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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Serenity Saviors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization and a Florida registered nonprofit. We are an equine rescue located in Spring Hill, Florida. Serenity Saviors' mission is to offer horses salvation from high-risk and life threatening situations, such as neglect, abuse, and slaughter. We offer a chance for them to recapture their brillance by giving them time to heal and recover physically as well as emotionally... They learn to be useful and loved again. We provide each animal with the care, training, and space to recover, for however long they need. While our goal is to find lifelong, loving homes for our horses, those who have suffered too much in their past will remain with the rescue to live out their lives in a caring, comfortable fashion. If a horse cannot recover, they live with us while they are comfortable and will cross over with dignity and with friends by their side. Decisions are made based on what is best for each horse on an individual basis. Every horse that comes into our rescue will receive immediate medical attention to address all immediate physical needs and they will receive ongoing veterinary and farrier care thereafter. A rehabilitation and training program is tailored for each horse to help them reach their full potential and to address the emotional and physical scars that cruelty or neglect has left on their lives. We hope to educate the community on responsible equine stewardship, prevent future cruelty, and bring awareness of the need to end the inhumane slaughter of horses. Our ultimate goal is to find lifelong, loving homes that are the perfect fit for the horse and their new adoptive family. *****

Target demographics: American Saddlebreds and other equine

Direct beneficiaries per year: 115 equines

Geographic areas served: Spring Hill, Florida

Programs: Rehabilitation and retraining

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a saddlebred mare from Serenity Saviors and the experience from the first communication until the delivery of my fabulous horse was nothing but spectacular. The care and dedication they give to their saved horses is evident from every aspect of the business. They really work with you and help you choose the horse that best fits your needs. They are not just trying to adopt out a horse but really try to fine them a Furever home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a rescue! Lisa

Tina P.3

Donor

Rating: 5

We have helped Serenity Saviors by donating to save one of their horses from slaughter. Our daughter has since attended horse camp and volunteers her time to help take care of the horses and donkeys at Serenity. She has found her calling with the help of Cherina and Allen and all the lovely horses. They go above and beyond with the love and care they offer all the horses and donkeys no matter what condition they are in when arriving at their home.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

After the loss of my gelding, I was searching for the right horse for my family. I came across Serenity Saviors by reading about other's experiences in adopting from this rescue. I am amazed at the dedication and passion of Cherina and Allen and how they help the horses. Serenity gives their rescues a chance where otherwise they may not have been given one. I adopted Dixie, a spotted saddle horse from Serenity and she has been a wonderful addition to my family. If you want to be part of something really wonderful, then working with Serenity Saviors is your place. Adopt, foster, donate, or just give your time. It is so worth it!

1 Kathy H.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were fortunate to adopt a sweet saddlebred gelding through Serenity Saviors this past spring. Remmington was saved from a kill pen by these good folks. After 5 months of kindness and nurturing and some 300 lbs he came to live with us in GA. It is hard to imagine how this gentle, eager to please guy fell on his fate but he got another chance to live. Now he has a safe, comfortable home to belong to from now on. We were surprised and totally impressed that Cherina brought him to us in spite of all the busy things going on at her stables. She gave me great advice on everything from conscientious stable management to taming my ornery donkey. Her commitment to this mission is remarkable! We support Serenity Saviors on a regular basis and encourage other horse lovers to join in.

1 Jazz G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic facility true angels for horses out there god bless yous for all you do

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Serenity Saviors works everyday to surpass its mission to save horses, ponies and donkeys from at risk situations. The staff is beyond committed to ensuring each barn resident is treated as an individual and given love, time and space to become all that it is capable of being. Hats off to this organization, their directors, volunteers, students, and especially the horses.

1 Sandy M.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’ve known the owners of Serenity Saviors for several years. I participate as a donor and in fundraising events with Serenity and a couple other equine saving groups. This is by far the most professionally operated and accountable group I know. They do it right! The level of caring and hard work by Cherina and Allen is incredible. They are so dedicated to “saving two”-a horse and a human. The equine assisted therapy-especially for veterans-is a real gift to our world. I am also a mental health professional trained in equine assisted psychotherapy so love that they use horses to heal.

