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Arabian Rescue Mission Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Arabian Rescue Mission is dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of arabian horses in need. Our primary goal is to facilitate their gentle release, prior to the necessity of seizure. Our secondary goal is the education of those handling rescue and rehabilitation, first responders at time of seizure and owners, where surrender may be iminent. We are charged with the task of discreetly negotiating the release of animals in decline, initiating programs to help owners facing life challenges with their commitment and providing the tools necessary for a safe and legal seizure, where necessary.

Results: In 13 years we have helped over 2000 horses out of bad situations or just into new homes. Our new gelding assistance program has helped 10 stallions become geldings and our euthanasia assistance and owner assistance programs are slated to begin this year in 2017.

Target demographics: Horses in need, in situations where neglect and abuse are present or imminent due to circumstances beyond an owner's control, in threat of shipping to slaughter or otherwise in harm's way.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Rescue, Rehabilitation & Re-Homing and we are successful in all 3 areas.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I wish I could give more than 5 stars! A group of ladies banded together to rescue a horse from the kill pen, but we weren't able to make it happen fast enough. Terry and ARM stepped in to help us make the rescue happen. Terry, ARM, isn't just "some rescue". Terry is an amazing human being with a giant heart of gold. She sees a horse in need and does her very best to ensure that the horse is safe, well cared for, and loved. I am proud to be associated with Terry and all the important work that she does with ARM!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This thank you is overdue. We all tried to save AQHA, Watch Katie Bee who had been standing in the Cranberry #10 Feedlot for over 3 weeks. But it was Terry's trust and belief in us that got the job done. If it hadn't been for Arabian Rescue Mission, Katie would still be waiting for us to save her. Terry spread her wings over us; believed in us; and used the auspices of her non-profit designation to help us save Katie. Katie has a wonderful home waiting for her but getting her from point A to B couldn't have been accomplished without the help of this wonderful, caring rescue. Thank you ARM...Terry. I will never forget your kindness and trust. Or the heart that extended itself to all horses so in need of saving.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Good organization, great horses, 5 star experience and treatment

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization, Great place, helping great horses who need help!!!!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Best rescue around. They have given hundreds of horses a second chance at life.

2 ChiChi N Lola B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love to visit the farm and play with the horses.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Arabian Rescue Mission (ARM) is a wonderful organization run by folks that have a passion for the well-being of the Arabian horse. There are so many unwanted, misplaced, starved, abused, etc. horses that, without the help of all people of ARM, these horses would end up going to slaughter or left to suffer a brutal death by starvation. Please help these people help the horses with the placement of these beautiful animals to live out their lives in the company of people who care.

I would give these folks from ARM a FIVE STAR RATING!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue does a good job in my experience with them. I adopted two horses from them over the years, and they were honest and fair. I saw something about the NJ Consumer Board but when I read the article it stated that the co-mingling of funds also showed significant personal dollars were paid to the rescue, it sounds like bookkepping errors as the article had said, as I can't find any files actually charged anywhere in any public records.

They seem to be involved in rescues across the country and do a good job of finding fosters and permanent homes for horses that would otherwise end up euthanized. I always do my homework before getting involved or adopting from any rescue and I have always had good experiences here.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This rescue is a scam artist and a fraud. They have repeatedly taken in to many horses, She boards them and DOES NOT PAY once she does. Of which she allowed two horses to starve to death, others where in very sad shape. Her excuse was, I trusted her to take care of them ans she let me down.

This is because ARM NEVER PERSONALLY TOOK CARE OF THEM OR CHECKED ON THOSE HORSES. They died because of this disgusting joke of a rescue who uses the money for their own personal reasons and the horses do not get the care they deserve/

Her rescue has 40 horses in KY right now. She refuses to update people or show pictures. I am assuming that means they have been sent to slaughter, I would not put that past this so called rescue at all. EVEN The STATE of NJ charged them with FRAUD.

http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases12/pr20120321a.html

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Arabian Rescue Mission has made supreme efforts to save and re-home Arabian horses for many years. When they find one that fits the description of Al Khamsa Arabian horse, they go the extra mile to contact us at Al Khamsa, Inc. and we try to re-home this special group with a preservation breeder. They are great to work with, knowledgeable and caring and always do what they say they will do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm wondering what experience you have had with Terry and ARM in 2012. As far as I know none, since no contact has been made this year with any of the Ohio people because of the 8 herds ARM has rescued in the last 9 months.

