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Equine Charities

Many of these organizations rescue injured or unwanted horses at the track to be rehabilitated and retrained for new careers. These horses give us lots of enjoyment (and sometimes profit) at the track, so give a bit of that back by helping them have a healthy and happy retirement.

Avalon Rose Farm Stable and Equine Rescue
Equine rescue and adoption in Massachusetts. Non-profit status has been applied for.

California Equine Retirement Foundation
Non-profit organization for the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of retired race horses in California.

C.A.N.T.E.R.
Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses. A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping Thoroughbred Ex-racehorses find new, fulfilling careers outside of racing.

Colorado Horse Rescue
Non-profit organization to find new homes for abandoned, abused, neglected or unwanted horses of all breeds.

Curious Jeb Fan Club
Dedicated to the racehorse Curious Jeb. His fans were attempting to bring him back from Puerto Rico to New England. He recently passed away there so now the club is a charity in his honor to assist in humanely retiring New England race horses.

Days End Farm Horse Rescue
Non-profit organization for the rescue and placement of abused horses in Maryland. Also take other animals if necessary.

Double D Equine Rescue
Registered non-profit in Lebanon County, PA

Equine Rescue Inc.
A 501(c)3 registered charity for all-breed rescue located in Orange County, NY

Equine Rescue Internet Canada
Dedicated to saving Equine lives through networking, education, public awareness, finding homes for salvagable equine, to attempt to curb needless horse slaughter and indescriminate breeding.

Equine Rescue League
A tax-exempt non-profit agency in Virginia that provides care and shelter to abused, neglected, or unwanted horses and ponies.

Equine Rescue Mailing List
Sponsored by Prodigy but anyone can subscribe to it. The purpose it to provide a means for people to network for the rescue and placement of retired race horses (open to other breeds as well).

Equine Rescue Network Inc.
ERNi is a nonprofit organization incorporated to prevent the abuse of equines through education and by supporting and fostering the growth and effectiveness of equine rescue organizatons throughout the United States. Also has a mailing list now.

Equine Rescue Net
The ERNet's primary purpose is to provide on the Web educational materials and resources, and guides to other information useful to equine rescue in general and equine rescue organizations in particular. The ERNet is a sponsored project of ERNi.

Equine Transitional Training Alliance
Non-profit organization for the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of all breeds of horses in Kentucky.

Equus Sanctuary
Non-profit horse sanctuary outside Los Angeles.

ETC Horse Rescue
Non-profit horse rescue and rehabilitation organization in Ocala, FL that specializes in thoroughbred ex-racers.

Exceller Fund for Rescued Horses
The Exceller Fund is a group of individual contributors who, in cooperation with United Pegasus Foundation, sponsors retired Thoroughbred racehorses rescued from slaughter.

Flicka's Ranch and Rescue
Abused and unwanted hooved animal sanctuary in Minnesota. Provides rehab and adoption services. Web page doesn't say if they are non-profit so check first.

Georgia Equine Rescue League
Non-profit organization for the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of horses in Georgia.

Hooved Animal Humane Society
Non-profit organization for the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of horses and other hooved animals in Illinois.

H.O.R.S.E. (Help Our Rescue Save Equines) Rescue & Sanctuary
A non-breed specific non-profit horse rescue and sanctuary in Ventura County California, 60 miles north of Los Angeles. Takes in horses of all ages and breeds and whenever possible adopted out to caring homes.

Horse Protection League
A non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules in the greater Rockey Mountain Region.

Horse Aid
Horse rescue, rehab, and adoption organization based in California but with chapters across the US. None of their literature says they are non-profit so check first.

Horsefaces
A network of volunteers who help transport rescued horses, donkeys, and burros to their new homes. They provide free transportation services and overnight accommodations (where needed) for equines who have been rescued, retired, or injured in hopes this will help more be adopted.

Horses' Haven
A non-profit organization in Michigan whose goal is to take in and provide care for aged, abused, unwanted or neglected horses.

Ipswich Equine Rescue
A nonprofit organization providing refuge and sancuary to Premarin foals, former race track champions and any injured or abused horses in Ipswitch, MA.

Last Chance Corral
Non-profit horse rescue in Athens, Ohio, that specializes in adoption services.

The Last Refuge
A small privately funded horse rescue farm in Connecticut that provides a safe haven for the last days of some non-adoptable horses.