2 Claudia Allen G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Although I have not visited Serenity-Saviors, I have been following them on Facebook and communicating through Messenger. These folks have a heart for the unloved and cast-asides that is immeasurable!!! Cherina not only meets, and exceeds, the physical and medical needs of God creations, she overcomes the emotional damage these animals bear with so much love, they can’t help but heal. She gives each “baby” her whole heart and then brings in others, of all ages and abilities, to provide extra love and social support. Somehow, while sharing all her love and life with these animals, around the clock, she still finds time to answer questions and communicate with those who support her mission whether through prayer, donations, or volunteering. I hope to someday be one who does all three!!!!

2 Marcie P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Serenity Saviors contines to Amaze ! The Deducation
& Devotion to their
Animals is incredible .
The Rescue work & Love
Given to an Emaciated
Horse named Diego
Was a Miracle ❤️
Watching him gain strength
& heal was a huge effort
on their part . To see the
Daily updates on his healing
& Recovery was Inspiring
A lot of Love here
Cherina & Alan are very
Special People

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5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cherina s ability & Love for her
Animals is unsurpassed .
Her Rescue Standards
Intensely focus on
her Equines .
Serenity Saviors
Goes far beyond Rescue
The Love & Devotion -Shows
In everything they do ❤️Ⓜ️


2 Linda D.6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I got to know Cherina from Serenity Saviours when I was looking for a ride for my American Saddlebred newly purchased; from his birth farm in Virginia. It was in December-early January and cold up there. It was a long ride back to Florida and no commercial carrier would go to where he was; it was remote. Cherina heard of my plight and offered to go pick him up for a fair price when her partner was out picking up and delivering rescue horses in the area. It was a rough ride with winter weather and some unexpected hang ups; but he came to me safely; and since then I have become friends with her and Allan. I drew a portrait of a horse she had as a rescue a few years back she loved dearly, for part of the trip charge; who had passed from a freak accident. She loved it and her response to the picture and her continued love for this horse showed me how deeply she loves her rescue horses. They save allot of them - mostly American Saddlebreds; a nearly forgotten breed in our country; once the "Peacock of the Show Ring". Most go to Amish as buggy horses; or something similarly difficult; if they don't make it as a top of the line show prospect; which usually only one or two a breeding season will from any big breeding operation. Most Americans simply don't realize their Versatility because they were over promoted as Super show horses for so long. Only that small part of society, (Saddle Seat show people); pay much attention to them anymore. Her rescue mostly saves horses that have been on the road pulling Amish buggies on macadam...which being designed for cars; is too hard on their feet and joints and breaks them down quickly. Amish aren't sentimental about horses; they are vehicles only; and send them to kill pens for slaughter money when they aren't up to the job. Cherina and her rescue save them when they are still able to be great personal horses; and need a friend. She feeds them to health again; vets them and cares for their minds and spirits; and then finds young kids and happy adults to work with them. She lets them help others too in her therapy mission. She is a wonderful woman and she and Allan fill a much needed role in the rescue world; and are a credit to that profession and our equine community here in Florida.

2 Jackie24

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Outstanding nonprofit! They truly help those without a voice. They make decisions based on the animals will to survive vice what others may suggest. The health and well being of their animals are of upmost importance. They work tireless day and night to help them. I will be adopting a horse from them when the time comes for mine to leave this world.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm with the organization called Equusolutions. Serenity Saviors, is the nonprofit organization that provides the therapy horses to our equine clients. We have been very successful with the rate of recovery of our clients in part due to this wonderful facilities efforts and the rescue horses they provide to us, for our clients.

Each one of our clients on more than one occasion has stated that this is one of the best facilities that they have ever been associated with while working with us. I agree.

As an Equine Specialist I could not be more delighted with the care and dedication shown by Allen and Cherina.

Anyone that comes to this facility after the first 20 minutes being there will understand exactly what I'm saying.

Thank you Allen and Cherina for all of your selfless dedication and saving of these beautiful animals!

3 Carla D S H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love seeing the dedication, devotion and successful rehabilitation of horses by this organization!! The way children are allowed to be involved is a beautiful thing for the horses and children!
Allen and Cherina make this difficult journey look easy! Love this place!

