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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: "Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit animal welfare organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines in need; assisting equines in situations of neglect, abuse or threat of slaughter located in, but not necessarily limited to Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean Counties - in our home state of New Jersey. To educate the public regarding the standards of care required to maintain an equine as a riding partner and/or companion animal in a humane manner."

Programs: Our Goals: (1) Accept into our program equines in need who have been victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment; (2) Assist in the placement of equines under the care of private owners who can no longer maintain them; (3) Provide necessary management, veterinary and farrier care for those equines under our protection; (4) Rehabilitate and adopt out equines to suitable homes as sport-horse prospects; pleasure riding prospects or as retirement/companion animals; (5) Obtain sponsorships for those equines who maintain a permanent residency within the auspices of our organization; (6) To provide all animals under our care with a comfortable and dignified existence without pain or suffering. If and when physical and medical circumstances no longer allow that comfortable life; to let them go gently and kindly with a humane veterinary-assisted euthanasia.

Community Stories

200 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Nancy72

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts equine rescue has been a part of my life for many many years. Lisa Post gives 150% (and that’s putting it mildly) to each animal in her care. She has given these animals a wonderful second chance to live their lives and be respected, loved, and content. It doesn’t matter how old or young, if horses, mules, donkeys, minis, (this also includes goats, pigs, wounded birds, chickens, turkeys) are in desperate need of a home and a place to heal they find it here at HHER. And, for those that are not able to be adopted out for certain reasons; Lisa welcomes them to her beautiful and peaceful farm as their permanent and forever home. I have seen so much love, concern, and amazing volunteer teamwork in caring for the horses, mules, minis, and donkeys that call HHER home. Everyone here is always ready to do whatever it takes to help any animal in need. All animals receive the best veterinary care and diets based on their dietary and medical needs. Not only has Lisa made HHER into a safe haven for these precious animals, she is always ready to help others whether it be by giving advice or hands on assistance…it’s all for the animals and about making their lives better. We all work together and as a volunteer, I am so grateful to Lisa to allow me and the other volunteers to be a part of this rescue. It is very sad that the abuse and neglect of these magnificent creatures will continue to happen at the hands of people that possess no compassion or concern but who only see these animals as a commodity to be used and tossed aside when no longer needed. However, on a happy note there are people like Lisa and us as volunteers that give of ourselves to help those animals in need. Helping to give them the quality of life that they deserve. I am so proud of the work and labor of love that Lisa takes on because she cares that much. I highly recommend this rescue for the best possible care ever of a horse, mule, or donkey in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

From the moment I started following Helping Hearts Equine Rescue I knew it was a special place. The knowledge and dedication of the owner/founder, Lisa Post, is unprecedented. She always puts the well being of the animals first. Since becoming a volunteer I’ve seen, first hand, the transformation of dozens of animals in her care. I’ve seen them blossom from neglected and fearful beings into loving and beautiful horses and mules with the opportunity for long and healthy lives.

dreyfus925

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine rescue does an amazing job providing top notch care for all their equines and other critters in their rescue. Lisa and her crew go above and beyond networking horses in need and educating the public. There efforts have saved thousands of horses lives and they continue to work tirelessly to end animal
abuse and help owners make better decisions.
We adopted my daughters first pony Rosie, from Helping Hearts Equine Rescue. Rosie was saved from a kill pen at an auction house pregnant, lame and sick. Helpingbhearts rehabbed her backed to health and she turned out to be the best pony ever.

Kristen L.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I follow this organization regularly and donate whenever possible.
All of my donations have been used as directed and the progress made is clearly documented.
I prefer to donate locally and this is one of the best local animal rescues to donate to if you want to make the most of your donation dollars.

Aj S.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a fabulous charity. Lisa works long, endless days caring for animals in need. This is a first class operation which I have viewed personally

Kristin F.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great rescue, great people. The work Lisa does is truly for the animals, not for the accolades.

