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All Vegas Horses / L.E.A.N.

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: Our mission focuses on using a network of fosters, volunteers and sponsors to rescue horses seized by or surrendered to the Animal Control agencies of Clark County, Nevada. L.E.A.N. has been the last hope for many horses and donkeys with no place left to go. L.E.A.N. is unlike other rescue programs in that we do not have a physical ranch or sanctuary. All the horses are placed into private foster homes and cared for by the members of that house or barn. L.E.A.N covers the cost of feed, medical, farrier and other needs while the animal recovers under the loving care of its foster home. Our goal: No more Unwanted horses in southern Nevada

Results: 76 horses and donkeys rescued since our inception in 2012; more than half rehomed to loving families.

Target demographics: rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses and donkeys confiscated by Animal Control agencies.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20 horses

Geographic areas served: southern Nevada

Programs: medical and behavioral rehabilitation, feed assistance, sterilization, and general horse husbandry education.

Community Stories

126 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a CPA with a strong background of experience with non-profits. I do the tax compliance work for LEAN too. Because of my experience, there are many organizations I would never donate to because I can intimately see how the money is used. This is not the case with LEAN. I am a regular donor because I know my money is going to the horses and these people do this work for the right reasons. I couldn't be happier donating to a local charity for the care of animals.

4 Sandra111

Donor

Rating: 5

I have met the people of L.E.A.N., and they are among the most passionate group of volunteers I have ever met. It takes a lot of skill and love to bring some of these abused and neglected horses back from "the brink", but with so many offering their talents and time, the job gets done...bravo, L.E.A.N.!!!!!!

5 Janice M.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating monthly to All Vegas Horses/L.E.A.N. For over 2 years and my experience with this organization is 100% positive. They rescue abused and neglected horses and have volunteers that provide a safe haven for these poor animals that were abused and mistreated by people who apparently have no heart. L.E.A.N. works miracles with these animals and it is so rewarding to see their path to healing and know that I helped in some small way. I have no doubt that my money is put to good use. These people love horses and work tirelessly to rescue as many as they possibly can. A better non-profit than this you will never find! Thank goodness they are here in our community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

When I decided to get a companion horse for my TWH I went online to search the available horses for adoption through L.E.A.N. I went to one of their "horse fairs" and got to meet some of the volunteers and learn about this great non-profit. The horse I had seen on line wasn't at the fair so I arranged to meet him. He had been seized by animal control for abuse and neglect. He was very, very afraid, most likely never rideable, and difficult for farriers. But he was being fostered and cared for by wonderful people . He and my TWH are now best buddies and with the help of my trainer; Concho has come along way. I am a proud donor for L.E.A.N. and would recommend them to anyone looking for that "special" horse.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the most dedicated hard working group I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

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Donor

Rating: 5

God bless you for all you do. I am a happy contributor to L.E.A.N. both on AmazonSmile and otherwise. I see great things they do for these majestic horses. Please join me in supporting this great cause.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this group..everything they do is awesome. ...one of the best in nevada...in fact I believe the only best in nevafs

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I follow L.E.A.N. good deeds which are posted on my face book page and am so impressed with the works of the volunteers on a limited budget! As an animal lover, I salute each and everyone of them and speak for the 'horses' in saying THANK YOU!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization that has stepped up in the community to address the serious issue of equine abuse and abandonment. LEAN has taken in, rehabilitated and re-homed horses with extreme starvation syndrome, physical injuries and emotional trauma. Without this organizations tireless efforts, most if not all of these beautiful animals would have been put down or sent to slaughter.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to All Vegas Horses/L.E. A.N. for awhile. What they have done for these animals is nothing short of heroic. Great organization doing such good works for equines in desperate situations. I wish I lived closer to volunteer. I also contribute via the Amazon Smile button. These are good people doing good works.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved in animal rescue and foster since the mid 90's with many different organizations. L.E.A.N. is hands down one of the best organizations I have had the honor of volunteering for. The amazing people who organize events - trainers that work with the horses - medical staff to help meet all of their needs - and general volunteers who put in tireless hours of their time to help these horses have a second chance at life... If you have ever considered helping a rescue organization - this is the ONE to choose...

