeds that I have raised, have 100% gone back into helping these animals. For the love of rescue, horses and Mary Martin I will continue to do my part. I have seen first hand the transformations of these animals from starving, neglected and fearful creatures to the happy, healthy, loved members of new families that they so deserve. For them, this would never have been possible without NEER North and the wonderful team of volunteers and donors who come together to help them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at NEER has changed my life for the better! I found my two wonderful horses with Mary Martin’s help. We are so thankful to her and all that NEER does. I am so proud to be a part of this organization.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

NEER North changes the lives of every equine lucky enough to come through the barn doors. Every one of them is handled with the utmost care and given everything they need to be successfully adopted into a well vetted, loving home. If for some reason an owner can't continue to care for their NEER alumni, they are always welcomed back into this safe and nurturing environment.

4 Rose P.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been actively volunteering at NEER for a almost a year now and can’t say enough good things about them!
NEER brings in horses that may have been abused, malnourished, or simply could no longer be cared for. These horses may come in with their spirts broken and not a lot, if any, of trust. Because of NEER, these horses have a safe haven where they don’t have to worry about any of that. Seeing these horses improve both physically and mentally, each and every day, is the most rewarding thing about being a volunteer. These horses (and ones that have been adopted out) wouldn’t be where they are today without Mary and NEER North❤️
Arguably the best rescue in MA and I’m proud to be a volunteer for them!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It’s clear the person who posted the one-star review does not have any idea what goes on at this rescue. New England Equine Rescue is very transparent with their books and their spending. I have been volunteering at this rescue for four years. Our volunteers do all of our fundraising and do it very well. The money we raise has paid for new water hydrants, a much-needed roof for the barn, repairs to our tack shop, fencing, gravel, shelters, heated water buckets, etc. It also goes towards vet bills, farrier care, expensive hay shipments, grain and shavings. Not one penny is wasted. This past year, we have more than tripled the number of horses coming into the rescue. We have also had to turn away many because we simply don’t have enough space or the funds to take them all in which is heartbreaking for all of us. This organization is run better than most businesses and I, personally, have been told this on a regular basis. Do not let one disgruntled, uninformed, short-time, former volunteer ruin the name of this wonderful organization. Reach out with any questions or concerns to Neernorth.org.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter and I have volunteered at New England Equine Rescue for close to two years. It’s a wonderful organization and very well managed. The dedication and hard work by Mary Martin and our team of volunteers to care for each and every animal is truly amazing. It’s a pleasure to be a part of this exceptional team.
We are thrilled to be able to help make a difference.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you're looking for a horse from an rescue that cares this is the place. They work to place horses in appropriate homes to keep them from coming back to them but will take them back if it doesn't work. They will put in the work and training to make a horse adoptable instead of sending them out untrained. Always an open book about not only the horses but finances as well, a very frugal organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

If you look into the books of Neer north rescue you will see how they claim things on the animals that is over priced or unnecessary. Why are they claiming to hide so much of their donated money on the animals. Where is that money really going? They make a lot of yearly funds but take in or help so few animals

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NEER North is the Best! I’ve volunteered there for over 10 years and plan to be there at least another 10. It’s a place where miracles happen. Mary Martin is diligent in her efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses and gives her all to save as many horses as she has room for in West Newbury. We see horses that no one would think were adoptable, but who end up healthy and safe in their forever homes.
Whether it’s a horse, a donkey, a mule, or even a sheep, they are fortunate if they find themselves at NEER North. They will be well-cared for, given the necessary training, and doted on by volunteers until they find their new home.

Suzanne L.3

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter is a volunteer and lover of NEER North and its mission to save equines at risk. It is a beautiful facility and their equines are well cared for and given a chance at a new life in a good adoptive home. Bravo NEER North

1 Ina S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Neer North and Mary Martin are amazing!!!
Best rescue ever!

Melissa355

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NEER is by far one of the best rescues I have ever been a part of. I have been a member of NEER since the beginning. Their knowledge of horses, their needs, and various riding disciplines is unbelievable. Their skill in matching human and horse is invaluable. They help local equines and keep them from entering a vicious system. I simply cannot say enough about how successful NEER is!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

New England equine rescue north does an amazing amount of work not only with their rescue horses but within the community as well to help people maintain their farms and their horses at home through a feed fund on very limited resources. All of the horses that enter the rescue are extremely well cared for and loved and the volunteers are some of the most dedicated that I have seen