Cyndee R.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue !!! Takes the toughest individual and brings them back from the brink.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue and Lisa Post are fantastic ! The work they do to help horses in need is outstanding and is so appreciated in our community . It takes long hours and dedication to run a rescue properly and Lisa Post is a great example for others to follow. The horses received medical care , farrier services , and educated feeding programs . The volunteers are a huge asset to the success of the rescue and so are the many who help support with needed donations. I applaud the work they all do and am proud to donate when possible. Thank you Helping Hearts and Lisa Post ! Sincerely, Coeli Netsky

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered to help the poor abused animals and to be truthful every time I go to the barn it’s them that help me!
They all have a story but at Helping Hearts they find love compassion and finally a safe place. I feel the stress of everyday life lift off my shoulders. Lisa Post does an amazing job with her team of volunteers to help animals find a safe place after they are often neglected or no longer wanted. She is amazing at what she does.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Horse rescue is demanding hard work that taxes resources, so I visited HHER expecting to see a rough and ready place run by hard working, dedicated people. I was delighted to find a truly well run, impeccable barn, with a high standard of care and knowledge, run by said hard working dedicated people. I am also very impressed by what Lisa Post has achieved with regard to saving the lives of many vulnerable horses via networking.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen them rescue horses big and small and bring their health and comfort up with the day by day caring. It's a hard job physically, financially and emotionally. Where possible, horses are adopted out but many come for their later years. The only reward is seeing the horses improve and live out their days in love and comfort.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

A great organization that helps horses in need! Animals that are ill and in crisis are given medical care, quality stables, and loving human care and companionship.

Chris B.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a friend who loves horses and spends time at HHER. I love hearing about her time there because I know it’s good for her soul, so I’m thankful a place life this exists.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue. They take in as many horses as they can and the before and after transformations are amazing. They really know what they’re doing to rehabilitate neglected and injured horses.

Caitlin L.1

Donor

Rating: 5

This rescue is amazing. They truely care for these horses. Ive seen horse come from skin and bones to looking like a brand new horse under Helping Hearts care. Thank you for all you do!

1 Carolyn26

Donor

Rating: 5

I have happily supported Helping Hearts Equine Rescue since 2010. Lisa, her volunteers, and vet can always be counted on to provide the best care for horses in need. This rescue always provides photos and updates on their rescue horses
which is so important for those of us who can only keep in touch and donate via the internet! Donations are so important for the quality of care that Lisa and her dedicated crew provide for the health and wellbeing of HHER’s horses. When a horse arrives at HHER it is quarantined for the appropriate amount of time, usually 30 days, examined by the HHER vet, and evaluated as to its most pressing needs. Refeeding, worming, floating teeth, shots, whatever the new intake might need to begin a new life and hopefully thrive in order to be adopted, are all carefully considered by Lisa and her vet. Some horses may need to retire at HHER due mostly to advanced age. If so, rest assured the horse, pony, mini, or donkey will receive the ultimate care until it’s time to cross the Rainbow Bridge.
So in closing, if you want to donate to an equine rescue that always puts the horses in its care first, chose HHER!

MaryAnn Sorensen A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I know and love horses, and other farm animals as well. On my first visit to HHER I was blown away by the organization and care for and condition of the animals and farm - all kinds of animals. They seem content with overall care and visits by volunteers and to get what they need. If additional care or attention is needed the farm reaches out to their extended sources of support. Great place, great model with obvious passion of the management.

June Emmons J.

Donor

Rating: 5

When you look at non-profits you are always looking at how much of the money donations goes to help the, in this case animals, and how much goes to management. I had the pleasure of volunteering at HHER and saw first hand that all donations go to the care of these animals. Now that I have moved away I always feel good when I send a donation that it is used on the animals.
BEST use of donations ever. Also the care and love that is given is above and beyond my own personal expectations.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful non-profit!!! This non-profit goes above and beyond to help horses in need. They will even use their network to tirelessly try to find a home for an unwanted horse.

Lisa C.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the best rescues I have ever come in contact with. Lisa is awesome , compassionate , incredibly knowledgeable, and helps all species. She is a champion for Animals, advocating fiercely! Her love, and determination knows NO Boundaries. She is , simply put, amazing.

Beth L.3

Donor

Rating: 5

I have never seen such a well run, responsible rescue. Helping Hearts takes in some very bad cases and the animals come out winners.

Kathleen M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AmaIng people who do amazing work! Can’t wait to visit in person- following along on their work on Facebook is great but just not the same!

