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Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund Inc

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Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: The mission of Save the Horses is to improve the quality of life for all horses, thereby improving the lives of people through their bond with the horses. We are committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of equines suffering from abuse, as well as the successful retirement of working equines. We strive to improve public awareness and knowledge regarding the standards of care necessary to insure the health and safety of all equines.

Results: Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to help rescue over 1000 needy horses since 1998. We are funded totally by donations and fund raising. We receive no government assistance. You are the angels who help us Save The Horses. With horses are therapist's, hundreds of humans have been touched by these wonderful animals every day.

Target demographics: horses, children, elderly and all humans bond and find comfort in their daily lives.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 horses find safe homes and 27 Barn Buddy participants loved and bonded with the horses.

Geographic areas served: Georgia and SE U.S.

Programs: BARN BUDDY PROGRAM for foster and adopted children to bond with horses in foster care at the rescue farm. PINK HORSE SHOE FUND to raise money for horses who have cancer to get lifesaving treatment. FIELD TRIPS, SCOUTS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH. NURSING HOME VISITS with our miniature horses bring smiles to the residents.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Ann_150

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this rescue for 2 years after I offered to transport horses for them. The people at Save the Horses are superb! They are extremely caring people and I am proud to be a part of them whenever transportation is needed.

I have also helped rescue a few horses here which had the support of this organization. Without them, I would not have been able to do so. My horse club members have learned much through helping with the rescue horses kept here and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to rehab.

4 Vicki70

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

With programs like Barn Buddies, save the Horses has spun its magic for animals by focusing on the next generation and nurturing a love for animals. And the animals aren't the only recipients since the relationships this nonprofit fosters help build confidence and acceptance in the young people who participate. Since animals love unconditionally and are nonjudgmental, often the barn is one of the safest and most accepting place in the world for youngsters; truly a haven in a world short on patience and fairness. Focused education, hands on learning, building a generation of people who have a heart for all creatures, animal activism, animal rescue, and an inability to walk away from animal or human need makes Save the Horses a truly outstanding niche rescue organization for large a animals.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What are truly inspiring rescue this is. I have never seen a rescue so dedicated and caring and willing to help all animals in need.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cheryl, of Save The Horses is an amazing woman who helps all animals far and wide. I live in NH and although she was very busy with her rescue in GA she took the time to help me with an animal issue. I have followed her rescue ever since. Her compassion and steadfast readiness is a huge gift to the animals that cross her path.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization doing wonderful work for animals.

Sydney G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group of people are truly inspiring! The property is wonderful- there is always learning and volunteer opportunities. The have hypatherapy to help children with disabilities an awesome horsemanship classes! These folks are very much needed in a rural area as well. I have seen them travel to great lengths and spend time, effort and money to save some animals that required transport from outside of the southeast. Truly a great non-profit that is worthy of support and love!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization dedicated to helping the betterment of horses in need!!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a fantastic organization! I have never met a more caring group of volunteers so excited about sharing their love, compassion, and devotion to the animals of Save the Horses Farm, a sanctuary for many of these animals.

1 Nichole3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

About a year and a half ago i saw a post from Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund Inc (Save The Horses) and i liked the page. Since then i have been keeping up with their news and rescues, sharing in triumphs and tragedys.
Last year i decided to try and make a difference and i got my own rescue, Joe. We started off doing great then Joe got an injury. He started to recover but then sustained another. The recovery has been long and trying but we are determined to not give up. I knew Cheryl and her staff works with all sorts of cases of horses ranging from neglect, abandoned, retired etc so i reached out to her for some much needed advice and guidance. Not only did she do that but helped with a bit of Joes vet bill. They not only help the horses they bring in to their care but help others like me who are looking for the light in the darkness.
My Joe means everything to me and for a complete stranger to lend a hand and give advice, it means so very much. Joe and I are very greatful as im sure are all the horses who have been rescued, rehomed and saved.
This charity is so wonderful and deserves the recognition it should.
Thank you.
Nichole Mitchell & "Look Out Joe"

ellgee1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Squirrelwood Equine Rescue and Sanctuary is a small but mighty horse rescue. Their work with rehabbing horses is incredible, starved, broken, pulled from slaughter pens, local emergency rescues - SES is there. Despite donations being low and many horses to feed, vet expenses, retraining, medical treatments - they love the horses beyond compare. Please visit http://squirrelwood.org/

1 June10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I admire all the work this organization does for all the hoofed animals. Such dedication and caring people who have to fix what idiots have done to these magnificent animals. Those are the real heroes!!!

