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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

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

24 APK62


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.

5 Cindy56

Board Member

Rating: 5

I relocated four years ago from Tucson to come and help Brent and his wonderful horses. I love volunteering there each weekend. Brent truly cares for each and every horse. He has rehomed 3900 horses in 39 years. He knows each horses name and their story. We love donations and if you are local here in Northern Idaho come and volunteer. My company Earth and Animal wellness helps with safe products at the horse rescue and at the ranch. If you want to know how you can help with fund raising email me at Cindy earthandanimalwellness.com

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Rating: 5

I have been working with Orphan Acres, Horse Rescue for two years. I love all animals, especially horses and when I met Brent Glover from Orphan Acres, the summer of 2009, on the internet, I had to go up to Viola, Idaho and meet him and the horses he has rescued. I flew up 3 times the summer of 2010. Brent has 75 abused, abandoned and orphaned horses that he takes care of. Some of them have been so abused, they can never be rehomed. He has found homes for 2500. In the 35 years, he has devoted his life to taking care of horses, he knows each of them by name. They respond to him, run to him and he is like the Horse Whisperer. I relocated from Tucson, AZ up to Princeton, Idaho to help him with fund raising and also take care of my "Horse fix.". I had 3 of his horses this summer on my 8 acres. I brought my husband, my 4 rescue dogs and 3 indoor cats. Brent is loved and respected by all of the people in the Palouse Community. That entails the City of Moscow, the City of Pullman, Washington, Troy, Viola and other surrounding cities. He has many volunteers that come out to help take care of the horses and we also have Washington State Vet students that come out to get experience with taking care of the horses. I highly recommend this sanctuary and respect the work that Brent does. Come out and visit us or see us on the internet at www.orphanacres.org.

Review from Guidestar