Cindy A.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Does wonderful work, and is up front , I will always support them

Cindy N.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Lisa and her helpers are conscientious and compassionate to the animals that they rescue. I’m happy to support this quality organization

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seeing the care and dedication of the staff at this particular horse rescue is a beautiful thing. There is a good rapport with the vet, dentist and farrier in each individual case, which is paramount to the well being, health, and happiness of each horse. Keep up the good, but hard work you do!!

Sharon M.5

Donor

Rating: 5

I have frequently donated to helping hearts when they are raising funds to save a horse/pony from going to slaughter. If they have the room they will always bring a horse in desperate need of a safe landing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at Helping Hearts for five years. So much good work being done for horses, mules, minis who have somehow been discarded. They find a soft place to fall and then are on their way to find their next chapter.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of the best rescues around. They are financially healthy, while other rescues I know are one step away from bankruptcy. Lisa works diligently to fund raise and keep donors apprised of what is going on. She keeps the numbers at manageable levels so every horse there gets the best care possible.

1 minglis07

Client Served

Rating: 5

HHER is the reason I found my heart horse, the horse who changed my life and has been by my side through many difficult years of loss in my life. These things I’ve been through may not be directly related to the work that HHER does, but because of them and because of Lisa I had my best friend, my horse, there to keep me standing and help me move forward while I walked through the worst few years of my life. Lisa allowed me to adopt a young horse who is strong willed and opinionated and he has become my partner, my teammate, my greatest challenge, my biggest accomplishment, and my best friend. The work that HHER does for animals in need is astounding, and there are barely words to describe how incredible they are.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found my horse at Helping Hearts and was instantly in love with him and this nonprofit. The work that HHER does for animals is without a doubt some of the hardest and most emotional work that one can do strictly out of the goodness of their heart. I admire this organization and have the utmost respect for them. The care they give the animals that they take in goes above and beyond the normal standard of care. There are not enough words in the english language to describe how wonderful this organization is.

Donor

Rating: 5

The work they do and the care they give is exemplary!

Shannon P.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love HHER! I’ve been following and supporting them for many many years. Amazing work they do caring for animals in dire need. The hours, $$$, time, and effort they spend to rehab the animals is amazing

Donor

Rating: 5

They do a great work that I can't. They care for equines large and small, young and old.  They heal the injured, soothe fears and help the traumatized begin to trust in humans again and for those that can heal only so much they provide a permanent home without expectations. When the time comes when neither body nor spirit can continue they provide a safe loving space for transition.  HHER ensures that none which come under their care are ever forgotten or abandoned or abused or neglected again. No animal is taken for granted and no animal is asked to engage beyond their current ability- HHER works hard to build mutual respect and trust between the humans and equines to help the animals overcome past challenges and emotional constraints.  Sadly there is not shortage of need for equine rescues and while there are a number of rescue orgs out there, HHER is truly one of the best; the transformation photos of their horses, burros and mules says it all.  This organization also practices a level of transparency regarding an animal's progress not always seen among rescues, which is important when donating money- donors know how and where donations are being used and HHER doesn't hide when manufacturer's provide free vaccines or supplements. etc- it's all out there for donors to see in advance.  Everyone gets a chance to share in HHER's successes, challenges and difficulties through their online postings so even though donors might be in another state it feels like we're also intimately involved in daily activities.  HHER treats their donors with the same respect as they view the animals, we're not just whatever amount we can give, even if it's small, we're part of the team and part of the work

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helping hearts is an amazing rescue that not only helps animals in need, but goes above and beyond to find them the perfect home. I adopted both of my horses from Lisa and will never adopt a horse from anywhere else. She is extremely knowledgeable about what she does and thanks to her, I was able to find my dream horse(s). Thank you helping hearts equine rescue!

