Equine WellBeing Rescue, Inc. Horse and Donkey rescue
We are a small rescue and provide very loving care, but don't have limitless funds or staff. We donate our personal time and property to care for equine and will continue as long as we can.
Donations graciously given by our supporters pay for the horses and donkeys needs and we couldn't do this without such wonderful generosity and great discretion on how funds are spent.
Since we are very rural, volunteers are few, but those few we have are very appreciated for the time they freely give to help these sweet horses.
Though the horses and donkeys enjoy relaxed pasture life in a herd, we have limited space with no free grazing so hay and/or feed and supplements must be purchased or donated and fed to every horse.
Providing loving rehabilitation, nursing and hospice care for equine with medical needs and finding homes or sanctuary for others at risk.
EqWBR strives to help horses and donkeys in times of emergency, natural disaster, personal illness or other unforeseen circumstances where placement of the equine may be necessary to prevent starvation, neglect, abuse or anything detrimental to the well-being of the animal.
We also help horses and donkeys that have been abandoned, abused, neglected, unwanted, starved or in danger by providing placement, foster care, housing, medical care, proper nutrition and other services needed to maintain their well-being.
If you need to find a new home for your equine, please consider all of the above and how you can help us if we can help your equine. Things to consider:
Have you advertised your equine on social media, Craigslist or equine ads to find and 'approve' someone to purchase or take your equine yourself? If so we will be glad to share your listing and have those interested contact you directly. We will help you network your equine so you can interview, approve and chose its future owner and keep in touch with them and your equine over the years. We can discuss questions that should be asked of interested parties in your process of finding a new home to avoid killbuyers, horse traders, and bad homes. A donation to the equine here for our time and efforts to help you is appropriate and greatly appreciated.
If we have space and you want your equine to come here can you provide for the horse's ongoing feed and health care needs? If not, will your friends and family donate to us to help support your horse? For the rest of its life? Can you raise funds for us to provide for your horse in other ways? Do you have an asset or items you can sell to raise such funds, or donate to us so that we can sell it to raise those funds?
Is your horse untrained or unhandleable? Please realize we are not a training facility, we will be glad to share your information on our social media if you provide us with a complete post with picture, details about the horse and your contact information. We may also be able to recommend a trainer.
If you are re-homing your equine because it is lame, disabled, in poor health, elderly, or a 'companion only' , have you considered all options including humane euthanasia? By asking us to take your equine you are asking us to decide when it should be put down. Passing that decision on to us is very unfair. I can discuss options with you and if appropriate, refer you to financial resources that may be available for humane euthanasia.
Do not tell me that you don't want your equine to go to auction and that is why you are contacting us. What that tells me is that you are willing to take your equine to auction to get rid of it or you are using that as leverage so that we will jump in to save the equine. I find that very dishonest, it makes me mad and less willing to help. If you take your equine to auction and a kill-buyer purchases it that is on you, not me.
The well-being of horses and donkeys in our care is our number one priority. They are loved and if not adoptable will peacefully live out their days here. That is a huge responsibility and one we don't take lightly. We cannot put those presently in our care at risk by taking on more than we are able to realistically provide for, nor will we adopt out without great scrutiny just to move an equine along so we can take in more.
I get calls, emails and messages almost daily for horses and donkeys in need, I wish we could help everyone, but we simply can't. That weighs very heavy on my heart and can be overwhelming at times. I wish we had an endless stream of donations coming in but we don't. We have wonderful supporters who believe in our mission and donate to help us care for horses and we respect their hard earned donations and deeply appreciate ALL SUPPORT we receive so we are very careful to not overextend our needs.
Please, if you need to find a new home for your equine consider what you are asking of any rescue and if you get told 'no' or 'we can't help', understand that those words are just as painful for us to say as they are for you to hear!
If you have an emergency or urgent need that falls within our mission statement please contact me and we will do our very best to help you.
Founder & President
Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc.
Loving Care For all Equine In Need!