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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.

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187 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 cecelevy1

Donor

Rating: 5

Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue is an extraordinary organization that rescues, cares for and heals abused and neglected horses, ponies and donks. My introduction to BHFER started when I saw a story on Facebook and instantly fell in love with a small mare named Betsy Rose who was on death's door from starvation with little to no chance of survival. Well, miracles do happen and with the help of Theresa Batchelor and her husband, Bob, and a small team of volunteers, little Betsy Rose was given a second chance at life - a life now filled with happiness and loads of love, something she had probably never felt in her entire life before being rescued. Betsy Rose is just one of the many miracles that happen at BHFER. This rescue demonstrates the true meaning of compassion - their kindness and selfless devotion to all these precious equines is truly an inspiration. I am very grateful to have been able to visit the rescue a couple times now and each time, I come away with a renewed sense of awe and belief in miracles.

2 Marilyn38

Donor

Rating: 5

I was so impressed with this rescue I started donating to them in 2006...and continuing supporting them..they are so compassionate about every animal.but most of all the love they give to each and everyone one of them..what a wonderful loving rescue.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/29/2016

Thank you! We are very thankful for your support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visited Beauty's Haven in February. What a wonderful place for these horses and donkeys to be. They are one big happy family ❤️ All the animals receive the best care possible and lots of love. Too bad I don't live closer cause I would love to volunteer here.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/29/2016

Thank you for the kind words and the review!

2 Wanda21

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I lead a 4H horse group. We volunteer at Beauty Haven. This is one of the best run rescues. Horses are all cared for like they are worth millions of dollars. They are showered with love. The horses want for nothing. The people are also very nice and welcoming.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/29/2016

Thank you Wanda! You and your 4H group make a difference and are very much appreciated!

2 Britta H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took in a rescue "Archer" from BHFER and gave him a forever home. I was very impressed with Teresa and the rescue when I visited the place initially and met Archer. This organization is a wonderful example of how rescues should be run. All the animals are happy and regaining their health. Teresa makes absolutely proper decision for each and every animal. She is a wonderful and caring individual and we are blessed to have her. Thank you so much for all your work Teresa.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/29/2016

Thank you so much for the kind words! And thank you for opening your heart and home to Archer. He landed in a wonderful home and is so blessed to have a human that cares, truly cares - he's been very blessed. I wish all of the horses looking for homes could find a human like you.

1 Leslie93

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All of the animals at Beauty's Haven is well taken care of loved and it shows. The animals comes first and the kindness and care is top notch

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/28/2016

Thank you so very much!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Beauty's Haven for quite some time. In November, I finally had the opportunity to visit Theresa and Bob and all the horses, donkeys and mules. That day was probably one of the best days ever. I saw first hand the dedication, care and love that goes into each and every animal in their care. From cleaning Donovan's leg, to medicating, clipping and bathing Mishka to keep him comfortable and checking Daisy's eye under her fly mask. They are all given the absolute best of care and every one of those beautiful creatures adores Theresa. They know how much she cares. She works until she can barely move and then works some more because the animals' needs ALWAYS come first. The volunteers work just as hard and are just as dedicated. It was an honor to be there and meet everyone (horses and humans). I personally feel this is one of the best rescues I have ever come across. I'm hoping my next visit can be soon to this little slice of heaven on earth.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/28/2016

Thank you for the kind words and for your support. Looking forward to your next visit!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

we have been volunteering at Beauty's Haven for several months. We are honored to be part of Bob and Theresa's organization. The first gentle giant we met was Matilda. She would follow us around and make us feel at home. I am tearful as I type this of hearing of her passing on. So sorry Theresa, Kylie and everyone else who cared and loved her. Sharon and Lew

