Mission: The United States Equine Rescue League (USERL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines. Our mission is to save, protect, and rehabilitate equines in need. We rescue abused, neglected, or abandoned equines; provide them with care and rehabilitation; and finally find them a compatible, loving home. We believe that education is the long-term solution to improving the lives of equines.
Target demographics: Neglected/abused/abandoned horses, mules and donkeys. USERL assists counties with equine cases, providing housing, nutritional and medical care (and training when needed) with a final goal of finding a new loving adoptive home.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 horses averaged per year.
Geographic areas served: North Carolina and Virginia.
Programs: Horse Program, Volunteer Program, Foster Program and Adoption Program, Education Program.
We have been working with USERL horses for five years - we adopted 2 and are now currently fostering/training another. The dedicated volunteers of the USERL are amazing. The time they spend on rescuing and rehabilitating horses is extraordinary! Both of our adopted rescues have turned out to be amazing. Many people told me not to trust a rescue for my young daughter. After 5 years and 2 rescues, my daughter has learned so much, and the horses have learned so much from her. They trained each other and both of our rescues are now sound and stable horses - both love barrel racing and love being around other horses and people. They are great in the saddle and comfortable around most anything. I have been recommending to people that they check out the USERL first about adopting - before purchasing a horse - the USERL comes across so many good horses that just need some TLC and training. USERL horses need forever homes :)