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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Children & Youth, Youth Development - Citizenship

Mission: We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and we are dedicated to Promoting the Humane Treatment of Horses and Mules through Legislation, Education, Investigation and Intervention if necessary. We work with our local Veterinarians and Humane Societies to ensure the proper Rehabilitation needs for each animal received at our farm. Paws Ranch Equine Rescue Inc. is a non-profit humane volunteer based organization. We are dedicated to the support and rehabilitation of the animals that come to our facility. We are totally dependent on private donations to support the rehabilitation of the animals that come to us as well as the dedication of our community volunteers to provide the best quality of life for our rescued equine friends.

Results: We have completed many projects this year and are going to start our new project our equine infirmary. The infirmary is Paws Ranch Equine Rescue's major goal for this year. The closest infirmary and closest equine hospitals are located 30-40 miles away. Our Emergency Veterinary Fund has been instrumental to the success of this project. Our infirmary will be the only equine facility in Rutherford County NC. Our community has donated their hay pastures for us to cut and bale hay for our rescued horses. We have over 240 acres of spring and fall hay. We have had summer hay rides to our farm for the youth camps and church groups, launched social media for fundraisers on Facebook, Ebay, horse.com and more.

Target demographics: by giving compassionate care to unwanted, abused or neglected horses, mules and other equine

Direct beneficiaries per year: 61 horses with Medical Care, Treatments, Training, Adoption, Sponsor and foster,15 horse owners using the Emergency Equine Fund,Gelded 47 Stallions, 27 horse owners using the Community Hay Bank, 21 Students with community service projects, 14 Students with FFA Projects,

Geographic areas served: North Carolina, South Carolina and other states

Programs: Community Service Programs for Rutherhord County Schools, Community Outreach Programs, Hay for Horses Project (helping our community though these had economic times, job loss), Help our Seniors(helping hands to feed livestock and companion horses on their farms), Paws Ranch Volunteer Program, Rescued Horses Program, Community Emergency Disaster, Re-Homing Project, Emergency Equine Fund, Community Hay Bank, School Programs

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Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just adopted my horse Ginger. They let me take my time finding the right horse for me. Thank you for Ginger she is my beautiful horse and I love her.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have donated of pastures to this charity for 5 yrs. Paws Ranch cuts and bales hay for the rescues and the hay bank. This such a worth wild cause. The hay we donate off our pasture makes us happy we can contribute to a wonderful rescue. You don't need money to help donate something you can help the rescue with.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Paws Ranch Equine Rescue a few times. It is absolutely amazing what Delores and Heather do on a daily basis. While helping out you can see all the love first hand. These horses have a new start and know what love really is. The horses look great and they are happy. The rescue it's self is always clean and organized. I love Miles. If looking for a horse to adopt you won't be disappointed!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer on Saturdays and I love working with the horses. First thing we do are barn chores feeding clean up and muck. I exercise the horses my favorite is Copper. I can wait for friday so I can go to the rescue on Saturday. We learn a lot.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just adopted a horse! She is beautiful. Thank you so much for being gracious and informative. Willow is gorgeous. I saw her on your web page and fell in love. She is affectionate and rides wonderful. I luv my new girl. I want to volunteer at your rescue and therapeutic riding in Shelby on Tuesday. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I called to find out about volunteer services today and I was able to obtain the information I requested. Very polite and knowledgeable. I an scheduled for a volunteer orientation day next week. So excited to find them. I just moved to North Carolina and can't wait to start. Going on Tuesday for a tour and see the facility. Drove by today looks very pleasant and a lot of pastures. I see a horse I might want to work with.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have my grandchildren for the holidays. Every time I call the staff at Paws Ranch Equine Rescue take time out for my grand kids letting them help feed and brush the horses. They go home feeling good by volunteering their time. I wish there would be more place to taken kids free of charge while they learn.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My beloved horse KODA came from PRERI.I am adopting a beautiful paint gelding from there now. I am so glad to see a rescue that takes in the broken,worn and unrideable horses. I love my unrideable KODA and think the world would be a lesser place without his nose to kiss. Think about opening your heart to an equine best friend I would give Delores and PRERI a zillion dollars if I had it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love our adopted pony. The volunteers and staff gave us instructions and grooming kit so we can take care of him. He is brown and white and he is so sweet. I will start taking riding lessons soon. Thank you Paws Ranch for letting me find my new friend.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter absolutely loves Paws Ranch and talk about going there all the time. We have done the family campout, Spring Fling and Family Farm Days. All are really well run, very engaging for the children and the location is spectacular. My kids love grooming and petting the friendly ponies, making bread, activities and sitting by the campfire at the campout during Farm Days. If we could go every weekend, we would!!

