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Equine Rescue Resource Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Equine Rescue Resource Inc. began as an educational venture, to create awareness on the issues facing equines in the United States. We then expanded by taking a supportive role in equine rescue efforts throughout the Northeast U.S. In 2001, the incidents of horse abuse, neglect, abandonment and horse slaughter rose. ERR grew again due to the ever increasing need for competent and caring shelters that could facilitate large animal rescues, specifically equine rescues. ERR is comprised entirely of volunteers that assist in the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines (lite horses, draft horses, ponies, donkeys, mules) throughout New York State and any surrounding area that our volunteers can reasonably reach for site inspections and follow up visits. We believe education is key, and ERR puts forth efforts to promote equine adoption and responsible ownership. ERR's goal is to prevent horses from becoming victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with ERR for the last five years, in that time I have seen the rescue go above and beyond to help not only the animals but also their human counterparts. From wrestling semi-feral minis running wild for a week to a wayward sheep (once destined for the dinner table) they have tried to assist any who have asked for help. I have seen Colleen and other members work for hours doing not only the physical and often heartbreaking work, to the hours spent networking for others to find a safe haven for as many as possible. They have given assistance with feed and hay, blankets and comfort to owners who desperatly need help but don't know where to turn, as well as bags of groceries and clothing for those in need. And at those times when the only thing left is to assist an animal out of its pain it is done with the utmost of caring and love, they are never alone and always treated with love.

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 5

Organization does a lot within the community taking in horses that people can no longer afford, and those who have been abused or neglected. I have personally seen the recovery and rehabilitation of animals that have been starved, injured, and even emotionally scarred. Horses that have been starved take large amounts of care in regards to regaining their weight, frequent veterinarian visits, and even supplements to help them recover from their abuse. The welfare of the animals are the number one priority of the organization and its' volunteers. The lengths at which the volunteers have gone to for these animals in need is truly inspiring. ERR inc has not only helped horses in need, but takes opportunities to teach its volunteers about the needs and daily care horses require. The rescue adopts the rehabilitated horses to homes in which the animal will be properly taken care of, and even require pictures and visits to ensure the animal is still in the best home.

Review from Guidestar