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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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to the Southwest Florida Horse Rescue, Tina and Matt, I was able to find my new best friend. When I first heard of the rescue, Tina, Matt, and all the volunteers there were extremely generous and helpful. I immediately fell in love with one of the baby minis they recently rescued. Braveheart was 1 of the 11 minis that were in need of help, in which, Tina and Matt took them under their wings. Braveheart was about 11 months old colt and still nursing on his mom. SWFHR rescued Braveheart and his mom first, then went back for the others. When Tina showed my mom and I around and introduced us to all the horses we instantly fell in love with Baby Braveheart. Before adoption we had to geld Braveheart, since he hasn't dropped, the SWFHR raised enough money to get Braveheart the best possible help he could get. Matt and Tina was by his side during his whole recovery.
When it was time for Braveheart to come home Matt walked the property to make sure it was definitely a safe place for the pony. He didn't leave until both Braveheart and I were comfortable. Whenever I have any questions they are there immediately to help.
But thats not all, after working with the horse rescue for a few months now they have showed me the true meaning of "who rescued who". Without them I would still have a missing piece in my heart. I am truly thankful for the above and beyond love and care that the SWFHR gives to be able to find my perfect match, Mr. Braveheart.