Donor

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts takes wonderful care of their rescue horses.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue (HHER) is an amazing organization. Because of dedication, advocacy and vision of its founder and President, Lisa M Post, thousands of equines have gotten a second chance in life. But it is not just equines that benefit from this rescue; Helping Hearts is home to goats, chickens, donkeys and even a "pardoned" Thanksgiving turkey and a rescued starling that says "here kitty kitty"! I recently adopted a wonderful horse from Helping Hearts, one that faced a very uncertain future if not for landing at HHER.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Lisa and her team do amazing work. True advocates for the animals.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have watched Helping Hearts work for 10 years and the care given to all the Raines they rescue is phenomenal. The day to day care, medical care, etc. Is absolutely wonderful. Humans don't get cared for this well. Our hospitals, nursing homes etc., should take lessons from Helping Hearts. And every penny donated to them, is used for the rescues. There are NO administration fees. Every dollar is used for the rescues care!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is my all time favorite animal charity. It constantly amazes me what they get done to help horses . Lisa Postshould be cloned!!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Lisa's dedication to horses, donkeys, mules and any living creature is amazing. She is always there to help where needed and treats every animal in her care like they are gold. She will do and try anything and everything to give each animal the best care and life. She never gets the easy ones and many horses that come to her care have challenging health issues. She gives 100% to every animal she takes into HHER and never complains about the time and attention it takes her. I am glad there are people like her that will be there when the animals need her but to do that she needs people to support financially. I have adopted from HHER and have fostered and help with donations so she can keep helping.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everytime I visit Helping Hearts, I am astounded by the peaceful, clean and loving atmosphere. Each animal (from equines to poultry) greets you cheerfully; a testament to the good care and kindness they experience daily. Lisa personally monitors every animal. The animals receive more than food and shelter. They have a home, for however long they need. They have quality food, fresh water, clean bedding, a secure cozy shelter/stall, well fenced green pasture or secure dry lots depending on need and grooming. I especially love seeing the seniors (her specialty in my mind) gain weight, hope and sass with each day they spend in her care. Best of all-Helping Hearts does frequent Facebook updates that make you feel part of the team!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lisa Post is in one word amazing! I have 2 mini horses from this group and Lisa is here to support me in every way. She truly loves what she does.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for the perfect horse to come into my life. I have looked into all rescues to try the perfect horse. I was notified from a friend that Helping Hearts may have just gotten the perfect guy for me. I reached out to them and got a reply right away. I was so happy just to be considered as a potential adopter as he had A LOT of inquiries. I went through the adoption process and background check, which was very reasonable to make sure the homes were great (but they also weren't asking for one of your organs either). I was so happy they approved me as an adopter I always prided myself in being a wonderful animal mommy especially since I have been very involved in the veterinary world for almost 10 years and working with animals for almost 20yrs. I went to meet who would eventually become my baby and I just fell in love with him. He had I believe two other potential adopters so I went on the list at #3 and couldn't believe when I got the call. The adoption fees were very reasonable along with the care and records I received with him! I was very happy and would love to adopt from Helping Hearts next time I am looking to add to my family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Many years ago I found a pony at a farm that was emaciated. I got the owner to sign the pony over and took the pony to Lisa. She took him in, no questioned asked, and nursed him back to health and found him a good home. There was never a single "no" when it came to helping this pony. She does a great job caring for all types of animals. I rate her rescue five stars.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have limited experience with rescues but have heard good and bad. Fortunately I lucked into what is probably America's Premier Professional Rescue. When searching for my rescue, I was drawn to a 9 month old blue eyed, medicine hat pony that had run through an auction within his mother's womb. Along side his mom was his twin brother. Thanks to HHER. They were all rescued. I have my guy to this day, he was a twin but unfortunately the twin didn't make it. Helping Hearts took him in and I was one of the many that applied for adoption. HHER does have strict requirements for adoption and Thank God I met them. Down the road HHER even took lakota's aged mom in to let her live out her life in a good way. This Rescue does above and beyond when it comes to doing it RIGHT! I have seen them take back adoptees rather than let the adopter stress out about what to do when they cannot keep their horse for one reason or another. I give HHER ★★★★★ PLUS★ ONE MORE STAR for all they do. Thank you Lisa and company!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing rescue. They responded to a horse in desperate need within 2 hours. The horse was severely neglected. Now, Helping Hearts has her, and is on the road to recovery. Thank you for all you do.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was touched by how dedicated and compassionate they are rescuing horses from slaughterhouses. Lisa Post from HHER it is Lisa's life's mission to help abused, starved and sickly horses become healthy again and find forever homes for them. I donate to her cause because I believe in her.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This farm is heavenly. The creatures that find their way here have definitely found a wonderful place to recover from the pain/neglect/misfortune of the past. It is run professionally, and the volunteers are knowledgeable and helpful. When I went to see a horse I was interested in, I was given an honest and complete history. That's what you need when you decide to make a commitment to adopt a horse. I would not hesitate to highly recommend!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work Lisa does is amazing , she goes above and beyond for all the animals in the rescue and never gives up on anyone. Best rescue I have come across!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I enjoy watching the great care taken for each horse. Regular posts on social media allow everyone to see the great work provided by this organization. And there is always joy watching a once needy horse feel love.

