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South West Florida Horse Rescue, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I personally can't say enough about South West Florida Horse rescue! They are truly a passionate and caring group of people ( every one of them) You instantly feel the love they have for each one of these precious horses the moment you drive onto the property. Friendly and sociable volunteers who will greet you with a smile and answer every question you might have.
I have know this Wonderful group of people for a few years and have developed a close friendship with our common love of Rescue.

My daughter has a horse and each time she would trail ride, she would ask me to go with her. So me, not having a horse, would walk behind her..lol Silly I know. Well after a few times of "following her" , I prayed That if it was meant to be, that God would bring the right horse into our lives. Since It was for me . it had to be a easy going, sweet horse...

Well, GOD had a plan.....A few weeks later , The Rescue took in a beautiful Mare by the name of "Winnie" . I saw her picture posted on their Facebook Page and had to inquire on her. I contacted Tina who suggested for me to come meet her. That very next day I was at the rescue.
She was totally Beautiful and had such a sweet personality. Needless to say that's where her story began as a new member of our family. xox

Winnie had some minor issues with her feet and previously had a cancerous tumor removed from her face. So I was prepared to learn everything i could about her treatment to get her to where she was physically back to that perfect horse.

Matt & Tina taught me how to do everything so I would be familiar with her care. In fact when they realized her feet need some attention they had x-rays taken, which I was invited be apart of. Was able to ask the vet any question I had about her treatment and know what to expect. .

Prior to adoption, I was able to go out to the rescue as much as I wanted, to spend time with Winnie and start the bonding process . Tina was always just a text away..

Now Winnie Has a Sister by the name of Goldie and they are truly the bonded pair. It's so nice to see the Happy Every After for this Girl!

Whats unique with this Rescue is that we weren't just adding Winnie to our family, but also becoming part of the South West Florida Family!! xoxoxox