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

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Nonprofit Overview

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: 57 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

112 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.

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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.

3 Rodeogal

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a L.E.A.N volunteer and all I can say is how honored I am to be a part of this community. That's exactly what L.E.A.N is, an entire community coming together to assist these horses and burros in need. From the smallest donation to those that put in countless hours of work and dedication (the board members, all of the volunteers like the fosters,the training team, the tack team, the local show's that choose L.E.A.N as a beneficiary, the event team, the transport team, the education team, the grooming team, the media team, and the various equine health teams that chip in) this truly is what community is all about. I am very proud to be surrounded by such incredible people that care so much about these animals. Keep up the great work everyone!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

L.E.A.N, all I can say is wow! This non - profit started out with just a handful of individuals that saw a need to do right by abandoned and neglected horses in our community. Now, 2 and half years later, that handful has grown to become an entire community of volunteers! From current and former board members , to the foster families, to trainers, to haulers, to event staff, to the all important donators (including monetary, services and supplies) alike... This organization is bringing the community together for the sake of these majestic animals that have no one else to speak for their plight! I am happy to announce that since this organizations inception, not a single horse that has been taken in by animal control has made their way onto a trailer bound for auction! Bravo everyone! Keep up the great work!

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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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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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!

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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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following this organization since it's inception, and I wish to express my admiration for the selfless work these men and women have done for abused, neglected and abandoned animals. Not only have they saved many lives, and improved the quality of life for many others, they are providing a community service and working with Clark County to reduce the cost and complexity of dealing with these animals.

The genius of their plan is to spread the load out to as many people as possible. Can volunteer a little time or a little money great, or if you're a major benefactor there is room for you too. Also this method can be replicated anywhere as you don't need a building, land, storage, vehicles in the name of the charity, the people involved provide these things.

Highly motivated, highly ethical, and highly effective, too bad there isn't a 5-star+ rating.

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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.