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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc. is a rescue, rehab, and re-home organization that was established in 2006. Our mission is to help equine in need, to educate the public about proper horse care, what to do if they come across a horse that is being abused or neglected, to provide assistance (when possible) to horse owners going through a short period of financial hardship, and to help humans through helping horses. We try to get youth involved – they are the horse owners of tomorrow. Awareness and education are key in helping our equine friends. Through helping horses, we hope to help people too. We give horses that have been neglected, abused, and/or abandoned a chance to begin their life, again--without pain and worry, but with dignity and respect. We welcome horses that are no longer needed, wanted or useful to their owners and we place them in good homes. We don’t feel there are “unwanted” horses--some are just “misplaced.” We try to help as many as we can find a good, forever-home before they end up in the slaughter pipeline where they would be at high risk of being sold to kill buyers and trucked across the borders where they are slaughtered for human consumption. We also network with other organizations and individuals to help horses. We offer sanctuary to a limited number of horses with special needs. We have taken in babies as young as two hours old, pregnant mares, and our oldest rescue was 43 yrs old! Age and breed to not matter. We often take horses that others would not take for various reasons such as requiring extensive and/or costly rehab – we feel they all deserve a chance. Quality of life is always a factor in determining the future of each horse. We are pro-life – we do not euthanize any equine to make room for another. We have an excellent care team that includes professionals in traditional and holistic medicines, dentistry, equine podiatrists, etc. However, we do euthanize when it is in the best interest of the horse – we don’t deny a peaceful and loving end to any equine that is suffering or has a poor or painful quality of life that can’t be rehabilitated. We have taken in horses with birth defects, broken bones, mutilations, cancer, blindness, COPD, Cushing’s disease, are extremely emaciated, and have other serious diseases. We also help other animals (dogs, cats, pigs, goats, etc.) in need on occasion. In 2012 Beauty’s Haven was awarded Verified status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). GFAS is the only globally recognized organization that provides standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries.

Target demographics: equine in need and through helping equine we try to help people too!

Geographic areas served: Florida and surrounding states

Programs: helping equine in need, educating the public about proper horse care and what to do if they come across a horse that is being abused or neglected, providing assistance (when possible) to horse owners going through a short period of financial hardship, and to help humans through helping horses. We try to get youth involved – they are the horse owners of tomorrow. Awareness and education are key in helping our equine friends. Through helping horses, we hope to help people – horses are very therapeutic.

Community Stories

184 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

deannalee

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Deanna Golden and I have been following Beauty's Haven Equine Rescue and Farm every since I was diagnosed with cancer. From being diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer and a yr of treatments, many biopsies and a few surgeries.... this was the ONLY PLACE I WANTED TO GO TO WHEN I WAS HEALTHIER AND STRONGER!! Finally after almost 5 yrs. of waiting, my dream came true! I first time really getting to go anywhere and it wasn't to a beach or the mountains.. It was here in Morriston Florida that I got to meet Theresa and Bob Batchelor and the never ending love and care goes on 24/7. I think the few volunteers that I got to meet down there that day are lucky.. Lucky in the sense that they are able to go and help with horses and mini donkeys that have been severely abused, neglected, abandoned or were seized. There were around 30-32 animals there when my sister Karen and my niece Jaden when we visited a few weeks ago. Being able to relearn how to wash a horse (lol) , watch the optometry vet work on Cookies eye and take pictures for Theresa was such a learning experience. Scooping manure from paddocks and spreading it! YES, I would do that everyday if it meant that I could stop and visit and talk with these amazing animals that NOW KNOW what its like to be loved and cared for! Getting to meet all the animals that I have watched for the past yrs. and will probably live out their days there because of there health issues. Betsy Rose, Cookie, Penny, Mishka, Carey Lou, Sawyer, Ruby, JoJo and Jazzy, Lil E, Waylon, Zahara(i am glad you have your forever home now), Fancy, Classy, Starbuck, Oasis, Tinsel, Emma, Lil Lucy, Magic, Peaches, Sophie and Rosita and Beauty. I LOVED getting to meet all of you and the others! I know that I can't wait to see y'all again to give love and kisses to! My sister, niece and I have learned so much from just the short time we were there. Thank you Theresa and Bob for your kindness and having us there!Sincerely, with Love and Prayers for you and your continued never ending work!Deanna Golden - Jamestown, KentuckyKaren Hylton - Lexington, S.C.Jaden Hylton - Lexington, S. C.

3 husker01

Donor

Rating: 5

Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue is a truly caring facility. The animals are number 1. From the time a horse arrives at Beauty Haven until it leaves, they are looked after properly. They are examined, treated, diagnosed, and I am able to see pictures daily of the events of the rescue. As a donor, I see what the horses need, and that they are looked after from feed, to vet care to shelters to shade trees for their comfort in the shade of the hot sun. Animals that are suffering cross over and treated with dignity. When a horse is examined I am told what health issues the horse has, and what the needs for future care will be. I trust this organization to do what is right, and I trust my donations go to the horses. With daily updates and pictures, it makes me feel like I have visited the rescue, and I am able to see the progress of the horses health. Currently I am able to view a pregnant mare on a cam and I am clear across the United States. There is a phone number to call if I see the mare starting to go into labor. I am able to see the horses being treated while the vet is there via the pictures that are provided. This is one of the most honest horse rescues I have donated to in the past 3 yrs.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got in touch with Beauty's Haven because they are a rescue near me and I had a desire to help with a local rescue, although I support several others in my state and nationwide. I was very impressed by the loving care the horses get at Beauty's Haven. I was motivated to get more involved. Additionally, the director and her family and volunteers are very dedicated and committed and that is very inspiring to me.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

At Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, the abused, neglected and defeated are restored to health; physically, mentally and emotionally. Upon their arrival they are given a kiss and hug, they are told they are important. A great team of doctors and volunteers, with the guidance of Theresa begin their rehabilitation process by addressing their individual needs. Soon their transformation is evident. At Beauty's Haven the horses are treated with respect and dignity. The commitment to their well being extends to those that have been adopted. At Beauty's Haven we strive to ensure their presents and futures are happy and healthy. Their needs are first and foremost at all times.