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If not for the efforts of LEAN so many horses lives would be lost. Take for example the severly injured race horse which is now on the mend. They do fantastic work and. If you are looking for a great cause donate or volunteer for them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I live in the Las Vegas area and witness first hand the support generated by this community from horse enthusiasts. I have a horse too and share the love we all feel for the people working at L.E.A.N. and for their donors. There are trainers, veterinarians and families that participate and support this great organization. Nothing is sweeter than seeing these abandoned or abused animals receive the love and care that L.E.A.N. provides. This is a charity that uses donations for all the right things. I also know the commitment is solid! L.E.A.N. follows up with adoptions and makes sure their successes continue to thrive and receive the care needed. I truly admire this organization and all of their supporters.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have not personally been involved with this organization, but i have seen first hand from friends who have fostered horses through L.E.A.N. and it has always been great experiences. I love getting the emails and updates on the horses they have saved.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Bring a part of this great organization has given me even more love for our equine friends. Seeing the progress of an unwanted animal go from desperate to completely healed has given me emmense joy & satisfaction in knowing what we do makes a world of difference in their lives, as well as ours

4 Kathie10

Donor

Rating: 5

L.E.A.N- has been a champion to abused and neglected horses. With a network of Vets, Fosters and Donors. These beautiful animals get a 2nd chance.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with the dedication of the staff at All Vegas Horses L.E.A.N. We know our donations go to good use, because the care of these injured, abused, and neglected horses is documented in their newsletter with pictures of the progress being made. It is such a good feeling to know one can help these magnificent animals back to good health so they can enjoy the rest of their lives.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I can't begin to tell you how good I feel about donating to this charity. The work they have done for these horses is amazing! I tell people all the time about their work. I am honored to be associated with them. Read the stories and get involved!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I began donating to L.E.A.N. via amazon.com when I read of the plight of Truly, a horse found wandering in the desert who was in extremely bad shape. L.E.A.N. took Truly in and a year later she is a happy and healthy horse. I encourage everyone to donate to this wonderful organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

All Vegas Horses L.E.A.N. Is a great charity. They all go out of their way to protect, help, horses and donkeys in need. Their totally care about the animals in their care.

2 Scianna A.

Donor

Rating: 5

LEAN is a charity without walls - all the work is done by a network of volunteers. The infrastructure is love: donations go to help give even more abandoned, suffering, neglected, mistreated, and abused equines a chance at healthy, happy lives. I've been a volunteer and donor for years now, and I know that my money is so very well spent here. I cannot say enough about these good people and their good works.

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Donor

Rating: 5

In 2012 when we lived in Las Vegas, we had the opportunity to foster a L.E.A.N. rescue -- a 7-year-old former racehorse found abandoned and starving in the desert, with a nail in the center of his left hind foot. One of the veterinarians who worked on him told me, "I thought he'd never make it -- I was sure we'd have to put him down." But today, he is healthy, happy, playful, sound, and rideable, thanks to the caring team of volunteers that L.E.A.N. put together. L.E.A.N. is not a one-person show (although founder Karin Larrick is an absolute marvel all by herself). It's a community of care, including vets, fosters, feed donors, trainers, farriers, transporters, and other volunteers, all connected by the Internet and their love for horses.

