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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

91 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.

Cindy W.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Orphan Acres Horse Rescue for 9 years. I relocated my animal family and my husband to Northern Idaho to be near this wonderful 45 year old horse rescue that has helped relocate 4500 abused, abandoned and cast away horses that may have gone to slaughter. Brent Glover has devoted his life to this wonderful sanctuary. This is truly a sanctuary where he has horses that are in their 40's. Whether they be retired race horses, abused horses, horses left from a dying or careless owner, Brent does all that he can to rehabilitate, find loving homes or keep these horses so they can retire in peace. If you are in the Northwest area of Idaho, come and visit. I live in Lenore which is an hour and a half away but I try to get up there once a week to have fun with the horses, help with the chores or help with paperwork in the office. WE are so excited that Rogers Subaru from Lewiston, Idaho has chosen Orphan Acres to be the local non profit for SHARE THE LOVE Subaru program which starts in November and goes to January . With every Subaru purchase, the company donates $250 to Orphan Acres, ASPCA, Meals on Wheels or National Park Foundation. I am proud to be part of Rogers Subaru and Subaru of American for caring about what people drive, the environment and helping local community events such as Share the Love. If you have a chance, call 208-882-9293 and stop in. You will be glad you did. The horses love visitors and we would love to have you!!

Previous Stories

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Beautiful place run by an incredibly caring man. Brent dedicates his life to the well-being of these horses. They are well taken care of and very lucky to have found a place such as this instead of being sent to slaughter. Thanks for all you do, Brent.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres, Inc has been a major part of my life for three years now. The owner/operator, Brent, puts an incredible amount of work into not only the horses' physical care and well-being, but also to their emotional status and healing from previous trauma or neglect. I'm continuously impressed by the dedication Brent and all the regular volunteers show in caring for all these horses. I have learned so much about equine health, care, behavior, herd dynamics, and the Human-Animal Bond through my time with the amazing equine residents of Orphan Acres, Inc.

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!

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.

1

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.

1

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.

1

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.

1

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.

1

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.

3

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

2 Sydney Phelps B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I truly enjoy volunteering at Orphan Acres. Brent, the man in charge, has done a wonderful job keeping the horses safe, well fed, and happy. There is a pasture for all of them to graze and each horse has access to hay and water all day long. Every time I volunteer there I am amazed at how well he knows every horse; there are over 80! It is a fun and rewarding experience to know that I have played my small part in being in these horses lives, letting them know that they are cared for. Orphan Acres is a great place for these animals and I hope more people get to know this place and support it.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at Orphan Acres has been an amazing experience. They take in all of the abused and neglected horses and give them an environment where they can live with their herd and thrive. Brent, the owner/caretaker, works very hard to provide the best care for these horses, many of whom have special needs. They have had many horses live well into their 40’s which is evidence of the quality of life provided at this facility. I hope that individuals and organizations will continue to donate and support these horses (and the wonderful people that care for them).

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at Orphan Acres has been an unforgettably rewarding experience. The owner is extremely devoted and hardworking, and there are many, many horses with serious needs. Anyone looking for a new horse to adopt or a place to donate should consider this facility.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was my first time volunteering but I definitely will be back! Orphan Acres and Brett are truly inspiring, and I find it amazing that he can take care of so many horses. This is an awesome and unique place!

1 Benjames D.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have volunteered here for eight years now because it is a wonderful place with a magical cause. This is where I learned how to operate my own non-profit conservation farm. Brent Glover takes care of his animals well and is a great mentor to those who chose to work in the non-profit sector of society!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Orphan Acres multiple times in the past few years! Brent has such a dedication to making sure all the horses get the care they need. I have enjoyed helping out with various chores and getting some horse experience!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Dr. John Fudens HMC DVM PH. I use to be a conventional veterinarian but gave up that type of treatment years ago. I am now a Dr. of Classical Homeopathy caring for animals , children and adults with homeopathy and other holistic treatments. I have known Brent and Orphan Acres for 4 years and have lived at the sanctuary for 2 years caring for and treating horses that have been abandoned, abused, mistreated, neglected and more. I did this as I was making a transition from Boise ID area to the CDA Idaho area where i will be living and practicing shortly. For the 53 years I have been treating animals with various methods, having been on many farms and ranches with large animals (started out as a large animal vet) I have never seen anyone so in love and caring for horses as Brent is. Running O.A. is not his job but his life and passion. The over 80+ horses he has at present have better care than a lot of humans on this planet which is a sorry state for humanity. How he drives himself in caring for the horses 24/7 in any type of weather and conditions is nothing short of amazing. I help as best i can besides the medial treatment but he does this by himself and with college volunteers. I believe what he does every day keeps him alive even with his own health issues. What any person(s), organizations, companies can do to help him care for these horses is one of the best and kindest acts that can be done. Please try to help him and the horses as best you can.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brent is truly passionate about what he does and is constantly looking to improve! Orphan Acres is a wonderful place!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Orphan Acres Inc. for a little over a year now, and I absolutely love it. Brent is so dedicated to finding good, loving homes for horses. He is always working hard to improve Orphan Acres and he is so willing to help his volunteers and the community out with whatever they need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres is an extraordinary place. Taking care of horses is no easy task, and Brent does it with 70+ horses in need. I am so appreciative of all he does, and I am glad I had the opportunity to help him out.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Today was my first time volunteering at Orphan Acres, the first of many. I had a great experience during my time here, spending time with the horses and helping around the farm. It's an amazing thing that Orphan Acres does for these horse, cares for them, loves them, feeds them. I would definitely recommend volunteering at Orphan Acres to my friends, it is something everyone should experience for themselves.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The things that Orphan Acres does for these horses is remarkable. I am always happy to help out here, I feel like it benefits me almost as much as it benefits the horses. Overall, great place I fell in love it.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Orphan Acres several times over the past three years that I've attended Washington State University, and each time is more rewarding than the last. My sorority has done multiple service projects at Orphan Acres. When we first got there, Brent gave us a brief history lesson of the ranch and how he came to care for dozens of horses. His passion for his nonprofit organization was warming and my sorority sisters and I took it to heart. We've volunteered at Orphan Acres multiple times since then and will continue to volunteer with Brent for as long as he needs us.