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Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 Tessamarie

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been at the rescue 13 years. When I first starting going, I knew nothing about horses. There were so many patient people and horses that taught me so much! I found people out there that were like me and understood how animals were such an important part of my life! Folks that are as passionate about the fate of animals as I. I met my first horse who changed my life. She was so very patient with me and taught me so much! I think she loved me as much as I did her! Everyday I am with the horses, makes everyday a little brighter! Save the horses is as much of rescue for animals as it is for people!

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this rescue for 12 years. I started as a volunteer, owner and now I am also a board member. I have seen so many wonderful things done at HRRRF. Not only do we save horses but goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, cats, dogs, and anything else that needs rescued. The horses have also helped rescue people.
A horse may come in starved, afraid, sick but the rescue fixes all that it can. Sometimes we can't fix the ill and then Cheryl must make the hardest decision of all. But I can tell you when they are rehomed, they are healthy and happy.
It's a happy place for people not just animals. We all work toward a common goal... Help the horse no matter what it takes!


Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing work helping animals. Have been associated with them since the beginning. Their priority is the animal. Never turns away an animal in need. They put in their own time and money, not for any purpose but to help animals. Proud to be associated with them.

1 Penne C.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Love the rescue! I began my days at STH in 2007 when I first moved to Cumming. I was looking for a group to belong to and animals that I could work with and care for. Being a dog lover more than a horse lover I knew it was best I choose a horse rescue because it was safe...Safe in the sense I couldn't bring one home and put in my backyard. Certainly not with the approval of my HOA....so here my journey began. I learned about caring for horses, I learned how to groom, how to feed, how to turn in and turn out, how to muck a stall, spread shavings, empty water buckets, all the things that are required to care for horses and I loved every minute of it. I felt good each weekend after working with as many as I could on morning feed. In 2009 I started fostering dogs for the sister organization CAN and continued to care for both the equine and canine; those of which I can bring home and put in my yard. I also had the pleasure of fostering a baby pot bellied pig one summer named Kenny from STH. He was too little to go in the petting zoo area, so I cared for him along with my Standard Poodles while he grew up ! It is such a wonderful place to spend time and help out. I cherish my time and experiences.