2 marklorri

Donor

Rating: 5

the differences these folks make in so many horses lives is just unbelievable... they are horse angels! I so enjoy the updates and the follow ups on the adopted horses as well... I would give them 10 stars if I could!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love to see all the great results from the work LEAN does for the horses in our community... thank God for these people!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great work helping horses in need in the community; caring and dedicated group.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the best, most caring horse rescues I've ever had the pleasure to be acquainted with. Karin, Kimmie and all their wonderful volunteers (too many to list) I appreciate everything you do for equines in need!! I'm proud to support L.E.A.N every chance I get

3 Michelle226

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I began to follow LEAN years ago when I noticed a story about Captain Jack Sparrow whom was found wandering the desert after being dumped by some heartless person. I believe he had a foot injury as well. 2 policemen stayed with him and gave him water until he was picked up by animal control. LEAN steps in after animal control has had them for a while. They have accepted some very sad abuse cases. Wonderful people from around the valley donate their time and resources and even house the horses free of charge. Donations are used for feed and medical treatment needed to rehab the horses. They do great work. I love to see the progress these horses make and the happy endings these animals get to experience. Anyone who has owned a horses knows they have huge hearts when love is given to them. LEAN. Thank you for all the work you do for those who need the help.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been following the work of LEAN for the last couple years on Facebook. I admire the work they do and hope to someday assist. They are making a huge difference for neglected and forgotten horses, offering them a new life with the love that they so deserve.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've seen first hand the amazing amount of medical care that goes into these as horses, as we were lucky enough to have one at our barn. The horses receive everything they've been missing. Dental care, wound care, hoof care, skin care, food, attention, rehabilitation and training. They are matched with just the right rider and home only when the animal is whole again. This is an amazing network of people and I am proud to support them with every event I host.

3 Darla H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

L.E.A.N. is truly amazing! This top notch horse rescue has the best volunteers I've seen anywhere! I've seen pictures what some of these horses come in really bad shape, and this group of people do amazing things, if you've never heard of L.E.A.N I recommend you check them out yourself!

3 Gary20

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This LEAN team of volunteers are noticeably awesome. The passion and care they make available to abandoned horses is truly commendable. It is great that our society has this capacity of giving so many horses quality of life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a group of people that take time away from their lives to give something back to the community.
A community is judged by not only their appearance, but also by their compassion. L.E.A.N. group goes way out of their way to grasp ways to help horses that get caught up in situations where they can not help themselves. The L.E.A.N. team shows passion for horses and they help one another help these wonderful animals. Many horses have been given a better chance at a comfortable life thanks to the L.E.A.N. Team. This is commendable.

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Donor

Rating: 5

If you want to know that your donation is used efficiently and directly for the abandoned, neglected and abused horses you want to help, this is the right organization. L.E.A.N. has an extraordinary team of folks who make sure the horses are taken care of properly from finding foster homes to medical attention. You only have to review their website to see what outstanding work this organization does.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The hearts & hands of LEAN give more to horses than any other organization with which I have been involved!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a student in high school in Las Vegas. To graduate, I need to volunteer at a charity and I have spent many hours helping LEAN at their tack sales and events. They are very professional and I enjoy working with them. Their program has helped 50 horses so far and I'm proud to be part of LEAN!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to witness the birth of L.E.A.N. and see in person, some of the outstanding results of many people's dedication for horses. I enjoy following the pictorial history of each rescue and hope that more people will be influenced to get involved. L.E.A.N. was borne of the fiery passion and selfless love of horses that it's founder discovered in herself years ago. I am inspired personally by this passion and also that of the fosters and volunteers that are L.E.A.N.!!

4 Kathy217

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A charity run with integrity, passion, and fidelity to its mission to rehabilitate and rehome unwanted horses. Cool people with big hearts. They make the world a better place.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

The pictures say it all....what time, proper care, and love can do for an animal in distress. This rescue takes care of those they can help in the best manner possible by giving each horse all they need - not taking in too many and spreading the care too thin. They are being responsible with the public's funds and making sure their work is transparent. You can see exactly how your donation or manpower is helping through the photo chronology provided for each horse. It takes many hands to obtain these type of results so quickly and so successfully. They obviously have a diligent, committed Board and passionate, hardworking volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic horse rescue. LEAN saves starving, unwanted and injured horses in and around Las Vegas. Medical care, a safe boarding facility ( donated), farrier care and training are all provided to re-home horses in to safe forever homes. All monies raised go to caring for the horses.