Life Is For Everything
L.I.F.E., a 501(c)(3) charity, continues its equine programs through the training of animal control, humane society, and equine rescue organization staff on equine care and rehabilitation, as well as abuse investigation. L.I.F.E. is also especially concerned and informative on the subject of Wild Horses and Burros.

Lost & Found Horse Rescue
York, PA, organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of equine from slaughter, starvation, neglect, and abuse. Also do rehab and adoption of retired racers.

Major Storm Retirement Fund
Page for a retired race horse saved from abuse by an uncaring owner by contributions from previous owners and friends on the internet. He is now enjoying a life of leisure with a new, loving owner.

Mylestone Equine Rescue
Non-profit organization for the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of abused horses in New Jersey.

National Thoroughbred Trust (South Africa)
South African charity for the rescue and rehabilitation of abused race horses.

MN Hooved Animal Rescue and Rehab. Station
Probably non-profit but doesn't say so on their page. Does rescue, rehab, and adoption for all types of hooved animals in Minnesota. Includes an entry point for the Equine Rescue Web Ring.

Mountain States Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation
Non-profit, all volunteer Colorado foundation dedicated to providing shelter, care, medical care, and options to domestic and wild horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, burros and other livestock.

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption
Accepts both Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds, retiring racehorses and unprofitable broodmares. Has not received a 501(c)(3) non-profit ruling yet but has applied.

NH Equine Humane Association
New Hampshire's only private, non-profit equine humane organization. They rescue, rehab, and adopt out abused horses.

Ohio Hooved Animal Humane Society
A non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of horses and ponies in Ohio.

Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society
An approved charitable organization founded in 1996 to assist in the adoption and relocation of retired and non-racing Standardbred horses within Ontario.

Pennsylvania Equine Related Charities
List of three equine charities which have no other online presence including a home for aged equines.

The Piedra Foundation
All volunteer charitable organization created by horsemen to promote education, fund research, and provide financial assistance to owners of critically ill horses.

Pine Trails Ranch
A ranch in California that is willing to take in unwanted horses to be retrained and placed with new owners.

Rainbow Acres Horse Rescue
Horse rescue in Carlisle, PA, that says not for profit. Specializing in rescue, rehab, and saving PMU foals.

Recycle Racehorses
Offers an information exchange service for people with horses and people wanting horses.

Redwings Horse Sactuary
Our Mission: To educate about the care and plight of horses, ponies,donkeys and to protect them from abuse and slaughter. 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

ReRun - Recycling Racehorses
Rehab, retraining, and adoption of retired thoroughbreds in Kentucky. They are a registered non-profit.

Retraining Off-Track Thoroughbreds Resource
Helpful articles and other info about retraining a retired racer.

SafeHorse
Privately owned and funded, SafeHorse was formed to care for and rescue neglected and abused horses. (located in Texas)

Second Chance Horse Rescue Ranch
An all volunteer, Washington State registered, non-profit organization dedicated soley to the protection of horses.

Second Chance Ranch
Non-profit organization in Massachusetts founded to prevent horses, ponies, donkeys and mules from going to slaughter and to find them loving homes.

Second Chance Horse Refuge
A private, non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating, training and locating stable, loving homes for abused and neglected horses in Texas.

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Florida
New organization chartered by the State of Florida as a non-profit equine adoption agency.

Standardbred Retirement Foundation
501(c)3 non-profit organization created to care for and locate new homes and opportunities for Standardbred horses. Over 1000 adoptions so far.

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
The pioneering forerunner for similar operations and remains the largest humane organization dedicated to the rescue of racehorses when they can no longer run.

Thoroughbred United Retirement Fund
A group of horse racing fans on the internet who banded together to sponsor retired race horses while they are being retrained for a new career

United Pegasus Foundation
Non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of horses from abuse and slaughter, mostly work with retired race horses. Located in Arcadia, CA.

Wendi's Standarbred Horses
A lady in CA who works with the trainers on the track to find horses there in need of adoption. Has a list of horses ready to be adopted, so if you are looking for one check here.

Western NY Equine Sanctuary
Dedicated to providing refuge and sanctuary to Premarin foals, former race horses, and any injured or abused horse in need.

Washington Horse Rescue Information
Info about horse rescue organizations in Washington state. Caution: disturbing photos on this page are not for the squeemish.

Equine Rescue Web Ring
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