So I guess my question would really be: what fraud did she perpetrate? She said she would find good homes for all the horses and that happened. She told everyone the horses would be out of the fairgrounds by the end of the week and that happened. She promised the horses they would have good lives in good homes and that happened. She spent more money on that rescue then donations that came in, but then you should know that, since your local HS got over $80,000 in donations and spent nothing. So really, who's the fraud here? And from what I am told, she is very much looking forward to "crossing swords" again as well LOL.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Our local Humane Society was involved in a horse rescue several years ago and we had the extreme displeasure of having to deal with this organization and its president, Terry Figeuroa. This female is a fanatic and very adept at not being truthful. I look forward to the possiblity of "crossing swords" with her again, but this time we will take her for the fraud she is.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Its sad, but this organization is all about the money. Don't really care about the horses as long as she fills her pocket with others hard earned dollars. BEWARE. Do not give this organization any money. They HORSES will NOT see any of that money. Those who donate are BLIND and do not see the real thing... BEWARE. DO NOT DONATE..

2 RuthHarper

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

In March of 2010 I visited the Arabian Rescue Mission and was given a tour by Terry Figueroa. Her knowledge and passion for horses was inspiring and to see how the horses in her care responded to her was simply heartwarming. Each horse in her care has a special place in her heart and benefits from her expert care and attention.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience was very positive with ARM... the professionalism, compassion, and dedication shown by the ARM representative was exceptional and very much appreciated. Horses were handled in the best possible way by volunteers working with the ARM rep! When a large number of Arabian horses need help, I can and will certainly will recommend ARM to take care of them! This case was a job well done by ARM and all the volunteers, foster homes and those adopting the horses in need.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was very impressed with Terry, the facility, and her relationships with the horses. She took me around and introduced me to every horse and told me their story. They are all important, and they feel it from her. She told me where they came from, what they had been through, how she ended up with them, how their recovery was progressing, and how proud she was of them. The horses can feel her love for them, and they are proud of how she talks about them. The horses are all very nice and polite. Most all came over to say Hi as we walked around. One or 2 had been abused and didn't get too close, but they still came over to say Hi. I was especially impressed with the disposition of the stallion. She stated (for his benefit & training) that having testicles means "manners," and he really seemed to understand! He was so polite and sweet! I learned about new effective teaching techniques. Terry exhibited great skill and patience when assistance was needed to move a young mare in. The horse was a bit skittish (the last of the bunch to go in), and Terry patiently worked with her by talking to her, giving her food, patiently waiting while the horse danced around. Terry's emotions were calm & steady. Once the halter was on, the young horse was rewarded with grain. Terry really understands and loves all the animals. I am very happy with the 2 we picked for me and my daughter. I'm confident they are an excellent choice. I'm so excited and can't wait to get them home! I think they will be a good (perfect) fit and great addition to the family. I can't wait to start working with them, brushing them, talking to them, hanging out with them, giving them a new family, and earning their trust. This will be so rewarding. And, They sure will look great in the pasture! I was also impressed with the variety of horses, most of which are Arabs. She probably has a horse to meet anything you want from color to age to gender, and all dispositions to go along with. If they aren't on site, she will surely know where the right one is. And there are so many Right horses, it is hard to choose. I wish I could have taken a couple more.

2 intowishin

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My fiance Russ and I visited Terry's farm about a year ago, and from the time we stepped out of the truck and on to the property, we could feel that this place was something special. The horses were happy, healthy, and out in the sunlight enjoying their "new" life. Terry took us on a tour and introduced us to each and every horse and their story. The gleam in her eye and the love she showed for each horse was evident. Each one was special in her eyes, individuals with a heart and soul. She explained about her feeding and training program, her volunteers and her trainer and partner CJ. What we thought would be an hour visit turned into four hours. We were welcomed with open arms by Terry and CJ, and we were both so fascinated on how much it took to run the rescue, the fight they sometimes has to rescue these magnificient animals, the happiness of seeing a horse go from starvation to healthy and be adopted, to the saddness of not being able to save one that was too far gone because of somebody's stupidity, neglect, etc. Although I have not been able to visit Terry for a while due to caring for my dad, I do keep in touch with her quite often. I describe Terry as a truly a loving soul who has been sent from God to save these precious animals. She fights, and fights hard to save as many horses as she can. I for one appreciate, each and every day, what Terry, CJ and the volunteers do. They are all beautiful angels.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After visiting and touring the property, I have seen how this rescue has helped, loved and cared for all the animals there. These people are wonderful, knowledgable and care. It was a great experience. Every horse was friendly, healthy and on their way to a new life full of love and happiness. Please continue to do what you are doing. Hope our donation helps.

Review from Guidestar