As a way for horses to give back, we have manure and compost for sale. Please call (530) 925-2586 to make a purchase. All proceeds from sales goes to taking care of the horses.


Master Elm


A woman called pleading us to take this magnificent Hanovarian.  Because of his leg injury, he was going to be euthanized.  We jumped on this quickly and he has arrived….a majestic being, a magnificent being and a treasure added to our sanctuary.


Lady Nada


Lady Nada, a magnificent thoroughbred came to us because her previous owner passed away. She was confused, lonely and upset when she first came in.  But now bonded with Dindrane, she is settled, calm and happy. 




Little Dindrane was left alone when her pasture mate died.  Unfortunately, her previous owners could not care for her based on many challenges.  She immediately bonded with Lady Nada and now they live happily together.


Humanity for Horses of California is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.


Thank you Thouroughbred Charities of America! Humanity for Horses is delighted to be a 2014 grantee!





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Save an animal - Save an angel

Be an angel - Save an animal

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.


We were a group of people who had been working together in two other nonprofits, www.harnessinghappiness.org and www.savetherain.org. In 2012, our hearts were broken when a law was passed that allowed for horses to be slaughtered in the USA, so Humanity for Horses was birthed. 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. As a result, this important action has created a greater need for collaborative equine rescue efforts, because many more horses will now survive the horrors of auction and slaughterhouse and will need to be properly cared for. 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.

Humanity for Horses is a 501c3 non-profit organization, devoted to rescuing horses and animals from slaughter, abuse, neglect and abandonment, providing them sanctuary for the rest of their lives. As well, there is a large specialized Thoroughbred program. No animal is adopted out. This is a protection against any further risk of being abandoned or mistreatment. 100% of the donations goes to taking care of our angelic animals.

To date, 200 horses and 163 other animals have been rescued, not including cats and dogs. The sanctuary is located on 151 acres of pasture at the base of Mount Shasta in Northern California. We have witnessed a miracle at our sanctuary. People who come, whether they be staff, medical assistants, 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.

"I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life's mystery and unpredictability, of life's generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation." -Jane Smiley

Humanity For Horses of California is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries


July 7, 2014 (Montague, CA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Humanity for Horses as of July 1, 2014. Continue reading...

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Our New "Cushings" Campaign

We need 40 people to donate $15 a month to cover the cost for this medicine! Please join our medical team and click the donate button below!

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Donate $15 and Join our H4H Feeding Family

We use 40 bales of hay a day for feeding. Each bale costs $15. Please join our feeding family and be the one person who will help us, help those who cannot help themselves.

For everyone who donates $15, we will paint your name on our hospital wall and our corporate sponsor will send you a bumper sticker as a gift of appreciation.

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