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Review for Wild Love Preserve, Kingston, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I feel honored to participate as a donor to Wild Love Preserve. That the young Ms Maki has been able to work among ranchers, wild horse advocates, environmental and governmental groups, all to save the many wild horses in Idaho is, quite simply, remarkable. Her methods should be utilized whenever coordination among diverse groups is necessary. I echo all the comments made by others, much more eloquently than mine, about Wild Love Preserve.

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Save A Forgotten Equine, Redmond, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I got involved with SAFE initially because of its transparency. Having an accounting background, numbers are really important to me. Knowing where every dollar goes and seeing every detail posted on the internet for anyone to see makes all the difference to me. I'm now in my seventh year volunteering with SAFE. My "career" has been one of the most rewarding of my life. Watching horses transform from severely undernourished (sometimes skeletal) and sometimes completely unhandled into worthwhile equine citizens has been a wonderful journey. An added benefit is the camaraderie that develops among volunteers caring for these horses. There simply are not enough superlatives to describe the quality of this non-profit.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Save A Forgotten Equine, Redmond, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Where to begin? My life has changed in so many ways since I began volunteering with SAFE five years ago. Although I'd ridden horses through my childhood and into my twenties, I really knew nothing about caring for them. Volunteering with SAFE has given me the opportunity to learn about feeding, about vet care and equine diseases, about farrier needs, about saddles and bridles and blankets and boots, about farm management . . . there's always more to learn and there are always kind, patient teachers at our barn.

The level of care our horses receive is top notch. Every possible and reasonable comfort is provided. Our farm is well fenced into paddock areas for daily turnout for all horses. The acreage takes on park-like beauty in the spring and summer, in large part due to another group of dedicated volunteers on our Facilities Team. Our horses' training is extensive and fostered by a select team of capable volunteer riders under the leadership of Operations Director Terry.

Once a SAFE horse finds its forever home, the horse and its adoptive owner are visited regularly by a SAFE volunteer to check on the horse's well-being, to see if the adoptive owner has any issues or questions.

As a long-time donor, I take great pride in the careful oversight of funds to insure horses are cared for as well as possible within our means. I'm proud to be one of 150 active volunteers at SAFE and look forward to many more years volunteering with and contributing to SAFE.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Save A Forgotten Equine, Redmond, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I love this organization! I support SAFE financially and with my time and energy. I've mucked stalls and fields, fed hay and grain, cleaned water troughs, exercised and groomed horses, followed up site checks on horses who've been adopted, trained other volunteers, whatever's wanted and needed.

Grew up as a horse crazy girl riding other people's horses through school until life happened. Hadn't been in a barn for about 45 years when I discovered SAFE. Recently retired, I jumped at the chance to get back in the barn! In my fourth year now working with SAFE, what initially drew me to SAFE was its financial transparency. And that's still true. Plus, management and volunteers are amazingly dedicated to help horses be horses until the end of their lives.

The abused, neglected, starved horse that's rescued by SAFE receives the best vet care, diet, love and retraining to be adopted. And every horse and its potential adopter go through a trial period only after which the adoption is complete. It's like a money-back guarantee! The transformations of these lucky horses, documented each step of the way, are remarkable.

I cannot say enough great things about this organization and the work it does, the success stories of its horses rescued. I will continue my work with SAFE as long as possible.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Homeward Pet Adoption Center, Woodinville, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Homeward Pet, a no-kill animal shelter, has been in my community for as long as I can remember - from a cramped, local storefront to its present location in a much more suitable space with room to serve many more animals and the public. The volunteer staff is always upbeat and friendly, committed to the well-being of all the animals under its care. I support the organization financially and last year was truly blessed to be adopted by a lovely senior dog. If you're in the market for a pet or a rewarding volunteer opportunity, please look first at Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Save A Forgotten Equine, Redmond, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I feel honored to support S.A.F.E. both financially and personally. What impressed me most about this organization initially is its commitment to rescue only as many horses as it has resources to help. It's clearly not a one-size-fits-all operation - it's responsibly run by an amazingly dedicated and energetic core of horse loving volunteers. Having been around horses most of my life and away from the barn for about 25 years, I'm especially pleased to be able to be back amid the wonderful smells and sounds of horses and responsible for their feeding one evening a week. Every encounter with the organization has been positive.

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

Find a wonderful piece of acreage reasonably priced where SAFE could enlarge its operation and permanence in the northwest.

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