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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

81 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.

1 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.

1 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.