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Ohana Rescue Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: Our mission is to help as many horses as we are able too. We work with authorities, owner surrender, abandonment, and animal controls.

Target demographics: The horses have a second chance. Children in schools.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Local cub/boy scouts. Several school students were able to fulfill their required community hours.

Geographic areas served: The rehabbing of equine.

Programs: We open our facility to local schools, and colleges for the students to come learn about caring for equine. They are also able to gain the required community hours that they need for school. Our facility is also opened to special needs children and adults alike.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Susie20

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing person. In side and out. Yes it is a rescue for horse (animals & people). But if it were not for the person dedicated to the rescue. Then there wouldnt be one. Through love,luck, and light. Some how this extraordinary person was brought into our lives. Which in turn brought this amazing rescue with it. We have seen her struggle and ask for NOTHING for her self but only for her animals. We have seen and heard of unbearable things that this lovely open hearted woman has gone through to put her animals in her care first. She brought two of our most precious things into our lives. And she rescued them knowing it could be a horrible situation for them. But she thought of them first and rescued them. In turn these untouchable (at the time) boys. Have brought some much love to our home. Carrie and Ohana are now and will always be part of our lives. I love when we can get out to her to help with little things. Or just go sit and talk. My God bless his place and this lovely person. Always keep they wind at your back. And the sun in your back. We love you . And keep looking forward. Don't give Up. And to our son you will ALWAYS be Aunt Carrie :)

2 Jackie75

Donor

Rating: 5

I have watched this rescue take in and rehabilitate many animals in good times and bad. The animals always come first.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visited to look at a few horses and drop off some supplies. All the horses were healthy, clean stalls, plenty of room, and even the horses in quarantine. This horse rescue is a great place with great people!! Please adopt from there if you can.

3 Lyn_2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You know ive been reading some of the reviews on here about Carrie and Ohana,,, and the negative reviews sound just like the people from another "rescue" and another person who have been after Carrie for years... the other rescue even went to a church in st pete where they don't even live and conned them for help.....
Carrie goes out of her way to help these horses,,, I know for a fact the other doesn't, ive seen them in action...
you all can believe what you want ... but Carrie cares for the horses.....only the horses...

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Ohana Rescue is on my eyes the best rescue in the state of Florida. Carrie Young the owner is one of the most dedicated hard working women I have ever known! Her total focus is to get the horses well in mind and body and once that happens which can take months or sometimes years depending on the abuse they have suffered. She does her absolute best to find them forever Homes where they will be continue to be cared for and loved and if she can't home them they become a permanent part of the Ohana family! I have the deepest respect for Carrie and the selfless way she has chosen to live here life for these majestic animals her love and devotion to them comes before self and that's a rare thing in today's world!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ohana Horse Rescue helped me save two beautiful buckskin baby horses that were bound for slaughter in Mexico. They were extremely ill and would have died. Carrie from Ohana, took them in, gave them lifesaving veterinary care. Then she found them a loving home. She stays up all night with her rescues when they need her, and gives them round the clock support coaxing them to eat. She shows them love and gives them some training so they will trust humans again. Please help Ohana and Carrie to help more horses. Statistically, over 300,00 beautiful horses, babies and adults are sent to Mexico and Canada every year and slaughtered for human and animal consumption. If more people like Ohana and Carrie could rehome these animals, we would have a better world.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ohana is a great rescue. Carrie thinks of the horses before her own self. I have never ever had the pleasure to know someone as strong as Carrie who is there 100% for the horses well and animals. My friend bailed a beautiful mare out of auction. She had trust issues and needed work. She was unable to give her the attention she needed due to inexperienced in that field. Carrie took this beauty in. Her name was Athena. Carrie worked with her, got her the medical stuff she needed and everything else. When Athena was in Pa no one could ride her and she had a issue with men. We don't know why due to not knowing anything about her past. Carrie managed to get a rider on Athena, got Athena in water and to top it off got a man on her back!!! No one has accomplished this, but with the love, time and care Carried provided for Athena she made it happen!! Now Athena is living the high life at one of the volunteers homes whom Athena connected to. I can't thank Ohana (Carrie) enough for taking in this beautiful girl and giving her a 2nd chance when someone else just threw her out like trash at auction!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Isn't it odd that most of these reviews all come at the same time ...Oct. of 2015 ... All these years and just now people feel like sending reviews .... Strange ...
1 more thing .. I can't semm to find this org listed as a 501c3 non profit ... Another lie ????

Scam alert to those that consider donating !!!M!

2 Cathy102

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ohana is the Best! I have two horses that were rescued by Ohana and have had them for 3 years. Heide is mostly blind and would have been put down, she is the most loving and trusting girl. Sparky was 18 months and still living on Momma's milk, Mommas was so bad I dont know how she survived let alone still nursing. Sparky had never had any health care and never had any hoove care. Now he is a thriving beautiful boy! Without the Love and Dedication of Ohana, so many beautiful Horses would not survive!

2 Annie Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've known Carrie Young for about 5 years. I met her when I went to Ohana to volunteer. I am an avid horsewoman and have 55 years experience in many different areas and diciplines across the country. I have never seen a rescue owner more knowledgeable about, and dedicated to animals than Carrie is. I've watched her go without bare necessities just to make sure the horses have what they need. This horse rescue is so worthy of getting help with donations. I've seen many who are not. Please help Ohana Horse Rescue!

