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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Providing rescue and rehabilitation, placement or sanctuary for equines at risk and serving as a voice against all abuse.

Results: We received our 501c3 status in 2010. In the past nine years we have assisted over three hundred horses, ponies, donkeys and mules through our rescue and outreach programs. October of 2016 we were verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries which holds rescues to the highest standards of animal care and ethical behavior.

Target demographics: We include all equines and all people in our work. Our goals are to assist equines in need as well as equine owners who need assistance to keep their animals in a good home. In addition we encourage people of every ability to visit and enjoy our herd.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2018, we assisted over fifty horses, ponies, donkeys and two hinnies

Geographic areas served: Washington state

Programs: -Rescue, rehabilitation & screened placement for equines in need -Lifetime Sanctuary for equines not adopted -Equine Owner Assistance with feed and hauling as time and funds are available- -Equine Owner Assistance with placement of equines they are not able to keep- -Community outreach to disabled adults

Community Stories

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Equine Aid is one of those rare rescues that "has it all". Not only do they put love, care and dedication into their rescue, but it is steeped in a wealth of knowledge, sound policies and operational decisions. The result is the ability to serve each equine it takes on for the best possible outcome. No corners cut at this rescue and you know EVERYTHING is for the horses and donkeys--spot on!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

When an equine comes into our program, they are safe. They will receive the health care, training and respect to recover their sense of well-being. We never euthanize for convenience; only when our veterinarians believe it is necessary. All adopters are carefully screened. If an adopter at any time can no longer care for an Equine Aid animal, we contracturally require that the animal return to us-no questions asked. If an equine we have taken in doesn't find a great home, they have sanctuary here for life. We take our commitments seriously.

2 Cindy155

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been an admirer of this rescue since the day I was taken there by a discriminating friend who had very good things to say about them. These people are nonstop, dedicated and straightforward, going way out of their way to do it right, and I look forward to working with them for a long time. I'm retired from academia, in horses for 29 years, and interested now in making my own contribution. I could not do what they do, and I'm so glad they are here to do it - for the horses and donkeys, and for the people who love them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known EQUINE AID and the staff of equine aid for many years. I have worked with many rescues, animal control officers and experts within the rescue world. Equine Aid far exceeds the loving, nurturing and experienced dynamic required to be a successful, oustanding rescue. Continuing to give to animals, the community and others. My family and I always look forward to visiting our favorite rescue Equine Aid !

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Equine Aid by a friend last year. She took me out to visit the sanctuary where I was introduced to the founders, Geri and Doug, and all the amazing rescue horses and donkeys. Not to mention all the sweet chickens, dogs and cats. I was immediately drawn to the rescue and the compassion of everyone involved. I was overwhelmed with the urgency to help in any way that I could, and ended up fostering my first ever horse, Louie. I have since adopted him as my own and enjoy my daily romps and spending time with him. I believe in Equine Aid and their mission so undoubtedly, that I recently became a board member and look forward to many years to come supporting Geri, Doug, and the mission.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Doug and Geri and Equine Aid for8 years and support them as much as I can afford. I have never seen more dedicated people who work harder than anybody else I know. They take care of all of the animals even before taking care of themselves. I encourage anybody who reads this to support Equine Aid any way that you can. Volunteer and take some of the work load off them or support with your money to ease the financial burden Whatever you can do, I know will be appreciated..

Chuck Crawford

1 Kira G.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As soon as I met Equine Aid's founder, Geri, and Petey, the donkey ambassador, I wanted to get more involved with the organization and equines in general. Like many people, I grew up loving horses, but rarely if ever found myself in the presence of one. Geri, one of the most kind-hearted people I've ever met, was able foster my desire to learn more by sharing her many experiences and deep understanding of equine feelings, behaviors and souls in general. With her partner, Doug, who I have only ever seen diligently working in the barn or out in the field with the equines, these two make up the ultimate dream team of horse rescues. Every equine that finds their way to Equine Aid is given superior and individual attention in every way possible. Additionally, a faithful corps of volunteers make the whole organization a very loving, welcoming and efficient place in general. A lot of equines fall through the cracks, especially horses that can no longer be ridden and non-horse equines. Geri and Doug believe in the value of these equines' lives and act as a voice against horse slaughter in the community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Equine Aid is a fantastic organization located in Monroe WA. Their team is dedicated not only to the animals who are lucky enough to reside at their rescue as well as all those who do not have a voice of their own. Geri and Doug work tirelessly to ensure the best care is given to those in their care and that suitable homes are found for as many as possible. I couldn't give them enough praise.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not all equine rescues are created equal! Some simply aren't good, some OK and some are heaven on earth. Equine Aid is far and away the best of the best. Geri and her husband are first and foremost knowlegable and professional equine folks, they know what they're doing. It goes without saying that they are compassionate people who treat sentient beings with loving kindness. When you combine these good qualities with a deep understanding of the equine nature and needs you have the winning formula for physical and emotional healing.