Laina J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ive know lisa for many years, she taught me how to ride when i was younger. I was her working student for a few years and she always did what she could for me and anyone else that corssed her path (both animals and people!) Her rescue has helped and healed my horses, and gave them a second chance at life! Helping hearts is an amazing rescue!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helping hearts is a wonderful rescue that has helped and saved many lives! Lisa post has opened her heart and farm to lives that needed saving and have placed them with loving homes!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited to do a massage on Simone a rescue mule from new holland. She is an older work mule and she gets to enjoy her retirement now after many years of hard work.

Nancy.Danch

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is an amazing place both for animals and people. It is a wonderful feeling to work with the horses and look in their eyes, not knowing what each horse has been through, but knowing that they are safe, loved, and well cared for now. To follow their progress as they regain their trust in people and improve their health is not something one can quite put into words. Each horse is given excellent veterinary care and lots of room to play and socialize with other horses.

Everyone here works together for the good of the animals and the volunteers are such a great group of people that have come together for a mutual cause...their love of animals. We so enjoy taking care of these precious horses from grooming to whatever needs to be done around the barn. In return we receive their nudges, nickers, and kind eyes thanking us for our time and affection. We get to see how compassionate care and receiving the love they deserve changes the entire picture for these horses. If you listen to a horse, there is always something to learn. What more can one ask for?

Lisa Post, founder, has created a safe-haven for not only the horses but other animals such as our pot-bellied pig, goats, chickens, rabbits, and who knows what the next day will bring to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue! Lisa goes above and beyond to rescue these horses from abuse, neglect, and slaughter; which is a horrible fate that I wish we could rescue every horse from. She has given so many horses that chance to live and be surrounded by those that care and love them. Even those horses that come to us in such a bad way that we are not sure they will be able to pull through, once they get to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue, Lisa makes sure that they are given the veterinary care needed, nurtured. well cared for, and best of all, loved for the rest of their lives.

I am so grateful to be a part of this group and so blessed to be able to share time every week with the horses. It is good for the soul and offers me a peace that I can't find anywhere else. There are a lot of rewards here for people and animals. Some of the horses have a forever home with Helping Hearts; others will be adopted and that is such a happy feeling when one of these magnificent horses finds a loving home. You can feel everyone's joy as the news is shared at the farm.

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue does great things for horses and I am proud to be a part of this organization. I am fortunate to know and work with the people and horses that make this place what it is. One cannot volunteer at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue without leaving with a smile on their face and a warmth in their heart anticipating their next visit. Best of all, it is knowing that what we do here, truly makes a difference in the life of every horse that passes through the barn doors.

Eva_20

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having worked with horses and experienced the "horseworld" and the people in it equally as long, I am here to attest that people like Lisa Post at Helping Hearts are rare and precious. Lisa is 100% genuine, her life is her work and her work her life; there is no grandstanding or ulterior selfish motives in her efforts, just pure concern and unbeatable talent and knowledge being used for the benefit of her wards.

Lisa is one of the few completely professional and trustworthy figures in 21st century rescue, and there is no person or organization that can claim superior results in equine welfare.

Paula91

Donor

Rating: 5

Lisa's small but very effective organization has helped many horses in need. The rescued animals here receive top notch care and retraining and then go on to find loving forever homes or remain as treasured permanent residents. I am proud to support this very worthwhile organization.

Pat_78

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following the work of Lisa Post and Helping Hearts Equine Rescue for several years. She has bee responsible for saving hundreds of horses, getting them back to health and finding them new loving homes. She has my deepest respect for the work that she does and my gratitude for finding the horses homes.

