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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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197 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Linda209

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following this rescue since late 2012. It was just after the Sandy Hook shootings, and all of a sudden up popped a picture of the most starved horse I think could have ever stood on 4 feet. Theresa named him Solace, and he was truly a miracle. Theresa Batchelor and the volunteer staff nursed him back to health. It was amazing to watch. I volunteered at BHFER in March of 2013, because it is important that I know where my donated money is being used. Theresa proved to be an open book about the rescue. She explained how some decisions are made, where the money is spent, the different needs of the horses. I went back and volunteered again in March 2014. I am not able to visit right now, due to health issues, but I have no doubt that any money that I donate is well spent, and spent on the horses and donkeys. Also, because BHFER does not buy from kill pens, there is no "bail" to be paid to save an animal. They are signed over to the rescue. BHFER is also helpful with "seized" animals that have been abused or neglected and starved.There are many respectable rescues out there. But I believe there is no one more dedicated than Theresa and Bob. The picture is Genesis, a draft horse that had just had his eye removed. He greeted me at the door!

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

Professional with expertise in this field

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!

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

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 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.