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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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Been following this nonprofit for awhile,they do amazing work in saves and thete saved animals are thriving

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Thank you so much! :-)

Donor

Rating: 5

I've read the stories and updates of this wonderful place for the last couple of years on FaceBook. I had the honor of visiting in person earlier this year on our Florida vacation. The animals are clearly very well loved and taken care of, and the dedication of the workers is palpable and very evident. I wish that I lived closer so that I could lend more than monetary support. The story behind this place is incredible, and the work that they do for those in their care is wonderful.

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

Thank you for your kind words and your support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization!! They work all hours of the day and night to save horses and donkeys. They are extremely dedicated to the cause of rescuing and rehabilitating horses and donkeys that have been neglected and abused. Wonderful people with outstanding dedication and kind hearts.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of visiting Beauty's Haven a couple of years ago and I was totally impressed with horses, the setup and the volunteers. Theresa goes above and beyond to do everything possible to help a horse. Morning, noon or night, weekends, holidays, Theresa and the volunteers are there working to provide the best care with love to each and every horse. I follow this rescue on FB and am always amazed how much care these horses get and how Theresa goes to any length possible to save a horse. I have visited many horse rescues all over Florida and Beauty's Haven is the best I've seen. Theresa's heart is truly for the horses, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind. I have often told my husband, WHEN we win the lottery, I won't hesitate to give much of it to Beauty's Haven Rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been to this rescue and know how hard Theresa and everyone work. There have been many horses that would have died had it not been for Theresa. She is a rare person, an angel for so many horses, donkeys and burros who have no where else to go. They find new homes or some live out their lives right there. Many happy faces greet visitors to the rescue. I sponsor several horses and do what else I can to help. If I lived closer I would be there all the time and can't wait till I can go back again. She has the best volunteers and her family are the best!! If you can send a donation they can always use the money. If you can volunteer some time they always use the help. If you can sponsor a horses it will make you feel so good knowing you are changing the life of a horse!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been to the rescue and it is a wonderful place. It was the best four days I've had in a long time. I cleaned out stalls and washed food dishes and helped in the care of a special mini horse named Lucy!!!! Whatever they needed I was happy to do to help. I didn't want to leave! Theresa, Bob her husband and all the people who volunteer are angels. Some volunteers are there all the time as they live close and some like me live too far to be there as often as we'd like to. Some of the horses they help are neglected or people just can't take proper care of them and they come to stay. But many of them are horribly abused. Often they are brought back from the brink of death, such as our Betsy Rose and Solace to name two, by these dedicated people. They work very hard in their day to day care of their charges and it is indeed a haven where horses know they are loved and are able to live their lives without abuse or neglect while Theresa looks for forever homes for them. I proudly support this horse heaven with monthly donations and extra money when I can. I also spread the word all my friends and family about them whenever I can. They are always trying to find support to provide the care everyone needs. Theresa gets calls all the time about horses and at times has to say no. Her rescue is always full. More resources mean more horses will be helped. Thanks to all those that give their time and their money for the horses!! Bless you Theresa!

1 momweck

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The first time I heard about Beauty's Haven, I thought well, another dumping ground in bad shape...But after visiting there, I found the most wonderful people running it, clean,well maintained, and so much love for those horses, I drove 4 hours to volunteer my time, and leave a donation. Anytime Teresa askes for help, it's not for her, it's for the horses. If I lived closer, I would be there every day to help. Tereasa and her staff of volunteers are streched thin at times, but never turn a horse in need away, even if they are beyond hope, they make their crossin the rainbow bridge knowing someone loved them. God Bless Beauty's Haven for the work they do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went out of my way to drive to Beauty's Haven to volunteer my time, on my way to NC for my son's wedding. Four hours after I left my house, I arrived at BHER. I was wowed!!!! Their facility is great,, Theresa and her husband Robert were welcoming, and the lady I worked with ,Marie, was so knowledgable about the horses (and donkeys) there. I wanted to stay longer, but I needed to continue my journey. I will make the 4 hr drive to volunteer again...God bless Beauty's Haven, the people and the animals there.

1 Joan65

Donor

Rating: 5

broken and forgottenn Nobody else will touch how theresa does it I really don't know she saves so many. loses a few but even the ones she loses know they didn't die alone and that somebody really really cared thank you from a a huge supporter and part of the village

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Donor

Rating: 4

Best rescue ever!! Helps horses and donkeys! I love the updates and JoJo and CaryLou are quite the personalities!! Like be you Mommy Theresa!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Am very grateful & appreciative for this rescue...they bring knowledable & loving care to the most needy...working with them as long as the animal wants!!! God bless them & their big hearts & extremely hard work!!!

1 Tc G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I support Beauty's Haven because Theresa and her volunteers really do the job the right way. Every horse I know of they have rescued for the past yr and a half have been some of the worst cases of neglect I've ever seen. The dedication it takes to successfully rescue these horses is off the charts. This is one of the BEST rescues I've ever seen who really go the extra mile for these animals. Their Volunteers and supporters should be commended for their work in this field.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Beauty's Haven is one of the best Equine Rescue organizations I have ever come across. They are the epitome of what a rescue is all about. The owners and volunteers work tirelessly on some of the worst cases of inhumane and abusive treatment I've ever seen. This rescue deserves a medal for their work. I can honestly say my donations are put towards saving the horses. They are ANGELS ON EARTH.

