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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

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an excellent nonprofit that serves the horse/animal population and the human population. I have donated money and horse supplies over the years . Cheryl and her large team of volunteers always do whatever it takes to save any animal from an bad situation. We also adopted a wonderful donkey from Save the Horses.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I met Cheryl Flanagan and learned about HRRRF when we were looking to rescue a donkey. What we discovered was a rescue of the first order. Cheryl makes sure that her rescues only go to good homes. If they need medical care and rehab, she keeps them until they are fit, and then looks for the perfect home. She will keep them forever rather than put them in the wrong environment. All animals are well fed and groomed. There are always lots of volunteers around taking care of all the animals. Also, Cheryl runs a wonderful program for children who have experienced trauma and benefit from time spent with animals. We were able to adopt a wonderful donkey that has become a much loved pet and companion for my horse. We donate to this rescue on a regular basis.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited and donated through the years...great caring people. they are working hard to help the horses...

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have adopted 7 horses and two dogs from this rescue over the years. We currently have 4 horses and 2 dogs that we care for. Cheryl Flannigan works tirelessly for animals at risk/need. The volunteers who give of their time, money, and love WANT to be there. They are the best volunteers ever. Can't say enough good things about the work they do for all animals. Please give generously.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a follower of this rescue organization and have donated to them several times. I am continually impressed by their energy, dedication, and massive amounts of compassion for the horses and other animals they rescue. I have seen them organize very large rescue operations on short notice to get horses to safety who are in very grave danger. I 100% support them and think that they--and the horses and other animals that they help on a daily basis--deserve all the support they can get.

Donor

Rating: 5

They help horses regardless of age, breed, health, 'rideability' or temperament. They invest in the horses as well as the community by teaching people about horses. They save from slaughter, from animal control, from deplorable conditions. They take in all kinds of horses and love, care for and find homes when it is appropriate and keep on their farm when they need to. The dwarf minis are great examples.

Kristyn

Donor

Rating: 5

Horse Relief & Retirement Fund does so much to help horses (and sometimes other unfortunate animals as well.) I do not know of a group with a bigger heart, not to mention the amount of work they do. They work 24/7 to make sure all animals are properly taken care of and loved. It makes me happy to see these animals gain weight, get medical attention and get the love they need and deserve. I am so glad they exist, so these animals do not have to suffer and can lead a wonderful life. I cannot say enough good things about Horse Rescue & Relief Retirement Fund.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great group of people. The farm promotes a lot of community interaction and is a fun and positive place to volunteer at. One of the things I like about the organization is its willingness to help any animal and other rescue organizations, with many of the volunteers pitching in at any time and with short notice. It's a great mix of helping animals and people.

Donor

Rating: 5

A most amazing group which blends the work to rescue horses with assisting special needs kids (riding programs) fostor kidz, healthy lifestyle yoga, arts, UGANDA internship opportunities at UGA, ... finding soapy ways to benefit others while helping horses... the best of programs)

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have 3 rescue horses from Horse Rescue and Relief. These people do the most wonderful job with all of the horses. They don't turn away the tough cases and pour their hearts into every horse. As far as I am concerned these are the most dedicted rescue people I know. I wish I could win the lottery and give it to them !!!!!!!