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization. I have volunteered here for two years and see first hand every week all of the good work that is being done for these equines. These animals are given the best care and help to rehabilitate and rehome.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful rescue that has done wonderful things for many horses

Donor

Rating: 5

Best place to find a horse that's been honestly evaluated. Upfront and transparent rescue.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are not enough great words to describe the good that NEER North does for equines in need. I have known Mary for over 30 years, and when the time was right for me to own a horse again, there was no doubt I would go to NEER! The horses are so well cared for by the dedicated volunteers who work so hard to ensure the animals and new owners are the best match possible. My first horse 32 years ago was a rescue from Mary as is my new partner who just came home this past weekend! Thank you, NEER North for all you do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NEER North is the only Mass rescue that focuses on helping local horses and owners. While other places are turning away NEER North is taking in and finding wonderful homes for these horses, ponies and donkeys. Not only do they take them in but work to make them healthy, sound and evaluated before placement to insure a good match. If the rescue is full and an owner is in need they will help with the feed fund they have set up and will network with the hope of finding a home. The calls for help come in daily and they help as many as possible but the need is overwhelming.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at NEER for 6 years now. The love and care for these horses is amazing. No matter what condition they come in, they leave with healthy and happy. My favorite part about NEER is how they stick by their horses. It does not matter how long the horse has been adopted for, they will take them back if we need too.

jenpoll

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been witness to many amazing happy endings at NEER North.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dedicated and kind rescue. Equines are well cared for and loved.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at NEER in March. I love it! These equines really are cared for well and I watched then go off to new, loving homes. I just googled a rescue near me and I feel so fortunate to have landed at NEER. PS I never knew donkeys were so cuddly!

Denise LeJeune M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at NEER North for several years and have the privilege of helping to find the very best homes for our equines. A lot of time, care, love and funds go into providing these deserving animals with a chance at a new life. Mary Martin, founder of NEER North, is devoted and amazing!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing, wonderful, loving family of volunteers and equines. I'm in my happy place when with them...best decision I've made in a long time. I'm inspired by Mary Martin with her unrelenting drive to do right by these majestic animals and all the folks at NEER who devote time out of their busy lives for this worthy cause. Your much needed donation will help nurture these abandoned, mistreated and forgotten equines so that they can find their forever home!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with NEER North for a little over a year now and completed my independent senior project working with the horses there. NEER takes beautiful care of their equines and Mary makes sure every horse & owner combo is a great match! The volunteers are friendly, helpful, and really care about the facility, animals, and other volunteers. Though I am in college now, I make sure to stop by during every break and will continue to volunteer over my summer breaks!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered at NEER North for many years. My regular shift is my favorite day of the week. The equines we help are beautiful and brave, and Mary is a knowledgeable, caring, and professional leader. This is a remarkable volunteer community, and I'm thrilled to be part of it.

1 Miranda Burke C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We volunteer at NEER North and we love this organization. Everyone involved has such a good heart towards horses and donkeys. The property where the animals are housed is beautiful and the quality of care at NEER is great. It is a place that offers hope and a second chance to equines in need. We are so thankful that NEER exists.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at NEER North for two years. This is a wonderful place to help horses in need. Mary Martin helps local equines and keeps them out of the auctions.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A truly dedicated group of volunteers who want nothing more than to give the animals the love and care they deserve. Mary does an amazing job finding homes and giving these horses another chance.

2 Jill70

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing hardworking group of people who are helping local equines

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful group ! Dedicated volunteers helping equine in New England .

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Five stars in every way! Sensible, practical, compassionate, and true to their mission of helping horses and horse owners.

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Donor

Rating: 5

An amazing organization! Mary Martin and her wonderful volunteers are a blessing to these animals in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NEER North's president Mary Martin leads a dedicated group of volunteers who regularly go the extra mile to take care of the horses, donkeys, and ponies who arrive at our barn abused, starving, injured, neglected, abandoned, or at-risk of slaughter--all desperately needing a new chance for a happy life. My weekly shift as a volunteer brings me in touch with colleagues who share a love for animals and with beautiful equines who face each day with courage, patience, and grace, regardless of the pain and struggles they may have previously endured. Support for NEER North helps pay for the food, shelter, medicines, and veterinary care that help us carry out our mission of rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming equines in desperate need.