1 Margaret40

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been watching Beauty's Haven for several years now. I've watch them take in equines that no one would touch because of the expense, time, and extraordinary care involved. Yet when the call comes Theresa is there or one of her many helpers. Once the animal arrives at Beauty's Haven they begin a second life. There is food. Plenty of food. Water. As much as they need. Shelter. Vet care. Farrier. Supplements. Theresa and Betsy Rose have taught me to believe. Extraordinary things happen when our village comes together. And while it's our hearts that are fulfilled its the horses who directly benefit from the generosity of Beauty's Haven village.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I found about Beauty Haven's when Baby Girl arrived. Watching and learning her story, her vast amazing committed team, vets, hospitals, volunteers and the folks at KESMARC was more than a testament to what BH is about.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Beauty's Haven is the filled with angels on earth. They are so caring and provide the tender touch for the horses. It is wonderful to see all of the pictures of how organized and well run this rescue is. We watch horses go from helpless ,sick and in need of care to thriving and happy beauties. They also are there to shed to tears and heartaches for some horses that needed to have a brave heart to make the decision to help them cross over the rainbow.

1 Carol234567

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I truly love this rescue. The love and care the animals receive here is so beautiful to see. Lots of hard work and dedication is seen every day.

1 Tammy96

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are very knowledgeable and care deeply for the animals the take in and where they are going when adopted.

4 Marviene E. B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Have followed BHFER and contributed to them for over a year now...Just can't believe some of these horse's that Ms.Theresa and her volunteers rescue and bring back from the brink of death..But also can let go when the Vet's tell them they are beyond help..And even then there is cost of helping that animal to the other side, and burial...The amount of vetting I see everyday is done for these horse's,donkey's, and mini's too cost an amazing amount of money...Then the purchase of food, bedding material, the cost goes on and on....When they are well and healthy , they are put up for adoption. Ms Theresa, her husband , children and many volunteers do an incredible job .. thank you to one and all that do this work.

3 Zak-Porter

Donor

Rating: 5

An absolutely wonderful selfless rescue for all horses, ponies and donkeys. They go above and beyond for these beautiful animals when many others would give up. To see the results after their special love and care is totally heart warming, we could do with a lot more people around the world like Theresa and her team.

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Donor

Rating: 5

An unbelievably hard working rescue centre. No matter what the horses come first and you can tell this from the wonderful rehabilitation they have done. Horses that if had gone else where or we're not rescued then and there would never have survived. Watching the rescue and progress of Betsy Rose one of the worse neglect cases I've seen was heart breaking and so moving at the same time. I wish there were more people like Theresa and her team as there seems to be a never ending amount of cruelty in this world, but you only need to see the love and trust in these beautiful creatures even after everything they've been through to know the hard work is worth it.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My heart and soul go out to Beauty's Haven everytime I read about the horrendous condition the animals are in when the rescue them,,,and to see the daily struggles and the time and energy they put into every living creature is amazing. I love to see the results that are nothing short of GOD like,,, of all the beautiful creatures they bring back from the brink of death and the eyes of each animal as they are cared for and loved and they know they are!!! This rescue is an example for all those rescuing animals and should be number one in my book for nonprofits!!!

5 lbelflower

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I was younger, I did rescue for horses/dogs. I know the work involved and how sometimes the descisions you have to make, make it hard to sleep...and "sleep" sometimes you don't know what that is. I have been following BEAUTY'S HAVEN FARM & EQUINE RESCUE for a year now. I have seen some of the most horrific situations come to this lady and she has dropped everything of her personnal life to sit with a dying horse to nurse it back. She has shed many tears. IF she can get them back to where they can be adopted, then she finds them the perfect home. IF they can't be adopted for some reason, then they live out the rest of their days right there at BEAUTY'S HAVEN. As long as there was a spark in their eye, she fought with them to live; if the spark was gone, she held their heads and cried as they crossed RAINBOW BRIDGE. I am 66 now and my horse rescue days are gone. I am on a very limited income, but I have promised the horses that whatever I can spare each month, no matter how little or how much, it goes to help Teresa and Bob to keep BEAUTY'S HAVEN going. There is THE LITTLE LONG-EARED GANG as they are affectionally known by the ones that follow the rescue....and believe me, I am not the only one who puts things on hold to log on to facebook to find out what those three minature "Donks" are up to; and there's PRINCESS BETSY ROSE, the little pony that was so near death, but "BELIEVED" and held on, and all of us prayed and she survived; and MATILDA, the biggest mule I have ever seen; and GENTLEMAN, who is now across RAINBOW BRIDGE and so many more that Theresa and her group of volunteers have given so much to. I have laughed at the antics of the little minature horses, the gang of donks and prayed when prayers were needed, shouted with excitement when homes were found and cried when "good-bye till we meet again" were said. I do know that IF I lived in Florida and NOT in SOUTH CAROLINA, I would be there everyday doing whatever I could to share my love right along with the others. I wanted to tell you about this Nonprofit so you knew what they are about. I hope I did just that, but there is so much more to tell.

4 Amanda155

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Beauty's Haven a few times. It is absolutely amazing what Theresa and Bob do on a daily basis. While helping out you can see all the love first hand. These horses have a new start and know what love really is. The horses look great and they are happy. The rescue it's self is always clean and organized. If looking for a horse to adopt you won't be disappointed!

4 Eva_9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always had a love of animals for as long as I can remember. My heart holds a special place for Horses and Beauty's haven is an amazing gift to horses in need. Each horse is treated tender loving care and kindness. Theresa and Bob and all the volunteers have devoted themselves to making life better for them by going the extra mile or extra hundred ! They do whatever it takes to make their lives better. I am so happy for my son and I to be able to volunteer for them and to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of horses. They are amazing....one visit and you will feel the love that lives there. God bless Beauty's Haven ...Theresa, Bob, the volunteers and all involved in this amazing effort to save lives! ♡♡♡