2 Debbie185

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ohana Rescue takes in all horses, starving, sick, abused, neglected, horses with cancer and nurses them back to health
ITheir ability to re socialize these horses has to be seen. It warms your heart to see a horse who would never allow a man or human near him to be playful and eating out of your hand Carrie Young, the founder of Ohana Rescue, performs miracles this is her God given calling.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ohana is an amazing place. The horses are well taken care of by an amazing woman who truly is devoted to them. She is not one of horse flippers who claim to be a rescue. Her adoption fees are more than reasonable. Unlike a few others that ask $500-$800 for their adoption costs. Very pleased with Ohana,and will stand to support them how ever possible

2 Allison Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known carrie for years. She cares so much for the horses she rescues and for many of them she is their last hope. She will take in the horses no other rescue will because she has a huge heart. She truly is Gods gift to horses.

2 Vietta K.

Donor

Rating: 5

Carrie started Ohana Horse Rescue approximately 9 years ago. She was a novice but became a real professional in no time at all. I've seen Carrie without a TV in her home for probably 10 years as all donations coming into Ohana Rescue were put toward the horses and nothing else. She has spent so much of her time trying to educate the public on the necessities of donating to animal rescues. She has appeared on TV and radio in her efforts to educate the public on the needs of animals, particularly horses. Carrie has worked closely with several County Law Enforcement Agencies (wherever she lived), mostly the Sheriff's Departments when needs arose for a horse who was abandoned or starved. The Sheriff would call her because of her reputation in helping horses in need, and she was awarded many times over by Cable Companies, Law Enforcement Agencies, and the public in general for her wonderful work with horses. She has been a mentor for those learning about horses. She works with troubled young people who have been to court and assigned community hours, works with them to fill the court's orders. She offers her land where she lives to Boy Scouts and others who are working for badges or just looking for a weekend of camping, offering snacks, drinks, whatever is needed to bring joy and happiness to the young people. Carrie is currently taking two neighbor ladies who are in poor health on a weekly tour in her golf cart of the horses and donkeys, and the ladies in turn not only feed the horses carrots but have improved greatly in their health being around the horses. Carrie fills all descriptions of a wonderful, strong, loving person, not only for horses that need her but for people as well.

3 Lori102

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted a mule and horse from Ohana Rescue in the last 2 years but have watched Carrie Young for last 3-4 years give EVERYTHING she has to take care of the horses that come under her care. She seems to take the worse one's that need surgery etc that other's turn away. I've very rarely seen Carrie do anything for herself, it is always about what's right for the animals. Carrie may go without but the horses never do, which is amazing because donations are down but she still finds a way to manage.

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3

Donor

Rating: 5

They are amazing with what they have done with the horses that have come through their facility. They don't turn away the worse cases that they know will incur large vet bills; Carrie has the biggest heart and the animals's best care in mind at all times. So refreshing....

3 Leslie84

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Ohana for several years. Carrie is very protective of the animals she rescues and tries to find them the very best homes. She takes in animals that have been severely mistreated and works with them until they are ready for their forever homes. I also adopted a horse from her. I would have never known what shape he came to her in, if she hadn't shared the pictures with me. When I adopted him, he was happy and healthy. He has continued to progress and I am so happy that Carrie felt that I was a good match for him. She works very hard to give the animals the best.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Carrier of Ohana Rescue for many many years and find what she is doing for the horses to be wonderful. Carrie took in a blind mare from me many years ago and I was updated every day with pictures and progress. Carrie found this mare the perfect home and now the new owner and I have been friends for many years as well. I know Carrie on a personal level and every dime she receives whether from donations or her own is spent on the care and well being of the horses she takes in. I vouch for all of Carries hard work and dedication to the rescue and rehab of horses!

9

Former staff

Rating: 1

I used to be affiliated with Carrie , Allen and Ohana Rescue. I resigned my position on the board due to all of the dishonest games played with innocent members of society. Drugs and alcohol have caused many scenes that have left horses endured and or impaired and property destroyed. I have seen property destroyed that has been leased from others to manipulate the public into believing that the property owners were slumlords and Ohana Rescue the victim of their abuse. Kiss of Kings was transported to Ocala unsecured, and ended up flailing himself around in the trailer causing multiple cracks in Kiss Of Kings skull. This lady makes her living off of rescuing horses and pleading to the public for donations, mostly under false pretenses. Not long ago she was charged for defrauding the Social Security Administration of disability benefits after she lied under oath. Carrie is a Cancer to society and to the hearts of generous people. I resigned because Carrie is a vandal. A scam artist, very good at twisting the truth, a wet nurse to a drug addicted son that resides at the rescue, and will even marry someone if she feels he will prosper her efforts at scamming the public.

3 thecritterplace

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've known Carrie Young of Ohana Rescue for over 5 years now. There is no doubt as to her caring, love and dedication to the horses she has rescued. I have witnessed personally the miraculous recoveries of many horses who otherwise would not have survived and recovered if not for Carrie's devotion to the many horses in need of rescuing.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Carrie Young with Ohana Horse Rescue is an amazing woman who will not turn away even the worst cases of horses! From the badly abused to the starved, they all need a lot of vet care and the expense is sometimes huge! Carrie does what it takes to get these horses back to trusting people and those that can not be adopted out stay with Carrie until their last days. She loves them all and does a lot of this out of her own pocket and she lives on a very meager income.