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Red Clay Ranch Equine Rescue & Sanctuary Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Target demographics: abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 horses

Geographic areas served: nationally

Programs: medical care, farrier care, rehabilitation and sanctuary

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Erica C.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve adopted two horses from RCR! They are amazing people with hearts of gold! The horses in their care are immaculately taken care of and loved so much! I was just an adopter and now I feel like family!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my Pony Willow from Red Clay Ranch Equine Rescue and Sanctuary and I was amazed by their beautiful place! They pour their heart into each and every rescue and sanctuary Horse they have there! Any time I have visited I feel like family! I love following the stories of all the horses at the rescue and can’t wait to adopt my next pony Tinkerbelle from them!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported Red Clay Ranch for several years - a great horse rescue!
Excellent animal care standards, ethical and careful, thoughtful use of funds.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolutely love Red Clay Ranch Rescue! The loving souls who run this equine rescue provide horse heaven for the lucky horses that end up with them. The rescue work has given new life to horses coming from abusive environments. I have witnessed the love, the care, the concern for each horse that lives in this magical place.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

RCR...Dedicated hearts and hands in motion to stand strongly for these gorgeous, lovable,loyal beauties that The Lord was so kind to honor our human existence with. Providing the safe harbor that so many horses have never known. The trailer that carries them from their life of unthinkable neglect,abandonment,hunger, physical,emotional abuse and loneliness, is actually a chariot in disguise. For at RCR these magical creatures step out to find everything they deserve, every kindness most have never known. Our Lord designates us all as caretakers, responsible for the creatures He created to serve us. At RCR these heartfelt people live out this assignment 24-7. They are such a blessing in their mission to save and provide for these lovely and helpless beauties. We all have many lessons to learn, no matter of age. Many to learn from RCR's example. Blessings

1 Carmen W.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following RCR for a while now. And see the changes in the horses that have been starved...neglected and abused. Lee and her husband Phil and the volunteers do amazing work transforming these lost souls...and giving them their lives back..! They find them new loving forever homes...and for those they can't...they stay with RCR and are cared for and loved until the end of their days..! The world needs more compassionate caring people like those at RCR who give tirelessly of themselves for the good of these neglected horses who's lives they saved..! We who follow this site daily...look forward to seeing the improvements in each and every horse...that we have come to love. We thank God everyday for this amazing organization..!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Honest and devoted caregivers for these beautiful creatures. Truly hardworking and deserving of support.

1 horsehappy

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A paradise for horses that need a safe, loving, no worries forever home. They get the best care, food, grooming, vet care they deserve. Any horse who needs a safe worry free home Red Clay Ranch Rescue and Sanctuary is the greatest place to be. Each individual animal is so loved by everyone there who do an awesome job taking care of these magnificent animals. Peace,Love, Affection equals Red Clay Ranch Equine Rescue and Sanctuary !

Pam D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My horse Snowman has been missing for 5 years! Will I ever find my precious boy? I searched and searched my heart broken. Until one day my friend Sonja sent me a photo from Facebook asking a fateful question, could this be your boy? With trepidation I looked at the photo expecting another disappointment - I could not have been more wrong! After a 5 year search my boy had been found!!! A miracle! I made arrangements to go see him to confirm his identity and will never forget the moment I spied his silhouette on the hill top - my boy my heart was finally found. When I got close I realized his desperate situation, covered in hundreds of burs, both eyes horribly infected and underweight. My heart broke but I deemed right there on the spot no matter my health no matter what my boy was coming home. I got him home the next day and spent the next month cleaning him up, treating his eyes, fattening him up and loving him back to health. I realized my physical limitations and my health issues and that horses are heard animals not meant to be alone so I went about finding him sanctuary. Then our second miracle occurred RCR answered our prayers and agreed to provide Snowman a piece of heaven to the end of his days. Snow and I both have been blessed by the rescue and I give what I can - can’t you?

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted our horse with Red Clay Ranch Equine Rescue and Sanctuary and they were great and so helpful. They do such great work with the horses and provide them a place when they are no longer wanted to find a new home that will give them another chance.

Highly recommend them.

Thank you.
Picture is now our horse we adopted and working on her doing local shows plus is for my youngest granddaughter to ride.

