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Review for Horse Haven of Tennessee Inc, Knoxville, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

People who put a negative review on here have probably had their animals taken away from them because they didn't take the necessary care the animals required. Horse Haven is about getting animals out of abusive and deplorable conditions and finding homes for them with someone who will take proper care of the animal. They don't make a profit from anything. The adoption fee doesn't even come close to compensating what they expend on an animal while in their care. That's not what it all about. They have to work with authorities who follow the law. Animals are not removed from a home unwarranted. There is just cause. Cases go to court and the animals are given the care they need while they are waiting for their case to be resolved and be released to find their forever home. Horse Haven has cases that continue on for several years sometimes and the animals are well taken care of including any medical needs they may have, which can get quite costly. We have adopted our horses from Horse Haven and have been volunteers at Horse Haven and we have seen first hand what these horses look like when they first arrive and it breaks my heart. The sob story is real. If someone doesn't question why a human being would neglect an animal to the point of starvation, they have no business owning animals.

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Review for Horse Haven of Tennessee Inc, Knoxville, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I received a Horse Haven Newsletter in the mail by mistake one day (thank you postal carrier!) I read the newsletter and discovered they needed volunteers. I signed up on their website and my husband said he would volunteer too. I grew up with horses in my life and horses have always had a special place in my heart. One day I will have a place to have another horse but in the meantime, I get my horse fix by volunteering at Horse Haven. My eyes were opened one day not long after we became official volunteers about the condition these horses arrive in. It was the saddest thing I've ever seen in my life; 30 horses arrived at a temporary holding facility. Some were just skin and bones, two horses ultimately didn't survive. These horses literally made their water buckets muddy because all they had to drink was mud and as they drank clean water, the mud in their mouth washed out into their buckets. They had been standing in a foot deep of mud. My husband and I cried as we worked around these horses when they first arrived to the holding facility. We couldn't believe people would treat another living being so inhumanly. Luckily, they had been removed from those horrible conditions and offered a better life. Now I understood why the job of Horse Haven was so important. We love volunteering here and feel we are serving a greater purpose.

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Role:  Volunteer