2 Laryssa K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An experience you have to see to believe! My children ride here weekly. Their core strength has increased. Confidence is growing in leaps and bounds! It's truly amazing to watch!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Beware - ASK to see their books and expenses - Ensure when you are donating to a RESCUE it goes to what you are donating to. Read up on this non profit do your research. Do your research. I did my research look up county records they speak for themselves

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I sadly found myself in a situation that forced me to make the difficult & heartbreaking decision to surrender my horses. I checked out rescue after rescue and although 2 were willing to take my horses, after talking with the people running those rescues it just didn't feel right. Something was missing, something felt off. So I decided to keep looking and to keep praying for the right one to show up. Enter Serenity Saviors! I can not say enough wonderful things about this rescue. I talked with Cherina and Allen on the phone and immediately felt a sense of relief and peace of mind come over me. I knew almost immediately that they were the ones that I could trust my beautiful babies with. It is apparent to anyone who is paying attention that these two kind & beautiful souls have hearts of gold and have compassion for not only the horses but for people as well. My horses have been at SS for over a month now. And although I miss them tremendously, I couldn't be happier for them. They are being well taken care of in all aspects as well as truly loved by their new mom & dad. I know if they end up being adopted, that the adoptive home will have been checked out thoroughly by SS and I will be comfortable knowing that their new home will be a great home. ( shhhh I am hoping they stay at SS ;) ) I have not had one regret, one inkling of doubt, one worry about any of them since they arrived there. I will never be able to thank them enough for helping me thru a rough time. They not only have shown my horses compassion but have had the utmost compassion for me and my situation also. This world needs more people like Cherina and Allen, more rescues like Serenity Saviors. Thank you to all of the volunteers at SS also! 5 STARS all the way, 10 if that was an option.

5 Heather J.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would hands down recommend this rescue to any one. Weather adopting, or taking lessons, even volunteering. What they do to help this horses is amazing. The time, care, patience and love is strong. The helped me, with my anxiety and depression. Before I started saddle seat lessons, I was constantly feeling bouts of Depression, but after spending time with these horses it's been a lot easier on me. They not only wanna help save these beautiful animals but also help people as well. They are amazing in everything they do!!

2 Courtney R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Extraordinary people run this exotridnary place. Cherina and Alan care for the “residents” of serenity stables with their entire heart and soul.

2 elissaberger

Donor

Rating: 5

These folks are not only very dedicated, but they are both experienced horsemen. When dealing with horses, you need that particular combination to ensure proper care and placement of your charges. They work tirelessly to rescue and place their horses and they often use their rescues in smaller horse shoes to encourage adoptions and bring attention to the Saddlebreds that they rescue. They also trailer horses throughout the country, thus helping many other rescued horses reach their destinations safely and quickly. Time is often of the essence where rescues are concerned and I have never seen Cherina and Allen hesitate to assist, when there is a need. We are very fortunate to have them in the state of Florida.

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6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am proud to support Serenity Saviors. They are so appreciative of everything you do for them, as well as every dollar donated. I have personally seen them step up for many horses that would have gone to slaughter. In addition, they are knowledgeable horse people who know how to rehab abused and neglected horses and then place them in appropriate homes.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted Serenity Saviors seeking a safe haven for two bonded older horses who seemed destined for the kill pen. I did a great deal of research to find a true "rescue" organization dedicated to the welfare of the horse. After several conversations with Allen and Cherina I was convinced that these were knowledgeable horse people who were sympathetic to the rescue situation, and to my considerable relief and gratitude the horses moved to Serenity. I am impressed with the variety of opportunities Allen and Cherina make available to veterans, children and adults with special abilities, lessons, fun shows, rescue runs, rehoming efforts, fundraising and regular communications. As a lifelong horse person, I know that this time is in addition to the demands of taking excellent care of the horses in their charge, many of them older and in stages of rehabilitation. This is a remarkable organization!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted several horses from serenity saviors and have had nothing but great experiences! The passion and care they put into these horses are admirable. Not many people walk the walk. But here I can definitely say that what they say they will do and go above and beyond to safe a horse and help a human also! It's is such an honor to know this organisation and be directly linked to them through my horses.