1 Pamela138

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nothing makes me happier then helping out and spending time on the farm!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Just recently started volunteering here and could not be happier to help such a great organization! Everyone is very focused on both the physical AND mental aspects of rehabilitation so that these animals can leave healthier and happier than when they came.

1 Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mary Martin rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes horses, donkeys and other farm animals! With a large volunteer following, these well adjusted animals have a new chance at a happy life!

1 Jennifer640

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization with volunteers who truly love spending time with the animals. No amount of snow can keep them away! Volunteering here is one of the highlights of my week.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Run by many thoughtful and truly caring individuals. Effort is an abundant quality throughout the volunteers and the animals quality of life is always put first. New, happy homes are constantly being found for the animals and Mary only picks the best ones! She would never give away an animal to an untrustworthy home. The animals happiness and health is always the top priority at NEER.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue does a huge amount of good work with really limited resources. I am incredibly proud to be a part of the team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for NEER for several months last year. Their dedication to the animals is obvious. I know they've since changed locations, and so I can't vouch for the new location, but at the old location the horses had several different pastures they were circulated through, and each was very different from the others. I think this was great. I now volunteer for a different horse rescue on the other side of the country, and the horses all have relatively boring pastures (it is grassland here after all), but I can't help but think the environment at NEER is more pleasant for the horses! I definitely recommend NEER, your donations will go very far here.

Donor

Rating: 5

NEER North is the best Non-Profit Organization I know. As an animal lover it truly warms my heart to see the rescue work the NEER North crew (all volunteers, I believe) does for horses & a variety of other animals. They are a gift to animals & the community as well. Their fundraisers are fun for the family & help to raise awareness about animals in need. I seriously love those guys! :)

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I learned about NEER north from my aunt who is a volunteer. She led me to a horse that they had there that had been to the brink of death and back. She was a huge mare with a lot of potential but even bigger baggage. Although I wasn't looking at the time for a new horse I truly believe Asha found me. As a professional in this sport( I am a trainer who owns a large equestrian facility). I understand the amount of love, hard work, blood, sweat, tears, and money that goes into a foundation such as NEER. I couldn't recommend a better facility. I currently house three of NEErs graduates, one of which I am training for NEER and two of my own. These people are the one in a millions. They are angels and we need more of them in this world. I couldn't picture my life without my little ( or not so little at 17+ hands) Asha girl.
Fondly,
Meghan Bourque
A Touch of Majic Equestrian Center
Groton, MA

Joan59

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mary and her crew are doing a fabulous job protecting horses from winding up in bad situations. They give them back their health and happiness and try to find them a perfectly matched home. Mary is as honest as they come and works her heart out to care for the animals. I wish there were more people like her in this world.

Donor

Rating: 5

No matter the age or condition, Mary Martin and the NEER North crew work tirelessly to make sure every animal gets great care and love. Those that come in skinny and matted are soon fat and sleek. Mary has a way with the ones who don't haven't had a lot of handling that is truly amazing. I know a lot of rescues, and this one is absolutely the best. They deserve all the support you can muster.

1 Ashley113

Donor

Rating: 5

Mary's work with the horses at NEER North is extraordinary. The transformations of rescue horses are amazing, but she also goes above and beyond to make sure that local horses in need are helped before they even wind up in a rescue situation. Boo is a wonderful ambassador for the farm and has become a local celebrity :) And of course, Tom Cat brightens everyone's day with his feline musings on the farm's daily operations. Keep up the great work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a horse from NEER North about a year ago. They were very clear and honest about how to adopt, which I appreciated. They were also thorough with the reference checks and reviewing my application. I felt I was treated with a lot of respect of what could offer a horse in need but they were also protective of the animal in their care and it's future home. It was clear the staff at NEER North absolutely love the equines they care for. When I picked up my horse, all my questions were answered, and they showed a lot of passion for the hard work they do on behalf of the horses they are trying to help. Truly a great experience due to the caring nature of the organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Honesty and Integrity. This is not someone's feel good project to boost their ego but an active support system in the equine community. Horses and other equines are re-integrated into the horse community actively; not only being cared for but through participation in local equine events. Their feed fund and assistance to those in hardship is is diplomatic and appreciated by many more than one would think. Many owners have been able to weather the storm and still keep their horses once a new job is found or an illness has passed. Fosters include active barns and riders. For those equines who can be only pasture buddies their sponsors keep them active even if cannot be ridden and the fosters are active in finding them their forever homes as well. If a situation does not work out NEER is not afraid of re starting the process. This is a rescue with purpose and goals to not only save but to rehabilitate and rehome and prevent suffering before a situation evolves to a necessary rescue. They have helped horses on the brink of death scoring 0 on the scale to good health and permanent homes and most importantly returned them to having purpose.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NEER NORTH SHOULD BE A MODEL AS TO WHAT AN EQUINE RESCUE SHOULD BE.