Debbie120

Donor

Rating: 5

The level of care that equines and other animals receive as residents of Helping Hearts is as good as it gets, in my opinion. Many other people would have (& some actually had) given up on some of these residents, yet, Lisa tirelessly strives to provide the best care for all of her charges and the best course of treatment for an animal's health issue, even if it means seeking out and trying an unconventional treatment protocol. She is also fortunate to have good staff and volunteers to assist with the day-to-day, and more. Any donations received are put to good use and for the full benefit of the animals at HH.

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Donor

Rating: 4

This rescue has been in my little circle of donation recipients for several years now, and I have come to know, without a doubt, that Lisa takes animal welfare seriously, is extremely dedicated to all of her animals, is very knowledgeable and open to any manner of treatment which might benefit any of her charges. She applies her tenacity and determination to healing and nurturing animals when others might not see a light at the end of a tunnel; at least, that's my impression of her. Though one might find another person with a similar level of compassion, one would be extremely hard-pressed to find ANYONE else who would be a more dedicated and tireless advocate for those whose lives which would be otherwise lost or neglected. She and her group of volunteers really and truly are deserving of Top-Rated Status.

1 Renee32

Donor

Rating: 5

Under Lisa and Chris' care, I have seen many, many horses go from starved & scared, whether from auction, owner surrender or abandonment, to happy, healthy animals - many ready for loving adoptive families. Those with chronic ailments or advanced age, will more likely than not, find themselves Permanent Residents, assured to live their remaining years in comfort & love. Foals have started their lives under the watchful eye of HHER, never having to experience the trauma of an auction at the start of their young lives.
The souls who's lives are at an end, are treated with dignity, respect and are helped to cross the Rainbow Bridge without suffering. And its always a sad day to learn when one has crossed. They go knowing no fear, that their golden years were spent being cared for and loved.
Anyone wanting to adopt an 'HHER Graduate', must complete an application process & undergo a through screening process. If at any time an adoptive family can no longer care for the animal, he or she comes back to HHER.
Bentley's story is a wonderful case. Bentley is a Clydesdale, who was pulled from an auction in April of 2009, severely under weight. Several hundred pounds later, he was ready for adoption. Roughly 2 years later, he was retrieved & brought home, looking far worse than he did when he was brought in to begin with. Because of the health problems associated with the starvation he once again endured, Bentley is now a permanent resident of HHER. You see, I was there when Bentley was brought to the farm from the auction & worked with him on a volunteer basis for a while; I was there just before he left for his adoptive home and I saw the result of his 2 years away - my heart broke... This lovable, gentle giant will forever hold a place in my heart...

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Donor

Rating: 5

Many 'disposable' horses have found new lives thanks to Lisa & HHER... some mares, in foal, have been brought in & had their little ones right on the farm. I have seen horses saved from neglect by their former owners - left abandon when they moved away. Lisa has gone & picked them up, nursed them back to health & adopted them out; I have seen seniors rescued from both the 'auction' here in NJ & the one in PA - horses, that were only seen as a machine to some, when their usefulness over, dumped and destined for slaughter. My heart swells when I see some of the pictures & videos of the 'graduates' from HHER - and sometimes the tears well, knowing that so many of these magnificent animals have found homes; some living out their golden years in comfort, security & with love they so richly deserve .... Thank you, Lisa...

Donor

Rating: 5

We have supported Helping Hearts Equine Rescue for many years, and are continually impressed by the way that Lisa Post is so dedicated to her rescues. She and her volunteers demonstrate such loving care and respect for these wonderful animals. The unwanted, unloved, abused or just "too old" rescues can live out their lives with dignity thanks to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been donors to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue for several years, and we are continually amazed by Lisa's compassionate dedication to her rescues, and all the animals under her care. She is so personally involved with her equine family, and always is there to give them the love that they need. It is heartwarming to see how the abused and unloved seniors come to spend their golden years under the care of HHER. We are proud to be supporters on a monthly basis, and have encouraged friends to do the same.

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Kim_210

Donor

Rating: 5

Whether you are looking to make a donation or adopt an animal, Helping Hearts is a charity you can trust. While their focus is on Equine rescue, there are many different animals that have been taken in and found homes through this charity. They are completely transparent. There is no doubt that your donations (monetary and otherwise) are going straight to the care of the animals. The facebook page is a wonderful source of news, updates, photos and videos. I adopted my horse, Honey, from Helping Hearts. The adoption process is thorough, fair, and you are given as much information as possible to make sure you and your companion have the best chance at forever friendship! Helping Hearts is a wonderful charity that I would recommend time and again.

