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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

5 Nicolle S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was given Tina Garrett's name by a very close friend who knew I was in a desperate situation. My rescue Thoroughbred, Stetson, has been in danger on the island we live on. From the moment I spoke to Tina I knew we were in good hands and she inspired me so much I got on a plane the next day to go visit her, Matt and their team!!! Is it crazy to say it was "love at first site"?

They were quite eager to find out what I was all about as I jumped out of my rent a car in sparkly heels!!! We soon became quick friends and I truly can say I can trust them with my rescues life! I spent two days going to the Rescue and they spent as much time as I needed showing me around and letting me ask question after question!

Getting Stetson off an island and doing an International Transfer has not been easy to say the least and the most stressful adventure I have ever done. Tina has stood by my side and said "pull up those boot straps girl...we have a horse to save!!!!!!"

The kindness and genuine support, love of their rescues is far above and beyond what one could hope for when leaving my heart behind in someone else's hands. We are still on our journey and about half way there!

The Team will be picking Stetson and I up in Miami! Driving us to his new home, to just be a horse and allowing me to spend all the time I wish with our miracle boy! He was 600 pounds when I rescued him at 16.5 hands and now he is 1400 pounds. He is 800 pounds to the healthier and the smartest boy out there.

With their help, Stetson has been awarded a new start to Life. A life every Horse should be allowed to have:) He has made me a better person and now with Tina's help he is going to help so very many more!

Support this great team!!! Support their rescues!! THEY ARE WORTH IT!!! They truly are THE REAL DEAL!!!

Dr. Nicolle Schultze