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Review for Horse Protection Society of North Carolina, China Grove, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

There is no other place for rescue horses like the Horse Protection Society of NC (HPS)! They get some severely emaciated horses that any other organization would euthanize, but HPS is able to turn them into the wonderful & beautiful animal that they once were. Each of the 47 horses gets their own special diet, vet, farrier, & dental care along with much TLC from the many volunteers. As a volunteer, I love going to HPS to be able to add to the quality of life that each horse experiences there.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Horse Protection Society of North Carolina, China Grove, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with the Horse Protection Society of NC for 5 years now and plan to continue indefinitely. Joanie Benson who started this organization is extremely knowledgeable about horses and over the years has managed to pour every donated penny into the care of the horses. She is notified by local Animal Control, Humane Society, and individuals about starved, abused horses. Her initial visit to see the horse is to do an assessment. Then she attempts to educate the owner concerning the care needed. If the owner is receptive she will return to perform another assessment in about 2 weeks or so. If the horse does not show any improvement she offers to take the horse to her facility with the owners permission. Once the horse is under her care it is placed on a special diet according to the needs, dewormed, and checked by a Vet. Routine care is lots of TLC, hoof trimming, Vet & Dental checks & care, as well as exercising as tolerated. The entire organization is staffed by volunteers only which allows all monies to go to the care of the horses. Though donations and grants she has been able to build barns to house 50 horses and also has built an indoor riding arena so the exercising can continue year 'round. Tremendous improvement in the horse's health & demeanor is evident in a short week or two once the horse arrives at her facility. They seem to thrive under her care and she has educated each volunteer so their effectiveness is maximized. Placement of recovered horses to a good home is always a goal. If placed, Joanie keeps in touch to ensure the ongoing good health of the horse. If deterioration is found she then returns the horse to her sanctuary. The Horse Protection Society of NC is an excellent charity which survives totally on donations and some grants.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I cannot think of any changes I would make.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Horse Protection Society of North Carolina, China Grove, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Horse Protection Society of China Grove, NC is a wonderful and very unique organization. It was started by one person who has a special love of horses. She recognized the need to save starved & abused horses in the area and immediately began her endeavor to provide a rehabilitating home for them. At present the society which is staffed totally by volunteers takes care of 47 horses. Each has their own special diet and medications (if necessary) and are monitored daily. Running the Sanctuary for the horses is an incredible feat and depends solely on donations and grants in order to procure feed, meds, hoof care and veterinary care as well as building large barns (each horse has its own stall), and the recent addition of an indoor arena. Volunteers also help with training and riding to hopefully find new homes for these wonderful horses. The acreage with a pond is a beautiful serene area for the horses and the volunteers! Without this organization we would not have these beautiful horses in our care.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer