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Orphan Acres Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Health, Rehabilitative Care

Mission: The mission of Orphan Acres Equine, Rehabilitation, and Sanctuary, Inc. is to provide care and rehabilitation for abandoned, neglected, abused, and malnourished horses, while educating the public regarding the issues surrounding rescue and rehabilitation including all aspects of horse ownership and care.

Results: We have had over 4,000 abused and neglected equines pass through our gates sense our foundation in 1975. We have placed over half of those and the rest lived out their lives in peace, dignity and love. We have also helped countless individuals who require a four legged therapist, from working with veterans to special needs children all can benefit from the quiet understanding of a horse.

Target demographics: abused and neglected equines

Direct beneficiaries per year: the 83 horses that called our herd home. We placed 4 into forever loving homes and rescued 5.

Geographic areas served: Pacific north west but have had animals placed here from as fare away as Maine

Programs: our permanent herd, for horses to old and abused to be safely transferred again. We also have retraining and gentling of our adoptable herd as well. We are directly beneficial to the community at large through our horse rescue and adoption programs and as an educational facility. In addition the community benefits through the classes and clinics offered to students from the universities, youth, adults and individuals with disabilities from the surrounding communities, all at no cost.

Community Stories

88 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been donating and volunteering at this organization for almost two years, and I find Brent's (the president of Orphan Acres) dedication and tenacity inspiring. Currently, over 80 horses reside at this wonderful nonprofit, either living out their lives, or waiting to be adopted into a forever and loving home. Some horses are brought from horrific situations, and are then rehabilitated at this sanctuary. Most horses are brought in because the owner could either no longer care or afford the horse, so many of these horses have great potential and would make a great family pet. Going out and volunteering is really a great experience because you get to bond with all different kinds of horses, and help your community. This organization is in great need of help, for both manual labor, and financial expenses. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan acres is such an amazing rescue! The owner (Brent) works very hard to care for every one of the horses that comes to the rescue regardless of their background and how much care they require. The volunteers are super nice and helpful also. This rescue cares for so many horses that have been neglected around the Northwest and provides them with a safe home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres is an amazing nonprofit organized to provide a haven for abused horses and rehabilitate horses if they have possibility of being adopted. The President spends countless hours looking after the horses, providing special meals for starvation cases, ensuring they are grouped with other horses in compatible situations, checking nightly for an expectant wild mare, able to manage 80+horses by name, in addition to monitoring the horses' health.In addition, Orphan Acres has a great group of volunteers who help out in many ways and value the opportunity to love these horses who have endured a lot in their lives. I highly recommend supporting this non-profit as they have some immediate needs and money donated is carefully spent. They truly are a one of a kind horse rescue place and volunteering with others has been a great experience. Orphan Acres has my five star rating and has excelled at providing abused horses a fantastic home! Joan Wilmotte

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely love coming out to Orphan Acres, and it is always truly the highlight of my week. I find it to be a very grounding and peaceful place interacting with the horses and seeing them receive the necessary care they need as there is so much to be learned. It is both rewarding and heartwarming. This is an amazing sanctuary and has already come so far!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres is a truly incredible place for both animals and humans. The second you step onto the property of the sanctuary, you feel a sense of peace and love given off by the animals. Each and every horse is cared for and tended to, and they clearly are very appreciative of the love they receive from the people caring for them. The fact that Brent has been dedicated to running the sanctuary by himself for over 40 years with only the help of volunteers shows his genuine compassion and selflessness for every horse who comes his way. I have been a consistent volunteer for four years and I look forward to going out to Orphan Acres every chance that I get. Helping out with cleaning stalls, refilling water and grain buckets, and working with the horses one-on-one is the highlight of my time living in the Palouse area. It is truly a one of a kind organization and I highly recommend supporting Orphan Acres by any means possible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Orphan Acres regularly for three years and still look forward to every day I get to go out there. It is a wonderful place where horses with all kinds of backstories come to be loved forever or adopted to loving homes. Currently, we have over 80 horses that are being cared for by Brent (the owner/president) and the volunteers. There are many volunteers that come out to clean stalls, feed and groom horses, as well as help train horses with basic skills. Orphan Acres truly is an amazing rescue with lots of lovely people and animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered as an international volunteer for 4 weeks at Orphan Acres. Not only have I had the opportunity to learn a lot about horses but have also been able to visit many beautiful places in the area. Brent, the owner of Orphan Acres, is extremely dedicated and it is very inspiring to see everything he does for and with the horses. I have always felt at home here as Brent and the other volunteers are very kind and welcoming. There is always a lot of work to be done, but it is very rewarding!

Cindy W.7

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been working with Brent Glover and his horses for 9 years. I love it every time I go up there from my home in Lenore, Idaho. I moved up from Tucson 8 years ago after flying up 3 times the summer of 2010. I liked what I saw. I loved the passion and experience Brent has in working with his horses that have been abused, neglected or just unwanted. He has rehomed 4000 horses in the last 45 years of being a rescue. I try to get up there once a week to help him with office work, mucking out the stall, brushing the horses, preparing the grain for the special diet horses. I do whatever I can to help him. I always feel so good when I am up there. If you are in the NW Idaho area, we love volunteers.

Review from Guidestar

2 John W.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been to Orphan Acres about a dozen times to volunteer to help out the animals. Every time I go it's a very rewarding experience. Some of the work I have done includes cleaning stalls, giving animals fresh water, grooming, etc. Volunteering at Orphan Acres is something that I'd definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to give meaning and value to their life as well the lives of animals in need.

3 Angelina S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic place run by amazing people. You can see the love Brent gives all of these horses in their friendly demeanor and how fantastically the place functions.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have grown up in a family that has always rescued needy animals - dogs, cats, horses, chickens, wounded birds, etc. I am an animal lover myself and love our dogs. The number of horses and other domesticated animals, as well as wildlife, that Orphan Acres has rescued over the years and currently, is nothing but "totally amazing." The efforts and support by the volunteers, other organizations and professionals that lend their services help to make rescues and rehab a success. Brent Glover has made all of this possible - totally dedicated individual - animal heroe! We need more people like this. There are many animals out there in the world and the US in need.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am totally amazed at the success of Orphan Acres - Brent Glover. The number of horses and other animals that have been rescued and rehabilitated. My wife volunteers for Orphan Acres and I love hearing about all of the horses - especially the senior horses and stallions. A lot of very sad stories surrounding these poor horses. I am disabled myself and am not able to do much with horses anymore but will continue to support and donate when I can. My hope for the future is that volunteers continue to work and support all of these beautiful creatures at Orphan Acres. I hope more people join in as volunteers and donate.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

This is a great opportunity to help animals and learn about the natural world - particularly horses and ranching. Mr. Glover is a great teacher when your are working on tasks along side of him.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for a month here and I definitely loved it and would do it again if I have the chance to. It was an amazing experience, learned lots of new stuff, and bonded with the horses. It was an experience I’ll never forget. Brent was super sweet and helpful in everything and the horses are always his #1 priority. I totally recommend it.
- Paola Álamo

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The horses that are housed here are in such good care! Brent really loves and takes care of his horses. He's such a great guy and not only cares for the horses but educates people about them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every cent donated to this non-profit goes towards the horses. He truly cares about the animals and does everything in his power to make their lives as comfortable as possible with what little resources he has. An older man of at least 60 or 70s, he works harder than most young people I know.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres, Brent Glover, rescues horses who have been abused, abandoned or starved or just need a new home. There are a lot of horses in need! Brent provides care and rehabilitation for these horses and has an adoption program for folks looking for their new best (horse) friend. For those horses that may not be able to be adopted due to injuries or age, Orphan Acres provides a sanctuary. Orphan Acres was established in 1975 and has found homes for close to 3,600 horses of the 4,600 horses that have been rescued and placed in care. This is an amazing task!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I stayed at Orphan Acres for three months as a volunteer and I had a wonderful time there. Orphan Acres is a perfect place for horses in need. Brent, the caretaker, takes in horses that nobody else wants and he does a wonderful job of providing love and care for the horses. He knows each of them by name and personality and thats over 80 horses at the moment.
Many horses have special needs and/or health problems and need special treatment and Brent works pretty much 24/7 to make sure they all get what they need.

Volunteering at Orphan Acres has been an unforgettable and very rewarding experience. The owner is extremely dedicated and works hard everyday, to make sure that all the horses are taken really good care of. Anyone looking for a new horse to adopt or a place to donate should consider this facility.
I can say, that Orphan Acres is a great place for these animals and I hope more people get to know this place and support it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

Volunteers are amazing...the owner is questionable about certain instances that I have witnessed...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres is a wonderful sanctuary for horses in need. Brent, the caretaker, does a wonderful job of providing love and care for the horses. He knows each of them by name and personality. All of the work I've done as a volunteer has brought me amazing gratitude and has been very enjoyable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering out at orphan acres since May and I absolute love coming here. Brent is an amazing person who cares and loves every horse out there. He has over 80 horses and they all are his kids. Can't wait to spend more weekends out there. Please volunteer or donate if you can to this wonderful place