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Bright Futures Farm

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  • EIN 25-1856756
  • (724) 496-4960
  • 238 Old Franklin Pike Cochranton PA 16314 USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Accept retired horses that are no longer used for racing and work with several loca famlies interested in first time ownership of horses with classes in care feeding maintenance nutrition and safety

Programs: Operations of rescue horse farm

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

MBolinger

Board Member

Rating: 5

Over the years I have been involved with many horse rescue organizations, but the one constant has been Bright Futures Farm. They have a reputation for being professional, and always have the horses and other animals best interest at heart. Top Notch.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Bright Futures Farm is an incredible and unique horse rescue org. They are diligent about always keeping the horses best interest in mind, not just at the present, but future. One of the few rescue organizations that do follow up and require a contract, always keeping the horse out of bad hands again. I've adopted 4 rescues since 2006 and 3 of them with the help of Bright Futures Farm. Bev and her team are the best in the business and well respected and known by many. They have had a tough few years, like many, but really, really deserve to win this grant contest money. Please vote for Bright Futures Farm!

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Majela Urbay

Donor

Rating: 5

Bev Dee always steps up for the horses. Her horses always look great and provides santuary for older ones

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Donor

Rating: 5

BFF takes wonderful care of their horses. They are a 501 charity. They pull horses out of neglectful situations and restored them to good health. Bev Dee sees the horses at her rescue as part of the family. Bev is an advocate for horses, she is very honest and caring person

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Donor

Rating: 5

Bev Dee,Has helped countless horses from slaughter. I recall a particular rescue of hers inwhich a pregnant mare was about to be placed on a trailer already stuffed..over stuffed with other horses for the night mare trip to a Canada's Slaughterhouse. The dealer had no problem with putting her on board. She was to foal any day. Bev worked hard to raise money to buy her. Now the dealer tells her she could not buy her untill Monday when he would drive her to a action in New Holland. it shocked me to see his lack of compassion! Bev did bring the mare to Bright Futures farm and the mare gave birth just a few days later.Bev even sent me pictures of the new baby boy! I wish more enlightenment was brought to the public's eye on people such as Bright Futures Farms and Bev Dee for their dedication , hard work and countless hours of finding donations to save these horse's and the compassion she has.Are we not the care takers of this planet? The Hores is truly breathtaking and a uniquely complex and sensitive creatures. They have been deeply rooted as a symbol of American of strength and spirt. These magnificent creatures of noble do not deserve the senseless butchering they are getting. I thank GOD for people such as Bev Dee of ''Bright Futures Farms'' who are doing what ever they can on such a shoe string buget! God Bless them.Thank you Bev Dee. Suzanne Malless.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I became aware of Bright Futures Farm from a co-worker. Being an animal lover myself, I followed the journey with her to rescuce two more horses. She always speaks highly of the way this organization is ran. It warms my heart to hear the success stories regarding Bright Futures Farm.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have had dealings with Bright Futures Fam for several years now, both as a donor and supporter. I can heartily recommend them as a very reputable rescue that has a wealth of horse knowledge, and takes excellent care of the horses.
I have helped in several rescue efforts where horses have been taken in by Bright Futures, and each time, photos, updates, and proper follow-up when the horses are adopted out are provided to donors and supporters in a timely manner.

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husker01

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known about Bright Futures Farm for several years.
Beverlee is dedicated to her work for the horses, and often sends me pictures of one particular horse I have donated to monthly for nearly 2 years.
She will keep me updated with his care and travels to visit him
and send me pictures of the guy. It is quite a distance to go to see S. Lips, but when Bev says she is going to visit and take pics, she keeps her word.
She has provided me with the contact info to the person who is fostering the horse I donate towards.
I have found many rescues to be in the rescue for the money and not the horses.
Bright Futures does a wonderful job, and I know many rescues do not deal with stallions.

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Rachel B.

Donor

Rating: 5

My family has both received and placed horses through Bright Futures Farms. Bev works very hard to make sure that the horses are being cared for properly. She carefully reviews the photos that she receives and follows up if the horses care is not good enough. I am impressed by her intense concern for the horses.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Bright Futures personifies the very name of its organization. Ms. Beverlee Dee is a tireless lover and advocate of these beautiful creatures and to meet her and hear her it is instantly clear of her true dedication to ensuring that these animals are taken from harms path and given a loving and caring environment and a new home that will carry on this level of love and devotion. It is an honor to know and be associated with this organization.

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Beth B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Bev at Bright Futures Farm is wonderful. The care she provides to her rescues exceeds my expectations. She is transparent with her finances and I know when I donate to her rescue that the money is going exactly where I expect it to go, to the care of the horses.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hi I live in Arizona and am an animal lover. I have come to know Bright Futures Farm from face book . I came to be a supporter from reading all the continuing stories of rescuing and caring for horses in distress. They are passionate in their love for horse and their dedication in rescuing and caring for them. I am proud to be a supporter and I would be priviledged to meet them in person.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor for this charity for almost a year now, and the work they do for horses is truly amazing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Bright Futures has been able to rescue many animals with very limited resources. It's been an outstanding, heartfelt foundation that continues to "find ways" to make it work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This group has really been a godsend to the "unwanted" horses. I follow her on facebook and she truly cares about the horses and their needs.. She tirelessly looks for homes, supplies, and holds fundraising for the horses who would otherwise be dead or suffering. Bev truly is an awesome person who motivates others to care!

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Donor

Rating: 4

I have worked with Bright Futures via internet and some on the phone. They are very determined to save horses from neglect,abuse, slaughter and just helping to rehome from people who can no longer care for their equines.I have the upmost respect for the organisation. I have donated money to their cause, saving horses at auction to prevent them from going to slaughter.I have personally drove to private homes to check on horses for them to ensure the horses, they BFF, were overseeing until they were rehomed.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Bev is the heart and soul of Bright Futures Farm, her steadfast dedication and hard work ensure that countless horses have a bright future in a wonderful home. She has made it her goal to do what it takes to help the animals whose lives she touches and I she is succeeding!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a charity whose focus is caring for abused, injured, unwanted horses and where possible finding new homes for them. Recently they expanded their efforts to include cats & dogs. Bright Futures Farm receives no government support and is totally dependent on donations from people who believe in their mission and love animals to continue their efforts. There are no paid employees, including Beverly Dee and ALL donations go towards the care of the animals. I am proud to say I am a financial supporter of Bright Futures Farm and I recommend them as worthy of your financial support too.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a member of the Fans of Barbaro who work on-line on the Alex Brown Racing Forum since the summer of 2007. I met Bev here when she was willing to step up and take responsibility for an aged 32 year old Arabian stallion, Shaiman, that no one wanted. He was too old to geld and too much of a problem as a stud. His future did not look good. Bev did not let that stand in her way of rescuing him. She found a place for him and the rest is history. He is happily living at Maple Hill supported by the Fans of Barbaro. I personally feel very attached to him and with Bev's help I have been able to supply very special care for the old guy who is now 34 and still very full of life. This is just one example of Bev's work, she tries to find creative solutions for what seem like unsolveable probloems. Works very hard to rescue the old, the very young, the discarded thorougbred, the abused and unwanted from horrible deaths at slaughter and networks well with other rescues to make rescues work. One of the highlights of my life was meeting Bev and finding Bright Futures Farm which I consider the perfect rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Bev is a very caring woman who has dedicated her life to helping horses. She works tirelessly to ensure that all of the animals that are involved with Bright Futures Farm have the best available care not only while at the rescue and foster homes, but also when adoption matches are made.