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veronica320's picture

... to suggest a known credible horse-aid organization. I'd like to make a remembrance donation and would prefer a third-party suggestion from a knowledgeable source over selecting from among all the google listings.

Thanks.

AnnL's picture

(post #51784, reply #1 of 5)

Let me get back to you on that, I need to dig through some info.  It's good that you're checking as I've been reading ALOT lately about some really bad "equine rescues".  Like, they send the horses off to slaughter!  Or, they have horses starving death on their property.  Or...well, I won't tell you anymore.  And, these are registered 501Cs.  Sickening.  :-(


Are you looking for any specific breed rescue?  I know there are some very good rescues that specialize in rescuing TBs from the track that are headed to slaughter.  I think there's a good draft rescue that I read about a couple of months ago. 


 


Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

veronica320's picture

(post #51784, reply #2 of 5)

Doesn't matter. The donation is in remembrance of a dear young friend's beloved canine. She (with doggie in tow) has trained horses and is a walking horse whisperer. Hopes this helps you narrow things.

I'm very grateful you're taking a look. I knew there were horse folk here. Thanks.

teebee's picture

(post #51784, reply #3 of 5)

I can't vouch for any horse aid societies (even though I do have horses), but I have a couple of other ideas for you. If the donation is in memory of a dog, how about a donation to a training program for assistance dogs? There is a great organization in my town, New Hope Assistance Dogs. You see the people all over town raising the dogs to be assistance/guide dogs. One of the young "students" even performed (very well!) in a local production of "Annie" last fall.

My other suggestion dealing with horses is for a therapeutic riding program. We have a great place here that provides therapy (physical and emotional) through horses, animals, and riding. They actually suffered a barn fire last spring that destroyed all of their tack as well as the barn, but thankfully no animals were hurt. The community (including the Amish people in our area) rallied around them and their barns and arena were rebuilt by fall.

SquarePeg's picture

(post #51784, reply #4 of 5)

We love Pasado's Safe Haven. it's local but do work all over the nation and have a big horse presense. With the economy down, they are overloaded with horses, as people decide they can't afford to feed them.


http://www.pasadosafehaven.org/


 

veronica320's picture

(post #51784, reply #5 of 5)

Thanks, everyone. I found a ride-therapy organization in my friend's home state. Generally, I'd have donated to Canine Companions for Independence, but in this case, horses is the way to go. Trust me.

Thank you for all your suggestions.


Edited 1/30/2009 4:06 pm by veronica320