Client Served

Rating: 4

We have adopted several horses from this rescue. We are very pleased and the horses are well cared for. Both horses are healthy and have current vaccines and coggins with current vet checks for spring. We love to trail ride and the horses did wonderful. The volunteers are helpful and the horse care program helped refresh us on the horses needs. This rescue takes in starved and neglected animals and gives them a second chance. and we love our horses.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

This organization should be shut down. The horses are thin and in poor condition because they are not well cared for and the facility is too overcrowded.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my horse in May 2013. The rescue made me feel a large part of the adoption process. I would recommend this rescue.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This rescue goes over and beyond to help the equine at their facility. The equine receive care at NC State University CVM and other well qualified veterinarians in their area. From leg wraps to medications for the special needs horses, the horses are well cared for with dignity and compassionate care.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently saw the rescues truck and trailer in several parades this year in our area. One parade was homecoming for East High School Junior class. The other was the Christmas Parade in Forest City NC for the FFA for East Rutherford High School . This non profit does does a lot for the youth and needs to be recognized.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love being a part of this growing organization. The rescue is a much needed equine facility in the Rutherford County and North Carolina state.

Donor

Rating: 4

The volunteers and the volunteer staff work so had at this rescue. They cut their own hay, compassionate about the animal and are considerate to their donors. I donate 80 acres of pasture land to the rescue to the rescue. They cut and bale the hay and I donate the hay to the rescue. Thank you Paws Ranch Equine for all the work you do for the horses.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 3 horses from Paws Ranch Equine Rescue this year. What I was impressed by is the way they fit the horse to you. They disclose any medical issues with the horse and the $400.00 adoption fee includes rabies, vaccines, veterinary check, dental check and the horses feet have farrier care. Instead of setting you up for failure they set you up to succeed with your newly adopted horse.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you Paws Ranch Equine Rescue for providing pony rides for our youth. It's nice to know that charities do give back to the community. Your community service towards youth letting them complete their McNair service hour towards college and other youth events is commendable. Please keep donating your time to the churches to keep our youth on the right track.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for a year now. It is a really great experience for people woholove and have compassion for animals. While volunterring I have learn a great deal of interesting things, from health of horses to medical procedures. Well volunteering I have adopted 2 horses and might be getting another one for my mother. If you are looking for a great place to spend time or to get hours for school this is the place for you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Paws Ranch Equine Rescue. I started volunteering in February and I love it. I help with barn chores and help groom and exercise the horses. I even was able to get my community service hours for school and did my report on animal abuse. I even adopted a horse named Apache in November!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws Ranch Equine Rescue, Inc helped me complete my community service hours for school. I learned alot. Ilearned about the types of hay and feed horses eat and how to care for them. I had alot of fun. I want to come back to volunteer.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PRERI Hay Bank Program
Helping Hearts for Hungry Horses

Times are tough in our state and across our nation. Lending a temporary help can give a leg up and can make the difference in keeping equines at home when horse owners face financial difficulties paying for needed necessities to keep them free from hunger and health issues.

NEED HELP?

If you, or someone you know, are in need of temporary assistance to care for and keep your equine(s) in their home, please contact us at 800-580-6504 or visit the PRERI website.

