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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i have been resueing horses for 15 yrs and i have been in contact with tara farm and bonnie jean for over 4 yrs and i have to say that this is a woman that has been wearing the same shoes she was wearing when i met her, she has given so much to these animals and taken nothing for herself as a rescue myself i could only dream of being as generous and loving toward everything living as this rescue has been the animals dont have the prettiest barn or the fanciest tack, but the animals get top of the line vet care any suppliment they need chiropractic care,warm cozy beds and all the good feed they could ask for.the attention and one on one tlc is priceless.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The owner was rude and the place was a mess with children doing all the work. I pray the state will go in and take all animals and lock her and her freeloading family up. Both neg reviews below are a regular accurance at this farm. I try my best to spread the word to not have anything to do with this so called rescue.I pray people will stop giving her animals!

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bonniejeanesminion 02/03/2010

Antiscammer: Okay first of all. I'm not a child. I'm 15. Second of all when did I become usnsuspecting? I had to BEG my mom to let me go to the farm. I love it there. All of my friends go to the rescue as well and we have a great time. Whenever we're at the farm we choose who we want to ride and most of us don't want to ride the tame horses. We want the experiance of riding the ones that need more work. It's not something most places give you the oppurtunity to do and you learn a lot from it. After reading this antiscammer I asked my mom what i had been unsespectingly forced to do in my past three years at Tara Farm Rescue and guess what? It was the strangest thing: she couldn't think of anything. So I would love to hear what I have been unknowingly forced to do because i just can't gfigure it out. While you think on that. I have horses to ride. :)

3

Donor

Rating: 1

CAUTION!! I would not recommend Tara Farm Rescue to anyone looking to adopt a horse. The rescue claims to "Adopt" out rehabilitated horses but the fact of the matter is they actually "Lease" out horses for a fee and can take back ownership at any given time. Do not waste your time, money or efforts supporting this sham of a "rescue" in any way. Unfortunately much of what the previous reviewer has stated is 100% accurate.

2

Donor

Rating: 1

BEWARE!!!!This woman made thousands of dollars off of me then when I found another facility to board the horse I had adopted from her she and her minions snuck over to the stables while no one was around and stole my beloved pet! She claimed breach of contract which was absolutely untrue! She knew how much I LOVED this horse and only took him out of retaliation for me leaving and her losing hundreds of dollars a month from me boarding two horses at her facility. I had often seen horses that were "adopted out" come back to the farm mysteriously and wondered why all these people adopted horses (for a FEE)yet gave them back. Now I understand. I also have met someone else who adopted a horse from her and brought it to his farm. Bonnie Jeanne and (again) her minions would stop by his house so often as to constitute harassment that he gave the horse back. She is basically a horse brothel-adopt the horse out and get it back until its too old or decrepid to make her a buck. She, her husband and brother live at the farm and DO NOT WORK-they live off donations which are meant for the animals on the farm. She also has partial projects around the farm so she can appear cash-needy when someone comes out. She always has some sob story ready for the unsuspecting potential financier. I also know a woman who adopted two horses from Bonnie Jeanne and had to sneak them off the farm because she wouldn't let her leave with them. Why would she when she's making all that money to finance her and her family not having to work for a living? Now I have to hire a lawyer to get my horse back! I had this horse for a year and a half and was bonded with him and she, in her self-serving greed, snatches him from me. She was arrested recently due to criminal trespass. Her brother is a convicted felon who also lives off of donations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Based in Coventry, Connecticut, Tara Farm Rescue is a non-profit animal sanctuary, dedicated to easing the suffering of animals. It was started by Bonnie Jeanne Gorden and initially engaged in providing home to unwanted horses. Today, Tara Farm Rescue is open for many unwanted, abused and neglected animals, including pigs, cows, rabbits, chickens, dogs, goats and cats. They also make it a point to place their animal members in loving and caring adoptive homes after rehabilitation. The rescue has over 140 animals at present time and needs your support urgently due to the state of the economy and other animals waiting for rescue. Please give generously and utilize the WISH LIST: ANIMAL FEED & SUPPLIES: Horse Feed (low protein, hi fat) such as Blue Seal Sport Nutrena Complete, Senior and Legacy [Thompson's Feed Store (860)429-9377 ] Hay & Straw Cows Sweet Feed Goats Sweet Feed Potbellied Pig Food Chicken feed Science Diet Feline Iams dry cat food Canned cat food Dog Food - canned (any brand) Horse wormer Vet wrap Wood shavings Phoenix and Munson GIFT CERTIFICATES: Dr. Bud Allen; Veterinarian for Acupuncture/Chiropractor (413) 268-8387 Bolton Veterinary Clinic (General Veterinary Services (860)646-6134 Salem Valley Vet (860) 859-1649 Mackey's (860) 423-6311 Thompson's Feed Store (860)429-9377 FARM SUPPLIES: Skid steer (Bobcat) Run-in sheds Snaps & Hooks Deck Screws [ 1 5/8", 2.5", 3" ] Galvanized tube gates [ 8' - 10' and 12' ] Pressure treated 4x4 plies @ 8 feet 1/2" ply wood sheets Galvanized roofing tin PVC pipes for water 1' diameter