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Palmetto Equine Awareness & Rescue League

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: It is our mission to educate equine owners and to support the efforts of South Carolina's Law Enforcement agencies, Animal Control departments and Humane Society Chapters to provide fair treatment and care for equines. We are dedicated to taking some of the burden off our overly taxed law enforcement and animal control by offering to oversee the case management of reported neglect including, but not limited to, working with animal owners suspected of neglect to ensure they understand equine care needs from feed to health care. It is not the goal of P.E.A.R.L. ® to seize and litigate, but instead to work with law enforcement, animal control, and humane societies as well as with owners in need of assistance. P.E.A.R.L.® has educational programs we present to law enforcement, animal control and Humane Society chapters, informative seminars as well as fund raising ideas we are looking forward to presenting to South Carolina's Upstate equine enthusiasts.

Results: Our group has rehabilitated over 60 horses, we have educated owners, the public, and created a Large Animal Cruelty Investigations Class for law enforcement and Animal Control Officers.

Programs: Emergency Feed Program Large Animal Cruelty Investigation Class

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pearl saved the lives of 3 of my horses. Nicole took charge of my horses after they were abused and starved by someone who was supposed to be taking care of them. She was able to stabilize 2 of my horses for them to make the very long trip home to FL. Pearl, the different sheriffs departments and individuals also spent weeks searching for 2 of my other horses that were being hidden and constantly moved by the abuser. One horse was finally turned over to Pearl from the abuser but sadly the abuser had killed my other horse. The horse turned over to Pearl was a walking skeleton by this time, and we really were not sure if she would make it. After a long rehab with Nicole at Pearl, my Chloe was finally stable enough to make it home to FL. That was over 3 years ago and happily Chloe has recently turned 28 years old and is doing fantastic along with my other 2 , Vash and my mini Mr Nibbles. They are all alive because she cared. Thank you Nicole!

Rebecca G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

We first met PEARL when working several cases with the Sherriff's Department. They got serious about Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue techniques, and also use natural horsemanship training techniques to work with their cases (horses that have been taken in from abuse and starvation).
We were impressed with their "real world" attitude - understanding that we can't save EVERY single horse - that they needed to have a JOB and a FOSTER or ADOPTIVE home that actually would be a good match. They understand that funds have to be raised by the organization to feed the animals, and they work hard to find homes quickly, working with local veterinarians to ensure follow up care for the animals.
We have worked with them since 2005 and have worked several cases with them. Now they are offering a course in Large Animal Cruelty Investigations to get to the bottom of the problems with disposable animals by EDUCATING law enforcement and animal control officers in their state of SC as well as other states.
PEARL is involved in every aspect of the horse industry within the state of SC, from the State Vet's office to Clemson University's public education efforts. We are proud to be allied with this organization.