1 Rebecca147

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a horse owner and lover I see many abused and neglected horses and have been witness to the need for rescues like this group. They are doing much needed work with open hearts to mend broken spirits. Horses have much to give their humans, just ask any one who is owned by one. Please check out this wonderful rescue.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Save the horses! This is a great non profit organization. They do amazing things for amazing animals. Very friendly and caring and passionate about what they do. All I can say is "AMAZING".

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known this rescue group for a long, long time. They will ALWAYS go that extra mile to save an animal. They travel all over this country in order to make a difference to some poor, hapless creature that is in desperate need of help. And, they will raise the funds needed to ensure their rescues get the best medical care available. These are truly selfless individuals who are devoting their lives to saving the abused, the unwanted and the hopeless. They have a huge, dedicated volunteer base owing to the fact that they are so kind and so loving to all God's creatures.

Cheryl Flannigan is an amazing individual and so is her sister, Michele Williams. Together, they have been instrumental in saving hundreds and hundreds of animals across this United States. The Horse Rescue and Relief Retirement Organization is one in which you can place your complete confidence and trust. It's all about the animals and it is the animals who will benefit from each and every penny this rescue receives from the wonderful, caring people who support their work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The staff and volunteers truly have a selfless heart, as evidenced by the painstaking measures and endless care they provide to lovingly rehabilitate so many horses. They also actively help involve and educate the public, providing hands-on experience with the horses and daily barn work, like holding horses for the farrier or stacking hay. Horses that are lucky enough to find themselves in their care are adored and given optimal care, as well as plentiful time to heal and begin anew. Save The Horses is a tremendous organization and should be applauded for being such a wonderful model of proper and careful equine rehabilitation. Thank you Save The Horses for all that you do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Not only is this a wonderful organization to volunteer for, but this is the place to go to if you want to adopt a lifelong equine friend. Cheryl Flanagan is one of the very few who runs a rescue with integrity and honesty. She will pick the best matches for her animals, and her passion and dedication show no limit.

slippers54

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have volunteered not as much as I like,but they are worth their weight in gold. Every time I have been to the barn it is rewarding, soul mending and a true blessing. I would give this rescue 10 stars and speak of them daily to people I come in contact with at my work.

Many blessings for more years to come. Karen Elam

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am from Ohio, farm country, and did not know of any organization like this in Ohio. Since moving to Georgia in 2006 I have found that , Horse Rescue is a very caring, giving group. They have never hesitated in helping for the rescue of a horse. They have gone across the country to rescue and bring these beloved animals to Georgia , to heal and be adopted into a loving family. I have not been able to do to much but their love for rescue's has also inspired me into helping all animals in need.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Save the horses rescue relief and retirement is ocated in Cumming , Georgia is a pretty special place not just for horses but other unwanted or abused animals as well . Cheryl , the manager and owner if the horse rescue works hard with her team making sure all of the animals are loved and well cared for . Cheryl's teAm puts endless volunteer hours in round the click when needed to save a "life ". I commend Cheryl and her team for their kindness toward God's beautiful fur babies . Please donate to this rescue so that many more miracles can happen - Karen Ivester

April59

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When everyone comes together and becomes one its this group, they help they do what ever each horse needs in question whether it's hay or transportation or medical they will be there. Anyone whom gives a horse a second chance in life it's this group!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known and worked with HRRRF for over 10 years. The manner in which they operate, their overall priorities, and their dedication "to the cause", (helping both the animals and people) is second to none. One of the things I love about them is their acceptance of people, animals, situations without judgment. There is no political agenda other than to do the right thing. This is so rare to find a non-profit that does what they say they will do with the money they receive from donations. It does not go to fund some high end salary, it goes to the horses for their care. They have built the foundation of true giving that could be a model to other rescues. They are very rare indeed.