1 Melanie Davis L.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been honored to support Red Clay for several years. I have never been able to visit, but I look forward to the day that I will. They devote their lives to caring for these beautiful creatures that God has given us.....I am so thankful for them. I am always amazed at how thankful they are for my small donations. I always get a hand written thank you from them. If you have never seen their dedicated work please check it out on FB.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Red Clay does a wonderful job of rehabilitating horses that have been abused or starved. The owners take great care of the horses that are in their care.

Joye D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In 2012 I had the opportunity to rescue a horse from a kill lot I had the funds to purchase a horse however I did not have a place to keep it so I let the person who was overseeing the rescue attempt of 90 horses that I would gladly purchase a horse if she could find somewhere for it to go and unbeknownst to me the owner of Red Clay had offered to take
horses that were rescued with nowhere to go. So keep in mind this was all being done over Facebook, I didn't know the person who was trying to save the horses and I had never seen any of the horses but I knew it was something I needed to. So sight unseen I sent my money and purchased a horse. After the horse was rescued I asked where it would be going and to speak to the owner of the rescue to make sure everything was on the up-and-up. I was given Lee's phone number and from the moment I heard her voice I knew I had met an angel and that call began my eternal love for Red Clay. I was given the opportunity to visit the ranch and to meet the horse that I had rescued and I fell in love, I fell in love with the ranch I fell in love with Lee, Phil, their dogs, cats and all the horses. Red Clay has not only been a safe haven for horses, goats and chickens it has been a safe haven for me as well. The love and care that is extended to these wonderful creatures is beyond measure. I have had the opportunity to see total heartache and despair in these magnificent creatures when they arrive and then within a few months of being at RCR they blossom mentally physically and spiritually and it's all due to the love, care and dedication of the people at Red Clay Ranch. There is no better place on this Earth then Red Clay Ranch.

1 Callie W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

RCR is an amazing place. When I went to volunteer for the first time it was a lot to take in. So many horses that have been abused and mistreated. RCR is doing a wonderful job taking care of these horses. I'm looking forward to going back to volunteer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've never met such dedicated people as the owners of Red Clay. It takes a good heart to care for these horse and give them sanctuary for the rest of their life. I have seen 1st hand the dedication and love. Please donate. You will be helping horses live the life they deserve.

1 Carol H.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lee and Phil run one of the best and most caring horse rescues in the country. They treat each horse like royalty and care for them like everyone else cares for a child. If a horse in their care needs anything...and I mean anything, small or large...he gets it. This rescue is clean and inviting, with rolling well-cared-for pastures and ponds, and they are constantly doing things to improve the welfare of their furbabies, whether it be new fencing, new pastures, or whatever else is needed. Their patience and love is the stuff legends are made of! When I die, I want to come back as a horse who lives at Red Clay Ranch Equine Rescue & Sanctuary!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Red Clay Ranch keeps us informed about their work with abused and neglected horses. They have created a wonderful haven for them.

Susan Clegg B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

With a lifetime of experience in the equine industry, we have come to know that passion and commitment for the best well-being of the horse is what makes for a successful endeavor in any area of the equine community. That is particularly so, when it comes to horses that require attention, often for which there is no financial reward or pay back. It has to be a labor of love, or the endeavor falters. Phil and Lee do NOT have a passing fancy to be involved with horses. We have never met two more committed individuals who want to contribute to the equine industry by providing rescue, rehabilitation, re-homing, and retirement to these wonderful creatures. Their facilities are superb, as is their care. We are button-busting proud to know them, and to be associated with them in any way. Dave & Susan Bruder, Owners - Captive Winds Arabians, Dahlonega, Georgia

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband & I run the feed store in Lyerly, Ga. Red Clay is one of our biggest customers. They feed the horses high quality feed & they hold back nothing when it comes to caring for these animals. It's amazing to see the before & after photos & see what this wonderful rescue is doing. Lee, Phil, Donna & the volunteers truly have a heart for helping animals.

Donor

Rating: 5

These folks are amazing! The work they do is so important, helping horses in great need with such compassion, love and care. You can see your hard earned dollars making a difference in these animals lives.

Board Member

Rating: 5

You only have to listen to the stories of owners, Lee and Phil Rast, to know that these majestic horses are truly loved. The care of these beautiful creatures is individualized to the specific need(s) of each one.

The ranch is beautifully maintained with the horses as a magnificent backdrop to the acreage. The horse rescue world is fortunate to have RCR as a model facility providing forever homes for such animals.