It was an honor and a privelege to have had the opportunity to foster "Faithy" as a companion horse at my barn. THANKYOU. No animal deserves to suffer or be killed. Keep on doing what you do and know that you are deeply appreciated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met Geri from Equine Aid when she offered to quarantine a horse for me. She is knowledgeable, kind and will go out of her way to help and educate. Geri's husband Doug is extra helpful and a fantastic listener. Just honest, kindhearted folks with the animals best interests in mind. Certainly the best rescue I've been to!

Donor

Rating: 5

If I was an old donkey, an abused horse, an outgrown no longer loved pony, or any equine soul in need of rescue I would surely find myself in loving capable hands if I was lucky enough to be brought to Equine Aid. There I would find such incredible caring, love and expert help for all of my needs, and maybe even a new home. Truly a wonderful safe haven.

Marjean S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted Equine Aid when I knew of a horse that had been abandoned. They provided hay for the horse until he was legally released by the owner, after which the horse was moved to their location. I visited him on site after a couple of months. He looked terrific! His mood was good, his feet and general health were well cared for. Thank goodness for this placement. It saved this beautiful, elegant gelding.

Donor

Rating: 5

I became acquainted with Equine Aid Horse and Donkey Rescue through my great-niece who volunteers there and has adopted one of their horses. I have visited the Rescue twice and am so impressed with the compassion and caring of the dedicated owners and all of the wonderful volunteers who devote their time, effort and money. The Rescue is a santuary for abandoned, abused and neglected horses and donkeys of all ages where they are treated with the love, kindness and respect they deserve. The animals are assured of a loving home, whether or not they are adopted out. The Rescue provides a much-needed service to the community, and they rely on the support and funds of the public to keep their organization going. Every donation goes toward the care and maintenance of the animals and is so very much appreciated by the Rescue.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful Equine rescue. They take excellent care of their horses and donkeys and take great care in finding homes that will be forever homes. They work very hard for all of their animals I have visited this rescue many times and lended a hand when needed. I can't say enough good things and I highly recommend them.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Equine Aid Horse and Donkey Rescue is a wonderful organization with all the qualities one would hope for in a non profit. The animals are all well taken care of and money is spent frugally and wisely. The caretakers are compassionate and dedicated to the animals. The facility is well maintained with plenty of pasture room. It is so wonderful watching a non profit do things the proper way!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to Equine Aid since their inception and continue to donate and volunteer when I can.

This rescue is operated with common sense, love and a desire to serve. My experience here has proven to me that every donated dollar is spent carefully. The animals are always the priority.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoy working with Equine Aid immensely. Their animals are very well taken care of, with all the horses and donkeys needs being met on a daily basis. I'm so glad to have them out here, and feel so very fortunate to be able to help their cause in any way I can!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Equine Aid Horse and Donkey rescue is a great organization and run by caring animal-loving individuals. I had the honor of being their "official" photographer at their 2012 annual holiday fundraiser and had a wonderful time meeting Petey the donkey, other volunteers, and fellow animal-lovers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There were two donkey at a local slaughterhouse in Washington. Even though horse slaughter is not permitted in the US. Horses are exported to Mexico and Canada for slaughter. When I contacted Equine Aid regarding these donkeys, they were ready to go instantly to rescue these 2 donkeys from horrific conditions. I love their dedication!
I also appreciate that they are strong advocates for horses and donkeys. Their website and Facebook page always contains the latest news on legislation and useful information on how to make a difference.
Thank you for caring about these magnificent creatures.
Alena F.

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Madelaine M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i have adopted 3 companion equines from Equine Aid over the years & have referred them to many. Not only were ALL at Equine Aid fabulous to work with at the time of adoption but they have been there for me and my companions throughout the years with encouragement, advise and many a laugh. Equine Aid has become extended family members and Geri Vincent a close personal friend.

The love and dedication given to all the companion animals that are fortunate enough to experience time spent at Equine Aid is reflected by the transformation clearly seen in each animal - both physically and mentally.

Equine Aid is truly a Rescue worth Supporting!

Donor

Rating: 5

My name is Marilyn Crawford. My husband Chuck and I live next door to Equine Aid. We are delighted to help Doug and Geri by letting them use our front pasture as horses and donkey's are transitioned into their pastures. Chuck and I both feel good that we are able to help them in this small way. Neither of us has seen a more caring couple as Doug and Geri. The dedication and compassion they provide the animals in their care, is both amazing and selfless.

Both of us are blessed to have such incredible neighbors and we admire what they do at Equine Aid.

Review from Guidestar