Dolores527

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is an amazing organization. I adopted a pony from Helping Hearts two years ago and have been following the rescue since. The facility is beautiful and well-kept. HHER offers a soft landing to unwanted equines. The equines not only receive amazing daily care but each receives individual attention and is clearly loved.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted a pony from Helping Hearts, and I cannot say enough good things about the organization. It was evident from my first interaction with Lisa that she puts so much heart into her work. The pony whom I adopted had a rough past, and I cannot imagine where she might be today if it weren't for Helping Hearts. I am so grateful that Helping Hearts swept her up and gave her a second chance. There are so many deserving animals out there that just need some TLC, and Helping Hearts does just that. It is truly an amazing organization!!

Jane102

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering in a limited way, at HHER in the summer of 2009. It was one of the best life choices I have ever made. I have learned so much from Lisa Post, who is a dedicated horse advocate and who gives the rescued equines in her care, every chance to be rehabilitated and find a forever home. And if they aren't suitable for adoption, she keeps them as permanent residents. I have been so impressed by her knowledge and by the depth of the care she gives each horse. She was also responsible for creating a group of people who find information about equines at a nearby livestock auction and network that information on social media. Through this group, hundreds of horses have been saved and continue to be saved, from the slaughter pipeline. I feel fortunate that my introduction to horse rescue came from HHER. Wish I could give it 10 stars. Lisa Post is one of my heroes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is simply not enough that could be said, this rescue is amazing and often doesn't just stop at horses it helps injured animals such as snakes, in need if adoption critters such as bunnies, goats, chickens everytning you can think of Lisa pours her heart out to help find them wonderful homes. It's much easier to adopt healthy rideable horses people often forget about the used , the neglected, the old the ones who require medical attention but that doesn't stop them if a horse is in need there's no judgement on it's age or condition it is helped, it has a place to sleep at night, it gets top quality medical attention and daily based needs which aren't just things you can get a horse by on it is well thought of diets that meet each horses individual needs and even when they become permanent residents of the rescue they are treated equally as any other horse would, this rescue honestly takes the time and no horse is just adopted out to get it off the property and make it someone else's problem it is a process and one that is set at high standards to make sure that the next owner treats them at just as high of standard. There is so much good to be said about this rescue it truly is any horses dream to end up here and be helped by Lisa

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts is a soft place to fall for horses, donkeys, ponies who have been left behind or discarded. They are treated with kindness, fed healthy diets, given medical care and are supported in a myriad of other ways. All of this takes time and money, both of which are in short supply. So many equines fall through the cracks, but with the help of a team of supporters, Helping Hearts helps some of them find new lives.

Any donations go directly to buy food, medicine, boarding. Please consider a donation and give some beautiful horses and equines a chance at a better life.

Linda367

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I stopped by helping hearts to bring items for an event. All Animals are healthy and happy, the place is beautiful and very well maintained.

Susan400

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is a great organization. I adopted a mini from them. Lisa was great and so helpful.

1 robinsons-mom

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve known about Helping Hearts Equine Rescue since I first adopted two equines from there 8 years ago. I love the care and love that my adopted pony and horse got there. My two future family members were saved by Helping Hearts even though they were not highly adoptable; my beloved pony needed daily medicine for his Cushing’s disease and also had compromised vision, and the horse was gorgeous but un-rideable because of arthritis in his knees. They both also were on the older side. I remain so grateful to Helping Hearts for taking on these needy guys and seeing the value in their lives so that I could find them and add them to my family. Those wonderful equines have since passed on, but I have been helped by Lisa Post to find other perfect-for-me horses who enrich my life every day. Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is wonderful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts is a wonderful rescue! I adopted two horses from this rescue several years ago, and since then Lisa Post has helped me with information and support every time I have asked. I cherish my horses, who are stictly companions, and this past year when I wanted to start learning to ride, Lisa again helped me connect with a ridable horse who needed a home and who is a perfect match. I am very grateful for the wonderful work that this rescue does. The farm is beautiful and all of the animals in Helping Hearts' care are truely loved and very well cared for. This rescue is a life saver!

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