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Orphan Acres Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Health, Rehabilitative Care

Mission: The mission of Orphan Acres Equine, Rehabilitation, and Sanctuary, Inc. is to provide care and rehabilitation for abandoned, neglected, abused, and malnourished horses, while educating the public regarding the issues surrounding rescue and rehabilitation including all aspects of horse ownership and care.

Results: We have had over 4,000 abused and neglected equines pass through our gates sense our foundation in 1975. We have placed over half of those and the rest lived out their lives in peace, dignity and love. We have also helped countless individuals who require a four legged therapist, from working with veterans to special needs children all can benefit from the quiet understanding of a horse.

Target demographics: abused and neglected equines

Direct beneficiaries per year: the 83 horses that called our herd home. We placed 4 into forever loving homes and rescued 5.

Geographic areas served: Pacific north west but have had animals placed here from as fare away as Maine

Programs: our permanent herd, for horses to old and abused to be safely transferred again. We also have retraining and gentling of our adoptable herd as well. We are directly beneficial to the community at large through our horse rescue and adoption programs and as an educational facility. In addition the community benefits through the classes and clinics offered to students from the universities, youth, adults and individuals with disabilities from the surrounding communities, all at no cost.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

24 APK62

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been donating and volunteering at this organization for almost two years, and I find Brent's (the president of Orphan Acres) dedication and tenacity inspiring. Currently, over 80 horses reside at this wonderful nonprofit, either living out their lives, or waiting to be adopted into a forever and loving home. Some horses are brought from horrific situations, and are then rehabilitated at this sanctuary. Most horses are brought in because the owner could either no longer care or afford the horse, so many of these horses have great potential and would make a great family pet. Going out and volunteering is really a great experience because you get to bond with all different kinds of horses, and help your community. This organization is in great need of help, for both manual labor, and financial expenses. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone.

3 Lisa481

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit with excellent volunteers!! Cares about their volunteers and animals and deserves to be recognized!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All you need to see is the video of these beautiful creatures being horses to know that they are lucky to have been given sanctuary at Orphan Acres. I wish I had the ability to help in a more substantial way. I believe in this nonprofit's mission and hope others can and will step up to keep it running for the sake of these horses and others that need rescuing.

5 Panzer7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been to Orphan Acres several times, and I can guarantee that it's an amazing place, yet it needs your help. Brent is a hardworking man, and his work deserves more recognition. He has dedicated his life to rescuing horses from all different kinds of neglect. You can help Orphan Acres by donating, volunteering, and following their work on social media; Facebook. It's a great cause, and your help will make a difference in the horses' lives. Help is always needed, I highly recommend this non-profit organization.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres and Brent, who runs the sanctuary, are the real deal. The horses come first no matter what. My partner and I volunteered to help at the sanctuary about 4 years ago when we were on the road traveling. Brent treated us like we were family those 4 days when we were helping on the ranch which is the same way he treats all of the horses under his care--like family. He has a magic touch with these animals which was a joy to see. They know he's there for them 100%. We've been donors to OA ever since that wonderful experience. Keep up the great work for the horses, Brent!

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Orphan Acres now for several years and have to say that this is an absolutely amazing place. It is run by a person, Brent, who really puts his life into the cause of helping horses and he has that magic touch. Orphan Acres has become an important part of my wife and daughter's life, who both like to spend as much time there as possible. Whereas helping is only one part of the equation, the organization needs support from the public, i.e., volunteering and financial support. I can only say that one would be hard pressed finding a better local cause to support than this animal refuge. I highly recommend it!

6 BJ R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first became aware of Orphan Acres when I needed to do some research for a screenplay which in part included a horse rescue operation. In doing so, I became fascinated with the place and the dedicated man behind it. I have never visited Orphan Acres in person but have followed as closely as possible via news, website and social networks. You do not have to go to Idaho in order to comprehend what Brent Glover and his volunteers do. Running any kind of animal rescue is not for the faint of heart but one man made it his mission to save horses. While I am able to do very little from TN except for raising awareness, I commend all the local people who show up to lend a hand.