NEER North is a member of the community and serves the community.

The horses and donkeys they work with, and for, are not just stockpiled but cared for as part of an equine farm being worked with, cared for, and helped in regaining trust and training. They use experience in placing horses in a winning situation with the objective it will be a forever home and not just placing to open a space.
You will not find the ego or bravado that can be found at other rescues but honest and genuine caring for those in need and not just for the equine but also the owner.

NEER North has a feed fund to help owners in need.

NEER North has a community out-reach program to help owners in need responsibly home a horse with a new owner before a horse is a surrender to a rescue or if there is no rescue with room to a sale yard. There is much more they would like to do but their funds can only be stretched so far. They know their priority and that is the horse.

NEER North is proactive. Their people are compassionate. Their leadership is wise. They are also sometimes heartbroken at the reality there are so many horses they cannot help.

NEER North's leadership and volunteers are not in it for the praise, compliments, publicity or glory. If they were there would be publicity about nights spent on a cot in a barn during a blizzard or sitting at the head of an aged donkey comforting her as she began the journey to the Rainbow Bridge. NEER North is there to protect and care for the equine in distress, in danger, or in need with no other agenda.

NEER North defines how a rescue should be and I cannot thank them enough.

1 Lynne10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with NEER north for the last 5 years and it has been an amazing privilege. I have learned so much about the plight of equines in crisis and have seen first hand the work that this organization has done. Turning around horses in failing health and returning them to a renewed state of well being and a new forever loving home has been so inspiring. I have gone on to adopt an unadoptable horse myself and I couldn't be happier. Lynne Deschenes

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Working with the donkeys and horses has been so rewarding. Being around the equines and other volunteers has been fun and enlightening. I love my time with them and they in turn show us affection and invite us into their "herd" as their caretakers.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NEER North deals with the equine problems of today with a 'can do' attitude. Solving the issues of these neglected, mistreated or injured animals is not an easy task, but by addressing them a bit at a time these animals come out on top. They are nursed back to health, trained, socialized and ready to find new homes. And there seems to be lots of love thrown in, too. It's a lot of hard work by a lot of people with determination and big hearts.

Hope H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have visited this rescue and was greeted with the kindest friendliest people helping the sweetest horses! I never felt such warmth and kindness.....I didn't feel like I was a bother like I have when visiting another other equine rescue.
I definitely will be back with donations!
Thank you for all you do at NEER, the most compassionate, caring volunteers standing up for equines everywhere!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's been amazing to watch the equines under NEER North's care. Many come in unwanted, unloved, unappreciated, or just not able to be cared for anymore. And all of that changes at NEER North from day 1. They get the treatment, food, love, and attention needed to take that next step in a new forever home. The volunteer base is incredibly dedicated and hard-working, making sure the best things happen for these wonderful animals. It's an honor to be associated with this organization.

Mardi B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at Neer North. It is a wonderful place, the horses get tons of attention and excellent care. Everyone involved cares so much about these animals and what happens to them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Their page is exceptionally well run and updated. They helped me find the horse of my dreams, while being honest to me and the equine. Wonderful facility and rescue!

1 Marcia21

Donor

Rating: 5

I only wish I had more time to volunteer and more money to give this wonderful place. The animals get the best of care. Mary is amazing and makes everyone who visits feel welcome. She has a huge heart that she shares with animals and people. I am currently fostering a mule Mary was kind enough to bring me the same day I asked her when I was in a bind - one horse at my place who couldn't be left alone. That little mule is a challenge that reminds me what Mary, Caroline, and the rest of the NEER folks cheerfully tackle every day. I encourage anyone who loves animals to support this noble group in its quest to save every creature, and to someday find a home of its own.