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Review for Equine Rescue of Aiken, Aiken, SC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Became one of over fifty volunteers that helps three employees, soon after moving here. There are few places that refresh your mood as much as walking on this beautiful 90 acre farm on the southside of Aiken. Since their founding they have placed over 800 horses into loving homes. And of equal importance, they have invested in the Aiken community by helping people.....at-risk teens; military veterans suffering from PTSD; over 2,000 visitors each year who come to check-out the farm; and people who are a part of our county court's Pre-Trial Intervention Program. Equine Rescue of Aiken is an exceptional organization!

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Equine Rescue of Aiken, Aiken, SC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I visited once and became a volunteer the same day...an impressive place doing great work! This organization is located on 80 acres of beautiful rolling hills and is the temporary home for some sixty horses, while they wait for a family to adopt them. Most of the horses are off-the-race-track thoroughbreds, so are young and healthy.

Since the organization began in 2006, some 700 horses have been placed into loving families, making Aiken Equine Rescue the largest horse rescue of its kind in the southeastern United States. One of the amazing things is that there are only three paid staff, so volunteers are everywhere....over fifty volunteers help make it happen, no matter the weather.

Because the organization is lean and truly cares for the welfare of the animals, it has a great culture and reputation. Over 2,100 people came to visit the facility in 2015, and over 7,400 people follow it and 'Like' AER on Facebook....statistics that rock in a town of only 30,000 residents.

Role:  Volunteer