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South West Florida Horse Rescue, Inc.

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: South West Florida Horse Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to saving the lives of our local horses from abuse, neglect, and slaughter by providing the best vet/farrier/feed to bring these horses back to health in a safe and positive environment. With our community in mind, we strive to gain an excellent standing with all we come in contact with. Finding "forever homes" for these horses is our priority.

Results: As of 2018, SWFHR has physically taken in over 120 horses for rehabilitation as well as countless other relocation assisted horses.

Target demographics: our community's horses

Direct beneficiaries per year: many horses in need as well as individuals in our community.

Geographic areas served: South West Florida

Programs: Equine directly related programs: Equine Rescue, Equine Adoption, and Equine Owner Assistance Community involved programs: Volunteering, Equine Education, and Outreach

Community Story



Rating: 5

Bella was one of the first to be rescued. When my husband and I saw her picture that was sent to me we knew we must get her and care for her and give her a forever home. When I brought her home she was so unhappy and sad, but you could see in her eyes that all she wanted was to be loved and fed some food. We have had her since the very first day and we love her and she gives us back more love than we could ever imagine. She is still very shy of people but she trusts only the ones that give her a carrot...she loves treats. The reason we love Bella is because when I look in her eyes, I see hope, dreams and the wonder of love. When I touch Bella, I feel joy and serenity, When she walks beside me, we connect with our souls. When I am with Bella, I am who I am meant to be...There is a saying "who rescued who?" I ask that everyday when I look in Bella 's eyes and we both say thank you to each other.