PRERI offers a temporary, short-term program to lend a hand to horse owners. Law enforcement agencies, rescue and sanctuary organizations when dealing with financial hardship and challenges can also be given a helping hand to provide adequate care for their equines.

The goal of this program is to assist horse owners by keeping their equines at home until any financial, medical or educational challenges can be reconciled. Paws Ranch Equine Rescue (PRERI) mission is to offer equine owners the necessary tools to be successful and have their equines thrive in their care.

To accomplish this goal PRERI has implemented a Community Assistance program to provide help on a temporary basis. Eligible applicants will receive supportive educational programs in accordance with PRERI protocol.

Resources are limited. Applications for assistance are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Based on availability of funding, other types of assistance in addition to hay and feed might also be available. To provide services to as many applicants as possible, the steps below will serve as a guideline to outline the process and requirements for assistance eligibility. Every effort will be made to simplify your request in order to process applications in a timely manner.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for a number of months at Paws Ranch Equine Rescue. They are a compassionate and a great learning facility. I don't know why anyone would attack them like the last reviewer. They have given our county a place to help the starving horses. I personally worked with Madison a black and white mare that was 300lbs underweight and was close to death. Paws Ranch Equine Rescue has donated hay and feed to families that have lost their jobs, just so they can keep their horse.
Their are students from the middle and high school completing their community service hours and learning how to treat animals humainly.
I hope to be a part of this organization for a long time...Keep up the good work Paws Ranch Equine there are more horses to help in Rutherford County!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Wow George, you're right.. I called the US Rescue League (http://www.userl.org/) and they had never heard of Paws Ranch. That means that there's no one to inspect this facility. Here's the link to show all the accredited horse rescue leagues in the US, there's only one in NC and its not this one!

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dhanser 04/24/2011

Al least get their name right United States Equine Rescue League. This organization is nationwide. We are a local organization assisting several counties in Western North Carolina. There are other accrediting organizations to choose from. We have the right to chooses who we are accredited by. We have 4 wild mustangs and have been inspected by the BLM. I feel George and James are the same person and needs to learn how creditable non profit rescues work instead of discrediting a facility that wants to help the communities of Rutherford County. Please check our links on our web site for more information.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have visited Paws Ranch Equine Rescue, Inc. on several different occasions and have seen first hand the care and attention given to each of the rescued horses. As an avid horse lover, we felt secure in donating our money to this legitimate organization knowing it would be properly utilized for the care of these magnificent animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I applaud Paws Ranch Equine Rescue, Inc. for the wonderful selfless job they're doing with the animals on the ranch. I have been to Paws Ranch as a volunteer, and I have seen the animals grow and flourish under their care. Few people take as much time and care to provide for mistreated or neglected horses. Michael and Delores have gone above and beyond to not only rescue these wonderful animals, but to give them a home and a safe environment.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Paws Ranch Equine Rescue is a legitimate organization! Not only that but Paws has been a true blessing in Rutherford and the surrounding counties. Paws ranch is responsible for saving the lives of 5+ horses that would otherwise be dead due to peoples stupidity or lack caring. As a horse owner and lover I am thankful that we this awesome farm in the area. I have seen the sick horse be taken in and nurse until they are healthy and strong like they should be. Thank you Paws for the service you offer to the animals.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Please check with national affiliations before donating to any charity. This charity is not affiliated with any known horse rescue organization, is not subject to any control.

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dhanser 04/06/2011

Paws Ranch Equine Rescue is a legitimate non-profit providing critical care to abused and neglected equine. The Comments by George are incorrect. We are registered with NC Secretary of State Charitable Contributions Division as well as IRS Nonprofit status for 501(c)(3)organizations. Paws Ranch Equine Rescue is a volunteer based non-profit providing critical care to abused and neglected equine. At this time we are carring for 24 horses 4 of which are US Department of Interior Mustangs that were brought to Paws Ranch Equine Rescue, Inc.. What if anything is George doing other than false aquistions with out giving their true idenity. This charity is helping the community during hard economic times by giving back to the community.