Humanity for Horses is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
Humanity for Horses is Accredited by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Humanity for Horses is grateful for your generous grant to care for our Thoroughbreds and for making us a grantee for 2015.
Thank you California Retirement Management Account (CARMA)! Humanity for Horses is grateful for your generous grant to care for our Thoroughbreds and for making us a grantee for 2015.
Thank you to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)! Humanity for Horses is so thankful for your financial assistance.
Save an animal - Save an angel
Be an angel - Save an animal
Humanity for Horses is a 501C3 non-profit organization, Tax ID:27-4116043. It was birthed in 2012 when a law was revoked, allowing horses to be slaughtered in the USA. The reason for this name is obvious - humanity must speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Fortunately, after much hard work, in January 2014, the U.S. Government effectively eliminated horse slaughter.
The more money we can raise, the more animals we can save. We are completely dedicated and devoted to putting an end to their needless suffering and untimely deaths. We provide them sanctuary for the rest of their lives and no animal is adopted out. This is a protection against any further risk of mistreatment. Over the past three years, we have also helped other animal rescues in financial need or stress.
To date, 442 animals have been rescued; 8 minis, 8 ponies, 14 sheep, 22 mules, 30 donkeys, 36 alpacas, 38 goats, 34 llamas and 253 horses, including 72 Thoroughbreds. People who come to the sanctuary, whether they be staff, farriers, veterinarians, visitors or those delivering horses, have all had the same reaction. When they first enter the gate, they have stated that they felt overwhelmed with a sense of peace and hope. It could be the way we have thought out and built the sanctuary, but we suspect that the animals are sending this message. When animals come in, we always try to tune into who they would like to live with. We have all felt that families are being reunited.
One of our major concerns is the Thoroughbreds. Our primary focus is to take in the Thoroughbreds that are too injured to go into any other program. We have become known as The Place of Last Hope. We are committed to nurture and doctor them for the rest of their lives. However, they do participate in a hugging program we have. The Thoroughbreds and other breeds that can be healed will be trained for our up and coming therapeutic programs.
Because 99% of the horses we rescue are very injured, sick or lame, Humanity for Horses is really just a very large hospital. Sometimes we think we are likened to all the big children’s hospitals, but we are dedicated to animals. We have had great success helping them heal, but very few can heal 100%. They have just been through too much wear, tear, starvation or abuse. However rare, when one can run, we turn them out into a large pasture to go like the wind, but even with this, we must be careful and not overdo it. The victory of seeing them saved and cared for makes our hearts sing and our souls soar.
100% of donations are allocated to taking care of our angelic animals. We are blessed to have a corporate sponsor that supports all our administrative costs. The sanctuary is located on 388 acres at the base of Mount Shasta in Northern California.
Ezekiel and Timothy
Ezekiel is our beautiful TB that came to us because he has cancer of the ears and he could no longer live at the track. We had a special place built for him to be out of the sun at all times and we put Timothy, the mini mule next to him to keep him company. Timothy thinks he is a mini TB. We had to take Ezekiel to the dentist and both of them freaked out.....so of course we took them both. We do indeed have the strangest couples and families forming at the sanctuary.
Look back at our struggle for freedom.
Trace our present day's strength to its source
And you will find man’s path to glory
Is strewn with the bones of the horse.