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/28/2016

We're very thankful for your support - you make a difference!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful and honest rescue. I live in California and became aware of BHER in Florida through a blog I read, several years ago. My husband I would donate throughout the years. About 2 years ago we happened to be in Florida and I realized we were a short drive away from the rescue. I contacted Theresa and asked if we could visit. Not a problem. Theresa was gracious and her volunteers very lovely. My husband and I were so impressed with the rescue. The pastures were clean, the horses well-loved, the property neat and tidy. We were so pleased to know our donations are going to a well-run and organized charity that are using ALL their donations for the animals. And we were so happy to see that for ourselves. I always recommend BHER to anyone who wants to support a loving horse charity or any charity for that matter. I hope they can continue do to this excellent work for many years to come. Blessings to BHER

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/28/2016

Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Kara Maki and I met Theresa in March of 2009 after a friend of mine in Florida told me about Beauty’s Haven. I will never forget my visit to the rescue, and how my life changed as a result of that visit, but I’ll let someone else tell you the rest of the story.

Hi everybody, my name is Joy, well Sammi’s Pride-N-Joy to be more exact. My Momma was Samantha, she was rescued from a man loading her onto a truck that was going to take her to a place I don’t even want to think about, and with me in her belly!!! My story almost ended there, but no siree, Theresa wasn’t having any of that and saved my Momma and brought her to Beauty’s Haven in January of 2009.

A few months later in early March someone came to the rescue and spent some time with Momma Sammi because she reminded her so much of her horse Pride that she had lost to colic a few months earlier (I don’t like that colic thing!). I could hear her talking to Momma Sam telling her to hurry up and have that baby (yep she was talking about me) while she was there or she would give her such a big hug she would squeeze me right out of there. But of course I didn’t make my appearance for another few weeks, after she left to go back home.

Shortly after I was born a request was made to adopt both me and My Momma!!! Could it be??
I got to stay with my Momma and we got our own human, our own home, our own family.
How cool is that!!!!!

None of this, no Momma Sammi, not me, not our new home, would have ever been possible if it hadn’t been for the love, determination, dedication and love (did I say that already?) of one woman –
Theresa and Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue – We love you!!!!!

I’m the luckiest girl in the world, I have a birthday. Need I say more?!!

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/14/2016

Thank you Kara for sharing their story - love to all of you! I am so happy that Sammi and Joy got a wonderful home together with you - it meant so much to me. You have a beautiful heart. I can never thank you enough!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at this wonderful organization. The owner's, Bob and Theresa, have so much love and devotion in their hearts in making sure all needs are met. I absolutely commend them for their dedication and am proud to be a part of it.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/14/2016

Thank you so much for your kind words and for your support. Without volunteers we couldn't do what we do!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Beauty's Haven Farm And Equine Rescue for a few years now, and although I am not presently in a financial position to regularly support them financially, I do most enthusiastically support them in ways such as this. Trying to get the word out that they truly are an amazing rescue. I am in complete awe and gratitude to Theresa and the volunteers that take on some of the most severe near death horses and work their miracles with love, faith, and lots of hard work. I urge anyone reading these reviews to consider helping them in whatever way they can. Every little bit helps.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 11/13/2015

Thank you for your kind words and for your support.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been following there FB page for some time now. I love their posts showing what's going on with their rescues. One recent case Zahara! She was in really bad shape when they got her and I just saw an updated post of this stunning creature. All the before a and the after posts awesome! They have an amazing staff and Vets that support "Mommy Theresa's" Beautiful farm. Pictures speak a thousand words!

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 11/13/2015

Sahara is doing wonderful! She's such a beauty - inside and out! Thank you for your support!

3 Pat_43

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every animal at Beauty's is taken care totally. All medical issues are resolved with the best of care. The kindest volunteers and Theresa/Bob put the animals before them daily.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 11/13/2015

Thank you so much!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I may not be in Fla but have watched Beauty's Haven save countless "unsaveable" animals, be it a horse or donkey, dog left at a door step. Theresa, her husband and family, volunteers all do such a wonderful job and only ask for the animals, never for themselves. If there would be only one rescue, I would have to say Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc is the one!

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/14/2016

Thank you so much for the kind words and for your support!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a horse from Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue several years ago. I cannot speak highly enough of this rescue. The adoption process and follow-up from the rescue was more thorough that I have ever experienced before. I also follow Beauty's Haven on facebook and see continual support for horses in need, even when they barely have the resources to care for the horses already at the rescue, they find a way to help horses in need. Horses are truly blessed that this rescue exists.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 11/13/2015

Thank you so much for the kind words!

3 Ruth33

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is one of the best horse rescue's around. I volunteer at the rescue and I can first hand tell you that the horses are cared for very well. Theresa and Bob work endless hours inside and out. I am proud to volunteer with the amazing people and horses that come through this rescue!

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 11/13/2015

Thanks for your support and your hard work! We look forward to your evening each week when we know we can breathe a bit easier because you've got it under control. :-)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you have never been to Beauty's Haven it is a trip you should make. I have adopted horses from Beauty's Haven, I volunteer, and donate towards the care of the horses, grounds, and equipment whenever possible. I am amazed every time I go to the rescue. I am amazed at how clean the place always is.

This rescue takes on the horses that need it most. If the horse has fight they help with the fight. If the horse says they are done, they give them all the love they can and stay with them while they cross. Theresa and Bob have dedicated their lives to these horses, they work endlessly long days to keep the place running and everyone properly cared for. Even after long days, Theresa posts pictures and updates on the horses.

Without help even this rescue cannot operate. Donations and volunteers are what keeps this place going. It is not possible without the village. Come be apart of this village. Even sharing the posts helps the rescue to reach a wider audience.

I am proud to be a part of this!

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 04/14/2016

Thank you for all you do. You're right - without our Village of supporters we couldn't do this. We appreciate you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Betsy Rose got my attention and my heart. What Theresa does with horses that others would have nothing to do with is amazing. The horses feel the love she so willingly gives. She really is Mama Theresa to them!!!!

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 11/10/2015

Betsy Rose brought so many wonderful people into our little Village of supporters. She's simply amazing and has been an inspiration for many, including us! Thank you for your support!

2 Barbara210

Donor

Rating: 5

Beauty's Haven takes in horses that anyone else would have given up on and they rescue them from certain death, then find them loving forever homes. What Theresa and Bob and her volunteers do is nothing short of miraculous, and they do it tirelessly.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 11/10/2015

We're only able to do what we do because of support from others - thank you for your kind words and your support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following this rescue for over a year now, and I never cease to be amazed at the miracles Theresa and her volunteers are able to accomplish with knowledge, expertise, genuine love and caring. They work tirelessly and pull horses back from the brink of death time and time again. They can't save every one, but that doesn't cause them to become discouraged and quit trying. If I lived close enough, I would be proud to volunteer at Beauty's Haven!

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 11/10/2015

Thank you for your kind words!

2 Valerie69

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Rating: 5

Horse rescue is difficult work and Beauty's Haven with Theresa & Bob at the helm do good work and always with the highest ethics and integrity; some times hard to find in a rescue these days. We worked together on a difficult rescue of a mare that had not been handled by a human in 7 years - her new owners were able to work with her and showed her and won ribbons with her. One picture shows how feral she was; we could only get the lead rope attached on one side of her halter and the other is her "after" picture. A true happy ending.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 11/10/2015

So proud of them! Than you Valerie for your kind words and your support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been following Beautys Haven for several years now and I'm amazed at their success with even the worst cases. Awesome folks and beautiful animals. Can't say enough good things about this rescue.

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 11/09/2015

Thank you so much for the kind words and for following us! And for taking time to comment!

2 Sandy109

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Been following them for awhile now.... since the introduction of Betsy Rose. She stole my heart! It takes special people to do what they did for her. Such loving, caring patience!

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beautys-haven-farm-and-equine-rescue 11/09/2015

Betsy Rose is a jewel - truly a miracle! Thank you for following and for your support!